Hiking in the Central Alborz Mountains
One-day hike through the canyon along the river
Mountain ridge trail
Ascending one of the most beautiful peaks (more than 4,000m)
Mule trekking in the Central Alborz Mountains protected area
Camping in the mountains
Hiking in two diffident protected areas in the Alborz Mountains
Tehran city tour with a local guide
|REGION(S)||North of Tehran|
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Hiking in the North Tehran (Central Alborz Mountains)
Central Alborz Mountains lie north of Tehran and south of the Caspian Sea within easy reach from the Iranian capital. Here there are a number of natural protected areas and national parks with rich flora and fauna under the protection and supervision of the Iranian Environmental Organization.
Central Alborz Mountains have more than 40 peaks above 4,000m, and many fresh water rivers, picturesque lakes, valleys and canyons. So, there are excellent hiking opportunities for adventure travellers here.
Iran’s three major ski resorts (Dizin, Darbandsar and Shemshak) with excellent facilities and a variety of ski lifts and slopes are located in the Central Alborz approx. 65km north of Tehran. The breathtaking “roof of Iran” and the highest peak in the country and the Middle East – Damavand (5,610m) – is also located in this region.
The climate and weather conditions in the Central Alborz are seasonal. In early spring and late autumn when there is still snow at the altitudes above 3,000m, the weather can be unpredictable.
This tour takes visitors across the Central Alborz Mountains and can be customized depending on your preparation and fitness level and the time of arrival, but is only possible between April and November months. In April and sometimes May, we check the weather in advance and will advise you accordingly. We travel in a small group and after one night stay in a hotel in Tehran, we transfer you to the mountain region in north Tehran. We stay for the second night in a mountain village 1,800m above the sea level. The initial hike is mild and starts at the altitude of 1,800-2,300m passing through a canyon and along the river. The following day we ascend to the altitude of 3,000m and then drive towards another village, 2,600m above the sea level. For the following three days we hike further into the protected area to the altitude of above 4,000m. On this part of the tour our provisions are transported by mules. This is a particularly enjoyable hike, as you get to enjoy the amazing view of the highest peaks in the Central Alborz as well as Mount Damavand (5,610m).
We will then return to the village and drive back to Tehran where we will offer you a special programme depending on the time of the year and the events that are on in the capital during that time.