Trip Highlights

  • Lar National Park and protected area
  • Three days hiking on the foot of massive Damavand mountain
  • Visit semi-nomads and shepherds
  • Crossing Lar valley and its rivers
  • Untouched landscape of a non-touristic area
  • Passing through central Alborz mountains ideal for photography

 

This is an amazing opprtinity for vistors to have an exciting hike in one of the closest sites to the capital. You will be in the heart of Alborz Mountains for three days hiking from northern Tehran towards west of Damavad mountain. We will have approximately 15-20 km hiking per day crossing mountains, canyons and rivers. The vast valley is covered with flowers in the season. We will have camping in the National Park and all the supply gear will be provided. The journey starts from capital towards Fasham Road and will end in Tehran through Haraz Road. Entrance permit to the national Park requires some time and extra paper work so in advance booking is mandatory.

 

Meals

3 B

3 L

 3 D

Accommodation

1 night local village, 1 night tent camping, 1 night guest house

Transport

All transportation, backpack handling during the trek (up to 15 Kg)

Other Services

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

Not Included

Items of personal nature, travel insurance

 

Day 1 : transfer to Central Alborz. overnight in local house.

Day 2: Trekking from Garmab Dar to Dashteh Lar

Day 3: crossing Lar River to Yonizar pass

Day 4 Trekking to Polor village and drive to Tehran

 

The National Park of Lar is as big as 30000 hectares and doesn't have any residential area in or around it. During the summer when the gate of National Park will be open for local tribes you will see semi nomadic shepherds of the desert areas further south take their herds to graze in the summer months. Also, you may see some Persian tribes making KOOCH (move to high altitude and cooler places in the hot season) in the park.

Regarding the different ecosystems and ecology, it has different species, including: Birds, Mammals, reptiles, amphibians and aquatics (for example: brown bear, viper, partridge, gamma and red-spotted trout). It is also used for beekeeping considering the various plants it has.

The park will be open from May to Mid- August and will be close for the entire of the year. The best time to visit is beginning of May to the end of June when the area’s grassland is covered with wild flowers. For entry to the Park all of domestic visitors need permit for visiting the park. For foreign visitor’s is needed, extra paperwork and little hassle. They need a written permit is needed from the Environment Department of in Tehran (headquarters) which is bureaucratic and time consuming.

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