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4 days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

About this tour

Compact Mount Damavand Climbing Tour is 4 days discovery trip to the top of highest volcano of the Middle-East and Iran, Climb non-technical Mt Damavand with 5671 m.

Mount Damavand (5,671 m) is the highest volcanic peak in the Middle East & the highest legendary mountain in Iran, with a majestic scenery that every nature lover would love to climb and trek once in a lifetime. Mt Damavand is very important for the Iranian people, and there are lots of stories and poetry about it, which makes it the symbol of resistance and stability and also listed as one of the natural national heritages of Iran. If you are not a professional mountain climber, you can ascent this cone-shaped volcanic mountain in the summertime and enjoy touching an altitude of more than 5600 m. But do not forget that it needs a professional guide beside you. his/her experience on the routes and weather conditions and also the acclimatization process can help you to have a safe, joyful and memorable Iran trekking tour of Mount Damavand.

There are different routes to climb Mount Damavand, but the classic and also shortest and easiest route to reach the summit is the south face, which most of the Iranian and International mountain climbers use for their trip. This 4-day compact Mount Damavand climbing tour is designed on the popular south face route, which is started from I.R Mountaineering Federation guesthouse. you can follow the full program in the Itinerary Section.

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Highlights

  • See the beautiful scenery of highest volcanic mount of Middle-East
  • Summit Mount Damavand
  • Swimming in Mineral Spring Water Pools
  • Depends on your trip time, you could see beautiful Poppy flowers, Wild Tulips
  • Beautiful scenery of Lar National Park
  • Beautiful Scenery of Doberar ridges

Included/Excluded

  • Airport Transfer
  • Pick up from centrally located hotels in Tehran
  • Professional mountain guide
  • Iran Visa processes (Reference number or Invitation letter)
  • 4 Night accommodation as described
  • 4 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners, 5 Snacks
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • Mount Damavand climbing permits 50$ (Peak fees)
  • Luggage transport with mules or porters (each 2person one ~15 kg luggage)
  • Purchase Iran Travel Debit Card that you can charge with local currency once and use it during your travel in Iran.
  • Pre-booking consultant and support
  • Travel insurance
  • International flight
  • Visa fee
  • Emergency rescue costs
  • Beverages and souvenirs etc
  • Gratuities (Tips) for local guides and staff
  • Miscellaneous expenses & plans in the case of program’s changing
  • Museum and Hot spring entrance tickets

Itinerary

After arriving in Tehran (I.K Airport). You will be transferred to the first campsite and the starting point of the mountains, which is called I.R Mountaineering Federation Resort (2400 m) or a local house located in Polour Village on Haraz Road in Mazandaran Province, in East-North of Tehran. Depending on your arrival time, you will have some hours rest (A relaxing day). You can walk around or pack your stuff (you can leave your extra luggage, clothes, and equipment in Polour guesthouse). In the afternoon, we drive to the start point of ascending Mt Damavand south route named Goosfandsara (means pastures) (Also named the Mosque or Camp 2) (3100 m) with 4WD cars|(0:45 Hours duration). There, we have a trek up to 3800 m for the acclimatization process and descend to our camp. |(2.5 Hours duration). Then we have dinner and enjoy the beauty of the mountains region.


(O/ N at the two-person tent or Federation huts/refuges) | (Full board, B.L.D)

Early in the morning, after having breakfast, we give our packed luggage to porters (they will carry with Mules) and start trekking with light backpacks to the third campsite of Mt Damavand (Bargahe Sevom shelter) (4200m) |(approx. 5 hours). Today we will prepare ourselves to make a good summit the next day. we will trek up slowly to the altitude of approx. 4500 and descend to our camp again to have a good rest for our summit day. It is recommended to go to bed early and save your energy for tomorrow.

(O/ N at the two-person tent or Federation huts/refuges) | (Full board, B.L.D)

Early in the morning, after eating breakfast, we kick off to start our wonderful day to conquer the summit and roof of Iran, huge Mt Damavand. Although the south route has a mild slope, it needs complete physical readiness. Depending on your body fitness it takes between 5 to 7 hours to reach the summit (5671 m). Now you can enjoy the scenery from the top and take your memory photos. If you have a good chance and the weather is OK, you will see the beautiful landscapes of Lar National Park, Lar Dome, Alborz Mountain Chain and the Caspian Sea. Then we descend to the Camp 3, Bargahe Sevom hut (approx. 3 hours).


(O/ N at the two-person tent or Federation huts/refuges) | (Full board, B.L.D)

After eating breakfast, we will gather and pack our camp stuff and descend to Camp 2 (Gosfandsara) (approx. 2 hours). In Camp 2 with 4WD vehicles, we return to the base camp of Polour village. Here your program will be finished but in basecamp, you have plenty of time to go to Rineh Mineral Spring Water Pools and enjoy hot water and rest. After collecting stuff, you will transfer to IK. Airport or Tehran Hotel, depending on your extra packages. If you have more days in Iran, do not miss our daily tour of Tehran or other cultural Iran tours.


