Freeride and ski touring in Iran

This is the perfect opportunity to discover the best freeride and ski touring spots in the ski areas of Iran, around Tehran, with a certified guide from the Azimut Montagne team.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

9 days

Mountain Range

Alborz

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Feb

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Iran makes us dream. It’s already a trip in our minds: the culture, hospitality, history. And for us, it’s also great freeride ski, adventurous and free! Imagine skiing in lost zones, discover small valleys, then large and long slopes in the discovery of villages.

    Nothing is set in stone, we only have to enjoy the freedom of these mountains. These mountains are located between Dizin and Shemshak, Sarbansar, to the northwest of Tehran. Here we will look for the best conditions, put on the skins and go to the tops.

    In fact, it’s not rare to arrive to a village and share some tea with the locals. We will relax by the fire while we wait for our transfer back to the base camp.

    The first ski day is right above Tehran, in the Tochal station, with incredible views over Elbruz (Alborz), Damava, and the city at the same time!

    Some of the highlights of this trip include:
    – great itineraries in a varied and magnificent setting
    – accommodation in comfortable hotels, with Iranian gastronomy and a very warm welcome
    – a complete change of scenery
    – a flexible program, to adapt to the conditions.

    Are you a group of friends or a family? Do you want to adapt this trip or leave in a different date? Of course it’s possible!

    Does this trip to Iran sound interesting? Then please contact me to either join an existing group or set a new one!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 5
    2295 EUR

    Group of 6
    2295 EUR

    Group of 7
    2295 EUR

    Group of 8
    2295 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
     Price per person for groups from 5 to 8 people
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Tehran

      Transfer from the airport to the hotel in the center of Tehran. Information about the week, arranging the last details. Free dinner and overnight at the hotel.

    • Day 2Tochal

      Depart in the morning to the cablecar to the Tochal station. The station goes up above 3900 m! Skiing with incredible views over the Alborz, Damavand, and the city. Transfer to Shemshack for dinner and overnight.

    • Day 3Darbansar

      Breakfast and departure with a short taxi transfer to Darbansar station. Freeride, some skins. Return to the hotel.

    • Day 4Shemshack

      Breakfast and departure to the small Shemshack station from the hotel. Today we use more the skins to reach beautiful spots on the other side of the mountain. Return by taxi to the hotel.

    • Day 5Dizin

      Breakfast and short transfer to the Darbansar lifts. Skiing in Darbansar. In the afternoon, we use the skins to go to Dizin, on the other side of the mountain. We change base camp. Our luggage is transferred by car.

    • Day 6Dizin

      Breakfast and starting the ski day in Dizin. We also go around Dizin to explore off-piste possibilities.

    • Day 7DIzin

      Breakfast and starting another ski day in and around Dizin.

    • Day 8Dizin - Tehran

      Breakfast and skiing in Dizin. In the afternoon, return to Tehran for our last evening.

    • Day 9Return

      Breakfast and sightseeing until your flight back home.

     
     

    Next departures

    For private groups contact the guide
     
    Next datesInfo
    26/01/2020 to 03/02/2020
    2295 € per person
    16/02/2020 to 24/02/2020
    2295 € per person
     
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    At the Tehran airport (IKIA).

    Accommodation

    - Hotel in Tehran with breakfast (double room). I chose a hotel near the Imam Khomeni square, in the heart of Tehran.

    - 3-4* hotel in the mountains, half board.

    If available, you can get single rooms with a 300€ supplement for the entire trip.

    More info

    Group size: 5 to 8 people.

    In the mountains, half board is included. In Tehran, breakfast is included.

    Technical level: For good skiers in all snow. We have a good rhythm during the ski days. There may be some short steep passages. It's possible to make short ascents on skins (no more than 45 min per day and you don't need to have ski touring experience).

    To carry: a light bag with what you need for the day.

    I can loan you safety material (AVD, shovel, probe).

    Calculate around 90€ for the lifts, which are not included in the price.

    I recommend you to have cancellation insurance. Search and repatriation insurance is mandatory. I propose you to hire insurance through Europ Assistance upon booking the trip with me.

    Important for Iran: to get the visa at the airport, you need to show repatriation insurance in English, with a clear coverage zone Iran. You have to bring a duplicate.

    Please check if you need a visa depending on your nationality. To get it, you need: a valid passport (more than 6 months after the return date), repatriation insurance, 75€.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    We enjoy very much discovering and re discovering the most beautiful spots in the world, in the Ecrins mountain range but also all around the planet.

    Together with the guides in the team, we will share with you unique moments and an amazing journey. From les Ecrins to Chile, from Morocco to Greenland, from Les Gorges du Verdon to Japan, from Italy to Norway… tons of destinations offering all types of mountain activities, different every season. It makes us so happy when I can share them with my friends and clients.

     
     

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