Iran is a country of mountains as well as deserts. The Alborz Mountains in the north rise to 5,670 meters and the Zagros Mountains of central Iran to 4,400 meters.
With a population of 80 million, there are many ordinary Iranians that are avid mountaineers, climbers, skiers and walkers. Unless you happen to speak Farsi, most people that visit Iran to walk will want to use a local guide as good maps are not readily available. I visited in July 2019 and spent a wonderful week walking among the snow-capped mountains in a remote part of the Zagros Range.
My experience, as in my previous five visits to Iran, was of friendly people, good food and superb mountain scenery. As well as the mountains, there are amazing things to see in cities like Isfahan and Shiraz.