ski touring in
Taleghan


Overview

Category
Participants4-12
Duration10 Days
ActivitiesSki touring, walking, Trekking, sightseeing
Priceplease contact us
Services
Available on Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr


sedimental prominencies of Alborz range are all in east-west direction and some of valleys delivered a cozy location for people to settle their life and home. In Taleghan valley luckily north faced slopes and rocky south faces of mountains made a special winter sport destination out of it.


Iran
Not just dry lands

winter is cold, winter is here

Snow
somewhere slight but some where ...

meet and sense a new winter

Mountains
high enough to remain white

Snow covered mountains are always a big surprise

ski touring
new destination for ski touring

one of oldest nations with ancient history hosting new adventure


Itinerary


Arriving to IKIA, regardless to landing time, there is a 3h drive to destination village in Taleghan valley and to get familiar to location and atmosphere of Iranian mountain. This village may not be very big to have public except a mosque or mausoleum.
In Taleghan, according to valley's east-west direction and snow fall, there are lots of opportunities for ski touring. the only point is to access to bottom of peaks, due to several avalanches and road blocks. For to first day we try closer slopes, accessing from accommodation village, by a short drive or on skies. Hence or accommodation is elevated about 2000m. It would help to adopt to Iranian mountain condition and get acclimatized
Taleghan valley includes more 70 villages spreading all over different valleys, half of them placed on safe plain of valley and rest are placed on high plateaus. By driving for less than hour, we reach to bottom of one peak and try Alborz Atmosphere from higher slopes. Powders are packed on north-faced slopes waiting for a crash...
To experience pure Alborz winters, we try a two days approach to a high peak. Roads will be blocked surely but villages are habited and will hosting us for a night. On first day we pack lightly and drive to end of road, continue on skins to that remote village. In second day we have a great opportunity for a long and joyful skin up and ski back to cars.
After a week in departed valleys, we pack and drive to Tehran, biggest city of Iran. Tehran is a great center for economical, social and political happenings with 15mil inhabitants, with more than 100 of parks and museums. Accompanied with a cultural guide, We would have a visit of royal kings palaces, Archeological and historical museums and new modern sights, Also free hours for get in touch with young generation in art galleries and parks. Later we get ready for flight back home.

Taleghan Valley, with major farming economy, had been habited for 3000 years, as archeological evidences describes, consist of 70 different villages in river plains or high elevated plateaus.


Technical detail

Kormakuh
Pasandkuh
Tange Gelu
Marjikesh
Alamkuh
Returning
Kormakuh
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Ascend(m) Camp. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
4 lodge Kormakuh 3100 800 2200 5 2/5
5 Lodge Pasandkuh 3500 1000 2200 6 3/5
6 Lodge Tange Gelu 3300 1100 3300 7 3/5
7 Tange gelu Marjikesh 4200 900 4200 6 3/5
8 Marjikesh Tange Gelu 4850 650 3300 10 5/5
9 Tange Gelu lodge 3300 -1100 2200 7 2/5
Pasandkuh
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Ascend(m) Camp. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
4 lodge Kormakuh 3100 800 2200 5 2/5
5 Lodge Pasandkuh 3500 1000 2200 6 3/5
6 Lodge Tange Gelu 3300 1100 3300 7 3/5
7 Tange gelu Marjikesh 4200 900 4200 6 3/5
8 Marjikesh Tange Gelu 4850 650 3300 10 5/5
9 Tange Gelu lodge 3300 -1100 2200 7 2/5
Tange Gelu
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Ascend(m) Camp. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
4 lodge Kormakuh 3100 800 2200 5 2/5
5 Lodge Pasandkuh 3500 1000 2200 6 3/5
6 Lodge Tange Gelu 3300 1100 3300 7 3/5
7 Tange gelu Marjikesh 4200 900 4200 6 3/5
8 Marjikesh Tange Gelu 4850 650 3300 10 5/5
9 Tange Gelu lodge 3300 -1100 2200 7 2/5
Marjikesh
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Ascend(m) Camp. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
4 lodge Kormakuh 3100 800 2200 5 2/5
5 Lodge Pasandkuh 3500 1000 2200 6 3/5
6 Lodge Tange Gelu 3300 1100 3300 7 3/5
7 Tange gelu Marjikesh 4200 900 4200 6 3/5
8 Marjikesh Tange Gelu 4850 650 3300 10 5/5
9 Tange Gelu lodge 3300 -1100 2200 7 2/5
Alamkuh
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Ascend(m) Camp. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
4 lodge Kormakuh 3100 800 2200 5 2/5
5 Lodge Pasandkuh 3500 1000 2200 6 3/5
6 Lodge Tange Gelu 3300 1100 3300 7 3/5
7 Tange gelu Marjikesh 4200 900 4200 6 3/5
8 Marjikesh Tange Gelu 4850 650 3300 10 5/5
9 Tange Gelu lodge 3300 -1100 2200 7 2/5
Returning
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Ascend(m) Camp. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
4 lodge Kormakuh 3100 800 2200 5 2/5
5 Lodge Pasandkuh 3500 1000 2200 6 3/5
6 Lodge Tange Gelu 3300 1100 3300 7 3/5
7 Tange gelu Marjikesh 4200 900 4200 6 3/5
8 Marjikesh Tange Gelu 4850 650 3300 10 5/5
9 Tange Gelu lodge 3300 -1100 2200 7 2/5

