Alam-Kuh: second highest mountain

Alam-Kuh is the second highest mountain of Iran. there are two main routes of reaching it, through Hesarchal and Alamchal. it has the possiblity of rock-climbing, mountaineering and trekking.

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Damavand: history, routes, and shelters

Damavand Mountain is in Mazandaran Province in Iran. It has four main routes, with the south route being the most common and easiest one. The IFMSC lodge, Bargah Sevom Shelter and Atour Eco-camp are the accommodation available here.

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Get a cheap SIM Card in Iran

  • Iran
  • September 9, 2018

Iranian SIM is cheap and you might find yourself in sudden need of Google Maps, so I highly recommend it. You can ask at your hotel/hostel where is the nearest Irantel. The basic SIM costs 10 Euros and includes 2 GB of internet. You might also download the Telegram app if you want to make staying in touch with your new …

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Funny Facts – Crossing the Road

  • Iran
  • September 9, 2018

Crossing the Road is Probably the Most Dangerous in Iran Crossing the road in Iran is terrifying. Seriously, I’d never want to drive in Iran as traffic rules seem to be some sort of general guidelines. If you want to cross the street, whether it’s a crosswalk or elsewhere, you need to just start walking and pray that the cars …

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How to get Iran visa at the Airport

  • Iran
  • September 9, 2018

If you’re worried about the hassle of getting a visa to Iran, fear not! Citizens of many countries are eligible for a visa on arrival for up to 30 days. See rules and documents required in my other post. If you’re illegible to travel around Iran on your own, you can consider taking the Discover Persia 14-day G Adventures tour, which I’ve …

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Iran a great place for backpacking

Many people don’t consider a country like Iran to be good for backpacking. But they’re wrong. Iran is the ultimate backpacking destination. Iran is cheap, it has hostels in major tourist places, cheap hotels and guesthouses in others, comfortable buses, and friendly locals. What more can you want when you backpack…? I’m usually not a fan of backpacking and hostels. …

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Bisotun Rock Climbing festivals

to all the climbers participating in this magnificent festival, and particularly, to the foreign rock climbers and members of the international organization of High Mountains (GHM), who have enhanced the quality and level of this athletic event. Dear friends, We have the honour of hosting you in a country with 7000-year-old culture and civilization, and is considered as one of …

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What’s the best time to travel to Iran?

  • Iran
  • August 27, 2018

Iran is a big country, so temperatures differ. For instance, when I was visiting Iran in late March it was freezing cold in Tabriz and Tehran, but very warm in Esfahan. During the summer, temperatures frequently break into the 40’s (C), so it might not be the best time to visit. Especially since you need to be covered up head to …

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