An amazing 10 days ski touring in the highest mountain in middle east (DAMAVAND) and second highest peak in Iran (ALAMKOOH).
Alamkooh and Takht -e- soleiman area, especially the southern side of the mountain is a beautiful and attractive place for ski Touring in the spring in Iran.
Due to heavy rainfall in winter in the area and many peaks over 4000 meters it is a suitable place for skiing to mid-spring Peaks such as: Lashgarak – Gardonkooh – Chaloon and many other peaks in the area in the spring and in favorable conditions the main peak Alamkooh (4811m) is also good to ascend.
It is also a good place for acclimatization before climbing Damavand. you can see a spectacular view of Alborz mountains over the 4000 meters high peak.
Mount Damavand is the highest ski resort in Iran for ski mountaineering, ski touring, wild ski expedition and snowboard. Damavand receives heavy snowfalls in winter because of its vicinity to the Caspian Sea.
The south route is not technical and is an ideal route for ski and snowboard. Skiing on other sides is more difficult. Depending to the weather the amount of snowfall is different each year, the ski season may starts from mid November and last until mid May.
It is a good idea to check the amount of snow in the area before you fix your plan and travel to the area. South side of mount Damavand is not so steep. Also there is no crevasse in the region. But it is a high mountain, where the snow is wind packed and icy in its higher altitudes.
In fact, you should expect different types of snow in different altitudes. We recommend ski touring of Damavand to those who are fit and have previous experience of winter ascents and ski mountaineering in smaller mountains.
DATES:March April 2017
TRIP LENGTH: 9 days
• full services of a professional expedition leader plus local guides
• 4×4 vehicle support as required
• all meals
• all transport as outlined in the itinerary
• all accommodation
• any specialist kit
• any entrance permits (50 USD for Damavand – 30 USD for Alamkooh)
• international flights
• local airport taxes and international visas
• tips to local guides
• personal equipment (once booked you’ll receive a short kit list)
• travel insurance
Day 1: Arrival – Transfer to the hotel and shopping in Tehran. driving through Chaloos road (one of the most beautiful roads of Iran) to Marzanabad and Roudbarak. Overnight in MSFI hut. Walk around the hut.
Day 2: Departure by car 4WD to the camp (Tange Galoo) because of the snow and the conditions of the porters. stay in camps and short ski around.
Day 3: climb Lashgarak 4200m summit and ski to the camp.
Day 4: Climb to the summit Chaloon 4550 m and ski to the camp.
Day 5: Return to the hut. drive to the Caspian Sea , walk around the city and Mahmudabad market. overnight in a hotel or motel.
Day 6: Drive to Reine village via Haraz road. Overnight in Reine hut.
Day 7: driving to camp 2 (1 hour off road) 3000m and climbing to camp3 (Bargah) about 4200m. We have about 4-6 hours climbing. Overnight in hut. (private room with hot water, blanket, bed, etc.)
Day 8: Summit day. Start climbing early in the morning. We have about 6-8 hours climbing to the top. Skiing to the hut and back to camp 2 and Reine camp. Overnight in Reine.
Day 9: visit amazing mineral hot springs near Reine. Driving to Tehran and departure.
Don’t hesitate to contact us and ask questions.