1st Day – Arrival in Tehran
Arrival in Tehran, transfer from the airport to the hotel in Tehran, rest, a relaxed day in Tehran. Overnight stay at a hotel.
2nd Day – Transfer to Larijan
Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Larijan (2000 m above sea level) – a small, picturesque mountain village where we will initially acclimatize and we will also be able to use the hot springs. Dinner. Overnight in a hotel.
3rd Day – Bargah Sevom Shelter
After breakfast, drive by car to an altitude of approximately 3000 m (Goosfansara), from here the hike takes approximately 4-6 hours. We reach the Bargah Sevom shelter located at an altitude of 4,200 m above sea level. Dinner. Overnight stay in a shelter or tents.
4th Day – Acclimatization day
After breakfast, acclimatization trip to an altitude of approx. 5000 m above sea level. Return to the shelter. Dinner. Overnight stay in a shelter or tents.
5th Day– Summit attack on Damavand
After checking the weather conditions, leave the camp for the summit around 4.00 The hike up takes approximately 7-10 hours. There are no technical difficulties along the way. Only the fumes from the still active volcano make it difficult to breathe freely. After reaching the peak – 5610 m above sea level, descend to the Bargah shelter, which takes about 3-5 hours. Dinner. Overnight stay in a shelter or tents.
6th Day – Climbing down
Descent to the Gosfandsara camp and transfer to Larijan. Transfer to Tehran or hot springs. Accommodation.
7th Day – Reserve day
Reserve day in case of bad weather on Damavand. If unused at the top, we will spend free time exploring Tehran and seeing places such as Golestan Garden and Tehran National Museum. Overnight stay at a hotel* in Tehran.
8th Day – Qom and Kashan
Transfer to Qom, which is one of the holiest cities in Iran. We will see here, first of all, the most important complex of temples – the Sanctuary of Fatima the Sinless. Then drive to the city of Kashan, which is located in the desert. We will see here, among others: Boroujerdi House (one of the traditional Iranian houses from the 19th century), the Baths of Sultan Amir Ahmad from the 16th century and the Fin Garden – an example of Persian gardens. We spend the night in a hotel in Kashan.
9th Day – Isfahan
Departure to Isfahan. We will see, among others: one of the largest squares in the world – Imam Khomeini Square with the Imam Mosque. The mosque and the square are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. We will visit a beautiful palace and garden complex – the Palace of Forty Columns and the 16th century Ali Kapu Palace, as well as the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. Overnight at a hotel in Isfahan.
10th Day – Yazd
Departure to Yazd. In the city located in the desert, we will see the clay buildings typical of the region – charming buildings and streets, the famous “wind catcher” towers, the beautiful Jameh mosque and the Amir Chakhmaq complex. Possibility to organize a desert trip in the evening. Overnight stay at a hotel.
11th Day – Kharanaq and drive to Shiraz
After breakfast, drive to the ruins of Kharanaq – a city built over 1,000 years ago of clay bricks. The remains of the city, its scale and surroundings are incredibly impressive. Then we will travel to the city of Shiraz. Overnight at a hotel in Shiraz.
12th and 13th Day – Shiraz and surroundings
Transfer to Shiraz. We will spend two days here. Shiraz is a city that was the capital of Persia. Our sightseeing list will include: The Orange Garden with the House of Qavam, the rose mosaics in the Nasir Al Molka Mosque, the Hafez Tomb and Park, as well as the ancient ruins around Shiraz: Persepolis and Naghsh-e Rustam and Pasargadae. Two nights at a hotel in Shiraz.
14th Day – Farewell to Iran
Return to Tehran (internal flight Tehran – Shiraz). Depending on the time of flight, free time in Shiraz or Tehran.
15th Day – Return home
Transfer to the airport. Departure by morning flight to your destination with selected airlines.
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29.09 – 06.10.2024 Available spots!
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