Top 3 Peaks of Iran Trekking Tour

Try this unique and challenging Iran tour of climbing Damavand, Alamkuh and Sabalan

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Top 3 Peaks of Iran Trekking Tour Brief Introduction:


The three highest peaks of Iran adventure tour is one of the best extensive Iran tours including mountaineering and sightseeing. We will trek to the summit of the three highest mountains of Iran; Damavand, Alamkuh and Sabalan. These three giant mountains are all in the Alborz mountain range. But, each of them is in a different province. Damavand mount is in Tehran, Alamkuh mount is in Mazandaran Province and Sabalan mount is in Ardabil Province. Damavand mount is 5610 meters, Alamkuh is 4850 meters, and Sabalan is 4811 meters. We will start our challenging Iran tour by going to Ardabil for climbing Sabalan. Then, we will go to Kelardasht for climbing Alamkuh. In the end, we will come back to Tehran for climbing Damavand mount.

On the second day of your Iran travel, we will have a flight to Ardabil and spend a day sightseeing there. Then, we will go to Shabil village for starting to trek Sabalan mount on the third day. We will hike to Sabalan summit on the fifth day. After that, we will go to Sarein city and visit the hot water springs. Later, we will go to Masouleh village for sightseeing. On the seventh day of your Iran journey, we will be at Kelardasht in Mazandaran Province for climbing ALamakuh. We will summit Alamkuh mount by day ninth. Then, we will go to Rineh village to start the climbing of the highest peak in the Middle East, Damavand. We will trek to Damavand summit on the thirteenth day. In the end, we will finish our Iran tour by sightseeing in Tehran.

Top 3 Peaks of Iran Trekking Tour At a Glance


Day 1: Arrival in Tehran.

Day 2: Flight from Tehran to Ardabil for Sabalan trekking tour, Sightseeing.

Day 3: Drive to Shabil Village, Trek up to Mount Sabalan basecamp (Hut at 3650m).

Day 4: Acclimatization on Mount Sabalan, Trek up to 4300m.

Day 5: Trek to Sabalan Summit (4811m), Descend to Basecamp, Transfer to Shabil Village.

Day 6: Drive to Sarein City, Hot Spring Pool, Drive to Masouleh Village, sightseeing.

Day 7: Drive to Kelardasht City, Roodbarak Village, Vandarbon Mountain Camp (2200m).

Day 8: Trekking to Hesarchal, Mount Alamkuh southern basecamp (3700m), Acclimatization trek.

Day 9: Summit day of Mount Alamkuh (4850m).

Day 10: Descend to Vandarbon Camp, Drive to Mahmudabad City.

Day 11: Drive to Rineh Village, Damavand guest house.

Day 12: Transfer to the Damavand Basecamp, Trek to the Hut (4200m), Acclimatization trek.

Day 13: Trekking to Damavand Summit (5671m), descent to Rineh Village.

Day 14: Drive back to Tehran, Departure.

Top 3 Peaks of Iran Trekking Tour Detailed Itinerary

 

Day 1    Tehran

Our guides will welcome you at Imam Khomeini International Airport. Then, our tour guides will transfer you to your hotel. The plans for this day depends on your flight time. You will overnight Tehran in the hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel (4 stars) in Tehran
  • Meals included: Dinner

Day 2    Ardabil

We will start our Sabalan trekking tour with our flight to “Ardabil” which takes approx. 1.5 hours. Upon our arrival in Ardabil, we will go to the hotel for having some rest. After that, we will have a touch of culture by visiting the traditional bazaar. Also, we will have lunch in a traditional cozy restaurant in bazaar. Then, we will go to Visit Sheikh Safi al-din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble. After that, we will go for visiting Maryam Church and have dinner. Finally, we will overnight Ardabil in the Hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel in Ardabil
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3    Mount Sabalan / Meshgin Shahr /  Shabil village

On this day, we will have short sightseeing before trekking to mount Sabalan. We will go to visit Shahr YERI historical site after having breakfast at 8;00. Then, we will go to see the Suspended Bridge around Meshgin Shahr for taking photographs. We continue our Sabalan trekking tour by going to Meshgin Shahr which takes almost 2 hours. There, we will have an excellent lunch at a traditional Kebab House. After resting for a while, we will drive to Shabil village at Sabalan feet (2600m). We will trek to the base camp of the northeast route of Mount Sabalan at 3650m. It takes approx.3-4 Hours. After having dinner, we will overnight the Sabalan basecamp in tents or hut.

  • Accommodation: Hut / Tents at Sabalan Basecamp
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4    Mount Sabalan 

After having breakfast, we will go for acclimatization trek up to 4300m. We will stay there for a while for acclimatizing. Next, we will descend to the Sabalan basecamp for having lunch. Then, we can have a walk around the hut and explore the area. After having dinner, we will overnight the Sabalan basecamp in the shelter or tents after having dinner.

