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Mountains of Iran

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MIDDLE ALBORZ MOUNTAINS

NAME HEIGHT (m) RANK LOCATION RELATED TOUR PACKAGES NEAREST SKI RESORTS
Damavand 5,671 1 Located near the Southern Coast of the Caspian Sea, Mazandaran, Northeast of Tehran Province Ab Ali Ski Tour, Darbandsar Ski Tour, Dizin Ski Tour, Shemshak Ski Tour, Tochal Ski Tour  Ab Ali Ski Resort, Darbandsar Ski Resort, Dizin Ski Resort, Shemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Kholeno 4,375 2 Located in Tehran province close to the border of Mazandaran Province Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Azad Kuh 4,375 3 Located in the central Alburz Range in Mazandaran Province Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Nazer 4,350 4 Located near Kala Town in Mazandaran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Paloon Gardan 4,375 5 Located in Mazandaran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Koloon Bastak 4,200 6 Located in Tehran and Mazandaran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Sarakchal 4,150 7 Located in Tehran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Varevasht 4,100 8 Located in Mazandaran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Kharsang 4,100 9 Located in Tehran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Tochal 3,933 10 Located in Tehran Province
Ab Ali Ski TourDarbandsar Ski TourDizin Ski TourShemshak Ski TourTochal Ski Tour Tochal Ski ResortAb Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski Resort
Mehrchal 3,920 11 Located in Tehran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Atash Kuh 3,850 12 Located in Markazi Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski ResortKoohrang (Chelgerd) Ski Resort 
Binalud 3,211 13 Located in Razavi Khorasan Province
 
Sharbak 1,694 14 Located in West Azerbaijan Province
Alveres Ski ReosrtSahand Ski Resort

 

WEST ALBORZ MOUNTAINS

NAME
HEIGHT (m)
Rank
LOCATION RELATED TOUR PACKAGES NEAREST SKI RESORTS
Sialan  4,250 1 Located near Tonekabon in Mazandaran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Shah Alborz  4,200 2 Located in Qazvin Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Khashechal  4,180 3 Located in Zanjan Province
Alvares Ski ResortNesar (Bijar) Ski Resort
Naz 4,108 4 Located in Semnan Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Kahar 4,050 5 Located in Tehran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort

 

TAKHT-E SULEYMAN MOUNTAINS

NAME HEIGHT (m) RANK LOCATION RELATED TOUR PACKAGES NEAREST SKI RESORTS
Alam Kuh 4,848 1 Located in the Kelardasht District of the Mazandaran Province Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
North Khersan 4,680 2 Located in Mazandaran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
South Khersan 4,659 3 Located in Mazandaran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Takht-e-Suleyman peak 4,659 4 Located in Mazandaran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Siahsang 4,604 5 Located in Tehran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Haft khan 4,537 6 Located in Tehran and Mazandaran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Chaloon 4,516 7 Located in Mazandaran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
South Siahgook 4,500 8 Located in Mazandaran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
North Siahgook 4,445 9 Located in Mazandaran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Siah Kaman 4,472 10 Located in Mazandaran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Shaneh kuh 4,465 11 Located in the Kelardasht District of the Mazandaran Province Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Kaloo 4,412 12 Located in Mazandaran Province.
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Gardoon kuh 4,402 13 Located in Mazandaran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Mian-sechal 4,348 14 Located in Mazandaran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Lashgarak 4,256 15 Located in Mazandaran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Zarin kuh 4,200 16 Located in Tehran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Alanehsar 4,050 17 Located in Mazandaran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Korma kuh 4,020 18 Located in Mazandaran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Pasand kuh 4,000 19 Located in Mazandaran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort
Siahleiz 3,975 20 Located in Mazandaran Province
Ab Ali Ski ResortDarbandsar Ski ResortDizin Ski ResortShemshak Ski ResortTochal Ski Resort

 

