Tochal Ski Resort

Exploring Tochal Ski Resort

Tochal Ski Resort is the closest resort to the capital city. Due to its proximity to Tehran, it is trendy. This resort has a gondola (telecabin) lift about 7.5 km long, one of the longest in the world. It takes about 50 minutes to go from the first station to the last station by cable car. The highest point of the piste is located just under Mount Tochal summit, 3970m; it is an ideal place for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports.

4 Days

  • Best in Late December to the middle of March



Day 1: Tehran

Arrival, meet and greet at the airport, and transfer to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, we will head to Tocha l Ski Resort the following morning.
O/N Tehran.

Day 2: Tochal Ski Resort

In the morning, transfer to Tochal Ski Resort, Which is the closest to the capital city. It is an ideal place for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports. Mt. Tochal is the best place for acclimatization and exercise before skiing mountaineering on Damavand, which is an excellent way to become accustomed to Iran’s ski climate quickly.
O/N Tochal.

Day 3: Tochal Ski Resort

Ski tour.
O/N Tochal.

Day 4: Tehran

Departure to Tehran.
City tour of Tehran. Visiting Golestan Palace (UNESCO World Heritage) has many places to offer: The Marble Throne, Karim Khani Nook, Pond House, Picture House/Gallery, Brilliant Hall, Museum of Gifts, Containers Hall, Ivory Hall, Mirror Hall, Salam Hall, Edifice of the Sun (Shams ol Emareh) and many other places.
Then you can visit the treasure land of Iran in the Iran Jewelry Museum. We will then become more familiar with Persian carpets at the Carpet Museum.
Transfer to the airport for your departure.

You can add a package of Isfahan or Shiraz to your tour.

Isfahan Package (two days)

Day 1: Isfahan

Morning flight to Isfahan. One cannot leave Iran without seeing Esfahan. This city is famous for its bridges, minarets, mosques and palaces.
Tour of Isfahan today starts with the UNESCO World Heritage: Naghsh-e-Jahan Sq. Once a royal polo court, this site was the official center of the city when it was the Safavid Capital (17th Century). We will visit the famous Imam Mosque (Royal Mosque) on the square’s southern side, which has incredible architecture and tile work. We then visited the multistory Aliqapu Palace, which stood on the western side of the court, from which the Safavid kings used to view the polo games and ceremonies. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (or Ladies Mosque) is located on the opposite side of the square and is visited next. Then, you will see an oriental Bazaar in Isfahan.
You will walk in Isfahan at night and see its famous bridges at night. Several historical bridges over this river were built during the Safavid era (17th Century). Siosepol (33- arch) and Khaju bridges are the most famous.
O/N Isfahan

Day 2: Isfahan

Isfahan tour: You will visit Masjed Jame of Esfahan, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was built over twelve centuries ago; it is the oldest preserved edifice in Iran and a prototype for later mosque designs throughout Central Asia.
Afterward, you will walk in the Jolfa district and visit Vank Cathedral. This cathedral was built in 1606. The mixture of Iranian architecture and decoration with the Italian painting style creates a unique cathedral.
After lunch, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.

Shiraz Package (2 Days)

Day 1: Shiraz - Persepolis

Early flight to Shiraz. After your check-in at your hotel, you will be transferred to visit the most famous historical sites of Iran: Persepolis and Pasargadae (also two UNESCO World Heritage sites).
Pasargadae is the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great, and his tomb (the most famous monument on this site) is located near Shiraz.
After Pasargadae, you will visit the great Persepolis—the earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE. As a symbol of the Achaemenid dynasty, this place was burned by Alexander. The entrance of this ancient city is The Gate of All Nations, so you are welcomed to this city with every nationality you have. The Apadana Palace, The Throne Hall and the tombs of Kings are among many other places and structures you can see in Persepolis.
Going to Shiraz.
Overnight Shiraz

Day 2: Shiraz

We visited the Zandieh Complex (Karim Khan’s citadel, the Pars Museum, the Vakil bath (traditional Iranian bath), Vakil mosque, Vakil Bazaar- the traditional bazaar of Shiraz and Moshir Caravanserai. Then, continue our tour by visiting Jahan Nama Garden, Hafez & Saadi tombs (Shiraz is famous for these two great Persian poets), Quran gate (with the view over Shiraz) and Shah-e-Cheragh shrine.
Night flight to Tehran.

Why is Tochal Ski Resort one of the most popular winter activities in Tehran?

Due to the white snow covering the mountains, it creates a beautiful and dreamy environment for winter fun. Moreover, Tochal is designed for everyone to enjoy snow play, regardless of their skiing ability.

There are several ways to get to Tochal Ski Resort: by personal car, bus, or metro. If driving, head towards Velenjak street and follow it to the end to reach the Tochal parking area. From there, you can either walk or take electric vehicles that cover the entrance route to Tochal.

The Tochal Telecabin, being the longest in the Middle East, includes three main lines and seven stations, ranging from an altitude of 1,900 meters to 3,680 meters.

Yes, there’s no need to buy professional ski gear as rental services are available in the area.

The ski resort operates every day from morning until afternoon, but ticket prices vary depending on the day and the station you plan to visit.

Other exciting activities include snowmobiling, VR simulators, a sled track, and chairlift rides offering various experiences for visitors.

Tochal Ski Resort provides educational facilities for beginners, meaning that even those who have never skied before can enjoy this activity.

Besides the ski slope, Tochal offers facilities such as the Jamshidieh Park, various telecabin stations, and thrilling activities like snowmobiling and sledding.

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