If you are traveling from a low level altitude, acclimatization wise, you should be prepared for ascending to Damavand. Please be alert that we will climb to the altitude of 4250m on the first day (3rd camp).
Please inform us ahead if you are a vegetarian or you have any special dietary requirements.
We advise you to arrange your departure date to Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Weekends in Iran are Thursday and Friday and the road to Damavand south face will be crowded with drivers or local mountain climbers during this time.
For any reason, such as weather situation or unexpected health problems for participants further stay is inevitable, extra costs would be chargeable.
On this four day tour of Damavand, we start from Tehran going to Polor village “the first camp”. From there, we change the vehicle and go up to the 2nd camp “Goosfand Sara” at 3000m using minor roads on the mountains.
After getting the permit for the summit, we collect our day pack hiking up to the 3rd camp 4250m. We will finish our first day sleeping in the camp/shelter in the 3rd camp “Bargah- Sevom”.
Second day would be acclimatization day so we will hike up to 5000m and come back to the camp.
Third day would be a tight and tough day. We will go for the summit and come back to the camp again.
On the last day, we start descending to the 2nd camp taking our belongings and driving back to the 1st camp and then back to Tehran. We will be there late afternoon.
Early morning (around 6 am), you will be picked up from your hotel driving to Raineh village, which takes about 2 hours. Hiking will start from the second camp to the third camp (Bargah Sevom or Shelter 3) in 4250m; between 5 to 6 hours. make our camp there and take a rest, dinner and overnight stay at camp.
This is a very important high altitude acclimatization day. We will hike from the shelter to a frozen waterfall which is at about 5000 meters and return. This will take about 6 to 7 hours and will be very suitable for our purposes.
Early morning wake up. After breakfast (around 4 am), we will start climbing from 4200 m to the top 5671m; descent back down to our 3rd camp, a journey of some 7 hours that should bring us back to camp on time for dinner. Total Walking Approx 12 hours. Ascent/descent 1521m. Dinner and overnight.
Descending back down to second camp (Goosfand Sara). This morning total descending time would be approx 4-5 hours, 1250m. we will drive to Larijan natural hot spring bath to leave the tiredness in the hot mineral water, then will be driven to Tehran.
Damavand with 5610 meters altitude (according to the latest estimates) is the highest mountain in Iran and western Asia. It is also the highest volcanic cone-shaped peak in Asia. Its volcanic activity has been in the geological past and there is no human historical record of any known activity, so it is considered as a non-active former volcano. As a former volcano it is endowed with many natural gifts due to its past. Hot and cold springs abound on her slopes and the surrounding land. There are sizable areas on its slopes that are covered with sulfur and still active enough to give off that special sulfur odor. There are relatively large glaciers, frozen waterfalls, gas and steam wells. Because of many deep valleys and high slopes surrounding it, the region harbors a great variety of vegetation and wildlife. There are great vistas where one can take in some quiet moments and gaze at beautiful panoramas, while standing in the heart of this remarkable mountain.
It is located in the Central Alborz Mountain chain and has at least 16 recognized routes for ascending to its peak. There is a long and colorful history of numerous ascends. Some has become quite mythical in their colorful accounts, courageous deeds and tragic ends. The mountain itself is the subject of many mythical and folkloric tales. In the spring the slopes are covered by green pastures and wild flowers. From the peak, one can see quite some distance. To the north there are the waters of the Caspian Sea, to the west there are the waters of Lar reservoir and the sprawling city of Tehran. To the south one can gaze into the vastness of the desert which is called Dashte Kavir. A truly remarkable and memorable climb on a unique mountain.