The Golestan National Park is the first Iranian National Park that is situated in the jurisdiction of Golestan, Semnan and Khorassan provinces. This park because of its natural values like verdant and virgin forest and different species of flora and fauna is one of the famous areas in Iran and the world.

Iran has several noteworthy national parks, and Golestan national Park is probably one of the largest. Situated in the highlands of the Caspian region and the steppes of Khorasan province of Northern Iran, the Golestan offers a wide spectrum of flora and fauna.

Its fauna consists of 69 mammals, 150 birds, 2 amphibians and 24 reptile.

The large animals are Persian Leopard, Brown bear, jackal, Persian ibex, wolves, wild cat, Caspian Red deer, wild boar, gazelle, mountain goat, fox and coyote. The flora comprises 1365 plants, species including several endemic one such as Alma saffron, Persian Ironwood.


Golestan National Park with 92,000 hectares area is a dry woodland ecosystem.
The beauty of the Golestan National Park is due to the variety of nature featured, a total of wildlife habitats, deserts, steppes, lush greenery, riverine, steep rocky cliffs, hills, undulating terrain and marsh habitats.
This beautiful area with its various sceneries is the oldest national park in the country which has been protected since 1956.

Activities and Attractions
The park has full four season attractions. During spring, summer and fall wildlife is best spotted in the early morning and evening.
In spring you can see lots of flowers, the biggest water fall with about 110m high. You may see more birds.
Summer is the best time for watching birds nesting, you may have a chance to see animals with their babies, and it’s the season for wild berries.
In fall you can see the Hyrcanian autumn leaves, also see red deer in mating season and following the varieties of mushrooms.
Come to Golestan National Park in winter and enjoy a truly spectacular landscape.
The contrast with the park in summer is astonishing while snow blankets the park. You can see the animals like wild boar, pheasant in background of snow. Also it is blooming season for some endemic trees and flowers.

Hiking Trails
Late March to October,3 days and 2 nights,accommodation Turkmen Ecolodge
This tour takes you to a full day walking up to Bayli Mountain, Join our local guide to experience the panorama view of Golestan National Park.


Late March to October, 3 days and 2 nights, accommodation at Turkmen Ecolodge. Join our local guide for a full day walking up to Solukli wetland. Experience the Aquatic habitats which consists of springs, waterfalls, streams, few marshes, and cliffs and ledges.

Be ready for 19 kilometer trekking.

Eco Safari, 4WD Adv.
April to late October, 2 to maximum 4 days, accommodation in Golestan National Park. This off-road offers  an adventure tag-a-long tours, exciting, adventurous and great fun. We will take you to some of most unique and remote 4WD tour destinations. Our tours extend across this vast Park, exploring isolated areas that few have the opportunity to see. Your memories and photographs are a timeless record of your 'Greatest' adventures in Golestan National Park.