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I have 4 days for trekking in the Alamut Valley, what can I do?

Option 1

It would be possible to do 4 days from Lake Ovan to the Caspian hinterland via Khashechal summit( 4120 m). However, if you are to walk from the lake itself you really need 5 days of trekking plus the day to get there and to get to Tehran ie 7 days in total. If you wish to walk it in 4 days ie 6 days in total then you need to leave out the summit.

Option 2

Another option would be to start from Garmarood, where the ridge is lower and the summit you can do is off the path and is 3600m. There is a dirt road that you will have to cross 3 times on foot and there will be some cars passing from May until October but this will be a short stretch.

You may end either in Maran or in Yuj.

The main differences between the two are the crossing of a road which is absent from the first trek, and the fact that the first trek goes through some of the most pristine Hyrcanian forests terminating at 900m ASL but in option 2 the trek ends above the forest line at about 2200mASL and the rest is in a 4WD. There are pine forests on this latter option however and the view over the Alam Massif is quite spectacular.In option 3 below you will also trek through Hyrcanian forest and terminate at 1000m ASL.

Option 3

Siyalan Summit the highest in Alamut at 4250m from Alamut Valley to Caspian hinterland in 3 days of trekking and 2 days from and to Tehran

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Ski and Snowboarding in Iran

Leave your prejudices where you live and come skiing in Iran !

Yes, we have ski resorts and when people are busy skiing in Iran,   many European resorts  are waiting for their first snowfall ! 

Besides, you pay embarrassingly little to ski in Iran.

Here you have a list of all the ski resorts close to Tehran:

1. Tochal Ski resort, this is the highest ski resort in Iran. It starts close to the summit at 3850m and is some 1200m long. It is skiable for almost 8 months of the year! It is a short car drive from central Tehran.
http://tochal.org/en

2. Dizin, arguably the best ski resort in Iran,  it is situated deep in the central Alborz range with spectacular views of the Alborz summits such as Alam Kooh and Mount Damavand. It is a 3 hour drive from the capital. There are 7500m of ski pistes from 3600 m down to 2650m of altitude.

3. Darband Sar is 50KM north of Tehran. It is a good resort for experienced skiers.

4. Abali Ski resort is on the eastern part of the city and is one of the oldest resorts.

5. Shemshak ski resort, 57km north eastern part of the city

6. Khor Ski resort is an hour and a half drive from Tehran along Chalous road. It is closer than Dizin so it is good if you have less time.

In many of the resorts it will be possible to rent skis.