jueves, 25 de enero de 2018

Trek sharing in the Alamut Valley 2018

2 DAY SHARED TREK FROM GARMAROOD TO MARAN 3 departures each week; on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays of every week starting on the 14th April 2018 until November 2018. This trek would suit young, fit, adventurous and easy going backpackers looking for a basic trek in the Alamut valley. The itinerary is as follows:- Day 1 Meet in Qazvin, transfer to Alamut Castle, visit the Castle and then transfer to your home stay in Garmarood, dinner. Day2. Trek from Garmarood to Piche Bon through some of the most picturesque routes. Night in a home stay in Piche Bon. Day 3 Trek from Piche Bon to Maran via Salambar Pass at 3200m on the Caspian side and transfer to Tonekabon, spend the night in a home stay . Day 4. Check out after breakfast to leave for your next destination. What is included? Transfer from Qazvin to Garmarood All food; from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 4 Home stays including bedding, you may have to share a room with others Transfer from Maran to Tonekabon Skilled and experienced local Farsi speaking guide. What is not included? Entrance fee for Alamut Castle Lunch on day 1 Insurance Excess luggage transfer, this is possible to add to the required services, the cost is 15 euros per bag, we will take your bag from you in Qazvin and hand it over to you in the home stay in Tonekabon Mules or horses to carry your backpack. Tips Reservation and Payment The trek is for a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12 people The price is 195 euros per person including the above mentioned services which is payable in full on booking. This is the package price and payable in full even if you do not use part of the service e.g. the transfer from Qazvin. The exchange rate if paying in Tomans is the free market rate. Payment may be made via PayPal or into an Iranian bank account, PayPal commission charges are to be covered by the traveller. Full refund is made if the tour does not reach the minimum number of participants. No refund is made if there is a cancellation by the traveller. To make a reservation or any enquiries please email info@alamuttrek.com

martes, 9 de enero de 2018

Alamut- in depth

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َA good source of general information about Iran is the Iranica encyclopedia. However, readers should be aware that some of the historical facts mentioned are disputed by Iranian historians as being a regurgitation of European and north american historians who wrote the history to suit the imperial interests of the west and are not backed up by any hard evidence, this includes the invasion of the Moguls and the Arabs. http://www.iranicaonline.org/

jueves, 4 de enero de 2018

Group treks in Alamut

As from June 2018 there will be a special 5 day tour offered from Alamut to the Caspian hinterland. For further details watch this space/