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Trekking in Gilan, Ascending to the Most Green Peak of Iran

Trekking in Gilan, Ascending to the Most Green Peak of Iran

Trekking tour in Hyrcanian forests of Gilan | a nature trekking consists of new untouched natural and local destinations over Caspian Sea and Hyrcanian forests

2 Days and 1 night
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This tour is basically through trekking but consists of new untouched natural and local destinations over the Caspian Sea and Hyrcanian forests. While enjoying the excitement of Jeep safari in the wood to top heights, you will reach to excessively beautiful sights beneath the highest peak of Guilan with staying in local houses and having local foods. Ascending to Gorgeous Somamus peak is the most prominent deal of the second day. After crossing the ranges between Guilan and Mazandaran provinces, it's time to take a breath from fresh heights beyond mount Somamus and take the day to the end with sleeping in an eco-lodge in Ghasemabad village which is nominated as the world's craft village for Chador-Shab in UNESCO. 

What you experience
  • 4*4 Jeep safari from Ghasemabad village to Javaher-Dasht 

  • Sleeping in rural cottages in Javaher-Dasht summer village

  • Eating local cuisines with locals at heights of Gilan

  • Trekking in summer village and immersing in peaceful nature

  • Ascending to the highest peak of Guilan, the limestone mount Somamus

  • Observing botanic in biodiversity of plants in the region

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  • Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 Dinners
  • Accommodation:1 night local cottages, 1 night in eco-lodge at Ghasemabad village
  • Transport: 4×4 Jeeps from and to Javaher-Dasht
  • Other Services: English spoken mountain guide, Backpack handling by 4WD cars
  • Not included: Travel insurance, Transfer from Tehran to Ghasemabad or other cities, International airfare, Meals not stipulated in the itinerary, Tips (optional), Cost of medical immunizations, Bottled water, phone calls, any other service not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Appropriate shoes for trekking
  • Proper backpack
  • Climbing stick
  • Warm clothes and extra socks
  • Head lamp
  • Sleep bag

The package is a semi trekking rout consists of ascending to the highest peak of Guilan, Mount Somamus (3680m) and reaching to the highest limestone mountain, through summer regions. The trip begins in the afternoon of the first day from Qasem Abad village by driving for one and a half hours to Javaher-Dasht village using 4×4 Jeeps.

After reaching the summer region above clouds and forest, you will stay in rural cottages and experience a different stay far from before.

Having local food and relaxing for the night, we will start ascending to Somamus peak in the next early morning.

It takes 6-7 hours conquering the summit. This trekking trail has gentle slopes in the beginning but the slopes get steeper eventually and are perfectly good for photography. The higher altitudes offer a unique view of the Caspian Sea all the way to Chamkhale beach. Sometimes a blanket of fog covers the landscape and it appears as if you are walking over the clouds but then again the sun shines and the fog disappears.

Somamous is the highest peak in Gilan Province and is a limestone mountain. Peaks have always been regarded as glorious and majestic landmarks by ancient Iranians. The word Somamous means “Holy Place" in Gilaki dialect.

 After conquering Somamus and enjoying the otherworldly scenery over the ancient Hyrcanian forests it's time to trek back to the summer village and rest some and then review the last past hours upon the Gilan's terrace in the way back to Ghasemabad.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1:  Qasem Abad to Javaher-Dasht

You arrive in Ghasemabad before 4:00 P.M. and depart at 5:00 P.M  driving 1.5 hours with Jeep to the heights of summer village through Siyahkalrood road, Surfing village, walking to Naseri spring and spending time with locals, have a Gilani cuisine and rest in the middle of the terrace to the Caspian Sea landscape.  

Day 2: Ascending to Somamus peak (3680m)

Waking up at 6 A.M. in the morning for breakfast and start ascending to the peak for 6-7 hours long. Having lunch in the trail and reaching the Limestone Mountain, the roof of Gilan, we go back to Javaher-Dasht and after resting we will head back to downhill to join the tasty dinner at eco-lodge in Ghasemabad and recall the memory of this hike while listening to the stories of Gilan where the next morning after breakfast in the eco-lodge and farewell to the most green province of Iran.



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