An amazing unique trip to IRAN include ski in over 4000m Zagross mountain (Zard Kooh) range and enjoy watching night sky in desert (MARANJAB).
Zard Kooh (yellow mountain) is the most extensive area in Zagross mountain range. It is located in the Zagros Mountain range. The Karun and also Zayanderud rivers start in the Zagros mountain range near the Zard Kooh. There are some glaciers on the mountain owing to the relatively high precipitation, which are the only glaciers in the subtropics outside the Himalayas and Andes. This mountain range is located between central field of IRAN and Persian Gulf, because of this, it has so much annual rain and virgin snowy valleys at winter. Chelgard village normally is the starting point of ascent. there is some peaks above 4000mt and the highest one is Kolunchin with about 4200mt. Actually Zard Kooh is a ski paradise in Iran.
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: February- March
TRIP LENGTH: 8 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 hotel in Tehran. Overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Driving to Esfahan and Chelgerd (small city). Overnight in Local hose or hotel
Day 3: Ascend and descend Ski touring to some of peaks around. Back to Chelgerd. Overnight in Local hose or hotel.
Day 4: Start ascending to Haft Tanan peak 4180m. Overnight in camp.
Day 5: Climbing summit Haft Tanan. Back to Chelgerd. Overnight in Local hose or hotel.
Day 6: Drive to Isfahan 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 7: Take some Safari in Desert an already visit the Salt Lake in desert. Enjoy the night sky and Overnight in the camp.
Day 8: Drive to Kashan and Departure.