ZAGROS MOUNTAINS

NAME HEIGHT (m) RANK LOCATION RELATED TOUR PACKAGES NEAREST SKI RESORTS
Dena 4,409 1 Situated on the boundary of the Isfahan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Provinces
Dena Ski Tour, Pooladkaf Ski Tour Dena (Kakan) Ski ResortFereydounshahr Ski Resort, Pooladkaf Ski ResortNesar (Bijar) Ski ResortKoohrang (Chelgerd) Ski Resort
Oshtoran Kuh 4,050 2 Located in Lorestan Province
Fereydounshahr Ski ResortDena (Kakan) Ski ResortPooladkaf Ski ResortNesar (Bijar) Ski ResortKoohrang (Chelgerd) Ski Resort
Zard Kuh 4,221 3 Located in Lorestan Province
Fereydounshahr Ski ResortDena (Kakan) Ski ResortPooladkaf Ski ResortNesar (Bijar) Ski ResortKoohrang (Chelgerd) Ski Resort
Garrin 3,623 4 Located in Lorestan Province
Fereydounshahr Ski ResortDena (Kakan) Ski ResortPooladkaf Ski ResortNesar (Bijar) Ski ResortKoohrang (Chelgerd) Ski Resort
Alvand Kuh 3,580 5 Located in Hamedan Province
Alveres Ski ReosrtSahand Ski Resort
Qezel Arsalan 3,250 6 Located in Hamedan Province
Alveres Ski ReosrtSahand Ski Resort

 

AZARBAIJAN MOUNTAINS

NAME
HEIGHT (m)
RANK
LOCATION RELATED TOUR PACKAGES NEAREST SKI RESORTS
Sabalan  4,811 1 Located in Ardabil Province
Alvares Ski Tour Alveres Ski ReosrtSahand Ski Resort
Sahand   3,707 2 Located in East Azerbaijan Province
Alveres Ski ReosrtSahand Ski Resort

Deserts in Iran (Dasht-e-Kavir & Kavir-e-Lut)

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Dasht-e Kavir or Kavir Desert, Central Iran

Dasht-e-Kavir which is widely known as Kavir-e Namak or the Great Salt Desert is a central desert lying in the middle of Iranian plateau.

Kavir Desert with the total surface of 77,600 KM2 (800KM by 320 KM) is the Earth’s 23rd largest desert.

Dahst-e-Kavir stretches from the basins of Alburz Mountains range in the North-West to the Dasht-e-Lut in the South-East and is partitioned between Iranian Provinces Khorasan, Semnan, Isfahan, Tehran and Yazd.

Like swirls of paint on an enormous canvas, shallow lakes, mudflats, and salt marshes share the sinuous valleys on Iran’s largely uninhabited Dasht-e Kavir or Great Salt Desert. Settlements are found only in the surrounding mountain ranges.

There are interesting stops in this desert which provide a chance to enjoy the silence of deserts to travelers. Garmeh, Maranjab, Tabas, Rig-Jen, Jandaq and … are from this list.

World Travel Iran (Behinburg Tour & Travel Company) is one of the fewest companies in Iran which operates the desert tours. 

» Desert Trips in Dasht-e Kavir Iran

Lut Desert  or Kavir-e-Lut, Eastern & Southeastern Iran 

Kavir-e-Lut is a Virgin place on Earth with an area of 54000km2 situated in the east and southeast of Iran. The very beautiful and typical phenomena abound in this desert is to be seen no animal and vegetable life of any kind is to be seen in a major parts of Kavir-e-Lut.

Lut desert has a few universally unique specifications, due to the rough environmental conditions and the limited facilities of life. Moreover, limited number of roads passing through, the problems and difficulties of urban development resulting not much civil industrial activities, then it is perfectly intact and virgin. Its natural and various phenomena have remained intact since far years and it is the only natural changes which lives their usual effect on Lut desert.    

