Damavand, a potentially active volcano, is not only the highest mountain peak in Iran but also in middle east is.
Recently a proposal has been made by a group of Iranian mountaineers to register the highest peak in the Middle East, Mount Damavand as a national heritage site( the Persian daily Jam-e Jam reported). There are at least 16 known routes to the summit, with varying levels of difficulty. Some of them are very dangerous and require rock climbing. The most popular route is the Southern Route which has step stamps and a camp midway called Bargah Sevom Camp/Shelter at 4220 m (about 13,845 ft). The longest route is the Northeastern and it takes two whole days to reach the summit starting from downhill village of Nāndal and a night stay at Takht-e Fereydoun (elevation 4300 m – about 13,000 ft), a two-story shelter. The western route is famous for its sunset view. Sīmorgh shelter in this route at 4100 m (about 13,500 ft) is a newly constructed shelter with two stories. There is a frozen waterfall (Persian name Ābshār Yakhī) about 12 m tall and the elevation of 5100 m is the highest fall in Iran and Middle East.
Our itinerary is the most favorite and relaxing programs for south route that is also recommended for foreign climbers due to the feedback of the previous groups. Off course, you can make some changes and modification to a package to best suit your plan before travel (for more information please sent an email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here you can find the trekking itinerary however, it could be possible to combine this tour to our regular cultural tours depends on your inquiry!
Day 1 – Traveling to Iran (AirPort)
Departure from International Airports towards Iran. Embark on regular flight to Tehran. Night on board.
Arrival, assistance in landing formalities, welcome party in Tehran Airport and transfer to the Hotel Espinas 5 * or similar (Hotel Esteghlal). Distribution of the rooms, check-in and free time to rest to define locally. Breakfast at hotel. Home visits to the capital of the Iran. City tour highlighting Golestan Palace, former royal palace of Qajar dynasty and the Museum of Jewellery. Visiting Tajresh traditional Bazar and Emamzade Saleh holy shrine.
Transfer from hotel in Tehran in the afternoon to Damavand Camp 1 Polur Resort (altitude 2270 masl) for acclimatization. No climbing or hard exercises. Final preparation and equipment check. Overnight at Camp 1 Poluor Hut.
DAY 3-Trekking Day
Transfer by cars toward Damavand Camp 2 Base (3040 m) as far as car can go up and then by 4 to 6 hours slow trek to Damavand Camp 3 Bargah Sevom (4250 meters). Overnight at Camp 3 New Hut.
Day 4-Acclimatization Day
Ascend to the nearby heights. Return back to the third camp Bargah Sevom. Overnight at Camp 3 Bargah Sevom New Hut.
Day 5-Summit Day
Start climbing at about 5 AM to the summit, (mostly arrive at summit after 5 to 7 hours). Return back to Camp 3 (usually arrive late afternoon on the same day). Overnight at Camp 3 Bargah Sevom New Hut.
Day 6-Return Day
After breakfast, descend down to Camp 2, and drive to Camp 1 (mostly arrive between 1 and 2 PM). Return back to your hotel in Tehran. Tour ends. Overnight at Hotel.