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Iran ski touring in the Zagros Mountains + safari in the desert

Join Hamidreza, a certified mountain guide, for this once-in-a-lifetime 9-day ski touring experience and desert safari tour in Iran. Spend 5 days skiing the incredible powders high up in the mountains before descending into the desert and exploring it in a 4WD vehicle.

Mountain RangeZagros Mountains
Duration9 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of Iran's Zagros Mountains and nearby desert.

  • Experience several different aspects of Iran's unique and diverse culture.

  • Spend five days skiing on untouched powder with pristine mountain views.


Running across the entirety of the Iranian plateau – from the Persian Gulf to southern Turkey – the Zagros Mountains are the perfect spot for a ski touring adventure.

Beyond the powdered slopes of this majestic range, however, there is plenty more to see and experience as well, which is why we’ll head out on a 9-day ski touring and desert safari adventure!

After meeting up in Tehran, we’ll transfer to Isfahan and explore the city before heading on to the mountains. Here’s where the real fun begins.

Over the course of the next 5 days, we’ll head out on our skis each morning, skinning up mountain peaks before careening back down on oftentimes unspoiled and pristine powder.

As we go, we’ll get to enjoy impeccable views of this hallowed mountain range which, due to its remote location, we’ll likely have all to ourselves.

After we’ve gotten our fill of skiing in, it’ll be time to switch gears and head to the desert. Transferring from the mountains to Kashan, we’ll swap our skis for some 4-by-4s!

With these all-terrain vehicles, we’ll head out and spend two days exploring the desert before returning to Tehran and bidding each other farewell.

For a more detailed itinerary, please see below.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this unforgettable and eclectic 9-day ski touring adventure and desert safari in the Zagros Mountains!

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It would be local house for skiing days. Traditional nice hotels in cities .

Meeting point

IKA international airport in Tehran




Day 1: Arrival

Meet at the airport and transfer to Isfahan. Accommodation in a traditional hotel. Sightseeing in Isfahan.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Isfahan

More sightseeing Isfahan (Imam square, Sheikh lotfollah mosque, Chelsotone palace). Evening transfer to Chelgerd.

Day 3 to 6: Ski touring

Five days of ski touring. Everyday transfer to a new location, including plenty of unspoiled powder and isolated locations, boasting 800 to 1,500 meters descents. Great food and free drinks guaranteed.

Day 7: Kashan

Transfer from Chelgerd to Kashan. Sightseeing in Kashan. Accommodation in traditional nice hotel.

Day 8 to 9: Safari tour

Pick up by 4WD cars and head out for a drive through the desert, visiting the hexanes lake, dunes and the old Karvansara. Night in a desert camp with nice kebab. The following day, transfer to the hotel late in the night.

Day 10: Departure

Fly home.

Equipment you will need to bring

Ski equipment (skis, boots, poles)

Climbing skins





Avalanche equipment (beacon, probe and shovel)


Ice Axe

About the guide

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My name is Hamid. I am an official Mountain Guide in Iran, IFMGA-Aspirant Guide and manager of Iran Climbing Guide. I work together with a group of four experienced mountain guides qualified by the Irani Mountaineering Federation and Tourism Ministery.

We have a high rate of success in the trips we organize for our clients. Our mission is to give you the best taste of the country by travelling with the best guides in Iran.

I am a highly experienced climber and skier. I've done many first ascent climbs worldwide and set many routes. I have also skied on many different mountains in Iran. We know the mountains very well and we organize amazing trips for people from all over the world. You could have a look on Trip Advisor by searching " Iran Climbing Guide " to see our rating and people opinion about our services.

I'm also the first and only IFMGA Aspirant Guide in Iran and hopefully will be the first fully certified IFMGA guide in Iran next year (2020). I also hold the highest level as Rock Climbing Instructor in Iran: Level 1. I am a Level 2 Ice Climbing instructor, founder of Navigation courses and founder of Bigwall climbing courses.

We really care about our clients and strive to provide them with the best experience possible, offering delicious food in our tours, prepared by our great cook and showing you the amazing country of Iran.

All our guides (two male and two female guides ) are highly experienced and have had the experience of working with many famous agencies around the world. So you will get much more than you expected from us.

We all speak very good English and we have a French guide for city tours as well. It would be a pleasure to see you soon!

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2578 each

Group of 2

EUR 2062 each

Group of 3

EUR 1753 each

Group of 4

EUR 1650 each

Group of 5

EUR 1495 each

Group of 6

EUR 1392 each

Group of 7

EUR 1135 each

Group of 8

EUR 1031 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Drinks

- Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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