Rachel Fell - Damavand Trek 2015

"If you are looking for a unique, unforgettable and amazing travel experience, look no further than Persian Pursuits! I'd never have thought I would have tackled my first high altitude mountain trek in Iran.  By travelling with Persian Pursuits you will not only get to enjoy an incredible adventure into high mountain territory, but experience a country that westerners know relatively little about. 

Shirin is an excellent host and expedition organiser, and you will be looked after and guided right from the word go until the very end of your trip. She will make sure you get the most out of your time in Tehran by showing you important attractions and interesting shops. And if you love food, you'll relish the many traditional restaurants you get to eat at!

You are also well looked after by Shirin's mountain guides who expertly ensure you are safely lead up and down the mountain. Acclimatisation is factored into the treks and was key to my being able to cope with being at high altitude. Damavand itself is a spectacular mountain and the sight if it casting its early morning shadow over the surrounding countryside is something I'll never forget. 

So if you're looking for a travel experience that combines both cultural and high altitude adventures, lead by a determined and passionate host, I highly recommend travelling with Shirin and Persian Pursuits."