  • Accommodation: Hut | Tents at Sabalan Basecamp
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5    Sabalan Summit / Shabil Village

After having breakfast at 6:00, we will start trekking to the summit of Mount Sabalan (approx. 5 hours). We will enjoy the magnificent landscape from Sabalan Summit (depending on the weather condition not to be cloudy!) and the beautiful lake on top there. Also, we will take lots of photographs.

Then, we will descend to Sabalan basecamp at noon (approx. 3 hours), have some melon or watermelon, then we will be transferred by 4WD cars to Shabil Village at Sabalan feet, after taking a shower we go for dinner. Finally, we will overnight Shabil Village at the guesthouse.

  • Accommodation: Guest House at Shabil Village
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6    Sarein City 

First, we will have breakfast at the guesthouse at 9:00. Then, we will drive to Sarein city (approx. 2 hours) to enjoy an hour at the hot spring pool. Visiting one of the most excellent hot springs in Iran would be delightful after climbing the Sabalan Summit to refresh. After that, we will have lamb kebab and Ash-e Doogh for lunch in a cozy local restaurant. It is the end of our Sabalan trekking tour.

Next, we will drive to Masouleh village. You can enjoy this fantastic road on our way to Masouleh village. Also, we will pass “Gardane Heyran” and have dinner at a local restaurant. Finally, we will overnight Masouleh village in a guesthouse.

  • Accommodation: Guest House in Masouleh
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7    Masouleh Village / Kelardasht / Roodbarak Village / Vandarbon Village

We will leave the guesthouse at 9:00 after having breakfast to visit Masouleh village. Masouleh village is a stepped village which is famous for its outstanding architecture. You can walk through the roofs of the house in this village. Then, we will drive to Kelardasht and have lunch at a local restaurant. After that, we will drive to Roodbarak village and go to the Federation Mountain Camp in Vandarbon village. This camp has rooms, beds, and a restaurant. We will start our Alamkuh trekking tour from Vandarbon village the next day. We will have dinner in the camp and overnight Vandarbon at the Federation Mountain Camp.

  • Accommodation: Bedroom at Vandarbon mountain camp
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8    Tang-e Galu / Mount Alamkuh

Starting our Alamakuh trekking tour, we will have breakfast in the camp at 6:00. Then, we will go to Tang-e Galu at 2800m by 4WD vehicles at 7:00 for about 45 minutes. After that, we will start trekking to Hesarchal which is the Alamkuh’s southern basecamp. It takes about 2 hours. Then, we will set up our tents beside a narrow river on green land. It’s a replica of heaven on earth. We will have a short acclimatization trek to the summit of mount Lashgarak after having lunch and resting a bit. We can enjoy the beautiful landscape there including the 4000m peaks around Alamkuh and some seasonal lakes. Then, descend back to the basecamp and have dinner. Finally, we will overnight Alamkuh in the basecamp tents.

  • Accommodation: Tents in Alamkuh southern basecamp
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9    Mount Alamkuh / Mount Marjikosh

We will start trekking to the summit of Mount Alamakuh at 6:00 after having breakfast at 5:00. Our trekking takes 4-5 hours. After reaching the mountain, you will be able to see Alamchal glacier. You can also see the beautiful peaks located at the north face. On the way back, we will trek to the summit of mount Marjikosh as an extra accessible summit. It would be much easier to descend Alamkuh’s southern basecamp from this summit comparing to the regular route.

Then we will have a watery soup, melons or watermelons and some tea or coffee. After having dinner, we will overnight Alamkuh southern basecamp in the tents.

  • Accommodation: Tents in Alamkuh southern basecamp
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10    Roodbarak Village / Roodbarak Village / Mahmudabad city / Caspian Sea

Saying Goodbye to Mount Alamkuh

We will pack and descend to Tang-e Galu, after having breakfast at Alamkuh basecamp at 8:00. 4WD vehicles are expecting us there.

Then, we will go to Roodbarak village and have lunch in a local restaurant at noon. After that, we will drive to Mahmudabad city. After lunch, we will go to the hotel to have some rest. We can also visit the Caspian Sea and have some fun at the beach. After having dinner, we will overnight Mahmudabad city in a hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel in Mahmudabad
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11    Mahmudabad City / Rineh Village 

Beside Iran mountains tour you will have a touch of culture in different regions as we have today. After having breakfast, we leave the Hotel at 9:00. Then we will drive to visit the traditional bazaar of Mahmudabad city. Next, we will continue to Rineh Village and start Mount Damavand Trekking tour tomorrow. After having lunch in a restaurant, we will drive to the Guesthouse in Rineh Village at mount Damavand feet. After having some rest, we will go for short sightseeing around the Village for an hour. Then, have dinner and overnight Rineh Village at guesthouse.

  • Accommodation: Guesthouse in Rineh
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12    Mount Damavand / Bargah Sevom

We will start climbing to Damavand mount today. Damavand Mount is the highest peak in the Middle East. We will leave the guesthouse at 7:00 after having breakfast. Then, we will drive to the basecamp of the southern route of Mount Damavand with 4WD vehicles. The name of this basecamp is Goosfandsara which means the sheep pasture.

