Darband was formerly a village close to Tajrish, Shemiran, and is now a neighbourhood inside Tehran`s city limits. It is the beginning of a very popular hiking trail into the Alborz mountain Tochal, which towers over Tehran.. A chair lift is also available for those not interested in hiking
Darband is an old village in Shemiran, located to the north of the Saad Abad Garden. With its cool summers, Darband is a highly visited tourist attraction in Tehran. The Darband River passes through this village.
Darband is 1700 meters above sea level, and is one of the main starting routes taken by mountaineers for reaching the central Alborz Range