An amazing unique trip to IRAN include ski in 3 of best resorts in Iran and enjoy watching night sky in desert (MARANJAB).
Shemshak ski resort.
Shemshak is a ski resort which is located in the north-east of Tehran in the Alborz mountain range. Shemshak is considered as next in rank to Dizin ski complex and has started its activity since 1958. It includes two ski lifts, three dish teleskis and two hammer teleskis. The slopes lie at an altitude of 2550m to 3050m above the sea level.
The resort includes two main slopes, each with a chair lift that apex at the top and several lifts. There are also lighting facilities for night skiing. Fresh weather as well as closeness of the region to Tehran are the main reasons to attract many foreign and local tourists. You will enjoy an interesting ski till midnight by the lightened spectacular scene. 60 to 90 min (about 60 km) drive to Shemshak from Tehran by coach. After a heavy snowfall, snow chains are often necessary for the last part of the journey.
There is no railway station in Shemshak, the closest railway station is at Tehran. There are two hotels in Shemshak ski resort, one of which is older. Both hotels are cheaper than the ones in Dizin.
Darbandsar ski resort
Darbandsar ski resort is one of the newest ski resorts in the country which is run by a private company. It is located 60 km to the north east of Tehran. The altitude is from 2650 – 3150 meter high. Darbandsar ski resort is one of the 7 ski resorts around Tehran.
It is located on the north face of Mt. Kashoolak (3650m). The base elevation is 2620m and the top elevation is 3150m. There are 2 chairlifts and 3 drag lifts in this resort. This is the second most challenging resort in the region after the one in Shemshak. Like Shemshak there are some nice areas for off-piste skiing.
It is also possible to ski from Dizin ski resort to Darbandsar. When you are on the top, the view is spectacular Mt. Koloonbastak (4160m), Mt. Damavand, Mt. Sarakchal (4220m) and the ridge in between look majestic. The whole area is a heaven for extreme skiers.
Dizin ski resort
The huge Dizin ski resort which has been established since 1969 is located in the north of Tehran in the Alborz mountain range. The ski season in Dizin also lasts longer than European ski resorts (from Mid November to May) because of its high altitude. It is one of the 40 highest ski resorts in the world as the highest ski lift reaches 3,600 m (11,800 ft).
It includes three telecabins, two ski lifts, seven dish teleskis and one Hammer teleski. It gained its official title for its specific physical and technical features such as the course slope, length of the course and the place where the competitions and races are held, as well as amenities and other recreational facilities.
The ski activity in Dizin complex is not confined to winter. It is also an important grass-ski centre in summer. The first international grass-ski tournament was held at Dizin by the International Ski Federation with participation of some leading countries in skiing in 1996. Dizin boasts summer activities such as grass-skiing, hiking, horse riding and tennis, and a children’s playground.
It is located by the city of Aran-o-Bidgol, one of the ancient desert cities of Isfahan province. It was once composed of two separate cities, Aran-o-Bidgol.The Maranjab Desert is also close to Kashan. The town is surrounded by the desert on the north and east, and thus it has a typical climate of hot and dry in summer, cold and dry in winter, and very little rainfall during the year.
The name of this desert came from the Abassi Karvanserai near the Aran-o-Bidgol Salt Lake which was built by Shah Abass Safavi on 1603AD to protect the Silk Road. The beauties of Maranjab desert are vast Aran-o-BidgolSalt Lake with its wonderful Floating Island (its call floating because it is as if there is a lost ship in the vast horizon of the desert), huge sand dunes and tamarisk trees forest. There is a Karvanserai with a pool of water in front of it in this area which is a camping point of Maranjab desert.
To enjoy the touch of the sands on your fingers while walking bare foot on the sand hills and watching the dawn of the sun among the Tamarisk trees and sunset far away, behind the horizon of the salt lake and unforgettable desert night ski where you can pick stars, stay with us in this desert tour package.
BEST TIME : November-December- January February
TRIP LENGTH: 7 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: transfer from airport IKA to Tehran and drive to Shemshak resort skiing till noon. Take a rest and Check in at noon. Overnight in hotel.
Day 2: drive to Darbansar resort and full day ski. Overnight in hotel.
Day 3: drive to Dizin resort, full day ski and Overnight in hotel.
Day 4: full day ski in Dizin resort and Overnight in hotel.
Day 5: : Drive to Tehran and Kashan. Take a short visit in Kashan and drive to Aran-o-Bidgol, Abassi Karvanserai and Maranjab Desert . set up the camp and overnight in the camp.
Day 6: Take some Safari in Desert an already visit the Salt Lake in desert. Enjoy the night sky and Overnight in the camp.
Day 7: Drive to Kashan – Tehran and Departure.