7 Days Iran Trekking Tour in Alborz

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Duration

7 Days / 6 Nights

Tour Type

Private Tour

Group Size

Min:1 - Max:5 Pax

Languages

English

Start in

Tehran

End in

Tehran

Availability

April-October

About this tour

Step off the beaten path and onto an unforgettable adventure on the Alborz Highlights Trek. This epic journey will transport you through the heart of Iran’s most majestic mountain range, the Alborz.

Prepare to be mesmerized by the region’s diverse landscapes. Traverse verdant forests blanketing the foothills, where charming villages peek out like hidden gems. Your trek will take you on a south-to-north odyssey, conquering awe-inspiring peaks that pierce the very heavens. As you ascend, witness the breathtaking transformation of the landscape into a vast, central alpine paradise.

Our meticulously crafted routes, starting from the bustling capital of Tehran, will leave you breathless at every turn. Imagine yourself immersed in the untamed beauty of nature, from fragrant wildflower meadows to glacial valleys carved by time. Along the way, experience the legendary warmth of Iranian hospitality, forging connections with the local people and their rich cultural heritage.

This trek is more than just a physical challenge; it’s a transformative experience that will create memories etched in your soul long after the last step is taken. Join us on the Alborz Highlights Trek and discover the magic that awaits in the heart of the Alborz Mountains.
Join us on the Alborz Highlights Trek and discover the magic that awaits in the heart of the Alborz Mountains.

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Highlights

  • Scenic journey through the Chaloos road to Kelardasht, nestled in the Alborz Mountains
  • Trekking through the Hirkani Forest to the village of Mazichal
  • Challenging trek to the 4,200-meter Kormakouh peak, with camping at high altitudes
  • Descending to the picturesque Roodbarak village and exploring the Kaljaran valley
  • Visiting the stunning Valasht Lake for camping and swimming
  • Visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Golestan Palace, a magnificent royal complex from the Qajar Dynasty and Exploring the Abgineh Glass and Ceramics Museum, housed in a historic early 20th-century building
  • Immersing in Tehran's rich history and architecture
  • All foods during trekking must be carry and cook by yoursele

Included/Excluded

  • 6 nights in top-rated 4* hotel/ traditional house or tent
  • All transportations in private vehicle
  • All airport transfers
  • Professional English-speaking nature tour guide
  • Daily refreshment (2 bottles of water/ fruits/ snacks)
  • Visa authorization code fee
  • All meals
  • Travel insurance
  • SIM card
  • International flights
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Tips

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at IKA airport, our guide will warmly welcome you and you will be transferred to your hotel. On this day, you will have the opportunity to check your belongings and rest, and if you wish, visit the sights of the beautiful city of Tehran. (This program is designed with the assumption that your flight will arrive on the morning of the first day.)

O/N Tehran

you'll embark on a scenic journey directly to Kelardasht via the breathtaking Chalus Road, renowned for its picturesque views and lined with charming traditional restaurants. Nestled in the Alborz Mountains, Kelardasht offers a captivating retreat amidst stunning natural beauty. Continuing your adventure, you'll venture onwards to Mazichal village, traversing a dusty road that winds through the majestic Hirkani Forest. Prepare to be immersed in the tranquility of nature as you journey deeper into this captivating landscape.

O/N  Mazichal

Bidding farewell to the charming village of Mazichal, you'll embark on a trekking adventure that promises to leave you spellbound. As you emerge from the verdant embrace of the Hirkani Forest, a breathtaking sight awaits – the vast expanse of the Caspian Sea. After a day filled with awe-inspiring sights and invigorating trekking, you'll arrive at the picturesque village of Kalsere, nestled amidst the rolling hills and lush forests that border the Caspian Sea.

O/N Kalsere

Rising to a staggering 4,200 meters above sea level, the Kormakouh Peak stands as a formidable challenge for even the most experienced mountaineers. Today, you'll have the opportunity to conquer this towering giant, testing your endurance and determination with every step. Your journey, however, does not end at the summit. We'll continue our trek to the Kalaho Saddle, a high-altitude sanctuary nestled between towering peaks. Here, we'll establish our base camp, pitching tents amidst the rugged beauty of the mountains.

O/N  Kormakouh

Bid farewell to the towering peaks of the Alborz range and embark on a journey that takes you from the snow-capped mountains to the azure waters of the Caspian Sea, unveiling a world of natural wonders along the way. Whether you choose to indulge in water sports, beachside activities, or simply revel in the tranquility of this coastal paradise, the Caspian Sea shore promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you rejuvenated and inspired. As the day draws to a close, we'll bid farewell to the Caspian Sea and embark on our return journey to Tehran.
O/N Caspian Sea

Prepare for an exhilarating day of adventure as you descend from the lofty heights of a 4,000-meter saddle, traversing through breathtaking landscapes and immersing yourself in the natural wonders of Iran's Alborz Mountains.  It's time to embark on a thrilling descent to Roodbarak village, nestled at an elevation of 2,500 meters. This exhilarating journey will take approximately 8 hours, allowing you to savor every moment of the rugged terrain and stunning scenery that unfolds before you. Upon reaching Roodbarak village, your adventure continues as you delve into the scenic Kaljaran valley, a true gem nestled amidst the majestic Alborz range.After exploring the wonders of the Kaljaran valley, your adventure culminates at the picturesque Valasht Lake, a true oasis amidst the rugged Alborz range. Nestled amidst towering peaks and surrounded by pristine nature, this lake offers a serene respite from the day's exertions. Pitch your tent on the shores of the lake, and bask in the tranquility of your surroundings.

