In April there is still snow in the route to the peak in last two days of the hike. If the weather will not be stable and we cant hike to the peak, we will choice another hiking route for these two days.
If you travel out of the season (Dec- Feb), the grade level of this tour will be CHALENGING and you should be prepared for rain in lower altitude and snow at higher altitude. You have to have a good level of fitness and your cloths and equipment list is different when you travel during the season.
As most of hikers would like to have long distance hike in their holiday, this tour design to visit the most important destinations of Iran, which is called IRAN CLASSIC ROUTE as well as one week hiking in the heights of the Zagros mountains. So it would be perfect for first Iran visitors to explore the best UNESCO heritage sites of this beautiful country and having an unforgettable hiking in DENA national park, one of the best hiking routes in Iran which is listed on the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve destination. The journey will start from Shiraz and will finish in Tehran. In the hiking part you will have 6 days hike which in combination of 5 days with moderate level of difficulty and one day optional climb up to the peak with a bit challenging grade as we will climb up to one of the highest Zogros peaks (4350 m).
In the cultural and historical part of this trip you will visit the most highlights of Shiraz, Isfahan, Yazd, Kashan and Tehran with their all UNESCO sites. The season for this trip starts from April and we can perform it till November.
Depending on your arrival time you'll likely have free time to relax, get adjusted and explore the famous city of Shiraz. Overnight stay at hotel
In the morning we will start a walking tour to visit Karimkhan citadel, Vakil mosque & baths, Nasirolmolk mosque, the grand bazaar and the old part of the town. Afternoon we will spend a while for visiting Hafez mausoleum Persia’s beloved poet and Eram garden registered in UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Drive to Persepolis we start a full sightseeing of Persia’s imperial past and visiting Naghseh Rajab and Nagshe-Rostam. In the afternoon we will leave Perspolis towards Sisakht “ Dena mountains foothill” which is 216 km away. Overnight stay in a traditional guesthouse
After breakfast start your long day hiking. Starting point is National Park’s gate for 6 days. The altitude of starting point is 2500m from sea level. More or less we will traverse around 18 km per day taking us to the central part of the region. Overnight stay in the local house.
Second day walk is also around 20 km passing forest and Mountain Foothills. Today we will visit a waterfall which is the highest waterfall in Dena region. Overnight stay in the local house.
Third day walking length is also approximately 14 km crossing some rivers and visiting another waterfall. We will arrive in the late afternoon to the 1st camp, having dinner in our tents
After breakfast we will collect our camps and continue hiking towards a shelter at 3780m height. Hiking will start from 2580m from sea level, the length of Hike is around 10Km and the end of the Hike leads us to Sisakht. Overnight stay in the guesthouse
6.00 A.M wake up for breakfast to get ready to start at 7.00 A.M. We will hike to the shelter and after lunch to the shelter we continue ascending to the summit to reach the peak of Hozdal (4350 m). Descent to the Shelter. Overnight stay in the shelter
After breakfast we will leave shelter and decent to the basecamp. From there you will back to Sisakht and then you will be picked up by our vehicle to drive towards Yazd. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast you will have full day sightseeing tour visiting its touristic attractions such as Zoroastrian sites of Dakhmeh (old cemetery & tower of silence), the fire temple, Amir Chakhmagh complex and the main Grand Mosque next to bazaar.
After breakfast drive to Esfahan and en route we will visit the historical city of Meybod and Naeen and Varzaneh desert. Overnight stay in Esfahan.
A full day Esfahan city walking tour to visit all of the UNESCO’s world heritage sites on Naqshe Jahan Square, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Imam Mosque as well as Aali Qapu Building, Chehel Sotun (Forty Pillar) and Hasht Behest (Eight Heaven) building on this day. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast in the hotel you will drive to Kashan, you have have a half day Kashan tour. visit a couple of historical houses as well as Aghabozorg old mosques and the Grand Bazaar. We will visit Fin garden and bath before leaving the city by drive to outside of the town. Fin garden is one of the Persian gardens UNESCO world heritage list. Afterward we will drive to Tehran. Over night stay in a hotel.
After breakfast there will be Tehran sightseeing and city tour. It will be a walking tour and we will include all of important sites of the capital on it. Golestan Palace world heritage site, Iran anthropology museum and the Grand Bazaar are the sites till afternoon. Drive to Tehran IKA to take departure flight.
Zagros is one of the longest mountain ranges in Asia and it forms the largest chain in Iran, spreading across the whole length of the western and southwestern Iranian plateau, beginning in northwestern Iran and ending at Strait of Hormuz. Zagros range is about 932 miles (1500 km) long and more than 150 miles (240 km) wide. The mountains are separated into many sub-ranges. Geologically it is about the same age as the Alps. The forest cover is oak dominated. It is also home to rich and complex flora.
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