Crooked Compass tours

 

A crooked compass may not sound like a help, but this time it is. Crooked Compass is a boutique tour operator uncovering the world’s best kept secrets and encouraging people to follow a different path and experience the lesser known side of this fascinating planet.  

If you like the idea of a small group tour trekking the Alborz Mountains in Iran in September, a tour has been planned in response to demand for travel to the region which is now deemed safe in the wake of recent lifting of sanctions.

The stunning Alborz Mountains rise up from the Caspian Sea protecting a lesser explored region which beckons the intrepid traveller. Showcasing the quieter, greener and more traditional side of Iran, the itinerary combines stunning mountain scenery and visits to the nomadic Shahsavan pastoralists. The troglodyte village of Kandovan is also explored as well as the vibrant city of Tabriz with his UNESCO World Heritage covered bazaar. 

The group will travel to Alamut, one of the castles on Freya Stark’s route in her 1930s classic book The Valley of the Assassins before visiting the impressive Roodkhan Castle. From the  traditional village of Masule, you will begin a series of walks into the hills and high plateaus of the Talesh Highlands taking in a combination of the stunning mountain scenery and visits to the nomadic Shahsavan.

The Shahsavan Nomads are pastoralists who have spent their summers on these high pastures tending to their herds for thousands of years. Here you will camp, (although don't be surprised if you are invited to stay with the locals), experiencing their warm hospitality and excellent local cuisine. A journey brimming with diversity, you finish in vibrant Tabriz with its vast UNESCO World Heritage covered bazaar and nearby troglodyte village of Kandovan.

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