Tourists trekking on the northeast route of Damavand during an Iran trekking tour.

Iran Trekking Tours

Step into the Wild Unknowns

Iran trekking tours widen your perspective. They break the narrative portrayed in the media from Iran that makes people think Iran is only a deserted country. From the greenery of mountains to the many mineral hot springs on the trails, you’d get to explore the variety of scenery Iran has to offer.
However, to trek through Iran is not just about the trails and their natural beauty, but the local life and the stories you’ll get to explore. You meet the nomads that travel by seasons and can share their secrets of being lifetime mountaineers so in tune with nature all the time. Or you’ll get to meet people from different regions of Iran who can tell you more about the unseen trekking routes on your way to explore some of the middle east’s highest summits in Iran!

Four Amazing Facts

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Diverse Activities

Iran is a country of different climates; it’s got mountains, jungles, deserts, and different plains. This diversity of scenery and experience has made Iran hiking tours a perfect mixture. Most importantly, Iran is home to the tallest volcanic summit in Asia and the tallest summit in the middle east: Damavand!

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Accessible Peaks

Mountaineering in Iran is alpine style, which means ascending the mountain summits in Iran is easy, especially If you’re in a fit and healthy state. Iran trekking tours require simple gear, and most summits are easily accessible due to their short distance to the cities. Ascending the summits usually, do not take much time, and reaching the highest peak only takes about four days.

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Affordable Trekking

Iran trekking tours are much more affordable than similar tours in other countries. The majestic mountains of this country are a sight to behold. And with Damavand being the tallest mountain in Asia, Damavand ascent gets you a lot of bragging points! Which is worth every penny you spend.

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Cultural Trip

Trekking in Iran is not just about climbing and reaching the summit. You will also get familiar with Iran’s culture and folklore. Meeting and interacting with the nomads that live in the mountains in Iran transforms mountaineering in Iran into a unique experience. One that’s closely related to eco-tourism and helping the natives.

The view from the camp 3 of Damavand right after sunset with the orange hue of the sky.
Two male tourists watching the view of Damavand from the Do Berar summit during an Iran hiking tour.

Iran Hiking & Trekking Tour Packages

3 Days

A Quick Conquer of Damavand

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3 Day Trekking Damavand South Route Tour

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A Quick Conquer of Damavand

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This package is prepared for the case of lack of time to conquer Damavand just in 3 days

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4 Days

The Optimal Choice to Damavand

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4 Day Trekking Damavand South Route Tour

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The Optimal Choice to Damavand

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Climbing Mount Damavand in 4 days through south route

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5 Days

The Relaxed Ascent to Damavand

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490

5 Day Trekking Damavand South Route Tour

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The Relaxed Ascent to Damavand

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This package is designed for winter ascends and avoiding acute mountain sickness during summer

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5 Days

Damavand Nature & Tehran Life

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540

5 Day Trekking Damavand South Route & Tehran Tour

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Damavand Nature & Tehran Life

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Trekking Mount Damavand in 4 days through south route plus visiting Tehran, the essence of all Iran

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6 Days

Tochal Acclimatization & Damavand Triumph

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670

6 Day Trekking Damavand South Route & Tochal Tour

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Tochal Acclimatization & Damavand Triumph

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Getting prepared for mount Damavand by hiking mount Tochal at first

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4 Days

Following the Sun to Damavand Summit

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550

4 Day Trekking Damavand West Route Tour

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Following the Sun to Damavand Summit

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Climbing Mount Damavand in 4 days through the west route

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4 Days

The Real Adventure to Damavand

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550

4 Day Trekking Damavand North-East Route Tour

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The Real Adventure to Damavand

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Trekking Mount Damavand in 4 days through the eyecatching north-eastern route

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5 Days

The Ultimate Challenge of Damavand

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5 Day Trekking Damavand North Route Tour

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The Ultimate Challenge of Damavand

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Trekking mount Damavand through the hardest route in 5 days

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4 Days

The Remanence of Ice Age: Alamkuh

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530

4 Day Alamkuh Trekking Tour

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The Remanence of Ice Age: Alamkuh

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530

2 days hiking mount Alamkuh and 2 days enjoying the beautiful scenery of Iran

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4 Days

The Sacred Mountain: Sabalan

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4 Day Sabalan Trekking Tour

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The Sacred Mountain: Sabalan

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A road trip and mountaineering including jungles and sea

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Best Time for Hiking & Trekking in Iran

Taking into consideration the fact that Iran climbing tours could take place in a variety of different regions, it’s always the “right time”! You can do it all year round. For instance, the south of Iran has a pleasant climate for hiking in winter. There are more accessible hiking trails and summits, such as the Homag Summit in the North of Bandar Abas. Moreover, the best time for climbing most of the mountains in Iran like Damavand and Alam-Kuh is from early June to late August. This date varies depending on the climate each year. There have even been years where we were able to ascend Damavand’s peak in October.

