This trip has been designed for professional hikers who have enough experience in high altitude mountains and high fitness level. It is an intensive hike on a 15 km ridgeline over 4000m. On the first day you will be transferred to Shemshak village at 2700m height from sea level for acclimatization purposes. You will stay in a local house. This altitude will prepare you physically and mentally for tomorrow’s climbing. The day after we will drive up to 3300m by car and from there (base camp of Kolon Bastak) we will ascend to the peak at 4156m. From the peak we will countinue trekking on the ridgeline from west to east passing 3 peaks of Sarakchak 3 (4124m), Sarakchak 2 (4152m) and Sarakchak 1 (4210m). Total length of hiking is around 20 km of which 15 km is between two mountains. After the last peak we will decend to Shemshak village to complete our journey. Total climbing time will be between 10-12 hours.
Pick you up from your hotel in Tehran at 5.00 p.m to drive towards Shemshak village through a mountainous road. Overnight stay in the village house for acclimatization.
wake up early at 5.00 a.m. After breakfast we will drive half an hour to trekking start point (3300m); trekking approximately 3-4 hours towards Koloon Bastak summit, then continue a long trekking on the ridgeline to pass 3 peaks; Sarakchak 3 (4124m), Sarakchak 2 (4152 m) and Sarakchak 1 (4210 m). Then climb down to Shemshak village to return to Tehran.
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 Organisation. 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.
Adventure Iran fixed group departure tours.