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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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Karkas Mountain (3895m)

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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(Iran trekking tour).

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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2023-04-14
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2023-04-10
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2023-04-10
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2023-04-10
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2023-04-09
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2023-04-04
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Fabulous agency - can't recommend more highly for travellers to Iran I decided to go to Iran at short notice and was only able to do so thanks to the exceptional service provided by TAP Persia.What further complicated was my ignorance of being in the middle of Nowruz and the impact that has on flight availabilities etc.In the first instance, that revolved around speedy obtainment of a visa as well as other aspects such as insurance and mah card via their great-value welcome pack.Thereafter, all of my accommodation, tour guides and transport between destinations was arranged by the beyond-wonderful Mahgol with tremendous efficiency, patience and responsiveness - I could not praise nor thank her enough.Communications are as good as can be.With my lack of Farsi and, more specifically, incomprehension of the alphabet, doing things in this manner was the only way to go.All of the guides - Fatemah, Amin, Fardin, Moji, Peyman and Masoud - were fantastic being passionate, knowledgeable, smarter-than-average bears and very nice people.Rasool, Mehrnoush and Sohrab in the office were also very helpful.I would say though that, to help them (especially) to try to draft your itinerary as much as possible before approaching them as this will save time i.e. places, days in each, hotel price-range then trust them to select the latter for you.
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2023-04-02
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Great Service 🙂 TApersia accompanied us well on the way to our Iran visa. My wife's visa took 2 weeks longer than mine (German EU & I'm Swiss). Our questions were always answered quickly by the nice Mahgol via WhatsApp. We think she did her best for our visa processing. After a while, we were also asked how we were doing! Nice, support and promptness are at the highest level.
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2023-03-28
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2023-03-27
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Easy amd efficient visa service I was more than happy with the visa application process done via TAP Persia. All went smoothly. The team is very kind, responsive and professional. The support and promptness are at the highest level.
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Daniel S
2023-03-24
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Iranvisum Ich habe mein Visa für den Iran über TAP Persia beantragt, da der normale Weg zu kompliziert war und sehr viele potentielle Fehler birgt. Ich kann den Service definitiv empfehlen. Alles ist sehr gut und detailliert beschrieben. Der Preis für diesen Service ist es in meinen Augen definitiv Wert. Auch der Kontakt nach der Beantragung über WhatsApp war sehr gut. Sehr freundlich und hilfreich.

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34 Persons, 80€ each person44 €0,00
23 Persons, 100€ each person33 €-60,00
12 Persons, 150€ each person22 €-140,00
41 Person, 250€ each person11 €-170,00

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Karkas Mountains, Natanz, Isfahan Province, Iran

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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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