Winter ascends to Iran’s peaks are also possible. These ascend are suitable for professional and seasoned climbers as they need a high level of expertise and also professional and adequate gear.

Tourists walking in the green Azoo fields at Larijan during an Iran trekking tour.

Unique Aspects of Our Iran Hiking Tours

Security First

In all of our Iran trekking tours, security is our number one rule. Tour priority in all of these activities is keeping people safe. Each member of our team is provided with full gear and equipment.

Perfect Tour Guides

Mountaineer’s ratio to tour operators is low, making it a more secure tour option for you. For every four mountaineers, there’s one tour guide. Which makes your experience wholesome and something to remember for life.

Flexibility

We never rush anyone. You can climb the mountain at your own pace. Whether you’re a professional or a beginner, you will have a joyful experience on our Iran trekking tours. Each day’s schedule is set based on the climate and your hiking abilities.

Acclimatization Program

Whether you’re a seasoned mountaineer or a beginner who has just started climbing, we will design our schedule based on your abilities. Moreover, we don’t want anybody to get altitude sickness, so acclimatization program is always included.

Best Trekking Trails in Iran

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Iran is a country with diverse scenery; the two mountain ranges, Alborz and Zagros, are two essential mountain chains of Iran. They act as a container, holding all the beauty of central Iran. Moreover, the Dasht-e Kavir and the Dasht-e Lut are two significant plains in Iran. They are amongst the world’s largest deserts and UNESCO world heritage sites.
Furthermore, Iran has great diversity in terms of mountain altitudes. At 5,610 meters, Damavand is the highest peak in Iran, and there are about 150 summits with more than 4000 meters in height.

The view of Damavand mountain range covered mostly in snow with cloudy sky.

Mount Damavand

Of all the trekking destinations in Iran, Mount Damavand is arguably the most special one! At 5,610 meters, mount Damavand is the highest peak in Iran and the middle east! It has appeared in numerous Iranian folklore and on an Iranian banknote.

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Tourists walking on the trekking route to Hesarchal at Alamkuh mountain during a Iran hiking tour.

Mount Alam-Kuh

At 4,848 meters, Alam-Kuh is the second-highest mountain in Iran. The north face of Alam-Kuh is famous for rock climbing. If you trek up to its 4300 meters, you’ll face a substantial 800-meter wall that you have to conquer to ascend Alam-Kuh’s peak.

The nomad tents set up in the fields of Sabalan at Meshgin Shahr.

Mount Sabalan

At 4,811 meters, Sabalan is the third highest mountain in Iran. It’s an inactive stratovolcano. But wait, there’s more! There’s a permanent lake right on the summit of this mountain! Bet you didn’t see this one coming.

Tourists walking on the snowy route of Tochal with a view of the city of Tehran in an Iran hiking tour.

Mount Tochal

With 3,964 meters’ elevation, Mount Tochal is unique in its own way. Meaning it’s not just a mountain that mountaineers climb but also a ski resort! Mount Tochal has breathtaking views of Tehran. Moreover, it’s perfect for acclimatization.

Professional Trekking Tour Guides

We first started our own journey as tour guides, as well. Therefore, we know how much your guide’s personality can influence the quality of your experience. We also understand what essential attributes make the best guides who can create the most memorable experiences for travelers. Also, we’ve learned based on our experiences what expectations tourists usually have from their guides. All in all, we have chosen guides who share these three key qualities besides their own unique characteristics.

  • Saeed Mobaseri Mountain Guide at IranAmaze
  • Mohammadreza Kolahian cultural Tour Guide at IranAmaze

Trustworthy and Reliable

Our guides are reliable. Of course, ascending to the peak is the goal, but most people agree that no peak is worth a human’s life. Therefore, security is the number one priority in our Iran trekking tours. All of our guides are experienced climbers specially trained to ensure the safety of our travelers.

Certified Guides

All of our tour guides are certified guides of the mountaineering and sport climbing federation of Iran. They all have experience in ascending 7,000-meter peaks and know the best trekking trails in Iran like the back of their hands!

