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”Iran” Country of Mountains

Trekking & Climb in Iran Plateau

Rugged, mountainous rim; high, central basin with deserts, mountains; small, discontinuous plains along both coasts. The highest point is Mount Damavand (5,671m) that is the highest volcano in Asia.

Two great deserts extend over much of central Iran: the Dasht-e Lut is covered largely with sand and rocks, and the Dasht-e Kavir is covered mainly with salt. Both deserts are inhospitable and virtually uninhabited.

The Zagros range stretches from the border with the Republic of Armenia in the north-west to the Persian Gulf, and then eastward into Baluchistan. Zagros is extremely hard, difficult to access, and populated largely by pastoral nomads. The Alborz mountain range, narrower than the Zagros, runs along the southern shore of the Caspian to meet the border ranges of Khorasan to the east.

Approximately 11 percent of Iran is forested, most extensively in the Caspian region. Here one finds the broad-leafed, vigorous deciduous trees, usually oak, beech, linden, elm, walnut, ash, and hornbeam, as well as a few broad-leafed evergreens. Thorny shrubs and fern also abound.The narrow Caspian subtropical coastal plain, in contrast, is covered with rich brown forest soil.

This all makes Iran as a best destination for trekkers.

Iran, the Best Destination for Trekking/Hiking Holiday

Do you search for a good destination to spend your adventure holidays? Tired of boring city sightseeing tours? Like to hiking and trekking in beauty nature away from pollution and traffic? Prefer camping in cozy areas under milky way? Hearing only your breath and nature load?……
If so!
Reading this article about Iran adventure tours, best trekking/hiking trails in Iran and camping holiday tours are recommended to you strongly.

Iran Geology construction

As 18th biggest country of the world (16 or 17th), with 1,648,195 km2 land and located at latitude 32.4279099 and longitude 53.6880455, it is part of Asia and the northern hemisphere. The vast Iran plateau, which is about 90 percent of Iran’s current geographic area, is a long and mountainous land located in the southwest of Asia, linked to the Armenian and Anatolian plateaus in the west and the Pamir and Tibet plateaus in the east. Iran is not only large country, but also mountainous it is.
More than half of Iran is covered by mountains that provides special trekking and hiking routes for mountaineers from four corners of the world. From east to the west, north to south of Iran, you can’t find any places without a scenery of mountain in the horizontal.
Its two huge and long mountain ranges are Zagros (Zagrous) mountain range that starts from north east of Iran with really nice and pictures 4000 meters mountains like Sabalan, Zardkouh, Dena etc. to the south east and Persian Gulf. The other one is Alborz mountain range that also start from north west to the north east of Iran with high altitude summits like Mount Damavand 5610 meter, Mount Alam kouh 4850 m and many other 4000 meters summits that make it paradise for mountain trekking and hikers as well as untouched and untracked slopes for ski touring in Iran.

It’s Good to know that, the average altitude of Iran cities is 1500 meter above sea level and more than 80% of Iran population live at mountain areas. So it’s not surprising if you hear that most popular and commune sport in Iran is mountain trekking and hiking. You will feel this fact when you go for trekking in Iran mountains specially at weekend. Where you see many Iranian hikers and mountain trekkers in foothills or higher mountains.
“In fact, Iranian people born in high lands of Iran Plateau, grow up there and know who to trek in our mountains and enjoying this sport.” 90 years old mountaineering coach, MOHAMMAD EVAZI said.
Not only mountain trekking and hiking is common in Iran, we have availability of organizing desert treks and hiking tours in our two huge and mysterious deserts, Dasht-e-Kavir & Kavir-e-Lut.
Imagine, when it’s stormy and snowy in Iran’s high mountains, you can go for desert treks or dunes hiking with enjoyment spring weather.
Desert trekking tours can organize how you trek 20 to 35 km per day while your luggage and stuff are loaded in camels and you will hike in ancient Iran paths like Silk road.

Iran Trekking and Hiking Routes

Thanks to our highlands and mountain cities, it’s truly not difficult to find a best trekking or hiking route while traveling to Iran. Just choose where do you want traveling in Iran and which city do you want to be there, then IranExploration Tour Operator’s skilled staff will share their experiences and organize enjoyment holidays in Iran for you.
To give more information regarding Iran Trekking tours and Hiking Routes, in this article and future chain articles, we share our experiences with travelers who want to find best trekking areas in Iran or know more about hiking routes, availability, difficulty, distances and so on in Iran mountains.
In this way, we divide our knowledge about mountain trekking in Iran with you in four parts:
– Alborz Mountain Range summits, trekking routes, hiking trails and Huts/shelters.
– Zagros Mountain Range Peaks, access roads, villages, mountain trekking paths and best hiking season.
– Other Mountains Trekking ways, necessary equipment, altitudes of summits and important notes.
– Iran desert trek and hiking paths.
However, there are many dividing systems for promotion of Iran mountains, but we want to preparing an advisable, useful and exact guide book for tourists who want to know more about Iran mountain trekking routes and hiking areas.
Of course, Iran Volcanic Summits with most famous, popular and favorite of them Mount Damavand, are classified in this four categorize.

This chain articles will promote Iran mountain trekking routes, Hiking paths and let you how to choose a good destination in Iran mountains, for trek and hike, regardless you are professional mountaineer or you want to enjoy your holidays in Iran mountains with your Family/Friends.
So continue reading with us in “Iran Trekking and Hiking Routes #1 to #8” in the future articles.
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