Hiking in Alborz & Zagros Mountains along with Iran's main highlights & UNESCO sites

Fixed Departure
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  • From € 1420

Services

Moderate

Accommodation

  • 9 Nights Hotel
  • 4 Nights Local House

Meals

  • 12 Breakfasts
  • 8 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners

Transport

  • Sedan

Trip Highlights

  • Covering three regions of mountain trails in the Alborz & Zagros ranges
  • Dena mountain chain trail hike
  • Walk through Bakhtiari tribal territory and Zardkuh Mts
  • Dena National Park hike
  • Experience different climates of Iran in one journey
  • Travel to the most important of Iran’s world heritage sites
  • Visit the cities of Shiraz, Isfahan, Kashan and Tehran
  • Overnight stay in traditional Persian historical houses renovated as boutique hotels
  • Chance to mingle and socialize with local people in non touristic villages
  • Taste local home made cuisine and Persian food not offered in restaurants

Service Included

  • All transportation according to the itinerary
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees for the sites according to the itinerary

Service 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

Trip Notes

As this is a group tour for both Iran historical and nature part, we have designed the moderate grade of difficulty, so most of travelers with regular fitness can join for on this trip. Also, we can tailor made and make the grade of trekking higher as a private tour or for a group of travel company.

Including the majority of attractions and interesting places in one tour for two weeks is practically impossible. Iran offers too many attractions that would take much longer than 2 weeks. This task becomes harder if you include a sporting activity as well. This tour is an intensive multi purpose cultural-adventure journey suitable for first time visitors. It covers three different regions for hiking in Iran. Two mountain regions in the west of Iran and one mountain region in the north. Dena and Zardkuh mountain chains are both part of the Zagros range located in western Iran. Lar National Park is situated  in the foothills of Mt Damavand which is part of the central Alborz mountain range. Mt Damavand is the highest mountain in Western Asia at height of 5610 m. The beauty, wildlife, birds, climate,  terrain, trees, plains, flora and fauna of each mountains is different and it therefore makes this journey special. Dena also is a National Park and designated UNESCO biosphere reserve. A mule trek with nomads is one of the main highlight of this journey, travelling through their territory and seeing their way of life in a region seldom visited by any other foreign travellers. You will share meals with them and socialize with their families. The classic cultural/historical part of  the trip covers the most important and world renowned UNESCO heritage sites.  The season for this trip is in Mid-spring till mid-autumn and the journey starts from Shiraz and ends in Tehran. Booking in advance for this trip is mandatory as we have to get permits for two national parks and organize mule trekking which is time consuming. If you have more time over two weeks and would like to experience something more than this, please contact us.

Itinerary

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    Sedan
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    Hotel
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
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    Hotel
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    Breakfast
    Dinner
  • Accommodation
    Local House
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Accommodation
    Local House
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Accommodation
    Local House
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
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    Local House
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
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    Hotel
    Meals
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    Lunch
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    Hotel
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    Hotel
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    Hotel
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    Breakfast
    Dinner
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Dena is the name for a sub-range within the Zagros Mountains. Dena is in the middle part of Zagros with 90 km length and 15 km average width which is the main important sub range of Zagros Mountains. Dena Mountains are the home of some of the highest mountains in the entire Zagros with more than 40 peaks rising to elevations of 4000 meters or more above sea level. Ghach Mastan in Dena is the highest peak in Zagros with an elevation of 4,450 meters.

This vast area with its beauties is ideal for many adventure activities like mountaineering, trekking and mountain biking. In addition there is also the possibility of the extremely exotic chance of observing tribal nomadic life styles.

Date & Price

Sep 5, 2020 Sep 18, 2020 € 1,420 N/A Guaranteed Book Now
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