Accommodation
Transportation
Guide
Camp
suppurting
Accommodation

Accommodation in different cities are defined due primary basic agreements of this tour and  might goes to 5 star or local houses. Stars and branding of hotels in Iran may not match some of detailed standards but includes all of basic comfort necessities. According to location all may not be possible, but simple 3 star hotel with shower and fresh bed sheets are always possible. Overnight in camp tents are all supported by us with suitable tent and mattress.

Transportation

Roads are most developed transportation substructure in Iran and easily reliable for planning a tour. Also drive and driving services are available every where. Its always better to hire locals special when we get far from big cities. Quality of service may not be guaranteed but they wont let you down.

for longer routs bus transportation will be reasonable, because its the main system. If you are not sensitive to accurate minutes in public buses, then you would enjoy comfort of seats and sometimes magnificent sideview in long drives.

Private van or buses are wonderful for groups. With a simple organizing they can go everywhere anytime.

Train trips are accessible but rails are not conducted to every corner and and station sometimes are far from city. Even in this situation its recommended for some routs.

Flights are daily available from Tehran to big cities. To fly between other cities it may not be possible every day or every time. 

Guide

Training and classification of guiding service is young here, as its industry, Tourism.

But guides are always respected & recommended several times, they may not be trained but they have big heart. In cities or mountain they have great experience in technical subjects and also long history to travel with foreigners.

In recent years, there is a big wave of graduated guides that had join to business and grow it to a different stages. accuracy and standards are easy to feel with them.

Camp

In exploring wonders of nature and approaching far destination, it is inevitable to set a camp in different locations, based on local information. Water sources or rain and flood streams or ... are important to locate camp site. We support all equipment such as suitable tent and mattresses beside all necessary info and connections, and also we can provide a quiet service like kitchen and dinning tent with variable menu.

suppurting

We do always try to plan and predict every aspect of  tour and also ready to add or call other supporting options to handle any surprising condition. 


Taleghan


Taleghan Valley in central Alborz mountains has east-west direction and includes 70 different farming villages. Highest peak named “Shah-Alborz” has 4200m elevation. General weather condition expressed as dry hot summer and severe cold winters with large amount of snow fall.


Alborz


Alborz mountain range, is a sedimentary range of rocks for more than 600km which stretch some parts to 130km could raised for more than 4000m. Its rocks may formed between 400-20 m years ago and define high barrier for Caspian sea clouds. So its green on the north and dry in the south. Valleys are reach and generated with water and peaks have snow over year.


Tehran


Tehran is the most populated city in Iran, center for large scale trades and businesses, place for biggest universities, location of important events, seat for government and ruling court, and in one word Tehran is capital of Iran.
In Tehran you witness how Iranian traditions adopt most new branded technologies.


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