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12 Days Trekking & Hiking Tour – Damavand & Alamut

Iran
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Duration

12 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

4 people

Languages

English

Overview

Start

Tehran

Duration

12 Days

Finish

Tehran

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Overview

This Tour Package is private. We know you enjoy your privacy. That’s why all our tours are private, flexible, and planned based on your schedule. All tour packages can be 100% customized at no additional cost. Just let us know what you would like to add.

Challenge yourself as you travel through Iran’s pristine & historic landscapes. Conquer the summit of Mt. Damavand, the highest peak in Iran and the highest volcano in Asia. Explore Alamut valley, birthplace of the original Assassins. Stroll through the classical treasures of central Iran.

Tour Highlights

Travel Style

Adventure
Nature
History

Physical Rating

Local Touch

Age Group

+5

Meals

Breakfast only

Transportation

Sedan

Accommodation Grade

Hotel
Traditional Boutique Hotel

Equipment

Proper shoes
Personal medicines
Small bag

Included

- Visa Authorization Code
- Travel Insurance
- Airport Pick-up, Drop-off
- All Accommodations
- Private Land Transport
- 4WD Transfer to Base Camp
- English Speaking Guide
- Mountain Expert Guide
- Damavand Permit Fees
- Entrance Fees for Mentioned Monuments
- Breakfast
- 24/7 Support

Excluded

- Visa Fee
- International Flights
- Lunch, Dinner & Snacks
- Guide & Driver Tips
- Additional Expenses (i.e. Laundry)
- Personal Expenses
- Additional Costs Due to Unforeseen Events

  • Tehran
  • Alamut Valley
  • Shahrud Valley
  • Tehran
  • Polour
  • Damavand
  • Kashan
  • Isfahan
Dominik
Dominik
2020-09-11
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Mehr als zufrieden! Waren vor Corona im Iran und hatten anfangs Probleme mit dem Visum. Wenige Tage nachdem wir uns an TAP Persia gewendet hatten, hatten wir das Visum in der Hand. Auch bei anderen Fragen oder Problemen stand uns das Unternehmen schnell und freundlich zur Seite!Wir waren von TAP Persia mehr als begeistert und können deren Leistungen zu 100% weiterempfehlen!
Anirban b
Anirban b
2020-02-29
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Patient and informative. 5star tour guide. We were a group of 4.Thanks to our last moment schedule we had not booked a tour. Tappersia was kind enough to let the local tour guide know and he was very promptly arranged to meet us for the FREE ISFAHAN WALKING TOUR. Amin was the tour guide. He greeted us warmly as we entered Chehre Sotoon palace and what started there ended up with it being the most interesting walk of my life. He was patient with our queries and waited as our mixed group which had people from Spain and Argentina with us.... As info had to be translated for them to Spanish. A free walk in any part of the world usually lasts for an hour or two.... Not amin he would treat all our doubts and questions with respect and answer them.... Ended up with the free walk lasting more than half a day. Will go with 4/5 stars for Amin.
andrea
andrea
2020-02-23
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Visa support For the letter of invitation we had some problems with the application. But we got very quick and helpful support. The problem was solved immediately and in a professional way. Very friendly support team with very good English language skills.
Weitwinkel
Weitwinkel
2020-02-22
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Visa application Many thanks to TAP Persia for the fast, uncomplicated and inexpensive visa procurement. I felt in good hands. Highly recommend!
awkie
awkie
2020-02-20
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Beautiful city! Really enjoyed doing the walking tour in Isfahan with Samaneh! Her good English and in-depth knowledge in history and arts, not to mention her fun personality, made it a great experience for me 😉
Marin D
Marin D
2020-02-16
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E-Visa for Iran After i got contact from other travellers which recommended agency Tap Persia, called them same day. From our first communication till end of visa proccess which lasted only few days thanks to them 🙂 They explained every step and during all procces, they were at service to assist me so everything is going well. You could contact them by Whatapp, mail or by phone so easy to reach and speak with them. Very proffesional service! I highly recommend Tap Persia if you want to have smooth process of getting E-Visa
Florent G
Florent G
2020-02-15
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Visa for Iran I've been told by a friend about tappersia, and yeah, they helped me so much and woow so fast! The payment didn't work on the website but even they helped me for the code. The person who helped me spoke so good english so it was very easy to go on. Thank you for your time and help!
Mionah L
Mionah L
2020-02-13
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Excellent and fast service I wanted to buy travel insurance from them but their payment system wasn't working so I used the chat functionality on their website, they got back to me within 15 min, they contacted me directly, sent me the insurance papers before I even paid and showed so much goodwill. I was really astonished by their fast response and great service!
pb31
pb31
2020-02-09
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Visa TAP Persia est une agence très efficace et très professionnelle. La réponse pour le service visa est très rapide et d'un coût modéré. Mes interlocuteurs ont été professionnels et charmants. Je les recommande très vivement.
bessaAl
bessaAl
2020-02-09
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Most relaxed holiday thanks to Tappersia We came to Iran in a troubled time so booked everything through Tappersia just so that we would feel a bit more secure but the experience was beyond expectations. I have never had a more relaxed holiday. Everything was already booked for us; we had a private car picking us up every time we changed places, offering tours and stops in between all this on a very affordable price and always being there for every question we had. Totally recommend!

