8 Days
Duration
Moderate
Difficulty
May, Sep
Month
Adventure
Travel Style

Trip Highlights:

  • Climb to the highest peak in south east of Iran

  • Mt. Taftan, active volcano mountain (4050 MT)

  • Dasht-e Lut desert (UNESCO world heritage site)

  • Explore Sistan civilization

  • Visiting Zahedan historical city, the province’s capital

  • Walking a the great bazaar of Zahedan

TOUR CODE 034-STN-TRK
START Tehran
FINISH Tehran
REGION(S) Southeastern Iran, Sistan and Baluchistan
INCLUDED
MEALS: 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotel: 4 Nights, Local House: 1 Night, Shelter: 1 Night
TRANSPORTATION: Night Train, Flight, Private vehicle
All transportation according to the itinerary
Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
English speaking tour guide
Backpack handling by Mules/Horses (limited to 15kg per person)
NOT INCLUDED Entry fee for the sites not mentioned in the itinerary
Travel insurance
International airfare
Excess baggage charges
Airport and departure taxes
Any extra hotel costs such as early check in or late checkout
Laundry
Mini bar used in the room
Meals not stipulated in the itinerary
Tips (optional)
Cost of medical immunizations
Bottled water
Phone calls
Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary

This trip is a combination of mountain trekking, Dasht-e Lut desert exploring and Zahedan sightseeing. You will depart from Tehran and continue with night train to Zahedan (25 hours-1500 km) in the south east of the county. You will have three different activities:

  • Cultural/ historical sightseeing of Zahedan
  • Desert adventures in Dasht-e Lut desert (UNESCO site), one of the driest and hottest (70.8°) places in the world
  • Mountain adventures with a trek to Mt. Taftan 4050m, the lonely active volcano mountain of Iran

You start your journey from Tehran with a long train to Zahedan. Then will visit Zahedan, the capital of the province which is different with the most cities of Iran. Afterward, you will drive to Dashte Lut desert to explore and walk in the desert.  Then you will ascend to Mt. Taftan (4050 m) that is the only active volcano mountain of Iran located in south of Zahedan. At the end you will fly to Tehran to visit Tehran and the tour will finish there.

If you are still curious to do more adventure in this amazing province, you can continue this journey with our one-week extension trip on the Gulf of Oman in the Indian Ocean in the city of Chabahar in the southeastern corner of Iran. For more information, please getting touch.

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Day 1: Arrival in Tehran & check in

Upon arrival in Tehran, you will be met at the airport and a representative will greet you and transfer you to a comfortable hotel in Tehran. Overnight stay at hotel.
2

Day 2- Night train to Zahedan

After breakfast in the hotel you will be free for a couple of hours and will transfer to the train station to take the train to Zahedan city. Today you are in the train and we are enjoying the landscape of the road and continue the journey towards Zahedan. Total length is 1500 km takes 25-26 hours in the train. Overnight stay in the train. (B)
3

Day 3: Arrive Zahedan- city tour

You will arrive in Zahedan in the morning and you will transfer to the city center to leave your stuff in at the hotel. Today we have a full day city tour of Zahedan. We will visit the regional museum of southeast Iran as well as exploring of old bazaar to get in touch with the lifestyle of the people. In the town, there is a very important masque which belongs to the Suni population of Zahedan and we will have a short drive out of town for visit of this mosque. We will back to the town and have lunch in a local restaurant around the bazaar and you will have a new taste Baluchi food. Then we spend a couple of hours in bazaar and see the lifestyle of local as well as buying some stuff as a souvenir. In the evening we will have a traditional dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight stay in a hotel in Zahedan. (B, L, D)
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Day 4: Dasht-e Lut desert (UNESCO site)

Today you will drive towards west and you will start your desert adventure from an unknown village in the east of the Dashte- Lut desert. Full day in the desert and walk through the sand dunes and explore a couple of villages. After sun set drive back to Zahedan. Overnight stay in a hotel in Zahedan. (B, L, D)
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Day 5: Tamandan- Taftan foothill, hike to the high camp

Early morning breakfast and drive towards south direction to reach Tamandan village which is mount Taftan base camp. You will drop your extra stuff and start hiking to the high camp on Taftan mountain. Overnight stay in a shelter. (B, L, D)
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Day 6: Summit day

Early morning rises up and after a quick breakfast continue hiking toward to the peak takes 5-6 hours. After 1 hour’s rest and lunch at the peak, descent to the base camp and overnight stay in a local house in the village. (B, L, D)
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Day 7: Zahedan- fly to Tehran

After breakfast in the village we will drive back to Zahedan and from there you will transfer to the airport to fly to Tehran. After arrival to Mehrabad airport you will transfer to your hotel in Tehran. Overnight stay at hotel in the downtown. (B, L, D)
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Day 8: Tehran city tour- departure

After breakfast in the hotel you will have one day Tehran city tour and according to your flight time in the evening or mid night you will transfer to IKA airport to fly back to your country.
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