As Adventure Iran office is based in Lavasan (northern Terhran countryside), in Central Alborz Mountains so we have a bunch of Trekking with different type of difficulty level around this region. This trip is the one most attractive one with challenging grade of difficulty. It would be perfect for who has limited time in Tehran or who want to have an acclimatization program before the climb of famous high altitude mountains of Iran like Mt. Damavand, Alam Kuh or Sabalan. Also, this short, challenging Trekking tour is perfect for those who wish to escape the crowded and polluted Tehran to a quiet village. Meeting local people in the village, Persian local food, staying in a renovated local house and amazing trekking route to the summit make this trip so attractive. In the afternoon of the first day, we will transfer you from Tehran to Shemshak village in 2700 m height and you will stay the night in the local house. You will have good acclimatization in high altitude and enable you to have a better ascend of tomorrow. The next day with early morning we will start from the village toward the peak. We have amazing view of most Central Alborz Mountains from the top. After decent from the peak we will back to the village and transfer you to the capital.
You will pick up from your hotel in Tehran at 5.00 p.m. Driving towards Shemshak village which is around 60 km through mountain road taking 1 hour and a half. The altitude of Tehran downtown is around 1200 m from the sea level and the village, altitude is 2700m, so we will drive up around 1500m. This attitude will be good for your acclimatization one night before your summit day and your body and brain will adjust for mountaineering program. After arriving in the village we have to walk up to the highest point of the village with 110 steps as the is no road goes to the house. The house is he a good view to shemshak ski resort and Sarakchal mountain as well. After arrival to the house we will have some time to enjoy the environment of the village and take a photo before dawn. Dinner will be served there and tea/coffee is available at any time. Overnight stay in the local renovated house.
Early morning 6.00 a.m. We will rise up and after coffee and breakfast we will take our day pack to start our today's hike at 7 am. The route will start from the house in the village of Shemshak. The altitude of the start is 2700 m and the peak height is 4210 m. Our total ascent will be 1510 m taking 10 hours to go and back. We will climb through the southern face of the mountain and during our hike towards the peak we will have a great view of Shemshak and Darband sar and other villages in the region as well as two ski resorts of Shemshak and Darband sar. The first 500 m of our hike is steeve slope. Also, alongside of our trek there is a big rock with 300 m height and we will cross through behind of the wall which is a good point of rest and photography. Many of rock climber come to this place for climbing during spring and summer. After a couple of hours we will reach a shelter called Lagani which is at 3550 am and we have a short stop for rest. Afterwards we will take the mountain ridge to the peak. In the spring the ground will cover with a lot of local herb and local people will come to collect these goods for their local dishes. We have a couple of spring water in our trek and we can refill our bottles. Around noon we will be at the peak of SaraK chal 1 (4210 m) and we have a great view of a lot of mountains in central Alborz over 4000m. Touchal, Kolon Bastak, Sichal, Borj, kholeno and Azadkooh are the famous ones. After 1 hour in the top and having packed lunch we will back to the village takes a couple of hours. After reaching the village, we have a one hour time for taking a shower and rest and after having afternoon coffee will transfer you to Your hotel in the capital. You will arrive Tehran by evening.
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.
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