Damavand, the highest volcano in Asia, is such a popular region for skiing in Iran, during winter and spring. The ski season in Damavand, depending on the amount of snowfall during the year, may start from mid-November and last until mid-May. As for probable intensive rains in winter, 4000 m peaks in this region including Lashkarak, Gardaneh Kuh, Chalun, and Alamkouh are suitable for skiing. we've provided a 16 days tour package to fulfill your ski desire, including also cultural visits as a breather. The highest summit in the middle east is going to make unforgettable memories for you. we recommend this exciting climbing and ski tour, to those with a good health condition and professional skiers.Are you interested in Damavand Climbing tour? Click on the link
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Arrival in transfer city with connecting flight to Tehran in the evening, generally arriving in Tehran late night of Day 1 or early morning of Day 1
Meet and greet at the Tehran IKA airport, opportunity to change money and acquire a SIM card for Wi-Fi and phone service and transfer to Tehran.ACC: Hotel in Tehran---
Tehran city tour
Visits in Tehran’s contemporary capital – highlights can include: Golestan Palace, the National Jewelry collection and the Den of Espionage (former US Embassy) as well as walking tour of the old downtown.
Dinner at a trendy place like Café Tehroon.ACC: Hotel in TehranMEALS: BLDDISTANCE:TIME:
Ski in north of Tehran
Morning transfer to the Tochal resort. Ski up for one hour to the summit 3960m. ski down the north face of Tochal to the Igol village 2000m.
Transfer to Shemshak hotel 1 hour.ACC: Hotel in ShemshakMEALS: BLDDESCEND:1960 mTIME:
Shemshak ski resort
Take the Shemshak resort lift to the last station. ski up to the Abak peak 3450m., then ski down to the resort.
Rest of day ski in resort (optional)ACC: Hotel in ShemshakMEALS: BLDASCENT:DISTANCE: :
Ski in Golezard peak
Transfer via Haraz road to the Golezard peak 3350m near Polur village. Ascend and ski in Golezard.
Transfer to the Reineh mountain hut 2050m 45min.ACC: Reineh mountain hutMEALS: BLDDISTANC:TIME:
Ski in Parvaneh peak
Transfer to the Lasem village 2300m 1hour. Skin up to the peak Parvaneh 3950m. for a full day of skiing.
Transfer to Reineh.ACC: Reineh mountain hutMEALS: BLDASCENT: 1650 mDISTANCE:
Climb to Damavand
Start climbing Damavand from 2500m depends of snow. 5-6 hours to the shelter 4200m.ACC: Bargah Sevom Shelter on DamavandMEALS: BLDAscent: 1700mTime: 5-6 hrs
Summit day and ride down to BC
Summit attempt about 8 hours to the top and 3 hours ski down to the shelter 4200m.
If the team be ready descend down to the Reineh mountain hut.ACC: Reineh mountain hutMEALS: BLDDISTANCE:TIME:
Tehran - Farewell dinner
Final descent or transfer to Tehran
Visits in Tehran based on arrival time and need for down time.
Celebration dinner in TehranACC: Hotel in TehranMEALS: BLDDISTANCE:TIME:
Flight to Shiraz
Morning transfer to the Mehrabad domestic airport in Tehran – stop at Azadi Tower for a group photograph on the way.
Flight to Shiraz (domestic airline – 900km – 75 minute flight)
Afternoon and evening visits in Shiraz based upon arrival time.
Evening visits to the Shah Cheragh sanctuary and Tomb and garden of the Persian poet Hafez.ACC: Traditional Hotel in Shiraz :MEALS: BLDDISTANCE: 900kmTIME: 75 m
Early morning run in Shiraz
Highlights of Shiraz: Explore by foot – Arg-e Zand, Vakil Bazaar area, the Rose Mosque, Qavam House and Gardens, Eram Gardens (UNESCO),
Night visit to Ibn Sanctuary and walk around Shiraz.ACC: Traditional Hotel in ShirazMEALS: BLDDISTANCE:TIME:
Persepolis and Yazd
Morning visit to Persepolis (UNESCO) followed by Naqsh-e Rostam and Pasargadae (UNESCO) (460 km – 6 hours of driving plus visits.
Evening arrival in YazdACC: Traditional hotel in TaftMEALS: BLDDISTANCE: 460 kmTIME: 6 hrs
Yazd then Isfahan
Highlights of Yazd: Zoroastrian Yazd – the towers of silence and fire temple, explore the bazaar and Fahadan district on foot. Dowlat Abad Gardens (UNESCO).
Evening arrival in Isfahan (after 8pm – 330 km – 4 hours)
Late night traditional stroll on the Chahar Bagh Boulevard and Si-o-Se Pol bridge.ACC: Hotel in IsfahanMEALS: BLDDISTANCE: 330 kmTIME: 4 hrs
Morning run in Isfahan along the Zanderud river
Highlights of Isfahan: Focal point is the magnificent Naqsh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO) that encompasses the Shah/Imam and Sheikh Lotfollah mosques, Ali Qapu Palace, and Grand Bazaar of Isfahan (Qeysarieh), Chehel Sotoun pavilion (UNESCO) – late afternoon visit to Vank cathedral in Jolfa (original Armenian quarter) spend balance of evening there, stopping for another late-night stroll on the Khaju Bridge.ACC: Hotel in IsfahanMEALS: BLDDISTANCE:TIME:
Leave to desert
Day trip to the Varzaneh desert about 125 km – 90 minutes each way, (explore the desert and salt lake with traditional meal in desert lodge) https://wikitravel.org/en/Varzaneh
In the late afternoon/early evening visit the Masjed Jomeh (Friday Mosque) of Isfahan (UNESCO).
Late night walk in Naqsh-e Jahan and around.ACC: Hotel in IsfahanMEALS: BLDDISTANCE:TIME:
Kashan and departure
Transfer to IKA airport – visiting the village of Abyaneh and town of Kashan en-route (distance and travel time)
Visit the highlights of Kashan: Fin Garden (UNESCO), Agha Bozorg Religious School and Mosque, 19th century local merchant homes and the Kashan Bazaar. Kashan famous as a center for high-quality rose water products and carpets.
Arrival at IKA airport based upon departing flights, dinner at the Hotel Novotel or IBIS prior to check-inACC: -MEALS: BLDTIME:DISTANCE:
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- full services of a professional expedition leader plus local guides
• porters 15 kg per person up to the camps • 4×4 vehicle support as required
• all meals (drink, as usual, include tee – coffee – water – juice 3 times per day)
• all transport as outlined in the itinerary
• all accommodation
• any specialist kit
• any entrance permits (50 USD for Damavand – 30 USD for Alam Kuh)
- International flights
• local airport taxes and international visas
• tips to local guides
• personal equipment (once booked you’ll receive a short kit list)
• travel insurance
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