Trip Highlights

A strenuous but enjoyable climb to the Asia’s highest volcano from the south face., observing the wildlife, frozen waterfall and a rejuvenating mineral bath after a memorable climb

  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Trip Code: 023-STN-MNT
  • Difficulty: strenuous
  • Activities: Trekking, Mountaineering,
  • Regions: Damavand Peak, Mazandaran Province, Iran
  • Start From: Tehran Province, Iran
  • End: Tehran Province, Iran
  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 4 - 15 )
  • Tour Type: Private Departure
  • Price: €795
  • Single Supplement: N/A

Ascend Mount Damavand from south face having plenty of time to relax, mix with locals in the spectacular scenery around Damavand and an opportunity to photograph the majestic volcano from vintage point. You will have time for acclimatization and preparing yourself for the strenuous journey ahead of you until you arrive at the top of the Iranian plateau and the middle east.

Services Included

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

Meals

5B

4 L

4 D

Accommodation

2 nights 3* hotel in Tehran, 3 nights at camp/Shelter

Transport

Private vehicle from Tehran to base camp and return, 4WD car from base camp to the second camp, mules for backpacks (limited to 15kg per person)

Other Services

English spoken mountain guide. All guides have extensive knowledge about trekking, climbing and safety equipment.

Guide assistant (For groups more than 3 people)

Climbing permit for Damavand

Mules / Horses Support (limited by 15kg per person)

Provided Gear:eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, duffel bag for non-trek items left at Adventure Iran office

Not Included

items of personal nature, travel insurance

Day 1: Tehran Arrival
Check-in to your hotel.
Day 2: Drive from Tehran to Base camp & climbing to 3rd camp
In the early morning (around 6 A.M), you will be picked up from your hotel driving to Rineh village (base camp) which will take about 2 hours.
Day 3: Acclimatization Day
This day is spent getting used to the high altitude, but we will not go to the summit. We will hike from the shelter to a frozen waterfall which is at about 5000 meters and return.
Day 4: Hike to summit (5671m), then return to Bargah-e Sevom (3rd camp)
We will start climbing from 4200 m to the top 5671m. This day will be the hardest day since we will push for the summit which usually takes about 6 to 7 hours.
Day 5: Descend the mountain and drive back to Tehran
Descending to second camp (Goosfand Sara). This morning total descending time would be approx 4-5 hours, 1250m.
Day 6: Tehran and departure
The last day would be free to exchange photos and/or walking around for shopping.

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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