Trip Highlights

Exploring in Nava village, one of the best photography spots from Damavand mountain
Visiting Shahandasht village & Waterfall
Exploring Larijan hot Spring & spa areas
4x4 exploring of Damavand Second camp

Visiting Damavand base camp

Damavand is famous among climbers for ascending to the peak, but it has some offerings to explorers as well. It is the highest peak in the Middle East and second highest volcanic in Asia (after Kunlun volcano in Tibet). Damavand is an active volcano with 16 climbing routes. Each of these 16 routes would offer different views and attractions from its peak and surrounding area. On and around this vast mountain there are different villages and nomads living. These people live with this mountain and their lives would be nothing without the generous offerings of this mountain. These locals breed ships and goats and make honey from bees. In fact, getting to know more about the lifestyle of these people is one the main highlights of this trip. For those who are in love of nature, there are different flora and fauna to see and enjoy. On this trip the main focus would be on the south face of the mountain to discover its attractions and socialize with people living there. We will visit two villages of Nava & Shahandasht along with visiting Larijan and its hot spring spas. You will also enjoy half a day 4x4 driving to the second camp (3000m).

Services Included

Meal Abbreviations (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Meals

2B

1 L

1 D

Accommodation

1 night  local home stay/guest house

Transport

Private vehicle from Tehran to base camp and return, 4WD car from base camp to second camp, 4x4 car for Nava village

Other Services

Driver guide

Not Included

Items of personal nature, travel insurance.

Day 1: Drive from Tehran to Larijan, sightseeing and photography Nava & Shahandasht

In the early morning (around 6 A.M), you will be picked up from your hotel driving to the south face of Damavand. It will take about 2 hours. As you will not have a complete view of the peak from now on, we will drive off road to a village where is one of the best locations for photography from peak. We will have a short trekking around the village for about 2-3 hours and then will continue to visit Shahandasht village and waterfall. Then we will drive to Larijan town. Overnight stay at guest house. (B, L, D)

Day 2: Transfer to Camp 2 & drive back to Tehran

After breakfast we will have sightseeing around the village and then will drive to Damavand second camp with our 4WD vehicle. The second camp is called Goosfand Sara (3000m). You will have time for photography and walking around the camp for about 2 hours.We then rejoin our 4WD vehicle for driving back to Rineh from where we continue back to Tehran to your hotel. (B)

Introduction - Damaavand, with 5,671 (according to the latest estimations) meters elevation is the highest mountain in Iran as well as western Asia.
But more interesting, it is 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. But 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 wild life. There are great vistas where one can take in some quiet moments and gaze at the 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 have become quite mythical in their colorful accounts, courageous deeds and tragic ends. The mountain itself is the subject of many mythical and folkloric tales. One can also add the existence of a number of historic sites to the special attraction of Damavand. 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 are the waters of the Caspian Sea, to the west there is 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.

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