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Karkas Mountain (3895m)

Created with Sketch. Karkas Mountains, Natanz, Isfahan Province, Iran
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Duration

2 Days 1 Night

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

4 people

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Languages

EN

Overview

Karkas Mountain (3895m)

Karkas Mount is located among Iran central mountains in Isfahan Province. The goal is to climb Karkas Summit with an elevation of 3895 metres and of course you should be well trained for mountain climbing. For having more time to explore and enjoy all the mount beauties, the best plan is to leave Isfahan in the afternoon and sleep in a shelter on the way overnight. There are many ways to reach this summit, we choose a Southern way, called Keshe which takes the shortest time, averagely 5-6 hours, hiking on moderate/high slopes.

We start our journey near a river called Tarqrud, 25 km from Natanz and move to a tourist center close to Isfahaniha spring. From here, a dirt road starts toward the North until we get to the Liasen Spring, which is surrounded by walnuts trees. From here, the way gets very steep. After passing a waterfall, we get to the Karkas shelter, which is the only shelter in this area and was built by Isfahan mountaineers community. It includes 3 rooms and a hall and 60 mountaineers can accommodate inside easily.

The clean rooms, adequate facilities and being near the spring are nice features of this shelter. So we rest there overnight and in the morning, start trekking on a sloppy dirt road along a sand area. As we hike the mount, you can see a historical dome named the Gonbad-e Baz (Hawk Dome) from some distance. Let’s talk about this monument story. The Safavid king, Shah Abbas had a favorite hawk which got injured by an eagle and after some days it died. The king got so upset that he ordered to build this tomb for the hawk.

The Hawk Dome is an octagonal construction made of bricks and plaster. It includes a dome and eight hollows on the bottom, established on a stone board, 2000 meters from the ground. This dome is considered as a masterpiece in Persian architecture due to its mathematical calculations and amazing decorations. We continue hiking our way till we see the skyline and the Karkas summit. Indeed, it’s a great achievement and you’ll feel like being on the top of the world.

Note: You need to bring proper shoes for mountain climbing, warm clothes, backpack, sleeping bag.

Start

Location: Isfahan
Time: Morning

Finish

Location: Isfahan
Time: Morning

Tour Highlights

Tarqrud River
Isfahaniha Spring
Karkas Mountain
Hawk Dome
Karkas Summit

What You Can Expect

Nature Hikes
Natural Attractions

Physical Rating

5 Out of 5

Meals

1 Breakfast | 1 Lunch | 1 Dinner

Age Group

+12

Transport

Sedan

Included

Snacks
Water Bottle
Camp Accommodation Fee

Excluded

None

Accommodation Grade

Shelter

Options

None

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Adult discount

Price per Person
2 Persons, 95€ each person
3 Persons, 74€ each person
4 Persons, 63€ each person

Itinerary

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Day 1

Morning
Picking up from Isfahan Hotel
Walking near Tarqrud River
Moving to a tourist center close to Isfahaniha Spring

Afternoon
Walking on a dirt road
Passing the Liasen Spring and a waterfall

Evening
Trekking on a sloppy dirt road
Watching the Hawk Dome
Reaching the Karkas Summit
Coming down
Reaching the shelter
Having dinner

Day 2

Morning
Having breakfast
Coming down through the sand area
Return in Isfahan

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Karkas Mountains, Natanz, Isfahan Province, Iran

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Extras
  • Sleeping bags & mattresses (€10,00)

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Ali Mazaheri

Member Since 2018

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