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the best time for this city is in spring and summer, very beautiful city with amazing vegetation... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Meysam B
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Tehran Province, Iran
One of your exiting experiences & visits.

It was planed one way (latural) route to visit the castle. Start from nomads camp to castle roof... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Mahdi S
,
Quchan, Iran
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

nice place for who loves to know more and more about old ancient and also located in the well place so you will have many different decisions when you will arrived

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank SoranJourney
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

It really brought me back to 1000 years ago! we took a car to reach at the bottom of the fort, the n we saw a nomad there who had fresh milk and dough, u can also buy from them. after that we had to walk and climb to reach the top of the fort which was built with big stones !! some rooms were still there. Actually Babak Khorramdinnwas one of the famous and brave kings of Iran who stood in front Arabics. It had another way through jungle also, which i think is better than ours.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank foujan
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

Babak castle is near the small town of Kaleybar, about a a 3-hour drive from Tabriz. The road climbs up high after Kaleybar, there is a seasonal hotel with a large parking lot on about 1800m altitude at (38° 51.486' N/ 46° 59.555' E). A rather steep stair-climb starts just behind the hotel at will take you to the top in about 2 hrs, sweat-driving. Start as early as you can, avoid the afternoon hours when the sun beats down.
Alternatively you can ask the hotel owner to call his friend who will take you up a jeep track in his old, battered Nissan 4x4, which will cut down the hike to an easily manageable 40-min walk.
For self-drivers with sturdy cars, continue the road upwards from the hotel until you reach the jeep track (big yellow signs on the right side of the road, (38° 50.690' N/ 46° 58.392' E) and go up until you hit the Nomad camp at the end of the road on 2180m altitude at (38° 50.652' N/ 46° 58.320' E).
4x4 is not really required, but it's a rough gravel road. The local folks can do it with their Peykans and Saipas, too.
The walk from the Nomad camp is a lot easier, shorter and less altitude to cover. After a 40min walk you'll reach the fort on 2380m altitude, with a nice shady tea-house at the entrance. Access to the fort itself is free of charge.
Stunning views from and within the fort. You wonder who and why they ever built this up there, high above anything else...

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank Markus U
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Reviewed September 3, 2017

This is a fort that was the last hold out against the Arab invasion and once you are up there you marvel at the thought that someone built it in this more or less impregnable location. The effort involved a 100 years ago must have been momentous. The views around are worth the climb but avoid very hot days since it saps your energy.
if you are fit enough, take the path down the 'jungle road' when you descend. Its not a easy trek so do it with the right shoes and a walking stick is very helpful. Totally worth it

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank AljarreauStuttgart
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Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Babak castle since the Arab invasion of Iran ،The last place was seized after years. It is 160 km from Tabriz city، With moderate climate With pristine forests and intact. The path is asphalt si it,s convenient to reach. Hotel restaurant and tent camp are available. There are two ways to reach the castle One way to the valley takes an hour and a half ،The easier way is that it takes forty minutes، I can give you more information +989149162737 There is also a forest trail near the castle

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Iranguide
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