Trip Highlights

  • Ski on long runs near Dizin ski resort
  • Trekking in Alborz Mountain
  • Visit Kandelus village in northern part of central Alborz Mountains
  • Visit the Caspian Sea
  • Larijan mineral hot spring spa
  • Eat organic dairy of villages
  • Thorough visit and exploration of historic city of Kashan
  • Close examination of historic Sialk hill (archeological excavation site)
  • Desert trekking in Maranjaab and visiting salt lake
  • Noosh Abad underground ancient town
  • Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Trip Code: 169-STN-SKI
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Activities: Trekking, Skiing, Cultural-Historical, Desert Adventures,
  • Regions: Kandelus, Mazandaran, Iran
  • Service Level: Basic
  • Group Size: ( 4 - 12 )
  • Tour Type: Private Departure
  • Price: € 978
  • Single Supplement: N/A

This tour includes four parts; Skiing, trekking in Alborz Mountains, village exploring and desert trekking camping in Iran central desert ”Dashte-e Kavir”.

Iran is a mountainous country offering fantastic pistes. A famous piste is Dizin which is located in the Central Alborz Mountains in north of Tehran. Driving time is about 2 hours from the capital city. The resort has a reputation for excellent powdery snow, high altitude (one of the world's 40 highest ski centres) and the north facing slopes. Snow depth average is 1.5 meters (5 feet) at the base and double that on the upper slopes. Dizin’s climatologically condition offers the longest time for skiing from mid December to the end of March due to the expansion of the region.

Kandelus is a mountainous village perfect for trekking and watching spectacular scenes. We will explore Alborz Mountains, Caspian Sea, south face of Damavand Mountain and Larijan mineral hot spring before heading to a different climate to visit the Central Desert. We will camp in the desert and visit historic city of Kashan before fly back home.

Meals

7 B

3 lunch

 5 D

Accommodation

1 night hotel in Tehran, 1 night in the village in Dizin Ski resort, 2 nights in Kandelus, 1 night in Larijan, 1 night camping or caravanserai in the desert, 1 nights historic guest house in Kashan

Transport

Private car depending on the group size

Other Services

Ski entrance fees, ski equipment, all camping equipment for the desert(tents, mattresses, sleeping bags)

Not Included

Items of personal nature, travel insurance

 

Day 1: Arrival Tehran – check in
The first day will be free and depending on your time of arrival, you’ll likely have free time to relax, get adjusted and explore the town.

Day 2: Drive to Dizin, full day skiing and return to the village
You will be picked up from your hotel early in the morning. On the way to the piste you will stop in a village for breakfast. In this village you can put your extra stuff in the local house before driving towards the ski resort.

Day 3: Full day skiing & drive to Kandelus
Today You will have another full day skiing in the piste. In the afternoon the driver will pick you up from the piste to the village to grab your backpack and getting ready to leave for Kandelus.

Day 4: Trekking in Central Alborz Mountains
Early in the morning after the breakfast we start trekking from the village towards the amazing mountains.

Day 5: Exploring tour (Kandelous village, Caspian sea, Larijan hot spring and Damavand south face)
Today is a tight day as we have many places to visit in our agenda.

Day 6: Mt. Damavand photogeraphy and desert camping
Wake up call is 6 AM and after breakfast we will drive from Larijan to Maranjab Desert in Iran Cental Desert.

Day 7: Exploring Kashan historic city
In Kashan frist we will check-in to a traditional house and after lunch we will enjoy a walking tour of Kashan.

Day 8: Fin Garden & Noosh Abaad underground ancient town
we will drive to the Fin complex containing several houses, a traditional bath house and a large garden.

Dizin is one of the largest ski resorts in Iran located in the Central Alborz mountain range, only 70km from the capital city of Iran.  It was established in 1969.

The ski season in Dizin lasts longer than in European ski resorts, from December to May, due to the resort's high altitude. The highest ski lift reaches 3,600 m (11,800 ft), making it one of the 40 highest ski resorts in the world.

Dizin ski amenities include two hotels, 19 cottages and five restaurants, villas and private apartments around the Dizin ski resort accommodate thousands of people every year.

Deviating from this itinerary is unpreventable sometimes due to weather conditions, seasonal changes, avalanche, glacier on the road, any possible road blockage between the village and ski resorts or any other factor. We may change/cancel times and schedules for the safety of travelers if any of the mentioned incidents occur.

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