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Damavnd and Zagros ski tour (15 days)

Damavand – Zagros ski tour : On this trip , first of all you will have an unique experience of skiing in two important mountain ranges of Iran : Zagros and Alborz, as well as skiing in the highest peaks of Iran and also you will climb the highest volcano in Asia.

Our journey begins from Zagros Mountains near Isfahan , and then the 4,000-meter-high peaks of the Laşm region, and finally, with the ascent and descent of the 5671-meter peak of Damavand .

Mount Damavand and Zagros ski tour , Skiing on roof of Iran and highest volcano in Asia, mount Damavand, at 5,671 meters.
Gradual acclimatization to altitude with the  ascent of two “4000” before the Damavand.

Skiing in Zagros mountains range(could be paradise of ski-touring in Iran)


Damavand – Zagros ski tour summarized program

Day1 : Isfahan-Chelgerd

Day2 : Dozardeh(4000m)

Day3 :Kolunchin(4221m)

Day4: Shah e Shahidan(4150m)

Day5: Ab sefid(3720m)/

Day6 : Arrival Tehran

Day7 : Lasem(2500m)

Day 8 : Changiz Chal (4000m)

Day 9 : Eingemar(4050m)

Day 10 : Doberar (4080m)-Reyneh(2400m)

Day 11:  Bargah3 ( 4260 m)

Day 12: Acclimatization

Day 13: summit (5671 m) – Bargah3

Day 14:Bargah3-Reyneh

Day 15 : Reyineh – Tehran

Damavand – Zagros ski tour detailed itinerary

Day1 : Isfahan-Chelgerd(2400m)

Flight to Isfahan then transfer to chelgerd (185km) as well skiing around Chelgerd

Transfer : about 3 hours

Ski climb, descend  and time (+600m / -600m  / around 5h)

Accommodation: local house

Day2 : Chelgerd-Kouhrang(3000m)-Dozardeh(4000m)

After having breakfast we have about1 hour driving to kouhrang (3000m) and then we start our Skiing to Dozardeh mountain which is about 4000 meters height.

  • Transfer :about 1 hour
  • Ski climb, descend  and time (+1000m / -1000m  / around 11h)
  • Accommodation: local house
Day3 : Chelgerd-Kouhrang(3000m)-Kolunchin(4221m)

Early in the morning and after having a special nice breakfast we Transfer to kouhrang(1 hour) and skiing on Kolunchin mountains(4221m) which is the most popular and also the highest peaks in area.

  • Transfer : about 1 hour
  • Ski climb, descend  and time (+1221m / -1221m  / around 8h)
  • Accommodation: local house
Day4 : Chelgerd-Shah e Shahidan(4150m)

This day we will do skiing on another high mountain in area whose name is Shah e Shahidan (4150m)

  • Transfer : about 0.5 hour
  • Ski climb, descend  and time (+1350m / -1350m  / around 9h)
  • Accommodation: local house
Day5: Chelgerd- Skiing on Ab sefid(3720m)

We do Skiing on our last peak on Zagros whose name is Ab sefid that is 3720 meters height

  • Transfer :about 0.5 hour
  • Ski climb, descend  and time (+1100m / -11000m  / around 8h)
  • Accommodation: local house
Day6 : Arrival Tehran

Finally we finish our trip on Zagros and after breakfast we pack up and Drive to Tehran and installation at the hotel

  • Transfer :about 8 hours
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Day7 :Tehran – Lasem(2500m)

Drive by 4wd cars to the heart of Alborz, in the village of Lasem. We are at the foot of the Doberar range, where the peaks of more than 4,000 meters are blooming.

  • Transfer: about 3 hours.
  • Ski climb, descend  and time (+500m / -5000m  / around 4h)
  • Accommodation:  local house
Day 8 : Changiz Chal (4000m)

It is therefore to one of these “4000” that we lead our spatulas: Changiz Chal. First conversions … and soon first Iranian curves.

