Two days’ special trek beyond the ski resort
Staying in a high altitude village (about 2700m) and Acclimatization
Socializing with people and staying in local houses
Hike to a summit with an amazing view of Iran’s highest mountain
Crossing thought a special valley (perfect for photography)
Collecting local plants in Alborz Markazi protected area
Drinking local infusions of the region (Damnoosh)
Tasting local food with distinct spices
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Mini bar used in the room
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Alborz mountains has a lot of famous high mountains above 4000m and a few of them like Mt Damavand, Alamkuh or maybe Sabalan are famous for travelers who come to Iran for hiking. Most of the hikers who ascend high mountains around the world prefer to climb these peaks in Iran while other travelers who don’t care about the summits and are looking for the experience, prefer off the beaten tracks. Iran is a country that has plenty of special mountains, with international hikers and mountaineers footprints all over it. Central Alborz Mountains is the heart of Alborz range with good access from the capital that has many high peaks and is considered the most beautiful mountains of Iran. Also this part of the mountains located in Alborz Markazi protected area is famous for having special plants, wildlife, weather, rivers and many famous hot springs (with different water taste). There is still a lot of cattle man who move to this region to do stockbreeding during the end of spring till the beginning of autumn. The region we have chosen for your hike is Shemshak, Dizin and Darbandsar which is located in the southern part of Central Alborz. These three names are also the names of the three famous ski resorts in Iran and it’s also called Alborz ski region. All of those regions are located above 2500m altitude and a lot of mountains surround those villages and are the makings of these huge ski resorts in this protected area. There are many mountains beyond the piste which is perfect for hiking and experience. Koloon Bastak (4150m), Sarakchal III (4210m), Abak (3550m), Sichal (3600m), Ahangarak (3380m) and Borj (4320m) are the mountains that are perfect to ascend from May to September. You can see the amazing view of Mount Damavand (5610m) “the roof of Iran” from their summits.
This tour is a bit unusual because it has no fixed travel itinerary. It’s a four season dynamic tour proper for special travelers. We are seeing many travelers who come to this region have different levels of fitness and experience, so we made this tour dynamic and flexible, according to our travelers. Also we haven’t fixed any seasons for this trip and according to the season we will be changing our trek in the region in lower or higher altitudes. The rough itinerary is that you will have two days of trekking in the region and according to the season, your ability and the situation of the weather, we propose a special hike tailored to your needs. You will be staying two nights inside of the village in a local house and experience the life style of the people living there.
We will be communicating with travelers before their final booking for travel information, their desired mountain (varying by altitude) and then we will propose the trek according to the group fitness. We can even perform this trek during the winter when the piste is open. Shemshak Winter Trek video (which you can see HERE) shows the scenery and spectacular mountains that are visible from the ridge line, also many pictures of this region in different season is available on our website, which can give you a better imagination of what you will see in different seasons. Darbandsar Trekking Video is another example of this type of hike during spring time.