Trip Highlights

One night sleep in 2700m altitude for acclimatization
Lar National Park and protected area
Three days hiking on the foot of massive Damavand mountain
Visiting the semi-nomads and shepherd on the trek
Crossing the vast valley of Lar
Adventure hiking with crossing rivers on the trek
Untouched landscapes, rivers, sounds and colours of nature in a non-touristic area
Passing through central Alborz mountains ideal for photography

  • Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Trip Code: 224-STN-TRK
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Activities: Trekking,
  • Regions: Lar Dam, Mazandaran Province, Iran
  • Start From: Tehran Province, Iran
  • End: Tehran Province, Iran
  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 2 - 15 )
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Price: €385 per/person (min 2 people)
  • Single Supplement: N/A

This is amazing opprtinities for all vistors to have a exciting hiking one of the closest sites in the Capital’s countryside. We will send you to heart of Alborz Mountains in the park which is surrounded with many mountains and for three days we have an adventure hiking from Northern Tehran towards west of Damavad mountain. We will have approximately 15-20 km per day and we will cross a couple of mountains, canyon and rivers to reach the foot hill of Damavand. The valley is vast area and on early of the season on May will be coverd by different type of flowers. We have to cross the Lar rivers for a couple of times and that would be a good to be prepared with extra clothes and trekking sandal and so on. We will have camping in the National Park and we will supply all of the camping stuff and gears and sleeping arrengmnet as well. We will start the journey from the Capital towards Fasham Road and will be back through Haraz road to Tehran. For getting the permit to National Park for forginer, it takes time and extra paper work and advance booking is mandatory.

Services Included

Meals

3 B

3 L

 3 D

Accommodation

1 night local village, 1 night tent camping, 1 night guest house

Transport

All transportation, backpack handling during the trek (up to 15 Kg)

Other Services

English spoken mountain guide.

Backpack handling by 4WD cars or Mules/Horse (limited by 15kg per person)

Provided Gear: Eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, sleeping bags, mattress, pillows, duffel bag  for non-trek items left at our office in Tehran

Excluded

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

Day 1: Transfer from Tehran to Shemshak village
picked up from your hotel in Tehran at 5.00 p.m to drive towards Shemshak village. (D)

Day 2: Garmabdar to Khatoon Bargah pass
you will transfer to the starting poing of trekking. You will have around 15 km hiking from Garmabdar (2500m) to Khatoon Bargah pass (3050m). (B, L, D)

Day 3: Lar protected area
collecting the camp and start hiking towards the Lar dam; countinue our trek alongside the Lar river. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Toward Mt Damavand (west face), Drive to Tehran 
hiking to west part of Damavand and finish our hiking day in Poloor village.from there our vehicle pick up us and will drive to Tehran by late afternoon. (B, L)
 

Lar National Park is a protected area on the foot of massive Mt Damavand (5610 m) with many impressive summits of Central Alborz mountain range over 4000m. Officially it is in two provinces of Tehran and Mazandaran. Lar is one of the preserved areas of Iran with watery and mountainous ecosystem only 70 km far from north east of the capital. The National Park of Lar is as big as 30,000 hectares and doesn't have any residential area in or around it. During the summer when the national park opens for local tribes, you see semi nomadic shepherds from the desert areas further south take their herds to graze in the summer months.  You may also see some Persian tribes making KOOCH (move to high altitude and cooler places in the hot season) in the park territory. Because of different ecosystems and ecology, different species live in this park such as birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and aquatics (brown bear, viper, partridge, gamma and red-spotted trout). This area is also used for beekeeping considering the various plants it has. The park opens from May to Mid- August and then is closed for the entire year. The best time to visit is beginning of May to the end of June when the area’s grassland is covered with wild flowers. All domestic visitors need a permit to visit the park. Foreign visitors also need entrance permit and some extra paperwork. In order to obtain a written permit for foreigners from the Environment Department in Tehran, we will need some time as it is bureaucratic and time consuming.

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