Rayen

The region of enchantment

Rayen

Never Cease to Amaze

Rayen is located in the countryside of the highest mountain in south Iran and this geographical placement gives this place the advantage of having pleasant weather in a desertic region.

In each season, there is something to see and experience in this place. For instance, you can visit the cool villages like Bab-zangi and Gishigan in the hot part of the year and the Stone Kaluts in cold times. Moreover, there is the citadel and the Hezar mountain where each season will be a new experience for you.

The Town Of Rayen

The Ancient Castle of Rayen

This town thrived in the Sassanid era -about 2000 years ago- and ever since was among the main stops for the caravans who went from west to east or vice versa. Nowadays, it has a population of about 15,000 and is one of the main attractions of Kerman province.

The ancient castle of Rayen which is believed to be the second biggest adobe -the first being the citadel of Bam- structure in the world was built in the Sassanid era too.

Besides from the citadel, the town itself is a really cool old place. The narrow alleys, old adobe houses, and friendly people are just among the reasons why you should spend some quality time there.

Kaluts & Citadel of Bam or Rayen

Starting €50/person

Durations: 2 Days

Group Size: Up to 12

Physical rating: 2 out of 5

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In this Lut desert tour you will see kaluts, camp there to see sunset and night sky. In the second day you will see either the citadel of Bam or Rayen and finally Shahzadeh garden of Mahan.

Bam, Rayen & Mahan 

Starting €45/person

Durations: 1 Day

Group Size: Up to 12

Physical rating: 1 out of 5

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Starting in the morning in this tour you will visit the citadel of Bam, Bam city, citadel of Rayen and Shahzadeh garden of Mahan.

Hezar Mountain

The highest, the most beautiful

With more than 4500m, Hezar is the highest mountain of Kerman and one the highest in Iran. It’s been named Hezar (which means thousand in Farsi) because the hillside is covert with thousands of herbals.

Since this enchanting mountain has 3 sides to ascend; you have many options to it in your own style. The easier and first face is through Babzangi village and the hardest and second one is via Rayen waterfall and Hezar shelter.

Bab-Zangi Village

Starting €50/person

Duration: 2 days (can be done in 1)

Altitude: 3350m

Type: Simple hiking

Hiking time: 3-4 hours

Physical rating: 1 out of 5

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Babzangi with the altitude of 3300m is the highest and one of the most authentic villages in Iran. In this tour we will see this village, villagers daily life, Hezar’s hillside and wonder around this magical place.

Peak via Bab-Zangi

Starting €80/person

Durations: 2 days

Altitude: 4500m

Type: Trekking

Hiking time: 2h in d1/ 8h in d2

Physical rating: 3 out of 5

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Babzangi with the altitude of 3300m is the highest and one of the most authentic villages in Iran. 

We will spend the night over there and discover the village and daily life of that place.

In the next morning we will start our ascend to the peak of Kerman’s highest mountain.

Shelter via waterfall

Starting €55/person

Durations: 2 days

Altitude: 3000m

Type: Hiking

Hiking time: 2-3 hours

Physical rating: 2 out of 5

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Rayen’s waterfall is one of Kerman’s attractions and this tour will start just near that waterfall.

After passing the waterfall we will head for the Hezar’s shelter and spend the night over there.

After wondering around in the following morning and enjoying the amazing landscape we will head back to Kerman.

Peak via waterfall

Starting €80/person

Durations: 2 days

Altitude: 4500m

Type: Trekking

Hiking time: 2h in d1/ 9h in d2

Physical rating: 4 out of 5

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After passing the Rayen’s waterfall we will head for the Hezar’s Shelter and spend the night over there.

In the next morning we will start our trekking toward Kerman’s highest peak; reach the peak near noon and get back to Kerman in the evening.

Gishigan

Wonder in the untouched nature

Gishigan is a small village in Rayen district located among the mountains of Baft & Rayen. Numerous rivers and streams that are going though this alluring land led to construction of couple of dams to store the water. As a result, behind these dams, there is a lake …

If you are a fan of nature; hiking among the valleys of this region is a great chois for you; which you never forget.

Joupar’s Shelter

Starting €50/person

Duration: 2 days

Altitude: 2900

Type: Trekking

Hiking time: 5h in d1/ 4h in d2

Physical rating: 4 out of 5

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After walking through a long and never ending valley, climbing a wall, walking on a thin edge and passing through savage landscapes we will reach the mountain of Joupar’s shelter and spend the night in there.

Seh-Shakh peak

Starting €90/person

Durations: 3 days

Altitude: 4135m

Type: Trekking

Hiking time: 5h in d1/ 12h in d2/ 4h in d3

Physical rating: 5 out of 5

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After walking through a long and never ending valley, climbing a wall, walking on a thin edge and passing through savage landscapes we will reach the mountain of Joupar’s shelter and spend the night in there.

Start early morning we will try to climb the Seh-Shakh peak of Joupar mountains which will take about 12 hours. After returning to the shelter and rest the night over there we will get back to Kerman in the third day.

Tafk peak

Starting €55/person

Durations: 2 days

Altitude: 3720m

Type: Trekking

Hiking time: 5h in d1/ 8h in d2

Physical rating: 4 out of 5

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After walking through a long and never ending valley, climbing a wall, walking on a thin edge and passing through savage landscapes we will reach the mountain of Joupar’s shelter and spend the night in there.

Tafk peak is among the easiest peaks of Joupar mountains and reaching it takes about 2-3 hours.

After coming back from the peak, we will rest a little bit in the shelter and have our lunch over there and go back to Kerman afterwards.

Stone Kaluts & Volcanic Opening

This arid place is located at the vicinity of Rayen town and being once an active volcano made this place is among the most amazing landscapes of Kerman.

This place was one an active volcano and because of that Joopar has many peaks above 4000m and climbing most of them is a challenge; Actually, even getting to the shelter is quiet challenging itself.

A day in Rayen & Mahan

Starting €40/person

Durations: 1 day

Altitude: 3250m

Type: Hiking

Hiking time: 9 hours

Physical rating: 3 out of 5

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Do a simple day hike and get as high as 3250m

2 Days hike

Starting €50/person

Durations: 2 days

Altitude: 3250m

Type: Hiking

Hiking time: 2h in d1/ 8h in d2

Physical rating: 3 out of 5

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Reach a cool camping site in day 1, camp and sleep there and hike the Bazargan mountain in day 2

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