Trip Highlights

Quick climbs of Damavand with 5671 meter altitude for professional climber

A challenging but enjoyable climb to the Asia’s highest volcano from the south face, observing the wildlife, frozen waterfall

  • Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
  • Trip Code: 021-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: ( 6 - 15 )
  • Tour Type: Private Departure
  • Price: From € 586
  • Single Supplement: N/A

Damavand is a high altitude mountain (5670m from sea level) requiring fit and prepared participants. To avoid high altitude sickness and some known problems during ascend we advise getting 4 days Damavand tour (1 day for acclimatization) unless you are professional and used to high altitude conditions. We assume all the participants applying for this tour are aware of the situations and have experience of high altitude mountaineering. This tour is a tight and challenging ascend. On the first day we start from Tehran going directly to the first camp and drive from there to the second camp by 4x4 car. From the second camp we start ascending to the third camp. On the second day we will have a challenging day going to the top and back to the third camp. Third day would be descending to second comp and traveling back to Tehran.

Services Included

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

Meals

3 B

3 L

2 D

Accommodation

2 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

Other Services

English spoken mountain guide.

Climbing Permit for Damavand

Mules / Horse 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

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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