• Trip duration
    9 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    8 people
  • Mountain range
    Alborz
  • Best period
    Feb

Description

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!

Itinerary

Day 1

Tehran

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 2

Tochal

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 3

Darbansar

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

Day 4

Shemshack

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 5

Dizin

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 6

Dizin

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

Day 7

DIzin

Breakfast and starting another ski day in and around Dizin.

Day 8

Dizin - Tehran

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

Day 9

Return

Breakfast and sightseeing until your flight back home.

Looking to join a group?

For private groups contact the guide
Next datesInfo
14/01/2018 to 22/01/2018
2295 € per person. Trip requires a minimum of 5 people.
04/02/2018 to 12/02/2018
2295 € per person. Trip requires a minimum of 5 people.

Price per person

Group of 52195EUR
Group of 62195EUR
Group of 72195EUR
Group of 82195EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip

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€.

Disclaimer

This is an example of freeride and ski touring in Itan. The weather and snow conditions, as well as the level of the participants, may make me modify the program or the order of the itinerary, in different areas or a neighbouring country.