Flexible Schedules

Our tour guides are flexible. Therefore, they won’t push you to do anything you are hesitant to do. Moreover, they give you various options, and you can choose what you’re going to do based on your physical abilities and what you feel like doing each day.

How Are We Responsible in Our Trekking tours?

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We believe we should reduce our negative impacts as much as possible during our trekking journey. Our ancestors have left behind the beautiful mountains of Iran for us to enjoy today. We feel responsible for keeping these natural resources and legacies for future generations. Therefore, we have a set of responsible travel policies for all of our trekking tours. We’ll ensure to have a comprehensive session with you before going on the trekking routes to discuss tips regarding responsibility. These tips will include but not get limited to Iran etiquette and dress code, environmental worries about each region and area, and the local community guidelines which we would need to follow to ensure the less negative impact is placed on traditional communities.

Furthermore, we try to preserve the environment and diminish our footprint in nature. Not only we don’t leave any waste in nature, but also, we encourage others not to do so. Also, we try to use the minimum amount of plastic on our trips. Besides environmental considerations, we respect nomad people and their way of living while we meet them during trekking. For more information, check out the responsible travel page and responsible travel section in tour packages.

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Iran Trekking Tour FAQ

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Are beginner climbers able to ascend Damavand peak?

Yes, Iran’s mountains are not hard to ascend, and Damavand tour is no exception. Damavand and Alam-Kuh are the tallest mountains in Iran. And yet, they’re not hard to climb at all! Especially if you’re in good shape and properly acclimatized. Most mountaineers can climb these two, and if you can climb these, the others will be no trouble. However, it helps if you have experience in climbing 3 or 4 thousand meters’ mountains, but it’s not a necessity.

Should mountaineers bring any gear or equipment for Iran trekking tours?

In climbing seasons, which is from June to August, there’s no need for professional gear. The basics will do: Trekking shoes, Backpack, Trekking pants and jacket, gloves and woolen hat, sunglasses, sleeping bag, headlamp, etc. However, in winter, you will need other gear based on the amount of snow and weather. Please visit our tour pages if you need more information regarding the equipment.

Would we need to carry trekking equipment for Iran trekking tours?

Some trekking routes are more accessible, and people can carry their gear. Some of the routes, like Damavand and Alam-Kuh, need assistance from porters. Therefore, they will help mountaineers take their equipment up the mountain.

Which mountain should I climb in Iran?

This one depends on your physical abilities and your level of expertise. If you don’t have experience in climbing 3000-meter mountains, then it’s better to choose mountains like Tochal, Kolun Bastan, and Sabalan. However, if you’re experienced in this matter and you’re in good shape, we would recommend climbing Damavand and Alam-Kuh. We’ve designed our tour packages based on our guides’ experiences. Also, they include acclimatization programs that will get you ready for ascending the peaks. If you need further information regarding our Iran trekking tours, please, don’t hesitate to contact us.

In what ways does a mountain’s altitude affect us during Iran trekking tours?

If you don’t have a good schedule, then you might end up getting altitude sickness (AMS). However, we won’t let that happen! We’ve designed our tour packages for various weather conditions, and you can choose them based on your readiness and your experience. In case you have any doubts about our Iran trekking tours, do not hesitate to contact our mountain experts.

What will we be eating during these hikes?

The food schedule is one of the most critical factors in successful trekking tours. During these hikes, you will have fresh and good-quality food. These meals are either prepared by your guide or a fantastic cook. You will also have many snacks that will help you preserve energy.

Where will we be staying in our hiking and trekking tours?

In the famous mountains of Iran, like Damavand, Alam-Kuh, and Tochal, there are various midway camp options available. You’ll be staying at hotels or hostels, basecamps or tents.

Are there any other activities besides trekking?

Yes! Iran is famous for its hospitable people and its rich culture. It also has a beautiful nature, which has made all these different Iran trekking tours possible. Therefore, you can experience cultural tours along with your trekking tours. Just tell us what you need in your booking request form. You can also make your custom tour on our tailor-made tour page!

Are these group tours or private tours?

Most of our Iran trekking tours are private tours. Which means you’re able to book the tour in advance for any date you like. You will have one or a few guides at your service, depending on the number of people in your group. Some of our tours are more popular and have fixed dates. You can join these tours and travel with a small group.

How many people are there in small group tours?

We never hold mass tours. We believe this will harm nature and the traveler’s experience. The maximum number of people on our Iran trekking tours is eight. And on every tour, for every four people, there’s one guide!

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