What about supplies and equipment?
Each trip is unique, and for an exact breakdown of what is and isn’t included you should consult the specific trip itineraries. However, generally included on all trips are the following: all accommodation depend on the itinerary a twin shared basis, guest house or local home stay and all meals, tents and other camp related equipment, internal travel and experienced guides equipped with first aid.in some cases we can prepare equipment for the clients. something like tent, sleeping bag, mattress.
Can I rent ski equipment?
Yes. Regular ski gear and boots are rentable and the equipment might not be up to the standards of Chamonix! However this is for regular ski equipment only already you should bring your own Randonee, Telemark or any other specialized ski-mountaineering gears.
Do we have electricity during the trip?
Yes. Most of the time we have electricity and even internet in the huts but in the nature we use solar panels according to the weather.
I will be flying into the country before the start of the tour. Do I still get an airport transfer?
Our tours include an airport transfer only if you arrive on the first day of the tour. If you arrive one day before the start of the tour, we can organize an extra night’s accommodation for you. Details will be included in the pre-departure information we send you after your booking. If you arrive two days or more before the start of the tour, we can offer you our accommodation package. Extra nights can be added to this package if you require.
I want to buy some souvenirs like carpets when I am on the tour. Can I carry them with me on the tour?
There are many great opportunities for buying exciting and valuable souvenirs on many of our tours. However, it is not always practical to carry large items around. We recommend you buy souvenirs after your tour and before departure or put it on Iran Mountain Travel store room this is usually a better and safer policy.
I would like to join one of your tours with some of my friends. Can you offer us a discount?
Yes. If you are an IFMGA or UIAGM or IVBV guide or even if you just collect and lead a group to IRAN mountain, you can get some discount from Iran Mountain Travel! Contact us to know the conditions.
I'm really interested in one of your packages; I'm just not sure whether I'm fit enough for it or if it's right for me?
Each of our tours is graded from 1-10 visible on each itinerary page, enabling you to determine prior to booking whether or not it’s suitable for you. You should be fairly confident that you match our criteria for taking part in that particular activity. Hardness 1-3 easy, 4-6 moderate, 7-9 difficult, 10 is extreme!
Do you cater to vegetarians?
Yes we do. On our forms we ask this question and plan accordingly. Please note this is for standard vegetarians and not vegans, since it is too difficult to cater by eliminating all dairy and other requirements of vegans. Vegetarians have to order special prepared food, as there is usually no vegetarian food available.
What kind of bread do the Iranians have?
Iranian bread is flat, and varying. Different sorts of flat bread, baked in traditional ways, is available.
Is there a lot of garlic in Iranian food?
can say most of Iranian food does not contain a lot of garlic. Just in the north of country because of humidity people use a lot of garlic in foods.
Do you handle custom itineraries?
If you have a special request for your group, we will be happy to tailor an itinerary to match your specifications. We require a minimum of 4 people to customize an itinerary. We will help you build it from the ground up at a price that’s a lot more affordable than you might think. Contact us with your detailed request, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Is it safe to drink the water from the tap? What are other options?
Yes. The water is quite drinkable and safe. High standards and full chlorination are used for Iranian municipal water systems. Like most places in the world these days a variety of plastic bottled mineral water is also available.
What should I wear in Iran?
All females must wear a Hijab, the Islamic dress in public. There is no uniformity, however, regarding its type and the amount of coverage it provides. The black chador (the loose head-to-toe covering) isn’t compulsory. the most common wear is Manto , a full-length, usually long-sleeved overcoat, an overwhelming array of which is readily available in the shops. If you don’t want to buy any, bring a knee-length, loose tunic that can be worn with a long skirt or trousers jeans. However women can w
What if women headscarf falls down?
It can happen that the head scarf falls down and does not cover the hair. In those cases some people may advise cover up again.that’s all.nothing serious.
Is Iran safe?
Any crime carries severe penalties in the Islamic Republic of Iran. On the other hand Because of great influence of Islamic beliefs and off course importance of decency in Iranian culture, this country is one of the safest. In compare with many famous touristic countries even in Europe, Iran is super safe for tourists! Also Iranian people are very kind and friendly toward tourists and it is likely that the greatest danger you face is crossing the road!!
What are cultural DOS and DON'TS?
Eating, drinking or smoking in public during daylight hours of the 28 days of Ramadan is not acceptable. Entry into a “working” religious building or into a private home entails removing shoes at the edge of the carpet, rug or floor covering to prevent street filth being brought in. In a public city bus, usually passengers sit according to gender and there is a man section and women section. As in some other Islamic countries homosexuality does not occur and such behavior is forbidden and illega
Can I drive my own car in Iran?
To bring your own vehicle into Iran, you must be more than 18 years old and have a valid international driver’s license. For the vehicle, you will need car registration papers, a nationality badge, a red warning triangle etc… temporary importation document which can be obtained from the relevant international automobile organization in your country. Third-party insurance is compulsory for all- make sure that your policy is valid for Iran and accredited with Iranian insurance companies. Otherwi
Is it possible to enjoy alcoholic beverage? Is it possible to bring alcoholic beverage to Iran?
No. According to Islam, it is forbidden to enjoy alcohol at all, no matter in what form. It is forbidden to have alcoholic food or beverage, to trade with alcohol, and to serve alcohol. Entering Iran; bringing alcohol is forbidden. It is possible to get non-alcoholic beverages almost all over the country.
What is the Iranian currency?
The Iranian official currency is Rial. Rials are available in coins (500,1000, 2000,5000 Rls.) and cash (5000, 10000, 20000, 50000, 100000 and 500.000 Rls.) Coins are only marked in Persian script and numerals, but one side of the notes is printed in English. Popular currency in Iran is TOMAN which is equivalent to 10 RIAL. The Toman (ten Rial) is often used to express amounts of money and prices of goods in Iran. Thus 1,000 Toman is 10,000 Rial and 1 million Toman is 10 million Rials.
Where can I exchange money?
It is possible to exchange money already at the airport, no matter at what time; but only special banks do exchange money. Lately, the exchange of foreign currencies has been allowed, and there are exchange shops available in most big cities. The exchange rates of these shops are usually higher than the official rate. The following currencies can be easily exchanged at any Exchange Shop: US Dollars, German Marks, British Pounds, French Franken, and Japanese Jen.
IRAN Emergency phone numbers
Police:110 Fire Station:125 Health Emergency / Ambulance:115