Iran has so many mountains that can fulfill the feel of need for adventures and exercise. Mountains appear in almost every part of Iran that you travel to. From Damavand in Alborz mountain range, which has always had a great role in Iran’s history and myths, to Dena, one of the most atmospheric and unique mountains in the Zagros mountains in Iran. Stay with us to know more about the most amazing mountains in Iran.
Damavand is the highest volcano in Asia and among the most challenging mountains in Iran for hiking. Nature lovers would enjoy their time even on the foothills of Damavand. The snowy crater above, with the red tulips of the foothill below, is such beautiful scenery made by nature that encourages everyone to hike above the mountain. Damavand mountain is always presented as a symbol of power, greatness, and perseverance in Iran. Therefore, Damavand is a permanent destination for hikers and mountain lovers.
Tochal mountain, other than being a great option for hiking and trekking, is also a great ski resort in Tehran. Tochal is the fifth-highest ski resort in the world with seven stations. Skiing under the blue sky and snow all around you makes your trip much more fun. Reaching the last station on a clear day gives a magnificent view of Tehran that would be hard to forget.
The best time for hiking and camping in Alamkouh is from July to August. What you would love about this place is the beauty of nature and surroundings, which you should give it enough time. The south face of the mountain is for hiking, and the north face of it is for the technical ascending and rock climbers. The north face of Alamkouh is a fascinating destination for rock climbing. The north face is a giant vertical wall, which is extremely hard to climb, but that’s what makes Alamkouh famous.
Sabalan, a gorgeous mountain rising high to the sky, hides lots of breathtaking wonders that are waiting to be found by you. Among the three peaks of Sabalan are, Sultan, Heram, and Kasra. Sultan peak is higher than the others, so it’s mostly the ultimate destination of many tourists that want to head for trekking and mountaineering. Due to the natural hot springs on the slopes, the beautiful nature, and the Alvares ski resort, Sabalan mountain attracts lots of tourists. When you reach the top, you will be surprised by the magnificent lake. During the cold season, the lake freezes and makes a different scenery. The best time to ascend Sabalan mount is in the summertime, even though it might be crowded by that time.
The famous bride of Iran is well-known for the meadows, grasslands, and pastures. You will be amazed by the beautiful valleys with villages, gardens, and fields on the slopes of the Sahand Mountains. The mountain has a great ski run, and the environment itself is unique for the hikers and nature lovers. For skiing and snowboarding, you can go to the winter sports complex called Sahand Skiing Stadium to have an exciting experience.
Comparing to the other mountains in the Alborz mountain range, Talesh is a whole different looking mountain. The entire mountain is covered by tall trees, so it is most likely you’re facing a forest. You can see the beautiful mountain covered by fog while watching a flock of sheep with guard dogs wandering around. The smell of rain all around you makes an astonishing atmosphere that makes your adventure much better.
One of the popular destinations chosen by the fans of mountaineering is Oshtorankouh, which is known as the Alps of Iran. A heaven for hikers located on the western side of the Zagros mountain range. This mountain holds eight peaks connected just like a line of camels, which is accurate to the name that the mountain is called by. Besides the snowy peaks, flowing rivers, the wildlife, you will be fascinated by the beautiful lake that is ready to wash your exhaustion away.
Taftan is the only active volcanic mountain in Iran, which is located in the southeastern region of Iran in Sistan and Baluchestan province, at an altitude of 4042 meters above sea level, and is considered among the highest mountains in Iran. Taftan Mountain has many peaks, that is why it is called the “Forty Tons” volcanic peak. Volcanic dust is often raised out of this peak from sulfur emits. In the heights of Taftan, 3 lakes known as “Darya Sar” can be seen. Two lakes are located in the northern part of Taftan and the water is shallow and fresh; the other lake is relatively large and saltwater.
If you are looking for a fascinating adventure, Zardkouh can offer you one of the best experiences. Zardkouh means yellow mountain, and the reason behind the naming is the yellow mountain peak, which is usually covered by snow. During your hiking, you will meet the Bakhtiari tribe, who are probably the kindest people you ever met, and they will brighten up your day with their kindness.
Mount Dena, the highest and vastest mountain in Zagros, has lots of attractions that you can enjoy visiting alongside your hiking. You can find several springs, caves, an ice cave with various kinds of animals.
The springs in Dena mountain are quite pleasing, and they create an atmospheric environment. Summer is the best season to go trekking here because the winter climbing in this area would be difficult and dangerous.