Trip Highlights

Ski on long runs with visibility of Central Alborz Mountains through Dobrar Ridgeline

Mt Damavand Ski touring

Larijan mineral hot spring

Village accommodation

Eating organic dairy of the village

  • Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Trip Code: 234-STN-SKI
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Activities: Skiing, Ski Mountaineering,
  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 6 - 15 )
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Price: On Request
  • Single Supplement: N/A

This trip consists of two parts; Ski touring, exercising and acclimatization program through Dobrar Mountain Ridgeline around 4000 m & ski touring-mountaineering in Mt Damavand 5610 m. It has been designed to take advantage of exceptional deep powder skiing during the late winter and early spring months in a couple of Mountains around 4000 m and massive Mt Damavand. During this period, snow is quite stable and there is a little chance of avalanche. This program is ideal for people who have previous experience in randonee or telemark skiing. The days spent are quite vigorous engaged both uphill and downhill skiing. So we expect our clients to be quite fit and capable of handling various snow conditions that one will inevitably encounter on such trips. There is also the matter of climbing Iran’s highest peaks and then skiing down to double the fun.

ices Included

Meal Abbreviations (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Meals

6B

 

 5 D

Accommodation

2 nights hotel in Tehran, 2 nights local home stay, 2 nights in Damavand Shelter/camp, 1 night in Polor shelter

Transport

All transportation, backpack handling during Damavand ascent (up to 15 Kg)

Other Services

Ski guide, snacks during the day of skiing

Excluded

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

Dobrar Ridgeline:
Dobrar (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 gives rise to more than 20 named peaks and many other unnamed high points. The elevations of 5 of these peaks exceed 4000 m. The highest of these peaks is the 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.

Mt. Damavand (5610 m)

Damaavand with 5610 meters (according to the latest estimate) 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. It abounds with hot and cold springs 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 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. During the spring, the slopes are covered by green pastures and wild flowers. From the peak, everyone can see quite some distance. In the north, you will see the Caspian Sea, to the west there are the waters of Lar reservoir and the sprawling city of Tehran. To the south, everyone can gaze into the vastness of the desert which is called Dashte Kavir. A truly remarkable and memorable climb on a unique mountain! For our ski mountaineering trip, we will climb through the south face.

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