CaspianTrek
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A small family run company offering trekking, climbing, MTB, desert hiking in Iran. We combine the cultural and the natural.
Tonekabon, Iran

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Li Mai
12 contributions
May 2022
We usually do multi-day hikes on our own and weren't sure if it was worth paying for a guided tour. In Iran, however, there are very few hiking trails and a pretty big language barrier in rural areas. So we gave Farzin a chance and have to say it was the best decision we could have made! Together with Farzin and Ali, we spent four days hiking through pristine mountains and green valleys. We had excellent food, lots of tea, and slept either in our tents or in private accommodations. Farzin has an extensive knowledge of the region and Iran in general and has shown us a beautiful side of Iran that probably only very few tourists experience. Thank you so much! We’ve already recommended you to our friends and families :-)
Written May 25, 2022
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Thank you Lilo and Conny for your trust and for being such great and easy going company during this trek I thoroughly enjoyed trekking with you both And thank you for spreading the word. Keep well and keep on walking! Kind regards Farzin
Written June 9, 2022
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T USA
Stockholm, Sweden7 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
The trek was excellent and definitely one of the highlights of my trip in Iran. 4 day trek in the Alborz mountains combining Alamut valley with Caspian Sea; no other people on the way, varied terrain, and comfortable gear/equipment/pace. Some improvements were that it was a little pricey, food was good but not great, and guide rushed me at the end a bit. All in all a great trek and I would do another one! Farzin the owner was good in English and helpful in arranging the trip and details (like 10 people were involved).
Written September 4, 2022
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Thank you Tyler, I will endeavor to concentrate on the not so great parts to make them almost perfect for the next trek. Thanks for coming over. Farzin
Written September 9, 2022
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TL32
Helsinki, Finland11 contributions
Jul 2022
We did a day hike and a longer hike from Caspian region to Alamut valley and stayed some days relaxing in Farzin's fantastic lodge. Farzin is an excellent trek organizer and we highly recommend his services for everybody planning to go trekking in Iran. The communication with him was easy and quick. He took great care to plan our trek according to our needs and wishes, and when we had to change our plans, he was very flexible to do adjustments. He has great knowledge of the region and can organize a great variety of treks suited to different kinds of needs. His lodge is very comfortable for relaxing before or after the trek and food there was very delicious (also vegetarians were well looked after). He also helped us to get the visas and organized transport for us.
Written October 9, 2022
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Many thanks Tuomas for this kind review. I am aware things were not perfect especially on the last day of your trek but I do appreciate your patience and flexibility whilst trying to rearrange everything for your Iran trip. kind regards Farzin
Written October 17, 2022
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Karl H
Rosenheim, Germany1 contribution
Jul 2022
By chance I found Farzin's website on the Internet. I asked him if he could organize a tour of the north-east climb of Damavand for me and my girlfriend. His quick response (in English) to all my questions and his friendliness convinced me that I booked with him. When I arrived in Tehran, we had to reschedule at short notice due to a road block and Farzin quickly and unbureaucratically organized the mountain tour to Alam Kouh 4850 m. The transfer from Tehran, the overnight stay in Koonoleghi and the drive in his Toyota all-terrain vehicle to the starting point of the tour worked perfectly. Staying at his nature house in Koonoleghi with the beautiful garden and good food was particularly enjoyable. The ascent of the Alam Kouh 4850 m was a special highlight. I can only highly recommend Farzin's service and organization.
Written August 6, 2022
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Dear Karl thank you for your contribution and your flexibility in the change of plans which were beyond our control. Thanks also for being a great guest in Khoonegeli. I hope to see you again. Warm regards Farzin
Written August 11, 2022
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HAREM Faruq
Sulaymaniyah, Iraq58 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
The Caspian Sea is the world's largest inland body of water, variously classed as the world's largest lake or a full-fledged sea. It is an Endorheic basin located between Europe and Asia, to the east of the Caucasus Mountains and to the west of the broad steppe of Central Asia.

Max. depth: 1,025 m (3,360 ft)

Countries: Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan
Written January 22, 2019
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RichardRoz
Melbourne, Australia23 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
After a month touring Iran, which was interesting, enjoyable, educational and tiring, we booked a 4 day stay, to relax, and do some day walks.
We, 2 of us were in the "upstairs suite" which gave us plenty of space, great views, a large balcony, and importantly, 8 mattresses with which to make our beds.
2 were sufficient, which also were softer than many of the hotel beds we were in.
The host and owner of the property, Farzin, could not have been more welcoming to us, and his mixture of experiences in Spain, UK and Iran, also made him knowledgeable about all manner of topics
Due to rain, we only did 1 day walk, which was fine, but on another day, one of the highlights of our time in Iran, was a visit to the local market with the cook/housekeeper.
She supplied all manner of catering, using very local produce.
We even drove to the dairy farm to collect just made cheese.
A lot of the vegetables and herbs are grown in her garden
She is a great asset, and Farzin must do what he can to keep her.
In summary, if you are after a rural 5 star retreat, and expect that sort of service or facilities, don't go here
If you after a basic rural retreat, in a great location, terrific food and real hospitality, this is for you
Written May 6, 2017
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Pedrosglobe
Brisbane, Australia64 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
For anyone interested in unspoilt nature and very, very few tourists I highly recommend a trek from Lake Ovan to Tonikabon. It was an amazing 6 day trek up to 4200 meters. Great food and wonderful people along the way. Well worth a visit if you are interested in nature, trekking and meeting amazing people.
Written August 2, 2016
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chritjacobs
Puth, The Netherlands5 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Starting our trekking by being picked up in Qazvin by Sohrab Pegah, who drove us into Alamut, showing us the Alamut canyon and the castle. Sohrab prepared us a tasty lunch, omelet with sausages, and we had nice talks, really a great guy and guide.
Our trekking started in Garmarud, with our young guide Ebrahim, who was educated by his father Ali and his grandfather. We made a trekking of 3 days, each day walking/ climbing approx. 6 hours and slept in the villages, a great experience, with people who really understand offering a kind hospitality. Ebrahim, a young, ambitious man and experienced guide, was a pleasure to travel with in the mountains. The simple but tasty lunches and the nice discussions we will never forget ,as well as his instructions " relax" to convince us to take regular rests and enjoy the wonderful views.
At the end of the 4th day we arrived and were welcomed by Farzin, his wife Alegandra and their 2 sons Sebastian and Santiago and not to forget the housekeeper mrs. Ghorsjit, who served us great meals. We have spent 2 nights in the great and quiet Khonegeli in Tonekabon, relaxing from the unforgettable and tough trekking
Chrit Jacobs and Mariette Pieters , The Netherlands
Written September 23, 2017
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Rohan C
23 contributions
Nov 2016 • Solo
Highly recommend a visit to Khoonegeli and some trekking in the stunning Caspian Mountains with Farzin and his team. Farzin will happily tailor a single or multi-day hike to your desires, time frame and physical fitness (some of the mountains are quite steep and the weather can be variable - be prepared!).
The scenery of the Caspian mountains is truly spectacular, and a hike can include visiting and learning about the local shepherding culture.
His base at Khoonegeli is a delightful relaxed environment, amongst greenery and a mandarin orchard. The food on offer is amazing and Farzin can also offer visits to other local points of interest - a visit to the local potters is recommended.
Written November 13, 2016
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claudine
La Tronche, France5 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
We did a very nice and enjoyable trekking. The program was very well organized and managed with the greatest professionalism. We did hiking in amazing landscape and we were overwhelmed by local people 's welcome. Now we all treasure splendid memories in our mind.
Many thanks Farzin for this great trek.
Written September 20, 2016
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