(O/ N at the two-person tent or Federation huts/refuges) | (Full board, B.L.D)

Durations

Multi day

Language

English

Tour Running Time

Jul
Jun
Oct
Sep

High Season

Summer

Tour Guide Type

Escorted & Guided Tour

Physical Activity Level

3-Challenging (7-9)/12

Tour Activity

Adventure & Eco
Trek, Hike & Climb

Frequently asked questions

  • All accommodations 4 Nights in Iranian Mountaineering Federation huts/refuges, or 2 Person tent (twin-sharing)
  • Accommodation at the Iranian Mountaineering Federation Huts will be in multi-sharing dormitory accommodation similar to the style of a mountain hut in the Alps.
  • Please note sometimes the Bargah-Sevom hut on Damavand is overcrowded, and we may camp on the nights Whilst camping, you'll be expected to put up and take down your own tent as the crew sets up the cook tent and prepare "base-camp"
  • Hotels and tents whilst camping will be allocated on a twin-sharing basis. If you are traveling by yourself, you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex.
  • Please note it is possible to request a single tent (single tent hire must be requested at your booking time)

  • 4 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners, 5 Snacks
  • Iranian Cuisine
  • Vegetarian Meals Available
  • We try our best to use fresh vegetables and healthy food to serve in our meal plans.
  • If you have any special diet please tell us in your booking request, and our staff will try to serve your food as your diet.

  • A professional Mountain Guide will accompany the group
  • All the support & technical team and staff are experts in Iran's tourist fields
  • Expert drivers

  • Packing your travel equipment is one of the important parts to consider before you start your trip.
  • Here, we make a checklist of necessary travel gear and stuff that may help you pack for your travel to Iran or even other countries.
  • As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.
  • Please note that Iran is an Islamic country, and you must wear appropriate clothing, which is part of the experience of traveling in Iran. Please refer to our Iran Guide Information section on the “Iran Dress Code”.
  • Please visit our " Iran Adventure Travel (Hiking, Trekking, Climbing, Skiing Tours) Equipment Checklist.

  • There is no weight limit other than that imposed by your airline.
  • We ask you to restrict your luggage to one main item of baggage and one small daysack.
  • A backpack or a handy bag would be more appropriate for your city trip.
  • You should be able to carry your luggage.
  • Your baggage on the trek will be carried by a team of mules or porters.
  • The packed weight of your trek bag (Duffel bag) whilst trekking, including your sleeping bag and camping mattress, which is transported to the altitude, should be no more than (Each two-person one 15kg)

  • For clients who are making their own flight arrangements (We suggest taking your ticket with Turkish Airlines), Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport is the most convenient for joining the group.
  • Please inform our support team of your flight and travel arrangements.
  • The group transfer will be arranged from Tehran Imam Khomeini (IKA) Airport.
  • If you are in Tehran and staying in a Hotel, This tour has a hotel pick-up service, so after your booking, you will send us your hotel booking information, and our guide will pick you up from your hotel at 09:00 a.m.
  • If you are traveling on the UK or Canadian passport we highly recommend flying with Turkish Airlines and taking the group transfers as this avoids extra costs for an "escorting guide" during your extended stay.

  • The local currency of Iran is the Rial or Tuman (10,000 Rials). Paypal or International credit cards are not widely accepted (and attract hefty commission rates where they are) and whilst there are ATMs they do not accept cards from foreign bank accounts.
  • So you must pay in cash, or you can use Iranian Debit Card. (Top Iran Tour can purchase your Iran Travel Debit Card that you can charge with local currency once and use it during your travel in Iran.)
  • We recommend that you take your travel money in either US dollars or euros in cash and not in other currencies, and you can change it in airport exchange or your leader will assist you in changing small amounts during the holiday.
  • Depending on your travel duration, approximately 300 € should be spent for miscellaneous expenses and tips.
  • Tipping for services is customary in Iran and it is usual to tip the members of your trip crew, including the local guide.

  • You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures.
  • There are no special infectious epidemic diseases in Iran, but, basically, it is recommended immunization for polio, diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus for worldwide mountain travel.
  • Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary.
  • On holidays to more remote areas, you should also have a dentist checkup.

  • On this holiday, you will ascend to the max altitude of 5671 m
    But we have an acclimatization process
  • You will reach this level after 3 days of touching lower altitudes
  • Please consider if you have any special former altitude sickness

  • Our tours prices are LAND ONLY and for the itinerary joining in Tehran. The prices varies depending on the time you book, which is shown in the calander, in the "Request to Book" section.
  • Please refer to "Joining Arrangements & Transfers" for further information.
  • For a tourist visa, a passport photo and a passport with at least 6-month validity upon departure from the country must be presented.
  • For visa purposes, a valid health and accident insurance policy is also to be provided for the duration of the stay.
  • All corresponding forms are requested after booking with you.
  • Please note that your passport does not have an entry stamp from Israel. Entry stamps from the USA are tolerated.
  • Iran is an Islamic Country, Women must wear a scarf and long sleeves dress(Mantoo) and also men are prohibited to wear shorts in the cities.
  • You can read more about Iranian dress code

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Iran

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