O/N Roodbarad

On the last day of your stay in Iran, you will have time to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Tehran. You can spend your free time by visiting the Golestan Palace and the busy Grand Bazaar of Tehran.

In the afternoon, transfer to IKA airport for your flight back home. Along the way, take in the sights and sounds of Tehran's bustling streets and neighborhoods, each with its own unique charm and character.

Frequently asked questions

You have 2 options to book the tour: click on the book Now button and reserve your tour or send us an inquiry and we get back to you for more information. Also, if you have any questions before making your decision, contact us on WhatsApp: +98 902 017 2888, Online Chat or Email ([email protected])

Except for the visa-free countries (the Republic of Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Georgia, Armenia, Venezuela, Egypt, Malaysia and China.) other nationalities need to apply for Iran visa before their trip to Iran. If you are buying a tour package from us, do not worry about it at all. We take care of your visa and it's included in your tour package.

The process is like: you send us your documents, we apply for your visa and you collect it upon arrival at the airport or any other collecting point you choose (it can be Iran embassy or consulate anywhere in the world). For more information about Iran visa visit our blog article for Iran Visa Ultimate Guide.

It’s not compulsory, but since you need to have access to the Internet, having a SIM card will be necessary. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has a SIM card for travelers.

Yes, having travel insurance is required at passport control when you are entering Iran. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has travel insurance for travelers. For more information please read about Iran Travel Insurance.

Where to change somehow depends on the amount of money you’d like to exchange. If it’s a small amount you can change at the airport or your hotel after getting to Iran. But for larger amounts, we suggest exchanging at an exchange store in the city, while you are visiting the downtown with your guide. Your guide will also assist you in choosing the best place for doing the exchange.

Yes, To Iran Tour offers airport transfers. The distance from IKA to Tehran downtown is about 50 km and having an airport transfer will be a great solution when you just arrive in Tehran. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has airport transfers for travelers.

International credit or debit cards are not accepted in Iran, so you must bring cash and conduct frequent exchanges. However, there is a solution to this problem: the “Iran tourist Card”. You can use this prepaid debit card for tourists instead of cash. Upon request, please let our support team know so that they can prepare it for you.

According to To Iran Tour’s terms and conditions, cancellations must be made by the customer in writing to To Iran Tour before the tour departure is confirmed. Applied cancellation fees are mentioned in the cancellation box of each tour. It differs between packages and day tours as in high and low season. You can contact To Iran Tour on WhatsApp: +98 902 017 2888 or by email at [email protected] for more information.

All non-Iranian nationals older than 12 years, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present a valid vaccine certificate on arrival. The vaccination certificate must be in English, showing full vaccination of 2 doses. However, there are no obligations regarding the date of the vaccination. Or they should present a negative PCR test.

Based on the group size or the road quality and the tour type, minibuses, vans or VIP buses will be used for the tour which are all private vehicles. All the vehicles are AC equipped and have the standard of EURO5 or EURO4.

Hotels are usually 4* or Traditional resorts with the same quality. Private or single rooms are not available in some traditional local houses. The basic price includes shared beds in double and twin rooms in hotels. Single rooms cost an extra fee.

Considering the locality and having an authentic experience, some traditional hotels or ecolodges do not have beds. But they all have sleeping equipment with comfortable mattresses and blankets.

Important Notes

Use private Minibus / Van / car depending on your group size

Meals are not included in the package, but if you are a vegetarian or allergic to any food, let us know in advance to take the necessary measures in our arrangements with your guide.

High season (Mar-May & Sep-Oct):

You receive a full refund of the tour price if You cancel at least 45 days before the start date of your tour.
45-30 days prior to arrival: 5%
29-15 days prior to arrival: 15%
14-7 days prior to arrival: 25%
6-3 days prior to arrival: 50%
less than 72 hours prior to arrival: No show

Low season (Nov-Feb & Jun-Aug):

You receive a full refund of the tour price if You cancel at least 30 days before the start date of your tour.
29-15 days prior to arrival: 5%
14-7 days prior to arrival: 15%
6-3 days prior to arrival: 25%
less than 72 hours prior to arrival: 75%

The basic price includes shared beds in double and twin rooms in hotels. Obviously, single rooms cost an extra fee.

The priority in sightseeing may change. It is due to the time of your arrival, your guide’s discretion, and official and unofficial holidays of some museums. Also, some activities in the itinerary may change depending on the weather conditions.

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