Damavand Classic Trekking Tour

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Mount Damavand is the highest peak of Iran (5671 m, or according to other sources: 5604 m., 5610 m.), and one of Volcanic Seven Summits (the highest volcanoes on each of the seven continents).

The mountain is not technically difficult. The main barrier in reaching its summit is its height. Also volcanic fumes coming out near the summit can make the climb more difficult. However, the effort is rewarded with fantastic view from the top of Mount Damavand.

Due to the lack of technical difficulties while climbing, Damavand is an ideal destination not only for enthusiasts of reaching the highest volcanoes of all continents, but also for anyone who would like to try their hand at the five-thousanders for the first time. 

During our tour we will reach the summit of Damavand from the classic South route. Before the mountain action, we will also have opportunity to explore some of cultural treasures of Tehran – the capital of Iran.


Day 1: Arrival to Tehran, short sightseeing
Our guide will meet you at the international airport in Tehran (Imam Khomeini International Airport) and will take you to your hotel in city centre. Depending on the time of your arrival, we will be able to refresh ourselves at the hotel and then set off to explore the capital of Iran. We will have opportunity to visit beautiful Golestan palace and National Museum of Iran. After that we will go to famous Grand Bazaar, where we can buy oriental spices and handicrafts, and also soak up the atmosphere of the place while sipping tea in small cafes. We will also immerse ourselves in the hustle and bustle of Tehran streets. At the evening we will have dinner at a restaurant and try the local cuisine, which is considered one of the attractions of the country. Then the guide will hold a briefing and tell you what awaits you during trekking on Mount Damavand.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Ascent to Gosfand Sara Camp
In the morning, after breakfast at the hotel, we will start our trekking tour to Mount Damavand. We will drive to Polour village, which is located at the elevation 2200 m. There, in the office of national mountaineering federation, we will obtain climbing permits, and change car to 4x4s. From the village we will drive to a campsite located at 3050 m. (Gosfand Sara Camp).
Overnight at mountain shelter (old mosque adapted for tourists) or tents.

Day 3: Ascent to Bargah Sevom Camp
After breakfast we will prepare our luggage for mules, which will carry that till next camp, located at the elevation 4200 m. Afterwards we will start trekking to a Bargah Sevom Camp (4200 m). We should reach the campsite after 4-5 hours of hike. Free afternoon. You can rest or explore the surroundings.
Overnight in a mountain hut or tents.

Day 4: Acclimatization Day
After breakfast we will go for acclimatization hike till the altitude 4800-5000 m., to acclimatize even better before the night summit attack. Then we will return to the Bargah Sevom Camp, where we will have time to rest and regenerate before ascent to the summit of Damavand which is planned for the following day. We will eat an early dinner, check our equipment and go to bed early.
Overnight in the mountain hut or tents.

Day 5: Summit of Mount Damavand
Very early in the morning (usually around 2-3 am) we will start the summit attack. We should reach the top of Mount Damavand after 5-7 hours of hike. We will not encounter any technical difficulties during the ascent to the Damavand summit. The greatest difficulty will be the altitude and the sulfur fumes from the volcano. After reaching the Damavand summit and short break for resting and taking photos, we will descent to Bargah Sevom Camp (4200 m) where we will spend the night.
Overnight in the mountain hut or tents.

Day 6: Return to Tehran
After breakfast we will pack our luggage and descent to Gosfand Sara Camp. From there jeeps will take us to Polour Village. If time allows, on the way we can stop and take a bath in the Larijan Hot Springs. From Polour Village we will drive to Tehran, to our hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Transfer to the airport
Transfer from the hotel to the Imam Khomeini International Airport for your flight back.

Included in full service option

  • Professional trekking guide (s)
  • All transfers from Tehran airport till end of the tour
  • All meals and soft drinks during trekking on Mount Damavand
  • Horses/mules to carry all the equipment between campsites on Damavand
  • Permit fee (50 USD per person)
  • Accommodation in 3* hotel in Tehran (2 nights, twin rooms)
  • Accommodation in mountain shelter or tents
  • Crampons (if you haven't got your own)

Not included

  • City meals
  • Entrance fees to museums and monuments
  • Tips
  • Personal equipment for mountain

Photos from our tours

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