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Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
#Discount groupFrom adultTo adultValue
12 Persons, 1601€ each person22-370
23 Persons, 1635€ each person33-655
34 Persons, 1416€ each person440

Itinerary

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Tehran
Tehran

Start your Iran trekking adventure with a hike through Tehran’s northern mountains. Start with scenic Darband (1,700 m AMSL). From there, hike 1 hour to Pas-e Qaleh (2,800 m AMSL). Rest and grab a snack from the local cafe. Hike another 2 hours to Shirpala Shelter (2,750 m AMSL). After a short break, hike 3 more hours to the Summit of Mt. Tochal (3,960 m AMSL). After enjoying the view, get on the Tochal Cable Car 7th Station and ride the cable car back to Velenjak. Head to Tehran for the night.

Alamut Valley
Alamut Valley

In the morning, head for the famed Alamut Valley, a mix of Patagonia, Switzerland, and Outback Australia. The valley is home to the remains of the Castles of the Assassins, the medieval world’s most feared religious cult. Hike towards Gazorkhan Village for Alamut Castle (2,100 m AMSL), the home of the legendary leader of the Assassins, Hassan Sabbah. Explore his famed library, garden, and training grounds. Finish the night with a trip to the nearby scenic Ovan Lake. Rest in a local homestay for the night.

Shahrud Valley
Shahrud Valley

Head towards Razmian Village of Shahrud Valley for Lambsar Castle, another major stronghold of the Assassins. The military approach of the Assassins involved establishing multiple strongholds within hostile territories, scattered geographically throughout Persia and Syria. They would strike their targets in public then retreat to their local bases. Alamut & Shahrud Valleys served as safe retreats when other strongholds had fallen. Hike through the area and rest in a local homestay for the night.

Tehran
Tehran

Return to modernity in the morning as you head back towards Tehran. Get some much-needed rest and exchange stories with some local guests. Tehran is a massive metropolis, with jaw-dropping architecture, extensive museums, and a lively food scene. Don’t let the day go by without exploring some of the attractions near your accommodation. Prepare for tomorrow’s ascent to Damavand.

Polour
Polour

In the morning, drive 2 hours to the Polour Base Camp (2,400 m AMSL), located in a quiet village situated on the Haraz River. After enjoying breakfast with scenic views, get everything ready for a 5 hours hike deep within Lar National Park towards Damavand Camp 2 or  Goosfand-Sara (3,000 m AMSL), the first base camp on the way to the peak of Mt. Damavand. One of Iran’s many protected areas, the park boasts pristine forests, breathtaking rugged mountains, and an incredibly rich ecosystem. It's also a perfect place for birdwatching and wildlife photography. Spend the night in Goosfand-Sara.

