Here, we have Sisakht and Chelgerd ski touring program. For this program, we will head to the Zagros mountain range. The program starts from Isfahan that is the nearest city with an international airport. Naturally, the program can start from Tehran too, but then we need a transfer to Isfahan and back from it. From Isfahan, we first head to Sisakht for four days of skiing.
Second, we will go to Chelgerd for three days of skiing. We get to summit 4000 meters mountains and ski down them. Chelgerd is part of Zardkuh and famous for its same level mountains. Based on the snow and road condition, the guide will choose some of them for skiing. Some of these mountains are Dozardeh, Shahriari, Kolon Chi, Shah Shahidan, Aab Sefid, Haft Tanan, Shah Mansuri, Robat Khan, Bazoft, and Mazon. Below, you can see more information about Sisakht and Chelgerd ski touring program.
- Accommodation (hotel, lodge, shelter, villa, local house, …)
- Transportation (domestic flight, airport, city, between cities, 4×4, …)
- Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, lunchbox)
- Beverages (only those served with food)
- Guide (mountain, ski, city tour)
- Means of carrying loads (mule, porter, camel)
- Entrances (historic sites, lifts, …)
- Ascend Permits
- Visa reference code
- Mountain Accidents Insurance
- International flight
- Visa fee
- Personal travel insurance
- Hotel minibar or café
- Tips to guides and staff
- Services not mentioned above
- Extra days or reservations
- Single room supplement
Day 1: Arrival to Isfahan (1590m)
Now, the Sisakht and Chelgerd ski touring program officially begins. Arriving to Isfahan International airport and meeting Atour Adventure agent. Then, transfer to the city of Sisakht which will be around 4 hours and staying in a local house for the night.
Day 2: Ski touring to Kermo (3400m)
Now, we have a drive from Sisakht to Bijan pass. The drive is around 1 hour. We start from 2800m and ski tour to the Kermo peak at the 3400m. We will descend from northwest. Be prepared, we have 7 hours of skiing on this day. Then we will head back to Sisakht and spend the night in a local house. We have lunchbox and our dinner is in local house.
Day 3: Ski touring to Ghodoweis peak (3800m)
Again, we drive from Sisakht to Bijan pass. From there, we start ski touring to the 3800m mountain of Ghodoweis. We ski down from northeast face to Bijan pass. The whole skiing will take around 7 hours. At the end, we will drive back to Sisakht and spend the night in a local house in the area. The meals are like the previous day.
Day 4: Ski touring to Hose peak (~4000m)
Once again, we drive to Bijan pass. This time, we head to Hose Dal peak. The mountain is around 4000m and then we ski down through northwest face to Bijan pass. We will drive back to the local house in Sisakht. The meals are like the previous day.
Day 5: Ski touring to Dal Kuli peak (3900m)
Now we drive to Qol Qol spring and head to Dal Kuli peak. The mountain is 3900m and after ascend we ski down to spring. Then, we drive back to Sisakht for the night. For lunch, we have lunchbox and for dinner, we will be in local house.
Day 6: Transfer to Chelgerd (2390m)
On this day, we drive to Chelgerd. The drive is around 6 hours and then we get to a local house and rest. We go to restaurant for lunch and we will be in local house for dinner.
Day 7 – 9: Ski touring in Chelgerd region (~4000m)
from the seventh to the ninth day of our program, meaning for three days, we will be ski touring in Chelgerd zone. Each day, we have a transfer to the trailhead. Then, we ski in to summit one of the peaks of the region and ski down to the trailhead. There, we will have a drive back to the local house. For lunch we will have lunch box and for dinner, we will return to the local house.
Day 10: Transfer to Isfahan (1590m)
Now, we drive back to Isfahan; the drive is around 3 hours. On reaching to Isfahan, we will have short sightseeing and then check into hotel. We will have lunch and dinner in restaurant.
Day 11: Time to say goodbye
Departure. Based on the flight time, we will have a transfer to the airport.
- Destination: Isfahan City Tour
- Cultural Sites: Traditional Bridges, Naqshe Jahan Square
General Equipment List for Ski
- Sleeping bag with -5 comfort
- Sandals or Crocs
- Sports shoes
- Trekking shoes
- Ski touring ski
- Repair kit
- Telescopic or fixed ski poles with large plate
- Duffle bag
- Day backpack 30-40 Liter
- Trekking socks
- Ski socks
- Base layer top and Bottom
- Synthetic mid-layer
- Windproof and waterproof pants
- Windproof and waterproof jacket
- Thick down jacket
- Ski touring pants
- Fleece or wool jacket
- Fleece or wool pants
- Long sleeve t-shirt
- Warm hat
- Base layer gloves
- Over gloves
- Expedition gloves
- Headband and scarf
- Sunglasses and goggles
- Personal aid kit
- Water bottle and flask
- Pocket knife
- Avalanche transceiver
- Avalanche probe
- Ice axe
- Snow shovel
- Mountaineering harness
- Rope cord 7mm/10m long
- Headlamp with spare batteries
- Quick dry towel
- Personal medicine