Geography of Iran consists of a plateau surrounded by mountains and divided into drainage basins. Kavir-e Lut, 480 kilometers long and 320 kilometers wide, is one of the largest of these desert basins and is considered to be one of the virgin places on Earth. Salt flats cover the low plateau of the eastern part of Lut Desert. In contrast, the center riddled with ravines and sinkholes has been sculpted by the wind into a series of parallel ridges and furrows, extending over 150 km and reaching 75 meters in height. The southeast is a vast expanse of sand, like a Saharan erg, with dunes 300 meters high, among the tallest in the world. One of the very unique specification of Dasht-e-Lut is its temperature to be called “Hottest land surface”. Studies and measurements of MODIS (Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) installed on NASA's satellite "Aqua" from 2003 to 2005 testify that the hottest land surface on Earth is located in Kavir-e Lut and land surface temperatures reach here 70.7 °C, though the air temperature is cooler. Gandom Beryan is the hottest part of Dasht-e-Lut, a large plateau covered in dark lava, approximately 480 square kilometers in area.  According to a local legend, the name (in translation from Persian - "Toasted wheat") originates from an accident where a load of wheat was left in the desert and was eventually scorched by the heat in a few days.

Kalut in Shahdad Desert (100 Kilometers from Kerman) is a must see area in Kavir-e-Lut. Gravellies (desert vases) near shahdad are sometimes 10 Meters long, while the longest gravelly of African deserts are 3 Meters long. In Shahdad Desert, there are 100 Hectares of salt marsh in the shape of boiling eggs that are unique in the world. Experience a real pleasant silence in Lut Desert, Shahdad, Iran. 

» Desert Trips in Kavir-e Lut Iran

Nature of Iran

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Green and rainy forests of the north, sunny beaches and warm water of the south, cold and snowy mountain ranges of the west, hot and quiet soil of deserts of the east. Iran has them all. An amazing ecosystem gathered all in one place. It’s the country of all four seasons.

The BROWN PARTshown on the maps represents the mountain ranges, the GREEN PARTindicates the most dense vegetation area, and the YELLOW PARTstands for the deserts of Iran.

 

Mountains of Iran 

Being part of Alp and Himalaya Mountain Chains, Alborz and Zagros Mountain Ranges cause to be introduced as one of the world's most mountainous countries that attracts many tourists and mountain climbers every year.  Stretched from Armenia border in the north-west to the Persian Gulf in the south and to Baluchistan in the east, Iran’s largest Mountain Range, Zagros is populated largely by nomads. A hard land where is the birthplace of many historical figures and events. Close to the Caspian coast stands Alborz Mountain Range, the highest Mountain Range of Iran. Stretching from Azerbaijan and Armenia borders in the north-west to the southern end of the Caspian Sea, and ending near the borders of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan in the east. read more... 

Vegetation and Wetlands of Iran

The Iranian forests belong to the European-Siberian growth region in the Holoarctic. This region includes parts of Europe and Northern Asia. The climate varies from cold to moderately warm weather. From the flora perspective, this region could be divided into the sub-regions of Northern, Atlantic, Central Europe and Pontic. Oak, ash, elm, cypress, poplar, willow, walnut, beech, maple, wild almonds, pistachio, Indian fig, Indian tamarind, jasmine, oleander and mulberry. Almost one-tenth of Iran is covered with forests and wetlands. From the Caspian Sea mountain slopes in the north to the Konarak and Chabahar coast line in the south-east and even to the heart of the Persian Gulf marvelous island of Qeshm with its mysterious Hara Forests, an evergreen vegetation line nourishes the land of Iran with an astonishing dense and variety. read more... 

Deserts of Iran 

There are over 60 deserts in Iran; out of them, DASHT_E_KAVIR & KAVIR_E_LUT are the most known in Iran.

