Welcome to Caspian Trek
Caspian Trek is a family run enterprise dedicated to sustainable nature tourism. Since 2008 we have endeavoured to provide unique tailor-made services to discerning travellers looking for mountain sports and authentic rural Persian culture anywhere in this ancient land.
We are pioneers of trekking in remote and pristine valleys of both the Alborz and the Zagros Mountain Ranges in Iran.
Khoonegeli home-stay which is our hub at the foothills of the Alborz Range is a result of years of living in the diaspora, nostalgia and desperation to find roots.
WHY PEOPLE CHOOSE TO TREK WITH US
Is our home, which will also be your
home when you visit us. Ale and I designed
and built it when we came to Iran in 2003.
It is funny how things we pass by everyday in our surrounding environment without our due attention can be of great interest to the discerning visitor.
Northern Iranian cuisine is arguably the most sought after in the entire country. It is the most varied and elaborate of all Persian cuisines. Due to the humid climate,
Fantastic trek from Alamut Valley to the Caspian Sea with a great guide!
We are a family of four who spent 5 wonderful days with Farzin trekking across the mountain range from the Alamut Valley to Tonekabon. Not only did Farzin organise the entire trek including food, camping equipment etc as well as mules to carry the lot, he also found us a beautiful itinerary and proved to be a very knowledgeable guide. Not to mention that he is such a nice person! Farzin also organised another trek for us in the Zagros mountains which was an equally pleasant experience. We can really recommend his services to anyone interested in trekking in Iran.
Trekking with Farzin
My wife and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND partnering with Farzin if you want to safely trek in the Alborz mountains. And if you want to engage with probably the most hospitable and trusting people on our planet. We have travelled the world and the seven seas, and what lies in the Alborz mountains is very special. Our week was like walking across the pages of a pastoral poem.
From the business and logistics perspective, Farzin runs a tight ship. (Incidentally, he also owns a small ship if you want to swim in the Caspian Sea.) 100% professional and clearly tailored to meet and exceed Western expectations. He arranged extras for us, such as horses, swimming, and sumptuous vegetarian meals. Value for money is extraordinary.
Best trek with children ever
Farzin organised an amazing trek through the Alborz Mountains. My wife and I love hiking but this an be difficult with children. Farzin (who is great with kids) organised horses/mules for our kids, which they really enjoyed. During our three day trekking we stayed in a remote farmer village and eat almost only product produced by these farmers. We had such a great time thank to Farzin, who is also a very pleasant person to talk with. We will certainly do another trek with Farzin in the future!
The Hague, The Netherlands
- Cooking Lessons
If you are passionate about learning new recipes unlike any, we would love to share the passion with you. We would be honoured to share some of the northern Iranian recipes. You may join us whilst we go to the local market to buy the fresh ingredients and watch and record the preparation of the meal.
- Migratory Bird-Watching
Each year from November until February several thousands migratory birds can be observed in northern Iran along the southern shores of the Caspian Sea.
- Farsi Lessons
If you are interested in practicing your Farsi you may come and stay a little longer and take your lessons with a local teacher and practice with us whilst taking advantage of the ambiance and perhaps combine your stay with a hike or two.