Hiking Alborz mountains
Hiking Alborz mountains is in the wish list of most travelers coming to Gileboom homestay.
Gileboom offers a wide range of hiking activities in Ghasem-Abad village and other villages around; all of these hiking programs is done in Caspian Hyrcanian Jungles and Alborz mountains to explore villages in altitude, Hyrcanian trees and have a great view over plain areas including rice fields and tea farms.
The Alborz range skirts the south of the Caspian Sea, almost 900 km long, stretching from the Azerbaijan province in NW all around to the Khorasan province in the NE, forming a natural barrier between the dry and hot plains to the south and the green Alpine forests of the North. Its width ranging from 60 to 160 km, the range is divided into Eastern, Central and Western Alborz. Guilan province is located on the West part of Alborz Range.
Gileboom programs for hiking Alborz mountains vary from half-day to one- day hikes. The highest altitude of hiking programs do not exceed than 830 m and the difficulty level is from Moderate to Difficult.
The word “hiking” here means a long, vigorous walk, on trails or off trail, for recreational purposes; as it is preferred term in Canada, the United States, and the UK. The term bushwalking is endemic to Australia, having been adopted by the Sydney Bush Walkers club in 1927. In New Zealand a long, vigorous walk or hike is called tramping.