Iranis the country of mountains and deserts and of the safest destinations where there is freedom to travel to distances, timeless and by choice, sleep in remote-wilderness or formal-camp, explore central and Coastal deserts and distant dunes, enjoy total relaxed or high adventure. Iran is a country blessed with endless contrast where you can discover fascinating facts about desert plants, animals, geology, history, culture and life style with interactive displays and exhibits to bring your tour to life. read more...

 

Vegetation and Wetlands of Iran

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7% of the country is forested. The most extensive growths are found on the mountain slopes rising from the Caspian Sea, with stands of oak, ash, elm, cypress, and other valuable trees. On the plateau proper, areas of scrub oak appear on the best-watered mountain slopes, and villagers cultivate orchards and grow the plane tree, poplar, willow, walnut, beech, maple, and mulberry. Wild plants and shrubs spring from the barren land in the spring and afford pasturage, but the summer sun burns them away. According to FAO reports,the major types of forests that exist in Iran and their respective areas are: 

  • Caspian forests of the northern districts – 19,000 km2 (7,300 sq mi)
  • Limestone mountainous forests in the northeastern districts (Juniperus forests – 13,000 km2 (5,000 sq mi)
  • Pistachio forests in the eastern, southern and southeastern districts – 26,000 km2 (10,000 sq mi)
  • Oak forests in the central and western districts – 35,000 km2 (14,000 sq mi)
  • Shrubs of the Kavir (desert) districts in the central and northeastern part of the country – 10,000 km2 (3,900 sq mi)
  • Sub-tropical forests of the southern coast, like the Hara forests – 5,000 km2 (1,900 sq mi)

FORESTS OF IRAN

NAME LOCATION
Ardal Forest Zone Shahr-e-Kord, Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiyari
Arasbaran Forests Ahar, East Azarbaijan
Babol and Amol Forests Babol, Mazandaran
Baneh Region Forests Baneh, Kordestan
Bazoft Forest Zone Shahr-e-Kord, Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiyari
Chaloos Forests Noshahr, Mazandaran
Dorahan Forest Zone Brujen, Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiyari
Lordegan Forest Zone Lordegan , Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiyari
Hara Forests Laft Port and Qeshm Island
Marivan Forests Marivan, Kordestan
Nahavand Forests Nahavand, Hamedan
Neka Forests Neka, Mazandaran
Sanandaj Region Forests Sanandaj, Kordestan
Sary, Kiasar and Savad Kooh Forests Savad Kooh, Mazandaran
Saqez Region Forests Saqez, Kordestan
Sheshdar Forest Recreation Places Ilam, Ilam
Sistan And Baluchestan Forests Chabahar and Konarak, Sistan And Baluchestan
Talesh Forests Ardabil, Ardabil- Rasht, Gilan
Tang-e-Dalav Forest Receation Sites Ilam, Ilam
Tonekabon and Ramsar Forests Ramsar, Mazandaran

LAKES AND WETLANDS OF IRAN

NAME LOCATION
Alma Gol Lake Gonbad-e-Qabus, Golestan
Hamoon Lake Sistan And Baluchestan
Zarivar Lake Kordestan
Orumieh Lake Orumieh , West Azarbaijan
Neor Lake Ardabil
Valasht Kelardasht, Mazandaran
Gahar Lake Oshtoran Kuh, Lorestan
Avan Lake Qazvin
Anzali Wetland Anzali, Gilan
Aq Qala Wetland Complex Mazandaran
Incheh Wetland Mazandaran
Almagol Wetland Mazandaran
Alagol Wetland Mazandaran
Inchehboroun Wetland Mazandaran
Bibi Shirvan Wetland Mazandaran
Ajigol Wetland Mazandaran
Namak Wetland Mazandaran
Daneshmand Wetland Mazandaran
Avan Lake Qazvin

Behinburg Missions

World Travel Iran” staff as one of the member of Behinburg Tour & travel Company Group aims to open an unveiled and real image of Iran to all interested travelers to Iran. In your trip to Iran we always promised from the  very beginning of the time to offer a superior level of service.

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