Isfahan – capital of ancient Persia

Introduction

Among the cities of Iran,  for sure Isfahan is like a piece of jewelry that despite of the historical instability in the area has still retained its luster and glory throughout the centuries.

Isfahan is a city in center of Iran where known for its Persian architecture. In the huge Naqsh-e Jahan Square is the 17th-century Imam (Shah) Mosque, whose dome and minarets are covered with mosaic tiles and calligraphy. Ali Qapu Palace, built for Shah Abbas and completed in the late 16th century, has a music room and a verandah overlooking the square’s fountains. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is known for its intricate tiling.

Isfahan map

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ski touring in zagros , spectacular experience in Iran

Introduction

Ski touring zagros: there are two main mountain ranges in Iran : Alborz in the north of country and Zagros , a huge mountain range consists of hundreds 4000 meters peaks from north west to south east of Iran plateau , the easiest access area of Zagros is located in south west of Isfahan i Zardkuh massif near Chelgerd with many nice slopes for ski mountaineering.

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Every winter it snows heavily. Because of that, most of the peaks remain snowy during the year, turning this place into a ski touring paradise!

Best peaks for ski touring zagros:

The Zardkouh massif is a group of more than 4000 meters peaks that highest one is Kolunchin(4221m) other main mountains : Dozardeh(4000m) , Shah e Shahidan(4150m),  Ab sefid(3720m).

Culture attractions of Zagros: 

The nomadic lifestyle is still present in these mountains. You can find goats and sheeps , as well as families (including Bakthyaris) that accompany them. In winter they all descend to the lower valleys.

ski touring zagros

The best time

the best time for ski touring zagros is from February to April . if you want to do ski touring zagros the best way is to flight to Isfahan then by 3 hours driving you can reach to Chelgerd , there are some nice hotels and also local house that you can adopt for inhabitant. there are also a ski resort in Chelgerd.

Bakhtiary tribes live in Zagros mountains since thousand years ago and these people are very friendly people and one of the highlights of this are is these nice people.

you can find here one of our tours for skiing in zagros and also we can organize any skiing tour in this area and customize for you.

seven best spots for ski touring in Iran

Ski touring in Iran? Where we do it?

Thirty percent of Iran plateau is mountainous area that consist of more than one thousand 4000m peaks , in winter most of them are covered with snow then there is a high potential for ski touring in Iran . Zagros (From North-West to South-West) and Alborz (North) are two huge mountain ranges in Iran that you can find many good area for ski mountaineering.

For organizing ski touring in Iran contact us.

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Lasem & Damavand ski mountaineering

Short report of a nice ski tour around Mount Damavand

Lasem and Damavand ski mountaineering was  our first skiing tour in 2018

First day:

Beginning of March 2018 our trip started in mount Golezard in Polur . Me and Shams from Franc climbed up to 3000 meters We settled the night at a local home in Reyneh village .

Mount Damavand

Lasem and Damavand ski , View of Damavand from Golezard

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ski mountaineering in Lasem

Lasem is a village in Larijan rural district , Amol country , Mazandaran Province , Iran. majority of Lasem’s inhabitant leave it in winter and live in Amol . but in summer it’s population is about 2000 people.

But for mountaineers , Lasem is Heaven of ski mountaineering. Lasem located in root of Doberar mountain range with dozen of 4000 meters peak that in winter get lots of snow and from begining of March to end of April is the best time for skiing in this area.