Deviating from this itinerary is sometimes unpreventable due to weather conditions, seasonal changes, frequency of visits to a village or for any other factor which may influence our travel times and schedules. Furthermore, this is a tight itinerary and sometimes we must skip a place or two depending on the local conditions.
This trip consists of two parts; skiing and ski-mountaineering in Mt Damavand 5610 m. You will enjoy skiing on deep powders during the late winter and early spring months when snow is quite stable however there is a little chance of avalanche. This program is ideal for people who is well-experienced in randonee or telemark skiing. As this tour is quite vigorous engaged both uphill and downhill skiing, so we expect our clients to be quite fit and capable of handling various snow conditions. Also climbing Iran’s highest peak and skiing down is part of the program to double the fun.
On arrival you will be met by an Adventure Iran representative at the airport to be transferred to a hotel. Overnight stay at hotel
Drive to Lasem. Full day ski touring. Overnight local home
Full day skiing on another mountain (West Dobrar) and back to the village. Overnight stay at a local house
Another full day skiing and back to the village. Overnight stay at a local house.
Driven to Larijan village. Time to enjoy mineral hot spring in Larijan and get prepared for Damavnd. Overnight stay at a hotel.
We will drive to Damavand base camp and start ski touring to the 3rd camp 4250m. Skiing time would be between 6 to 8 hours depending on the ability and speed of the group. Overnight stay at shelter.
Early morning wake up to ascend the summit (6-7 hours) and ski down to the 2nd camp. Dinner and overnight stay at shelter.
Collect the luggage and desent to base camp. drive back to Tehran. Overnight stay at hotel. Collect the luggage and desent to base camp. drive back to Tehran. Overnight stay at hotel.
Free time in Tehran. Overnight stay at a hotel.
The last day would be free to exchange photos and/or walking around for shopping. Mid-day would be checking out of hotel and transfer to airport.
Damavand with 5610 meters altitude (according to the latest estimates) is the highest mountain in Iran and western Asia. It is also the highest volcanic cone-shaped peak in Asia. Its volcanic activity has been in the geological past and there is no human historical record of any known activity, so it is considered as a non-active former volcano. As a former volcano it is endowed with many natural gifts due to its past. Hot and cold springs abound on her slopes and the surrounding land. There are sizable areas on its slopes that are covered with sulfur and still active enough to give off that special sulfur odor. There are relatively large glaciers, frozen waterfalls, gas and steam wells. Because of many deep valleys and high slopes surrounding it, the region harbors a great variety of vegetation and wildlife. There are great vistas where one can take in some quiet moments and gaze at beautiful panoramas, while standing in the heart of this remarkable mountain.
It is located in the Central Alborz Mountain chain and has at least 16 recognized routes for ascending to its peak. There is a long and colorful history of numerous ascends. Some has become quite mythical in their colorful accounts, courageous deeds and tragic ends. The mountain itself is the subject of many mythical and folkloric tales. In the spring the slopes are covered by green pastures and wild flowers. From the peak, one can see quite some distance. To the north there are the waters of the Caspian Sea, to the west there are the waters of Lar reservoir and the sprawling city of Tehran. To the south one can gaze into the vastness of the desert which is called Dashte Kavir. A truly remarkable and memorable climb on a unique mountain.
Dobarar (Ghareh Dagh) Ridgeline is an impressive 52 Km long mountain chain that forms a continuous wall in the southeastern portion of the Central Alborz Mountains of northern Iran. This ridgeline consists of more than 20 named peaks and many other unnamed high points. The elevations of 5 of these peaks exceed 4000 m. The highest is 4072 m summit of the West Dobrar Peak. The ridgeline starts near the Emamzadeh Hashem Pass on Haraz (Tehran-Amol) Road and heads east to end near the village of Seh Band on Firooz Kooh (Tehran-Sari) Road.
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