  • Ski climb, descend  and time (+1500m / -1500m  / around 8h)
  • Accommodation:  local house
Day 9 : Eingemar(4050m)

Another summit of the Doberar range, Eingemar, continue our preparation for the ascent of Damavand.

  • Ski climb, descend  and time (+1450m / -1450m  / around 8h)
  • Accommodation:  local house
Day 10 : Doberar (4080m)-Reyneh(2400m)

we ski on Another summit of the Doberar range, Doberar, completes our preparation for the ascent of Damavand.  transfer to the village of Reineh (2300 m), hung on the flanks of the coveted volcano.

  • Transfer: about 1 hour
  • Ski climb, descend  and time (+1480m / -1480m / around 7h)
  • Accommodation: local house
Day 11:  Reyneh-Bargah3 at 4260 m.

We transfer by car toward first camp(gosfandsara) , this camp located on3000 meters , we drive upto about 2700 meters (depend on the snow condition) then ascending by ski on snow upto camp2(bargah3) and stay in Hut(a big building with beds , kitchen and toilet)

  • Transfer: about 45min
  • Ski climb, descend  and time (+1550m / 0  / around 6h)
  • Accommodation: Hut

Day 12: Acclimatization up 4800m

In this day we do last acclimatization for ascending Damavand , in case we can also ascend the summit in this day.

  • Ski climb, descend  and time (+540m / -540m  / around 6h)
  • Accommodation: Hut           
Day 13: summit (5671 m) – Bargah3

We start our ascending on snow slopes toward summit , early in the morning , we can do ski touring upto  about 5600m eters then we walk to summit and then we ski down to Bargah3

  • Ski climb, descend  and time (+1400m / -1400m  / around 10h)
  • Accommodation: Hut
Day 14:Bargah3-Reyneh

we ski toward camp1 and then transfer by car to reyneh / in case of bad weather or any other problem , this day is also reserve day for Damavand

  • Ski climb, descend  and time (0 / -1550m  / around 2h)
  • Accommodation: Local house
Day 15 :  Reyineh – Tehran

After breakfast we Transfer to Tehran , in case of bad weather this day could be as reserve day of Damavand

The best time for this program is beginning of April to middle of May , if you want to do skiing in february and march , Zagros mountain range is a better choise .

Damavand – Zagros ski tour services included

  • Full board (all meals are included)
  • All transfers & sightseeing trips in private vehicles
  • Damavand permit fee
  • Accommodations  in simple guest houses, tents or very simple mountain huts in Damavand and local house in Koohrang
  • Luggage transport  to Damavand cmp2 by porter (10 kg per person up and down
  • English speaking mountain guide
  • Additional, local mountain guide on Damavand summit day for 4 people each

Damavand – Zagros ski tour required equipment

  • All skiing Equipment(no possibility for renting ski mountaineering equipment in Iran)
  • Warm hat
  • Light and heavy gloves
  • Light and heavy socks
  • Base and mid layer
  • Neck gaiter
  • Waterproof and breathable ski clothes (pant and jacket)
  • Helmet
  • Crampon(for boots and skies and ice axe
  • Ski rucksack
  • Transceiver , shovel and probe
  • Skis , skins , bindings
  • Ski boots
  • Goggles(protective eyewear)
  • Ski poles
  • Sleeping bag with comfort level of at least -10
  • Backpack(40-50 litre)
  • Trekking boots
  • Mattress
Price : 500$

1PAX : 850$

2 PAX : 620$

3-5 PAX : 500$

6-8 PAX : 470$

9-10 PAX : 440$

11 and more : 410$

Duration : 15 days

Valid from  : February and March

Age requirement  : +18

Physical rating : 5

Join in : Isfahan

End in : Tehran

Max Altitude : 5671m


Chelgerd : 5 nights in Local house

Tehran: 1 night in hotel

Lasem: 3 nights in Local house

Rineh: 2 nights in Local house

Damavand Camp2 : 3 nights in Hut

Meals :

14 Breakfasts

14 lunches

14 dinners

Transportation : 

Private car all the road trip

4WD car in the mountainous roads

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