Persian Pursuits is the first UK based company that specialises in offering trekking, climbing and skiing expeditions in Iran as well as the highly popular cultural trips. It is founded and managed by Iranian-born London-based mother of two Shirin Shabestari who grew up hiking Iran's beautiful mountains with her dad.
Shirin personally travels with the team (as long as her family commitment allows) to supervise the expeditions as she enjoys being part of the journey and sharing her passion and love for the mountains in Iran. She is there to offer advice, support and help every step of the way, working alongside her professional team of Iranian guides and support team.
Check out the article Shirin wrote for UKhillwalking
DESTINATION GUIDE: Trekking the Alborz Mountains of Iran
"We may have a problematic relationship with Iran, yet behind the negative headlines is a stunning country rich in culture ...and bursting with mountains. The 900km Alborz range holds a lifetime's walking, from wild national parks to high altitude trekking on the giant Damavand. Iran expert Shirin Shabestari is our guide.
Expeditions and trips
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Step back in history in our 8 day special trip to the most famous cities of Iran.
Climb to the top of the Middle East in this 11 day itinerary with superb acclimatization including the 4000m Tochal in preparation for the big one.
9-19 July 2017 (fully booked)
Climb Iran's 3rd highest, the 4800m Sabalan. Stay with Nomads. Enjoy the local Azari culture, food and music. Visit the world-famous cave dwellings at Kandovan
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