Project for a long distance hiking trail around the Caspian Sea
Text and images by Frits Ahlefeldt, Hiking.org
A coastal trail along the shores of the Caspian Sea will be a 7000km. (4.300 miles ) hike around THE largest lake on Earth. A hike that could take more than a year to complete
The surface of the Caspian Sea is 28 m. below sea-level and around it are several countries: Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan. The hike – if possible will be a hike through one of the oldest cultural areas on Earth, filled with stories of both living and long lost tribes and legends. But also a walk along the huge Asian steppe and in the other end along the Caucasian Mountains
The hike might either be supported from ground or from boats in the lake, having floating support, or from refugio or shelter structures on piers in the isolated and remote regions could be very unique and make this hike possible for more people.
The Caspian Sea trail is a research project under Hiking.org, to see if a continuous coastal trail around the Caspian Sea might be possible to create
The project name: CaspianSeaTrail CaspianSeaTrail.com