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Iran Eco Adventure

Alamkouh, Mt. Damavand and Classic

from 1,150 یورو
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  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Activity: 4
  • Price: from 1,150 یورو Book/Enquire

Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrival (O/N: Hotel, Marlik)/(-,-,-)

Arrival in Tehran IKA International Airport, transfer to hotel. Check in and rest.
Day 2
Transfer to Vandarbon. (O/N: Mountain Shelter, Vandarbon)/(B,L,D)

Transfer from Tehran to Vandarbon. Leisure time.
Day 3
Transfer to Tang-e Gelu & trek to Hesarchal (O/N: Camp, HesarChal Camp)/(B,L,D)

After a transfer to Tang-e Gelu hiking up to Hesarchal camp(3800 m), this will take about 4 hours. The route goes along some nomads then passing along a small river originated from the melting snow, the sheep and goats grazing in the fields. Snow can be found here even in August. The rest of the day will be used for acclimatization. The camp is surrounded by mountains of 4000 meters high. Also several natural springs can be found in this area.
Hesarchal camp altitude: 3800 m
Drive distance: 13 km on dirt road, 1 hour
Trek time: 3-4 hours ascending, 500m
Day 4
Ascending to Lashgarak Summit (O/N: Camp, HesarChal Camp)/(B,L,D)

Ascending to Lashgarak Summit (4320 m) for acclimatization and return to the camp. The peak of Lashgarak is located at south of camp. We pass a glacier and a beautiful small lake while ascending and we see everlasting snow of glacier near the top.
Trek time: 3 hours ascending and 1.5 hours descending
Altitude gain: 500 m
Day 5
Alamkouh Summit (O/N: Mountain Shelter, Vandarbon)/(B,L,D)

Ascending to the summit of Alamkouh 4850 m which is situated North of the camp, this takes 5-6 hours,. Passing another glacier, a small path leads up to the summit.
Above 4300m we will not find vegetation anymore, this area is full of rocks and some snow. From the top the Caspian See can be seen. After pushing the summit trekking down to Tang-e-Gelu which takes about 5 hours then drive to Vandarbon
Trek time: 5-6 hours ascending up to 4850 m, 3 hours descending to camp, and 2 hours to Tang-e Gelu.
Altitude gain: 1050 m
Day 6
Drive to Nandal (O/N: Damavand Camp,)/(B,L,D)

Drive via Haraz road to Nandal village located in the north face of Damavand (4-5 hours drive). Welcome drink & snack upon arrival. Enjoying the friendly atmosphere of Damavand Eco Camp, rest and relax in equipped tents.
Day 7
Ascending up to Advanced Camp (4350 m) (B,L,D)

Early morning wake up, having breakfast, drive to the start point of trekking trail by pickups (Nissan mini truck). The luggage will be transported by mules. The trekking takes 5-6 hours leading to Damavand Advanced Camp (4350 m). Welcome drink and snack upon arrival. After relaxation & practice and review of mountaineering essential skills, it’s time for dinner.
Drive distance: 5 km on dirt road, 45 minutes.
Trekking start point: 2700 m
Trek time: 5-6 hours
Altitude gain: 1650 m
Day 8
Acclimatization day(B,L,D)

Acclimatization day; Half day trek up to 4850 m to acclimatize in the path leading to the summit and return to advanced camp, this day also could be used as a reserved day in case of bad weather on summit day.
Trek time: 4-5 hours up and down
Altitude gain: 500 m
Day 9
Summit day (B, L, D)

Early morning wake up, climbing (slowly & as a team). Reaching summit, a short stop for visiting Damavand caldera and old crater of the volcano. Visiting sulfur fumarole and taking photos. Return to the Advanced Camp. After a well deserved rest it’s time for dinner.
Trek time: approx. 12 hours up and down
Altitude gain: 1270 m
Day 10
Descending, drive back to Tehran and Flight to Shiraz (O/N: Hotel, Arg)/(B,L,-)

