Alamut, a cultural tour
In the 11th century Hasan Sabbah who was a leader of the Ismaili branch converted the local population into a group and with the help of his group he built a series of wonderul castles in the Alamut valley. Alamut is now an isolated valley on a mountain fortress which is located in the Alamut region in the Qazvin province. Alamut valley which is also called as the hidden paradise in the heart of the mountains is a perfect tour destination. This place has a cultural importance for Iranians and it is a great opportunity to connect to the person culture.
Alamut has a cultural importance for Iranian people. Therefore, Alamut valley tour is a way to connect with Iran’s nature. Keep on reading to find out all the information you need about Alamut and its tour.
Alamut tour experience
Alamut tour is one of the most popular tours that touring agencies in Iran provide. Alamut valley tour is a natural and cultural tour and it is very suitable for tourists, history lovers and nature lovers. The best season to do an Alamut Mountaineering is from March to September. an Alamut tour contains hiking in the landscape of Alamut valley which is a very unique scenery, discovering the “Castle of the Alamut” and its beauty, visiting the Ovan lake and discovering the natural wildlife of the landscape. In the Alamut tour you can visit Hir Village in which is the biggest producer of a red berry. Hir village is a neighbor of a famous castle called Lambsar which is the biggest fortress of the assassins. Another destination in the Alamut valley can be Eagle Castle which is a local house in Alamut Valley with an interesting museum. In this museum you can visit how a villager used to live in the past. Having a professional leader with skills and qualifications is a necessity in tours. Choose your tour wisely so you can avoid any problems that may befall you.
Tips for tourists that visit Alamut
- You can enjoy local foods and home-made meal in the Aalmut valley made by locals. But for Alamut mountaineering it is highly recommended that have a large amount of water and any snack you might like. We suggest you to have Electrolyte powder and Energy bars with you during your experience. You can buy food from the restaurants located in the resorts but it is recommended that take your own food and drinks.
- Having a fully charged smartphone/ GPS or map/ Sunglasses or sunblock/ Sunscreen/ Emergency contact info/ personal basic first aid kit / trekking poles are highly recommended.
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Alamut tour can be a way for you to connect with Iranian culture and also have a nice time with your loved ones. if you are looking for adventure with your family and friends. Finding a responsible and trustworthy firm that provides personalized tours is the most important part of you travel and can have a major effect on your experience. You can check out Atour’s official website to get more information on their personalized and presented tours. Atour provides the best Iran desert tour.