From coolness Skiing to the Heat of Desert Exploring

Skiing in Dizin Mountains & Maranjab Desert Exploring

Skiing On/Off Piste/ Ski-Touring and Desert Exploring (7 Days)
Tour Code: WI 24/S-D

Running Time:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Tour Type:

Skiing on/off piste/ ski-touring / Desert exploring & cultural sightseeing

Tour Rating: (5 / 5)

Price Per Person From:


Tour Highlights

  • Tehran (Iran’s capital city),sightseeing includes Tehran Grand Bazar, UNESCO World Heritage Golestan Palace, Iran National Museum
  • 3 Days Skiing in Alborz Mountain
  • Skiing (on/off piste or ski-touring) in Biggest Middle east Ski Resort, Dizin, Enjoying Alborz Mountain landscape And Nature, Staying in Beauty mountain Hotel
  • Kashan historical city sightseeing incloudes Fin garden, Broujerdian oldhouse, Kashan Bazar, Soltan Amirahmad bathroom
  • Maranjab Desert Exploring, Historical Caravanserai, Silk Road, Ancient Aqueduct, Dunes (sand hills)


  • Day 1: Arrive Tehran (I.K Airport), sightseeing, Transport to Dizin
  • Day 2: Skiing on Alborz mountains, Dizin area
  • Day 3: Full day skiing (Touring, on or off piste)
  • Day 4: Full day skiing (Touring, on or off piste)
  • Day 5: Transport to Kashan historical city
  • Day 6: Desert exploring and dunes hiking
  • Day 7: Salt Lake & Transport to Airport/ Tehran


Day 1: Arrive Tehran (I.K Airport), sightseeing, Transport to Dizin

Arriving Tehran I.K. Airport, welcoming and regarding the group, transport to the hotel in Tehran. After a short rest, we’ll go to Tehran sightseeing tour. Tehran Grand Bazar, Golestan palace (UNESCO world Heritage. Afternoon we’ll transport the group to Dizin village in 125 km Northwest of Tehran. Depends on traffic, we’ll arrive Dizin between two hours to three hours. O/ N at local house or mountain hotel. (Full board, B.L.D)

Day 2: Skiing on Alborz mountains, Dizin area

Today morning after breakfast, you’ll start Touring or ascent to the top of the Piste via Cable-Cabins and gandola, and enjoy on-off piste skiing (depend on your choice). Our guide leading you to the Siah Summit (~ 3500 m), Sichal Summit (~ 3720 m) or Gavazni summit (~3300 m) and you can enjoy off-piste skiing or ski-touring in Alborz mountain. O/ N at local house or mountain hotel. (Full board, B.L.D)

Day 3: Full day skiing (Touring, on or off piste)

Today our guide leading you to the Sandoghchal summit (~ 3560 m), in the west of Dizin ski resort. You’ll ascend via lifts and gondolas or ski-touring, and skiing off-piste from the southern side of Dizin Ski resort to Darbandsar Ski resort and enjoying good slop and perfect snow. After few rest you can ascend via Darbandsar lifts to Gardaneh (~2900 m), and skiing on piste to Dizin, or transport to Dizin with 4WD car. Or ascend to the Gavazni summit (~3300 m) via lift & gondola. From this summit, you’ll skiing off-piste to Gajareh village. O/ N at local house or mountain hotel. (Full board, B.L.D)

Day 4: Full day skiing (Touring, on or off piste)

Today after breakfast, we’ll start skiing in Dizin area. Depends on snow condition, weather and your fitness, your guide will choose a good summit our route for you. So you can enjoy skiing in good and long sloops. Tonight you should collect your ski stuff and ready to going to Iran central Desert. O/ N at local house or mountain hotel. (Full board, B.L.D)

Day 5: Transport to Kashan historical city

Today morning we’ll start driving to Kashan historical city in center of Iran, it’s about 200 km far away from Tehran in the south (5 hours driving from Dizin). Kashan city is the capital of Kashan County, in the province of Isfahan, Iran. The etymology of the city name comes from the Kasian, the original inhabitants of the city, whose remains are found at good preserved archeological Tapeh Sialk dating back 9,000 years; later this was changed to “Kashian”, hence the town name. Between the 12th and the 14th centuries Kashan was an important centre for the production of high quality pottery and tiles. In modern Persian, the word for a tile (kashi) comes from the name of the town Kashan. In Kashan you can visit some historical sites like Brodjerdian house, Fin garden (paradise garden), Soltan Amirahmad Bathroom, and etc. Afternoon we’ll drive to Maranjab Desert via gravel road (45 km). O /N in Maranjab 2 person tent in desert camp. (Full board, B.L.D)

Day 6: Desert exploring and dunes hiking

Visiting a place which takes ones glance to eternity, becoming deeply impressed by the scenery of moving sands and burning salt marshes, seeing the ruins of ancient monuments examining rare plants, seeing strange animals are among motivations that prompt the lovers of natural geography to embark on a trip to the Maranjab deserts. O /N in Maranjab 2 person tent in desert camp. (Full board, B.L.D)

Day 7: Salt Lake & Transport to Airport/ Tehran

Early in the morning before the sunrise you will leave the Desert camp to go to the nearby Sand hills and watch the dawn of the sun from the top of the dunes. After taking unique pictures we’ll came back to our camp for breakfast. Then you can hike around desert, Salt Lake, camel ride (if you can meet cameleer), and enjoy silence of desert. Afternoon we’ll transport group to the, Airport where we say goodbye to you and you’ll fly back your home, or Tehran (if you want to spend more days in Iran).


