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Karkas Mountain (3895m)

Karkas Mountains, Natanz, Isfahan Province, Iran
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Duration

2 Days 1 Night

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

4 people

Languages

English

Overview

Start

Isfahan

Duration

2 Days 1 Night

Finish

Isfahan

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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.

Tour Highlights

Travel Style

Nature Hikes
Natural Attractions

Physical Rating

Local Touch

Age Group

+12

Meals

1 Breakfast | 1 Lunch | 1 Dinner

Transportation

Sedan

Accommodation Grade

Shelter

Equipment

None

Included

- Snacks
- Water Bottle
- Camp Accommodation Fee

Excluded

None

  • Tarqrud River
  • Isfahaniha Spring
  • Karkas Mountain
  • Hawk Dome
  • Karkas Summit
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2020-09-11
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Anirban b
2020-02-29
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Patient and informative. 5star tour guide. We were a group of 4.Thanks to our last moment schedule we had not booked a tour. Tappersia was kind enough to let the local tour guide know and he was very promptly arranged to meet us for the FREE ISFAHAN WALKING TOUR. Amin was the tour guide. He greeted us warmly as we entered Chehre Sotoon palace and what started there ended up with it being the most interesting walk of my life. He was patient with our queries and waited as our mixed group which had people from Spain and Argentina with us.... As info had to be translated for them to Spanish. A free walk in any part of the world usually lasts for an hour or two.... Not amin he would treat all our doubts and questions with respect and answer them.... Ended up with the free walk lasting more than half a day. Will go with 4/5 stars for Amin.
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2020-02-23
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2020-02-22
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2020-02-20
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Beautiful city! Really enjoyed doing the walking tour in Isfahan with Samaneh! Her good English and in-depth knowledge in history and arts, not to mention her fun personality, made it a great experience for me 😉
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2020-02-16
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2020-02-09
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Most relaxed holiday thanks to Tappersia We came to Iran in a troubled time so booked everything through Tappersia just so that we would feel a bit more secure but the experience was beyond expectations. I have never had a more relaxed holiday. Everything was already booked for us; we had a private car picking us up every time we changed places, offering tours and stops in between all this on a very affordable price and always being there for every question we had. Totally recommend!

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Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
#Discount groupFrom adultTo adultValue
12 Persons, 95€ each person22-70
23 Persons, 70€ each person33-30
34 Persons, 60€ each person440
41 person,170 EUR11-110

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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

Karkas Mountains, Natanz, Isfahan Province, Iran

FAQs

How long is the tour?
2 days, 1 night. The Karkas Mountain Tour is a climbing experience in one of central Iran’s highest peaks.
What should we bring?
Bring hiking shoes, a sleeping bag & walking sticks if you have any. Meals will be provided.
Where is Mt. Karkas?
About a 2 hours drive or 170 km (100 mi) north of Isfahan.
Does the tour involve rock climbing?
No, but the path does involve strenuous hiking so you must have high endurance.
How tall is the mountain?
Mt. Karkas stands at an elevation of 3895 m (12,780 ft).

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Barbara Muray

06/08/2019

I titally enjoyed it.

Sohrab took us to the mountain Karkas... it was very nice.. he picked me up, and drove all the way. he drove very safely and also he told us a lot of interesting facts about the nature f Iran. the launch was simple but tasty....he told us a lot of interesting facts about each city we passed. I totally enjoyed it!!
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Ami Eason

18/06/2019

Our guide was the best!

It is simply impossible to write a 5-star review that would do justice to our guide, and the fun time we had, but I will do my best, first of all, Sohrab was just beyond anything I expected. I was so touched by his love for hiking. I appreciated his kindness in helping me stay on my feet when walking around. I highly recommend this tour.
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Tony Mackey

21/09/2018

had a fantastic trip and experience!

Wonderful hike to the mountains, very well organized. The awesome tour guide, going beyond his duties to get me happy. Highly recommended!
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