Trekking back to the start point of the track after breakfast, the backpacks will be transported by mules. Transfer to Damavand Eco Camp by pickups (Nissan mini truck). After a cozy lunch and short refreshment drive back to Tehran. and flight to Shiraz.
Drive distance: 5 km on dirt road, 45 minutes / 150 km from Nandal to Tehran, approx. 4-5 hours
Trek time: 4 hours down
Day 11
City tour in Shiraz, visiting Nasir-ol-molk Mosque, Qavam Garden and Vakil historical complex. (O/N: Hotel, Arg)/(B,L,-)

Shiraz is the city of sophistication that has been celebrated as the heartland of Persian culture for more than 2000 years; the city is well known for poems and tall cypress trees. In the morning we visit the astonishing colorful Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque or Pink Mosque that make our day. Walking through one of the oldest streets in Shiraz we arrive in Qavam Naranjestan Garden. Then we will continue to visit Karim Khan Citadel, Vakil Mosque, Vakil Bath and ending our day by walking in old Bazaar of Shiraz.
Day 12
Drive to Isfahan. Visit of Pasargadae and Naqshe-Rostam Necropolis. (O/N: Hotel, Part)/(B,L,-)

Drive to Isfahan, visit Pasargadae Archeology Site and tomb of Cyrus the Great, the first Achaemenid king and founder of Persian Empire.
In Naqsh-e Rustam there are four tombs cut high into the cliff face. The tombs are from the former kings of the Achaemenid dynasty. Also several reliefs can be found here from Sassanid period then drive to Isfahan.
Day 13
Full day city tour in Isfahan, Visit Imam Sq. (Naqsh-e Jahan) & surrounding masterpieces and Chehel Sotoun Palace. Afternoon time to discover the bazaar. (O/N: Hotel, Part)/(B,L,-)

Today we visit Imam Square , the huge open square in the center of Isfahan with it's artistic monuments at four sides including Imam Mosque with intricate turquoise tiles, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque with some of the best mosaics from 17th century, Ali Ghapoo Palace which was the first skyscraper in Iran and the old Bazaar. Walking through one of the largest squares in the world and visiting history, culture, architecture and handicrafts as well, is an experience you have never had before. Then we walk to the Chehel Sotoun Palace and after visiting this beautiful royal pavilion of Safavid and one of the Persian Gardens registered as UNESCO World Heritage list it's time to explore more of Isfahan at leisure time in the old Bazaar with hundreds of shops displaying the art of handicraft.
Day 14
Drive to Kashan, half day city tour. (O/N: Hotel, Khaneh Irani)/(B,L,-)

Kashan is a historical city on the desert side and it is well known for it's restored merchant houses. After about 3 hours drive we start our day tour by visiting Abbasian & Broujerdis traditional houses. These beautiful houses which belong to 18 and 19 centuries are illustrating the finest examples of Qajar aesthetic. Then we visit Fin Garden, this delightful garden which is renowned as being the very epitome of the Persian Garden earned a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list with its historical background, an amazing atmosphere, symmetrical proportions, old cedars, spring-fed pools and fountains.
Day 15
Drive back to Tehran (O/N: Hotel, Marlik)/(B,L,-)

Drive to Tehran, check in at hotel and free at leisure to visit old bazaar and walking in city center.
Day 16
Departure (-,-,-)

Transfer to Tehran IKA International Airport, departure and fly back home.
Includes & Excludes

 

Included:

  • Visa process
  • All daily meals & snacks as program.
  • Table & chair in camp, local house or shelter
  • Dinning tent, Kitchen tent & Toilet tent in privet camps
  • English speaking mountain guide during all days.
  • Assistant local mountain guide for each 5 PAX (for Damavand summit day, 1 assistant for each 4 pax)
  • Cook & experienced staffs in case of group size
  • Private air conditioned vehicle with experienced driver during the journey
  • Mules for carrying luggage (Each person 1 pack maximum 15 KG)
  • Pickup vehicle (Nissan mini truck) for transferring on the dirt mountain road
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing as mentioned in program.
  • Alamkouh and Damavand Permit fee.
  • VAT and all other taxes
  • Trekking tent with mattress for 2 persons sharing

