Crossing the Lar protected area, the most beautiful park of Iran in west of Mt Damavand

Private Tour
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Services

Challenging

Accommodation

  • 1 Night Camp
  • 1 Night Local House

Meals

  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners

Transport

  • Private vehicle

Trip Highlights

  • Trekking in Lar National Park and protected area
  • One night sleep in high altitude village of Shemshak (2700m )
  • Two days hiking on the foot of massive Damavand Mountain
  • Visiting the semi-nomads and shepherd on the trek
  • Crossing the vast valley of Lar
  • Passing two canyons and rivers on the trek
  • Spectacular view of massive Mount Damavand

Service Included

  • All transportation according to the itinerary
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English spoken mountain guide
  • Backpack handling by 4WD cars or Mules/Horse (limited by 15kg per person)
  • Provided Gear: Eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, sleeping bags, mattress, pillows, duffel bag for non-trek items left at our office in Tehran

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

This tour requires a special permit from department of environment for entering to Lar National Park. The process for applying the permission takes about 14 working days.

This is amazing opprtinities for all vistors to have a exciting hiking one of the closest sites in the Capital’s countryside. We will send you to heart of Alborz Mountains in the park which is surrounded with many mountains and for three days we have an adventure hiking from Northern Tehran towards west of Damavad Mountain. We will have approximately 15-20 km per day and we will cross a couple of mountains, canyon and rivers to reach the foot hill of Damavand. The valley is vast area and on early of the season on May will be coverd by different type of flowers. We have to cross the Lar rivers for a couple of times and that would be a good to be prepared with extra clothes and trekking sandal and so on. We will have camping in the National Park and we will supply all of the camping stuff and gears and sleeping arrengmnet as well. We will start the journey from the Capital towards Fasham Road and will be back through Haraz road to Tehran. For getting the permit to National Park for forginer, it takes time and extra paper work and advance booking is mandatory.

Itinerary

  • picked up from your hotel in Tehran at 5.00 p.m to drive towards Shemshak village.

    Accommodation
    Local House
    Meals
    Dinner
    Transport
    Private vehicle
  • you will transfer to the starting poing of trekking. You will have around 30 km hiking from Garmabdar (2500m) with crossing through Khatoon Bargah pass (3050m) and afterward reach to Kamar Dasht camp (2570m )

    Accommodation
    Camp
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Collecting the camp and start hiking through canyon; countinue our trek to high camp of sheppers. from there our vehicle pick up us and will drive to Tehran by late afternoon.

    Accommodation
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch

Lar National Park is a protected area around the massive Mt Damavand (5610 m) including a number of impressive 4000m+ peaks; all located in Central Alborz mountain range. It is in two provinces of Tehran and Mazandaran. Lar is a high altitude mountainous ecosystem only 70 km north east of the capital.

The Park is around 30,000 hectares in size. There are no residential areas in or around it. During the summer when the national park opens for local herdsmen, you will see semi nomadic shepherds from the warmer regions further south take their herds to graze in the summer months. You may also see some a variety of tribes making KOOCH (move to high altitude and cooler places in the hot season) in the park territory. Different species live in this park such as birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and aquatics (brown bear, viper, partridge, gamma and red-spotted trout). This area is also utilized by beekeepers due to the abundance of a variety of wild flowers. The park opens strictly from May to Mid- August and then is closed to the public. The best time to visit is beginning of May to the end of June when the land is covered with wild flowers. Visitors need entrance permit. We will obtain the permits for our guests. Since it is a bureaucratic and time consuming procedure we need sufficient time so there will be no delays.