Our services includes:

  • Visa processes (Reference number or Invitation letter)
  • Pick up from airport
  • 4x nights in local house or mountain hotel full board (B, L, D)
  • 2x nights in 2person tent in desert camp with full board
  • Desert Eco Safari tour
  • Camping services
  • Two person tent
  • Toilet tent
  • All transfers, bus and 4WD rides
  • Organization of the whole trip
  • Accompany & escort during the trip
  • Tehran and Kashan sightseeing
  • Transport to the Airport

Our services do not include:

  • International flight
  • Museum/ Piste entrance & tickets
  • Visa fee
  • The amount of money you want to charge on your credit card
  • The phone credit on the SIM-Card
  • Emergency rescue costs
  • Extra plans in case of changes in program
  • Tips
  • Any other services not specified above

Food Menu

  • Iranian Cuisine
  • Vegetrian Meals


  • All inclouded
  • Local House or Mountain Hotel
  • Two Person Tents & Camping Services
  • Sleeping Bag & Mattress

Health & Vaccinations

No need to have any special vaccination. There is no contagious disease in Iran. But for abroad holiday its better to do your regular health care and vaccination or teeth treatment before you travel.
Currency & Spending Money

The currency of Iran is the Iranian Rial. Most of places does not accept Paypal or International credit cards, So you must pay in cash, or you can use Iranian Debit Card. You can charge your Travel Debit Card  with local currency (You can charge this card ones (50 E, 100 E, 200 Euro or more) during your journey in Iran. We advise you to charge it until 300 euro before you visit museum, hot springs, market, shops and restaurant. With this  card you can easily pay everywhere and withdraw local currency from any ATM. With this digital payment service you can spend money without worrying about changing money wherever you are or to be concerned about your budget. You can only spend the amount of money you charge on your card. You can also recharge easily the credit of your Sim-card)

Know before you go

Iran is an Islamic Country, So If you are a woman, You must wear scarf and mantoo and also man are prohibited to wear shorts in the cities.



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Gear List

  • Ski equipment:

Alpine Ski or, snowboard, Mono board, cross country Ski, Binding, Helmet, Ski boots, ski repair kit, Ski pole, Ski goggles, Snow Shovel, Probe, Avalanche transceiver.
Note: There is possibility to renting ski equipment in Iran.


  • Luggage:

Duffel bag 70-100 L (Carrying by cars or leave in Hotel/Guesthouse), Daypack 30-40 L to carry camera, water bottles, extra clothing, Lunch box , Luggage tags and locks


  • Camping Gear:

For this Tour you don’t need to bring sleeping bag or mattress. Iran Exploration will provide everything for you.


  • Outerwear:

Ski-touring Goretex jacket with hood (waterproof and breathable), Ski-touring Goretex/wind stopper pants (side zippers are convenient), Fleece pant, Merino Base Layer top, Fleece or Synthetic Mid Layer, Warm Down Jacket,  Insulated vest (down or synthetic filled),  fleece or wool sweater, Fleece pants, Mid-weight thermal underwear tops and bottom(synthetic or wool), Long-sleeve shirts, T-shirts (synthetic are best) Underwear


  • Clothing Accessories:

Sun hat, Wool or fleece hat (over ears),Mid weight Gloves, Thin liner gloves, Neck Gaiter or Buff, Balaclava, Gaiters


  • Footwear:

Trekking boots(ankle support) , types of Socks, Camp shoes( trail shoes or running shoes)


  • City Clothing:

Bring a few lightweight, easily washable items for travel and daily wear, Comfortable shoes

Note: Woman should wear long sleeve shirt, Scarf and long Shirt

  • Travel Accessories:

Small headlamp, Water Buttle, Pocket knife or pocket tool, Ear plugs, Small quantity of favorite energy snacks, Sunglasses with strap (side-shields or glacier glasses recommended), Sun block cream and lip balm, Personal hygiene supplies including biodegradable soap, Small quick-dry towel, Personal first aid kit, medicines, Hand sanitizer gel or hand wipes and etc.


  • Optional Field Gear:

Camera, memory cards, spare batteries, Battery charging station for cameras or personal electronics, Solar charger for batteries, Travel Adapter( UK to EU), Antibacterial wet wipes

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  • Ramin and Reza are the best mountain guides I have ever travelled with. Always joyful and helpful. The tour itself is a wonderful experience.
    Mahendra Myshkin
  • Hello to all Iran Exploration's team. It was very nice time with you in Iran, I hope you will have many client every years.
    George Gschwendtner
  • Nicole Steck on Damavand
    It was really good time. Damavand sloop was one of the best in the world for ski tour.
    Nicole Steck
  • Everything was great in Iran. Thank you for your hospitality. Your leaders and guides was perfect and best.
    Katrin Hermann


All inclusive  in this holiday, making it hard to beat on price.

Enjoy your time in Iran & make best memory of your life!


  • Group size: 1-8
  • Suitable for age 18+
  • 3 Days Skiing in Alborz Mountains
  • 2 Days Cultural tour
  • 2 Days Desert Exploring
  • Max. altitude 3700 m
  • Join in Tehran, End in Tehran
  • Best Time: January & February
  • Physical Rating: Level 3 (Introductory)


  • 4 x nights in local house or mountain hotel with full board
  • 2 x nights in desert camp with full board
  • Camping services
  • Two person tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Mattress


These trips involve trekking or walking, ski-touring, on-off piste Skiing, cycling or rafting for up to five or six hours a day at a slow but steady pace and should never be misinterpreted to mean they are easy trips. These trips do not spend time at altitudes above 4000m and are usually a week in duration. You have to have a reasonable level of fitness and good health.


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