Damavand
Damavand

After a heart breakfast, begin the ascent from Damavand Camp 2 or Goosfand-Sara (3,000 m AMSL) to Damavand Camp 3 or Bargahe Sevom (4,200 m AMSL). The hike will take a little more than 3 hours. Enjoy the mountain views and natural beauty. Once the tent is set up, go on short hikes around the area to acclimatize to the extreme altitudes. You can hike as high as 4,900m AMSL to prepare yourself for tomorrow’s finale. Spend the night in Camp 3.

Damavand
Damavand

Today is the day to conquer the Summit of Mt. Damavand (5,600 m AMSL), the highest volcanic mountain in Asia. Following the 3 hours hike from Camp 3 (4,200 m AMSL) to summit, take the time to enjoy the breathtaking scenery, revel in your accomplishment, and take multiple selfies. On the descent, stop by for lunch back at Camp 3. After some rest, continue the descent towards Camp 2 (3,000m AMSL), where you’ll spend the night.

Damavand
Damavand

After a filling breakfast, hike your way to the Rineh Village. On the way, enjoy the beauty of the Lar Plains. Once in Rineh, hop in a car and give your feet a rest while you drive back to Tehran. Spend the night in Tehran.

Kashan
Kashan

In the morning, drive 4 hours towards the sand dunes of Maranjab Desert, one of many tough terrains caravans had to cross. Drive to nearby Kashan, the birthplace of “kashi” or modern tiles. Visit the Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse for a lesson in classic bathing. Time permitting, you can see the fascinating Abbasian House & Tabatabaei House, two examples of opulent homes with exceptional attention paid to every architectural detail, designed specifically for the desert. Finish the day with a quick stop in Fin Garden.

Isfahan
Isfahan

In the morning, stop by Abyaneh Village. Characterized by a peculiar reddish hue, the village is one of the oldest in Iran. Nestled within inaccessible mountain folds, its residents remained safe from Arab invaders. They still speak Middle Persian, the language of 5th c. Sassanid Persia. At night, visit the Khaju Bridge & Si-o-Se Pol Bridge in Isfahan, local hangouts along the Zayandeh Rud river. Spend the night in Isfahan.

Isfahan
Isfahan

After a night’s sleep, visit the 16th c. Naqsh-e Jahan Square, the seat of Iran’s Safavid dynasty. Explore Qeysariye Bazaar, a local hub filled with handicrafts, spices & carpets. Marvel at Sheykh Lotfollah Mosque’s mesmerizing dome, Shah Mosque’s enchanting courtyard, & Ali Qapu Palace’s view. You can also visit Chehel-sotun Palace, the royal Safavid reception for foreign dignitaries and ambassadors. At night, you can go for a night hike in Sofeh Mountain Park (2,250 m AMSL) and enjoy the panoramic views.

Isfahan
Isfahan

Depending on your flight, visit some last-minute attractions. Pack your bags and head towards the intricate and elaborate 8th c. Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, a former Zoroastrian fire temple that was continually built upon over the centuries. Then it’s off to bright frescos of Vank Cathedral and the historic, delicate handicrafts of the Vank Museum, in the Armenian quarter of New Jolfa. In the evening, head towards IKIA.

