Trip Highlights

  • Ascend Mt. Koloon Bastak with 4156 meters altitude
  • Visit some of the mountains in Central Alborz range
  • Sleep one night in a village (local homestay) for acclimatization
  • Visit Dizin and Shemshak ski resorts

Most travelers wishing to climb Mt. Damavand, Alam Kuh or Sabalan choose Tochal peak for acclimatization however the route to Tochal can be crowded by weekend climbers or regular people due to its proximity to the capital city while the route chosen in this itinerary is more interesting, isolated and preferred by professionals for trekking or acclimatization.
One hour driving outside Tehran will take you to some mountains over 4000m enabling you to have a good acclimatization program for Damavand or other peaks around. Also, this short challenging trekking tour is perfect for those who wish to escape the crowded and polluted Tehran.
You will stay in a village for acclimatization and having a memorable time. This altitude will prepare you physically and mentally for tomorrow’s climbing.
The day after we will drive up to 3300m by car and from there we will start ascending to the peak. On the trekking route many of Central Alborz Mountains are visible. We will have a good view of Dizin, Shemshak and Darband Sar ski resorts.
We will be on the top around noon time staying around 1 hour at the peak. Then we will descend to starting point and drive back to the villagefor some rest before driving back to Tehran in the late afternoon.
Those travelers planning to ascend Damavand Mountain can continue their trip after finishing this tour.

Services Included

Meal Abbreviations (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Meals

1 B

1 L

1 D

Accommodation

1 night in village , local homestay

Transport

All transportation

Other Services

Mountain guide

Not Included

Items of personal nature, travel insurance

Day 1: Tehran to Dizin Ski road - Depart at 5.00 p.m. driving towards the northern Tehran. We drive around one hour on the Shemshak & Dizin ski resort road. The altitude on this road is around 1000m but the altitude of the village is 2000m, this will prepare you for mountaineering program. On arrival to the village we will have some time to enjoy the environment of the village. Dinner will be served there and tea/coffee is available at any time. Overnight stay in the local homestay. (D)

Day 2: Summit day - Ascending Mt. Koloon Bastak (4125 m) – 7.00 a.m. wake up for breakfast and start at 8.00 a.m. From the village (2000m) we will drive to the starting point of trek (3300m). From there we start trekking towards the summit. It takes approximately 5 hours to reach to the top. After one hour rest we will come back to the starting point and drive back to the village. After changing clothes and/or taking shower, drinking coffee/tea we will drive back to Tehran in the late afternoon. (B, L)

Mt Colon Bastak is one of the over 4000m peaks that sits on one of the east-west ridgelines in the middle part of central Alborz mountains.
The first east-west ridge of this part is the Tochal massif (3965m) that sits north of Tehran, and roughly the second ridgeline north to Tochal is the Sarakchal-Koloon bastak. There are some hills and lower mountains between this ridgelines.
The 7Km ridge starts with Koloon Bastak at west drops to 3850m and continues to Sarakchal peaks in east.
Despite being close to Tehran, the weather conditions are not the same for Tochal and Koloon bastak. While the temp is -7C at 1700m on Tehran, on the other side of 1400m it can be -12C.
The top gives a good view of the Alborz, Mt Tochal and Seechal at south, Mt Damavand, Kholeno area, Mt Sarakchal, Mt Abak... at east, Naz, Kahar, Takht-e-Soleiman massif mountains at west and the middle part of central Alborz ridgelines with the impressive tip of the Azad kooh mountain outstanding at north.

The photos that you will see are a collection of the trekking area in different seasons and depending the mount you will have different landscape views and colour as well

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