Hike to Mt Sarakchal (4,210m) with the best view of other summits of Alborz and Mt Damavand

Private Tour
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Services

Challenging
  • Group Size: 2 To 6
  • Duration: 2 Days / 1 Nights
  • Trip Code: 227-STN-TRK
  • Service Level: Standard

Accommodation

  • 1 Night Local House

Meals

  • 1 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunches
  • 1 Dinners

Transport

  • Private vehicle

Trip Highlights

  • Mt. Sarakchal ascend 4210 m
  • Spectacular views of Central Alborz Mountains
  • One night sleep in a renovated house in Shamshak village (2700 m) for acclimatization
  • Visiting Shemshak and Sepidestoon villages

Service Included

  • All transportation according to the itinerary
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English Spoken Mountain Guide

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 Adventure Iran office is based in Lavasan (northern Terhran countryside) in Central Alborz Mountains, we have designed a few trekking activities with different difficulty levels around this region. This trip has been designed to be challenging and is perfect for people who have limited time in Tehran or those who want to have an acclimatization program before high mountains such as Damavand, Alam Kuh or Sabalan. It is also a challenging tour perfect for escaping the crowded and polluted Tehran to a quiet village. The highlights of this tour are: meeting local people in the village, Persian food, staying in a renovated local house and beautiful trekking route to the summit. In the afternoon of the first day we will transfer you from Tehran to Shemshak village to stay overnight. This will acclimatize you for a better ascend tomorrow. Early morning next day we will start from the village toward the peak.

Itinerary

  • Pick you up from your hotel in Tehran at 5.00 p.m to drive towards Shemshak village through a mountainous road. Overnight stay in the village house for acclimatization.  

    Accommodation
    Local House
    Meals
    Dinner
    Transport
    Private vehicle
  • Early morning rise up at 6.00 a.m. After breakfast, start the hike from Shemshak village. we will take the mountain ridge to the peak. Around noon we will be at the peak where we have a great view of mountains in central Alborz over 4000m; Touchal, Kolon Bastak, Sichal, Borj, kholeno and Azadkooh. After having packed lunch, we will walk back to the guest house in the village, taking shower and rest. Afternoon, we will transfer you to your hotel by evening.

    Accommodation
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch

Central Alborz Mountains lie north of Tehran and south of the Caspian Sea within easy reach from the Iranian capital. Here there are a number of natural protected areas and national parks with rich flora and fauna under the protection and supervision of the Iranian Environmental Organisation. Central Alborz Mountains have more than 40 peaks above 4,000m, and many fresh water rivers, picturesque lakes, valleys and canyons. So, there are excellent hiking opportunities for adventure travellers here. Iran’s three major ski resorts (Dizin, Darbandsar and Shemshak) with excellent facilities and a variety of ski lifts and slopes are located in the Central Alborz approx. 65km north of Tehran. The breathtaking “roof of Iran” and the highest peak in the country and the Middle East – Damavand (5,610m) – is also located in this region. The climate and weather conditions in the Central Alborz are seasonal. In early spring and late autumn when there is still snow at the altitudes above 3,000m, the weather can be unpredictable.