Alamut Castle
Alamut Castle
4.5
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Khorramshahr Blvd, Mo'allem Kalayeh 3416654954 Iran

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Derak
Shiraz, Iran480 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The remains of Alamut castle is located in the northwest of Qazvin province and close to Gazer Khan Village. Hasan Sabah, the propagator of Shiite Ismaili, chose this area for his activities during Seljuk period.
The castle was captured by Mongolia Hulaku Khan in 654 AH and its library was burnt and transformed into a prison.

it is suggested to choose a professional driver, the road is full of hairpin turns.
Written January 22, 2020
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Azita Asadi
Qazvin, Iran26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
Alamut castle is a monument of a special historical period. This castle has sometimes been used as the prison and exile, and in another time it was the base for the oppositions of the central government.
Magnificent landscapes and beautiful nature, in combination with mysterious details of castle, creates a memorable and not forgettable trip.
I suggest to stay at least one night in the local Eco-lodge in the area.
Written August 7, 2018
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ankwuck
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia203 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
If you go Qazvin, it is rewarding if u also do a day trip to Alamut Castle to witness the beautiful landscape at Alamut Valley.Alamut castle is 105 km from Qazvin and it takes only 2.5 hour to go there from Qazvin. In late Oct 2016, we stayed a night in Qazvin & went Alamut Valley early the following morning. Autumn view in Alamut Valley was just beautiful. We met our Alamut guide,Sohrab Pegah(Tel: +989127892282)through an agent and Sohrab arranged our tour and stay in Qazvin. We find him also a very friendly, helpful & a seasoned driver in that part of Alborz mountain.
1. Early morning we first went to the Alamut castle which is just a ruined fortress not too far from the main road. After half hour trekking, we found it accessible with stairs and dirt road. The view from the ruined castle was breathtaking. No entrance fee needed.
2. We then proceed to Van Lake and Andej mountain range –enjoying great view on mountain range all the way. Van Lake was a little pretty lake in the Van Valley.We stopped near Shahrud river where Sohrab cooked us a lunch using his camping equipment.
3. We arrived at the Hassan I Sabbah castle in the late afternoon. Sohrab stopped his car somewhere below the valley & we headed for the castle which perched on top of a mountain hidden behind a gigantic hill/rock . The castle was still under restoration & in scaffolding. As we trekked up the castle, the view below the mountain was just amazing with the colored mountain looming one after another. The track here was well formed consists partly dirt path and partly cement steps. This trek took only less than 1 hour depending how fast one can trek. Again, no entrance fee needed here. By the time we finished our photography session, it was already late and were surprised how well Sohrab drove even though it was dark long before we reached Qazvin.
4. We like Alamut Valley very much & plan to do it again this coming Oct and this time coming from Tonekabon side (near Caspean sea) via Sehezar route, also going to Garmarud & Lambsar Castle.This time think we can get cheaper price if contact guide direct instead of going through agent again.
Written August 11, 2017
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Xplorer2109
Zurich, Switzerland19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
Alamut fortress is under restoration. Not so much so see at the moment. So think about visiting it twice before you go. It is 100km from Qazwin over winding mountain roads. By car maybe 2+ hours but by small bus it took us 3 hours to get there. From the entrance you have to walk steeply uphill to the fortress for maybe 20+ minutes, so wear sneakers.
The landscape is beautiful on the way.
Written September 22, 2016
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Robin R
Brussels, Belgium534 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
The remains of the fortress stand atop a mountain and are reached by a sometimes steep path and steps. As other reviewers have noted, one should not expect a complete castle. Nevertheless, what is left is still interesting and steeped in history. And one does marvel at the effort that must have been involved to build the place all those years ago. The views alone are worth the climb. It takes about 20-25 minutes to walk up; I would recommend going as early as possible before the heat of the sun starts to bear down - and before too many people arrive.
Written June 1, 2016
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Backpack Adventures
El Valle de Anton, Panama266 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
This was really the highlight of my trip in Iran. Des[ite the 3 hour taxi drive over winding mountain roads. I got quite car sick but it was all worth it. I stayed in Gazor Khan (in the lovely hotel Khoosaran) and it was so beautiful. It is definetly worth to stay longer. The castle itself is not so special but the mountains around you are. The village is lovely and there are different options for shorter and longer walks.
Written May 19, 2016
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Pierre W
Brussels, Belgium22,648 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
Only minor ruins remain standing. And they are covered under scaffolding and corrugated iron, can't the Iranian archeologists design a less ugly solution ?
The area and the views are great, but the weather was hazy. The cherry blossoms are fantastic anyway.
The savaris and taxis overcharge the foreign tourists by 50% at least.
Amazingly, there is no 'real' hotel, restaurant or even tea house, despite the many Iranian who come here on Thursday and Friday. The 'suites' in the bungalow above are fine, and the meals in the house on the left also, the owner of the 'Golestan Hotel' on the right is unpleasant, all the 3 places belong to relatives and they quarrel loudly about who's going to get the tourist money.
There are also 2 homestays in the village, but there was noone around when I arrived.
Written April 17, 2015
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Fabian h
Aachen, Germany7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
yes it worth going there but should not be the only visit in alamut! I met many tourists who just came there to visit the castle only , but it is a big mistake! before the castle I visited several places which worth more! I had a tour guide friend who gave me good tips and also he drove me the places! His name is Farzad who has a page as Alamut eagle over here on trip advisor!
Written May 29, 2019
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SteveVax
Turin, Piemonte, Italy13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
landscape is like no else (don't miss tre 3 canyons!); castles are intriguing; food great; my guide Sohrab the best of my whole travel, kind, knowgeable and relaxed
Written April 30, 2019
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mancagaga
Ljubljana, Slovenia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Friends
I visited Alamut Fortress and the nearby area in September 2017.The area is located pretty far from most of the big cities (I think the nearest bigger city is Qazvin - where I stayed - absolutely worth visiting). As It is pretty hard to get to the Alamut area from Qazvin (you have to cross a high mountain range to reach the sights) I went on the trip with young and all amazing guide Farzad (his telephone number is 00989307275397) and his driver. He has spoken very good english (probably the best you can find in Iran outside the hotels) and also knew quite some local and broader history of Iran. He really was a nice guy. If you are young by age or heart and eager to learn something type traveler I highly recommend him!
Written October 8, 2017
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