We will hand the luggage to the porters and leave the basecamp at 8:00. Then, trek to the Bargah Sevom or camp three shelter at 4200m (approx. 4 hours).

We will have lunch in the shelter and rest for a while. Then we will go for a short acclimatization trek up to 4800m and descend to the hut to have dinner. Finally, overnight camp 3 in tents or shelter.

  • Accommodation: Beds/tents in camp 3
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 13    Mount Damavand 

Climbing Damavand Mount day

Today is the day we have been waiting for. We will leave the shelter at 5:00 after having breakfast and trek into the summit. It takes 5-6 hours. We can enjoy the magnificent landscape from the top (depending on the weather condition). You can take as many photographs as you like. Then, descend to the shelter at noon which takes 2-3 hours. There, we can have a delicious lunch and have some melon and watermelon. We will descend to the basecamp, and this will be the end of our Damavand trekking. We will drive to the guesthouse by 4WD cars. Then, we will head to the hot springs to have fun and relax a bit. Next, we will have Kebab at a local restaurant next to the hot spring pool. Finally, an overnight village at the guesthouse.

We will leave Damavand feet the next morning.

  • Accommodation: Guesthouse in Rineh
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 14    Tehran Sightseeing

After having breakfast at 7:00, we will pack up and leave to Tehran. That’s the end of Iran mountains trekking tour.

At 11:00 we will go for Abgineh Museum of glass art, among the most excellent museums in Tehran. We will have lunch and go for a walk on the Nature Bridge. The Nature Bridge is a modern pedestrian bridge which connects the two main parks in the city center. Then, we head to the office and have dinner. After having dinner, we drive to the Airport, and this is the end of your mountainous journey.

Note: Depending on your flight time, the plan for this day might be different.

  • Accommodation:
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Top 3 Peaks of Iran Trekking Tour Required Equipment

Here is the check list of equipment that you need for this trip:

  • Base layers
  • Wind stoppers (polar jacket)
  • Warm trekking pants
  • Light down jacket
  • Gore-tex jacket (waterproof)
  • Warm hat
  • Trekking boots (waterproof)
  • Sleeping bag with the comfort level of +10 to +5
  • Warm gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Suncreams
  • Headlights
  • Sticks, poles
  • Mattress

Note: If you do not have one or all of these equipment you can rent from us.

Top 3 Peaks of Iran Trekking Tour Services

  • All Transfers with a private car (From Tehran to Ardabil and back to Tehran)
  • All Accommodations
  • 4WD cars for base camp transportations
  • Full board (All meals are included)
  • Sabalan, Alamkuh, Damavand permit fees
  • Hot spring pool in Sarein, Rineh
  • An expert mountain guide

40€ will be added if you choose to take an airplane rather than driving to Tehran.

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14 Days

Top 3 Peaks of Iran Trekking Tour

From  1499 € 

1359 €

  • Save up to 200 € on ​fix date departures 
  • Flexible dates for private tours (Group/Solo)
  • Volume discount for groups more than 4 pax.
  • Surcharge applies for solo travelers
  • Valid from June to October
  • Age Requirement: +16
  • Physical Rating : 5 out of 5
  • Join in: Tehran - End in: Tehran
  • Max altitude: 5670 m
Accommodations
  • 1 Night Hotel (4-star) in Tehran
  • 1 Night Hotel (4-star) in Ardabil
  • 2 Nights Hut / Tents at Sabalan Basecamp
  • 1 Night Guest House at Shabil Village
  • 1 Night Guest House in Masouleh
  • 1 Night Bedroom at Vandarbon mountain camp
  • 2 Nights Tents in Alamkuh southern basecamp
  • 1 Night Hotel (4-star) in Mahmudabad
  • 2 Nights Guesthouse in Rineh
  • 1 Night Beds/tents in camp 3
Meals
  • 13 Breakfasts
  • 12 Lunches
  • 13 Dinners
Transportations
  • Private car from Tehran to Tehran
  • 4WD car to basecamp and back
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Top 3 Peaks of Iran Trekking Tour Price List 

Flexible Date Private Tours

  • Departure dates are flexible, you can choose your preferred dates.
  • Prices listed are for private small group tours (up to 4 people).
  • Volume discount would apply for bigger groups.
  • Surcharge would apply for solo travelers.

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  • Prices listed are on a per person basis.
  • Departure dates are fixed and tours will start and end in the mentioned dates.
  • These departures are guaranteed and our tours will run even with one person.

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2019
€1499
1359
  • Start: 05 Jun 2019
  • End: 18 Jun 2019
-10%

Jul.

2019
€1599
1449
  • Start: 03 Jul 2019
  • End: 16 Jul 2019
-10%

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2019
€1699
1499
  • Start: 20 Aug 2019
  • End: 02 Sep 2019
-12%

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2019
€1599
1449
  • Start: 26 Sep 2019
  • End: 09 Oct 2019
-10%

Oct.

2019
€1499
1359
  • Start: 14 Oct 2019
  • End: 27 Oct 2019
-10%

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