Excluded:

  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Extra accommodations in hotels or camps more than mentioned in itinerary.
  • insurance
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Personal expenses or beverages
  • Personal climbing or ski gears such as sleeping bag, etc
  • Any individual transfer more than program
  • Extra expenses that aren't mentioned in the program.
  • Changing accommodation in case of client's request

Notes:

  • The group with 6 and more pax (Excluding tour leader), they have 1 special price for their tour leader as above. It is based on accommodations in double sharing room and tent.
  • The prices are calculated based on above mentioned hotels and accommodations. After your confirmation, we start to check availability and inform you the probable changing. in case of any change in final booking, the price can be changed.



Notes

Meals & Food

Menu

Snack

Herbal tea, Nescafe, Tea, Biscuits, Chocolate, Candy, Pastry, Seasonal Fruit, Fruit Juice, Pistachios, Almond, Hazelnut, Peanut.

Breakfast

Tea and Nescafe, Processed Cheese, Cream, Local Butter, Honey, Sesame pudding (Halva Ardeh), Cucumber, Tomato, Scrambled Eggs, Lentil stew(Adasi), Organic Local Bread, Toast Bread, Nutella, Walnuts.

Lunch and Dinner (Main Course)

Soup, Pasta, Vegi-burger Sandwiches (KookooSabzi), Mashed Potato Sandwiches, Grilled Vegetables (Green beans, Carrots, Cauliflower), Chicken Sandwich, GhormehSabzi (Lamb Stew with beans) with Rice, Kalam Polo (Fried Cabbage with Rice), Chicken Kebab with grilled vegetables, Meatball Dish with Bread, Lamb Dish with Rice,

Lunch and Dinner (Starter and Dessert)

Seasonal Fruit, Olives, Bread, Shirazi Salad, Yogurt, Doogh (Yogurt Drink).

 

 

 

Meals Notes:

  • Snack: During climbing, you are served 3 - 4 types of Snack menu.
  • Breakfast: It is buffet including 4- 5 types of breakfast menu.
  • Lunch: One dish lunch with dessert at the base camp and picnic lunch during trek. They are chosen from lunch-dinner menu, regarding elevation and your activities as a daily fixed food by chef.
  • Dinner: Complete meal; soup in advanced camp, two/three dishes, salad and dessert. They are chosen from lunch-dinner menu, regarding elevation and your activities as a daily fixed food by chef.
  • You can have Tea, Nescafe and biscuit, unlimited and free of charge, all-day in base camp and advanced camp.
  • When you arrive to Base camp or advance camp, you are served by welcome herbal drinks.
  • We provide and use spring water for drinking and cooking in advance camp, that it is taken from mountain springs.
  • Any cold drinks as bottle water, Coke, beer, juice & … should be bought from base camp or advance camp shop separately.

 

 

Accommodations

 

Location

Hotel/Accommodation

Nights

Tehran

Marlik

2

Mt. Alamkouh

Vandarbon

2

Mt. Alamkouh

HesarChal Camp

2

Mt. Damavand

Mt. Damavand Base Camp

1

Mt. Damavand

Mt. Damavand Advanced Camp

3

Shiraz

Arg

2

Isfahan

Part

2

Kashan

Khaneh Irani

1


Terms and Conditions

Cancellation policy:

  • Any cancellation 90 days prior to arrival date: NO charge (except in case of issuing the flight tickets to guarantee the seats or rooms in hotels)
  • Any cancellation between 89 to 30 days prior to arrival date: 15% charge
  • Any cancellation between 29 to 20 days prior to arrival date: 30% charge
  • Any cancellation between 19 to 10 days prior to arrival date: 50% charge
  • Any cancellation less than 10 days: 100% charge


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