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Zagros Mountains, Iran ski touring (8 days)

Join Amin, a certified mountain guide, for this once-in-a-lifetime experience skiing amongst the highest peaks of western Iran's Zagros Mountains. Summit one of the highest peaks in the range, along with many others, enjoying spectacular views and incredible powder all along the way.

Mountain RangeZagros Mountains
Duration8 days
Offer periodFeb
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of western Iran and the Zagros Mountains.

  • Get off the beaten path and enjoy empty slopes and plenty of unspoiled powder.

  • Ski down the slopes of mighty 4,000 meter mountains.

Description

Running from the Persian Gulf to southern Turkey, the Zagros Mountains are simply an incredible destination for a ski touring adventure!

The fun begins as soon as you land in the Isfahan Airport. We will meet up here and begin the adventure with a tour of this stunning city before transferring into the snow-capped peaks of the Zagros Mountains.

From our base in the idyllic mountain town of Chelgerd, we will spend the following five days heading up a different mountain peak in the range each day.

Expect plenty of stunning approaches and ascents, with the full beauty of western Iran on display. After going up, the fun bit will be racing back down on unspoiled and high-quality powder.

One of the many perks of skiing in western Iran is that few other people are, so this means more mountain slopes and excellent powder all to ourselves.

The highlight of the trip will easily be heading up the mighty Niakan peak (4,050 m). After skinning up almost 2,000 vertical meters, we will have the ultimate pleasure of racing back down into the nearby village of Mohammad-Abad.

For a more detailed itinerary, please see below.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this unforgettable 8-day ski touring experience through the highest peaks of the Zagros Mountains!

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Accommodation

Hotel in the city. Local house in the mountain.

Meeting point

Isfahan airport.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Fly into Isfahan Airport and meet with the guide. Do some sightseeing in Isfahan before transferring to Chelgerd.

Day 2: Samsami

We will drive through the mountains to Samsami peak (3,450 m) and skin up to the summit (starting from 2,400 m) before racing back down the powder-covered slopes.

Day 3: Shahmansouri

We will drive to Shahmansouri peak and skin up to its summit at 3,600 m (starting from 2,500 m) before skiing back down.

Day 4: Gilas peak

We will drive to Gilas village (2,200 m) and skin up Gilas peak (3,200 m) before skiing back down.

Day 5 to 6: Niakan peak

We will transfer from Chelgerd to Mohammad-Abad (2,300 m) and ski on the slopes of nearby Niakan peak. The following day, we get an early start and skin up to the top of Niakan peak (4,050 m) before enjoying an incredible ride back down.

Day 7: Nameless peak

From Mohammad-Abad, we will climb to the summit of Nameless peak (2,850 m) before skiing back down.

Day 8: Departure

We transfer back to Isfahan, where we do a bit more sightseeing before dropping you off at the airport.


Equipment you will need to bring

Ski equipment (skis, boots, poles)

Climbing skins

Poles

Helmet

Goggles

Sunglasses

Avalanche equipment (beacon, probe and shovel)

Crampons

Backpack

Water bottle

Other gear: Ski clothes. Matress. Sliping bag


About the guide

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My name is Amin. I am a certified ski, mountaineering and mountain biking guide, based in Tehran. I used to go to the mountains as a kid, since I was 6 years old. When I was a teenager, I always dreamed becoming a mountain guide. Now I am the vice-president of the Iran Mountain Guiding Association, a full member of BMC and meber of UIAA.

I have experience climbing 7000-meter mountains. Some of my published material include “Noshaq, a different peak” ( 2010), about my journey in Hindukosh; a “Climbing Dictionary” (2016), includes English to Persian mountain terms and “Mountain Environment Protection” (2018), about mountain ecosystems and ways of protecting the mountains.

Now I am certifed as a ski, mountain and mountain biking guide in Iran, and I will finish my IFMGA course next year (2020).


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1031 each

Group of 2

EUR 928 each

Group of 3

EUR 918 each

Group of 4

EUR 877 each

Group of 5

EUR 815 each

Group of 6

EUR 774 each

Group of 7

EUR 743 each

Group of 8

EUR 712 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

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

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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