Tour's Location

Iran

FAQs

Is travel insurance included?
Yes. We include Iranian travel insurance with up to 10k in medical coverage in every tour package over 7 days.
Are Entrance fees included?
Yes. All entrance fees to all listed attractions are included. If you wish to see additional attractions, you will have to pay separate entrance fees for each one.
Will we have a guide with us?
Yes. Your tour will be led by a local guide from each region or city you visit.
Are meals included?
Only breakfast. Our package tours are half-board, meaning you are responsible for your lunch and dinner.
Do hotel rooms have private bathrooms?
Yes. Iranian hotels are quite similar to western hotels.
Is this tour private?
Yes. All package tours are tailor-made for you and your group.
How much is the deposit?
40% for each traveler. Our prices are based on your group size and preferences in accommodation, transportation and sites.
What costs will I have on this tour?
Your international flight to and from Iran, visa fees, meals (breakfast included), and personal expenses.
How do I get my visa?
Once we process your visa, you can pick it up before you come, at one of Iran’s global embassies or consulates, or upon your arrival, at the Iranian airport.
Can I stay longer once my tour is finished?
Yes. We can help you extend your visa for up to 90 days. We can also help plan the rest of your trip and book your accommodations, transportation, and reservations.
Can I change parts of my trip?
Yes. We can adjust your package tour based on your interests and preferences. Some details, such as bookings and reservations, can require 1-7 days prior notice.
Can we share a room if we are not married?
Yes. If you and your partner are non-Iranian, you will not be asked about your marital status. If you are traveling with an Iranian partner of the opposite sex, hotels may give you a hard time when it comes to shared rooms.
Will we have free time while traveling?
Yes. Your package will be equally divided between the scheduled time and free time. You can also adjust your tour package based on your interests and preferences.
I am vegetarian/vegan. Will I find decent meal options?
Yes. Iranian cuisine includes multiple vegetarian and vegan dishes. Ask your local guide to show you the best dishes, snacks, and food options.
Can I ask my questions in a video call before I book my tour?
Yes. We are available to call 24/7. Schedule your video with us and we will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have.
Can I get a discount on this tour?
Yes. We offer first-time-traveler and seasonal discounts. Let us know when you plan on booking your tour and we will tell you all our active discounts for that time.
I’m an American. Can I book this tour?
Yes. Be prepared for 2-3 months of visa processing, but once you are in Iran, you will be treated like every other traveler.
I’m British. Can I book this tour?
Yes. Be prepared for 2-3 months of visa processing, but once you are in Iran, you will be treated like every other traveler.
I’m Canadian. Can I book this tour?
Yes. Be prepared for 2-3 months of visa processing, but once you are in Iran, you will be treated like every other traveler.
How long does it take to get my visa?
For most travelers, it takes about 2-3 business days to get your visa authorization code. For Americans, Brits, and Canadians, it may take 2-3 months to get your visa authorization code. Once you have your code, you need to pick up your actual visa. If you’re picking up your visa before you arrive, you have 30 days to get your visa at the embassy or consulate, and then 90 days after that to visit Iran. If you’re picking up your visa at the airport, you have 90 days from the time you get your authorization code to enter Iran.
Can I access the internet in Iran?
Your SIM card will not work in Iran, but hotels, restaurants, and cafes often have internet access. If you want to have internet on-the-go, we can get you an Iranian SIM card and modem for the time you are here.
How can I pay for this tour?
Bank transfer to our bank account in Germany.
Does our transport have A/C?
Yes. If you have any preferences, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.
Are the guides licensed?
Yes. All of our local guides are licensed professionals.
Is the tour in English?
Yes, but they can also be led in other languages based on your request.

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Fa K

14/01/2020

A nice getaway for the weekends

My second time in Iran and we wanted to have some adventure. The sight and the stars at night were beautiful. I had my headlamp on until the sun rose and man what a fantastic thing to see. All reds and oranges over the mountains. I reached the summit of Tochal. I would recommend doing this trail, especially if you're not a beginner and have the right equipment, start early, bring plenty of water and food. Great views all along the trail.
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Chinja

09/12/2019

Not as hard as they say

Well... it's a combination of rocks, restaurants, coffees, snacks on the way. crowded... full of happy faces...enjoying their time in the mountains. You'll take great photos.
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Toishame

18/03/2018

unique on its own

A wonderful way to enjoy a trip.
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