6 Days Zagros Ski Tour in Iran Mountains

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Duration

6 Days / 5 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

Ditch the predictable pistes and embark on an epic adventure that fuses heart-pounding descents with the captivating tapestry of Iranian culture by our Zagros Ski Tour experience.

Our meticulously crafted ski tours cater to every budget, whisking you away for an unforgettable 8-day odyssey. Imagine carving fresh powder by day and delving into the soul of Iran by night.

This isn’t your average ski vacation; it’s a transformative cultural immersion unlike any other. Prepare to be exhilarated by challenging slopes, captivated by ancient traditions, awestruck by breathtaking landscapes, and tantalized by the flavors of a legendary cuisine.

We’ll guide you beyond the slopes, uncovering hidden gems and vibrant cities. You’ll experience the warmth of Iranian hospitality, the rich tapestry of history, and the undeniable beauty of a land steeped in cultural treasures. This is a ski trip that will ignite your senses and leave you with memories that linger long after the last snowflake melts.

Join us on the outstanding routes of Zagros and discover the magic that awaits in the heart of the Zagros mountains.

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Highlights

  • Conquering multiple summits, including the 3,800-meter peak near Niyakan, the 3,900-meter Barmoo peak, and the 4,000-meter Shah Mansuri Summit
  • Ascending to the Gilas and Moaleman Summits, followed by off-piste skiing in a pristine virgin valley
  • Skiing through stunning valleys and embracing the challenge of navigating rugged terrain
  • Experiencing the thrill of descending on the same routes, offering unique perspectives of the landscapes
  • Early morning starts at 5 AM to fuel up for the day's adventures
  • Scenic drives through the rugged terrain, allowing you to soak in the beauty of the Zagros Mountains
  • Opportunities to explore off-piste skiing in multiple areas, adding excitement to the adventure
  • Spending 7-8 hours immersed in the majesty of the mountains during the action-packed ski touring days
  • Visiting the charming mountain village nestled amidst the slopes
  • Interacting with local communities and experiencing their hospitality

Included/Excluded

  • 5 Nights in local house
  • 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
  • Visa stamp/ label fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Tips to local guides and drivers
  • Entrance Fees

Itinerary

Welcome to Iran! Upon your arrival at IKA airport, our guide will warmly welcome you and facilitate your transfer to Chelgerd city, nestled amidst the majestic Zagros Mountains. The journey will take approximately 6 hours by car, allowing you to enjoy the scenic beauty of the landscape as we traverse through the rugged terrain.

Upon reaching Chelgerd, you'll be escorted to your hotel where you can unwind and rest after your travels. Take this time to relax and prepare for the adventures that await you in the heart of the Zagros Mountains.

O/N Chelgerd

 

Rise and shine at 5 AM to kickstart your day with a hearty breakfast. Following your meal, we'll embark on a 30-minute car transfer to Niyakan, setting the stage for an exhilarating ski touring adventure. The journey will take you from the snow line to the summit, reaching an impressive elevation of 3,800 meters. The ski tour is estimated to last approximately 4 hours, providing ample time to revel in the stunning landscapes.

After reaching the summit, the excitement continues as we make our descent, skiing downhill through the northern valley. The thrill of skiing back down on the same route offers a unique perspective of the landscape, combining both challenge and enjoyment.

O/N Chelgerd

Getting up at 5 AM to fuel up with a hearty breakfast before embarking on an exciting adventure. Our journey begins with a scenic 30-minute car transfer to Niyakan village, where the towering peak of Barmoo awaits.

With determination and enthusiasm, we commence our ascent to the summit, aiming to conquer the majestic peak at 3,900 meters. Along the way, we'll have the opportunity to explore some of the valleys, indulging in the exhilarating experience of ski touring amidst the breathtaking mountain scenery.

As the day progresses, we'll continue our exploration, skiing through the valleys until approximately 4 PM, immersing ourselves in the beauty and tranquility of the surroundings.

 O/N Chelgerd

 

Wake up bright and early at 5 AM to kickstart your day with a nutritious breakfast. Following your meal, we'll embark on a scenic one-hour transfer to Cherri pass, setting the stage for an exhilarating ski touring adventure. Our journey begins with the ascent to the Shah Mansuri Summit, standing tall at an impressive elevation of 4,000 meters. With determination and enthusiasm, we'll navigate our way through the rugged terrain, enjoying the challenge and the stunning views along the way. After conquering the summit, the thrill continues as we ski back down through a pristine virgin valley, reveling in the untouched beauty of the landscape. But the adventure doesn't end there – we'll embark on another ski touring ascent to conquer yet another summit, immersing ourselves further in the majesty of the mountains. Throughout the day, we'll have the opportunity to explore off-piste skiing in three other parts of the mountain, adding an extra layer of excitement to our adventure. With each turn and descent, we'll embrace the thrill of the slopes and create unforgettable memories amidst the breathtaking beauty of Cherri pass. This action-packed day promises between 7 and 8 hours of excitement, adrenaline, and exploration, leaving you with cherished memories of an unforgettable ski touring experience in the heart of nature.

O/N Chelgerd

After enjoying a hearty breakfast at 5 AM, we'll embark on a picturesque one-hour transfer to Shah Mansouri Pass, marking the beginning of our thrilling ski touring adventure. Our journey commences with the exhilarating ascent to the Gilas and Moaleman Summits, each offering breathtaking views and a sense of accomplishment as we conquer the heights. With determination and skill, we'll navigate the slopes, reveling in the challenge and beauty of the terrain. Following our summit conquests, the excitement continues as we delve into off-piste skiing in a pristine virgin valley. With untouched snow and majestic scenery surrounding us, we'll carve our way down the slopes, enjoying the adrenaline rush and the sheer joy of skiing in nature's playground. As the day progresses, we'll continue our descent, skiing for approximately 3 hours until we reach the charming village nestled amidst the mountains. From there, we'll bid farewell to the slopes and embark on a scenic drive to Chelgerd, reflecting on the exhilarating experiences and memories created throughout the day.

O/N Chelgerd

After enjoying a satisfying breakfast, we'll embark on a scenic six-hour car journey back to Tehran. Along the way, you can relish in the memories of your adventures in the mountains and soak in the beauty of the landscape one last time. Upon reaching Tehran, we'll ensure you arrive at the airport in time for your flight, allowing for a smooth transition from your mountain escapades to your onward travels. As you bid farewell to Iran, take with you the cherished experiences and unforgettable moments from your journey through its captivating landscapes. Safe travels, and may your memories of Iran's beauty stay with you always.

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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