Alamut is located 208 km away from Tehran between the mountainous region of Qazvin Province and the sweeping woodlands of Mazandaran. Alamut is one of the primary destinations for off-road tours in Iran. The amazing mountainous nature of Alamut is ideal for a large number of off-road activities. Alam-Kuh, one of the pinnacles of Alborz Mountain range and the second highest mountain in Iran, watches over the entire region from its towering crest. Professional mountaineers in Iran never exclude ascending the mesmerizing summit of Alam-Kuh from their annual agenda. Besides off-road tours, Alamut is also a perfect place for trekking tours. In Alamut Valley, nature is at its most generous state. When the glaciers begin to melt in early spring tiny wild flowers decorate the carpet of snow with all the colors of the rainbow. Thus, hiking is immensely enjoyable in Alamut Valley’s majestic collection of flower beds, natural springs and miniature cascades hidden amongst the ravines and dense greenery. Among the many spots included in our two-day tour of Alamut is Ovan Lake, one of the most significant ecosystems of Qazvin Province. Flocks of migratory birds, some of which are listed as endangered or threatened species, choose the bountiful shores of Ovan Lake to sojourn in their never-ending route. The next entry in our tour of Alamut is Alamut Castle of Assassins which needs no introduction. Around a thousand years ago, and home to the mysterious sect of Hashashin, this gigantic fortress clothed within the intimidating embrace of dark rocks had been excluded from the rest of the world for two centuries. Among the few people who were allowed to enter the impenetrable walls of Alamut castles were some of the most distinguished scientists and astronomers of the age who reveled in the castle’s unparalleled collection of books and scientific instruments.
- Read the itinerary of our two-day Alamut nature tour
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