Trip Highlights

Nice and moderate short hike in Shemshak village
Spectaculare view point of the peak for Visiting some mountains in Central Alborz range 
Sleeping one night in a renovated house in Shamshak village (2700 m ) for acclimatization
Ascend Abak peak above Shemshak ski resort

  • Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
  • Trip Code: 226-STN-TRK
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Activities: Trekking,
  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 2 - 12 )
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Price: € 99
  • Single Supplement: N/A

As Adventure Iran office is based in Lavasan (northern Terhran countryside), in central Alborz mountains so we have a bunch of trekking with different type of difficulty level around this region. This trip is the one most attractive one with challenging grade of difficulty. It would be perfect for who has limited time in Tehran or who want to have an acclimatization program before the climb of famous high altitude mountains of Iran like Mt. Damavand, Alam Kuh or Sabalan. Also, this short, challenging trekking tour is perfect for those who wish to escape the crowded and polluted Tehran to a quiet village. Meeting local people in the village, Persian local food, staying in a renovated local house and amazing trekking route to the summit make this trip so attractive.  In the afternoon of the first day, we will transfer you from Tehran to Shmshak village in 2700 m height and you will stay the night in the local house. You will have good acclimatization in high altitude and enable you to have a better ascend of tomorrow. The next day with early morning we will start from the village toward the peak. We have amazing view of most Central Alborz mountains from the top. After decent from the peak we will back to the village and transfer you to the capital.

Services Included

Meals

1 B

2 L

 1 D

Accommodation

1 night local house in village (2700 m)

Transport

All transportation

Other Services

Local Mountain guide

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: Tehran to Shemshak

Day 2: Summit day - Ascending Mt. Sarak Chal (4210 m) – Drive back to Tehran

Shemshak is the name of a village & a ski resort 57 Km away from central Tehran in the northeast. The village is on the Alborz Mountains and is one of three largest pists in Iran. Shemshak was a small and unknown village lost in the mountains before the beginning of the 20th century. Soon after discovering coal deposits in the region, Shemshak became important and a road was built to connect it to Tehran. After a few years at the end of mining operations, the village became a leisure resort for rich people due to its heavy snow winters and beautiful mountains surrounding it. In 1958, Shemshak ski resort was built, offering the upper class of Tehran a place to learn and practice this trendy sport from Europe.Today, Shemshak is a famous place for people to go for relaxation and enjoying its fresh weather. Even-though the resort hasn’t expanded since its opening, it is still one of the largest in Iran. The proximity of Shemshak with other ski resorts like Darbandsar and Dizin, makes it the Ski Capital of Iran!The ski resort base elevation is about 2,550 meters and the top elevation is about 3,050 meters. There is a hotel, some restaurants and ski, snowboard and sleigh rentals in the area. Also there are electric lights including LED lamps along the piste allowing better visibility for night skiing. The ski time in northern Tehran has changed year by year but in general the best time for skiing in Shemshak is early Dec to late March.There are a lot of mountains above 3000 & 4000m surrounding Shemshak village making it an amazing place for hiking and mountain biking during spring, summer and early autumn as well as skiing in the winter. For easy and moderate hike there are a few mountains over 3000m height attached to the village. The altitude of lower part of the village is around 2500m and with only 500m ascending you can reach the peaks above 3000m. For strenuous and challenging trekkers there are some famous mountains above the village such as Sarakchal with 4210m altitude from sea level. This trek could start from upper part of the village (Shemshak Bala) at 2700m towards the peak. The total ascend would be around 1500m. In this area there is also a 15 Km length ridgeline from west to east starting from Koloon Bastak (4170m) in the west and ending at Sarakchal (4210m) in the east. Between the two there are some mountains over 4000m (Sarakchal 2 & Sarakchal 3) making the ridgeline a challenging place. In the south, there are Paynesum (3350m) and Abak (3520m) summits. Above the ridgeline you will view Kholeno (4387m), Azadkuh (4350m) and Borj (4326m) mountains as well as Damavand (5610m), the roof of Iran. On Adventure Iran website we have a variety of hiking, mountain biking and ski tours with different difficulty levels in this region for all travellers.

 

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