The most popular questions and answers for MT Damavand Tour

Damavand Tours FAQs

The acclimatization program will get your body prepared to temperature, altitude, and environment.

The acclimatization program is intended to help adventurers adapt to the higher altitude. Especially if he/she  lives in places on the sea level or less than 1,000meters above the sea level. You will arrive at the first base camp with an altitude of 2,770m above the sea level. Here you will relax, rest for that day and sleep in that altitude to get your body prepared for the climb for the following days.

You will get your body prepared for the climb ahead.  Cause the ascending will continue to 5,610 meters. By taking the program you are getting your body adapted to the surrounding environment.

The season for ascending mount Damavand is the beginning of April till end of August. During these months you will have a greater chance of reaching the summit.

In all the 4 season’s you can try to ascend to the summit, but if you wish you ascend to the summit, your body really needs to be fit, carry professional gear, clothe, and lots of experience in ascending for you and the team members specially during the winter season.

Due to the snowy weather conditions in winter and lack of mule in the region, and frozen ice on the floor, unpredictability of the weather, and large volume of equipment’s that need to be transported,  Adventure Iran will not run the Damavand tour in the Winter seasons.

The route is predefined by the agency but we may alter the route for agencies and individual groups. Due to the higher costs that are involved with operating the tour, most customer’s go for predefined path provided by Adventure Iran.

When ascending Mount Damavand, since you will be carrying one days pack (back pack),  you wont need to be very fit  for the first two days. But the most difficult part will be on the third day of the ascend, which will be from Bargah Sevom to the summit and returning from there.

Please Note: The general time for the ascend from Bargah Sevom towards the summit will be 6-7 hours and returning from the summit to Bargah Sevom 3-4 hours.

For the adventure travelers that have a mid-level of fitness have better chance of reaching the summit.

One of the most  popular reasons that many travelers coming from different parts of the world that take the acclimatization program is to get their body ready for the fourth day of ascend. The traveler gets his/her body more time to gradually pace his body to the altitude. This acclimatization program is recommended for people that live close to the sea level .

It will indeed help travelers coming from sea level locations. This acclimatization program will be done in another mountain called Koloon Bastak.

This Mount Damavand can be done with ONLY one person. But kindly bear in mind that this will increase the price dramatically.

We provide weekly departures for Mount Damavand. Maximum group size is of 12 person’s.

If the required number of people hasn’t been reached, Adventure Iran has the right to cancel or set it up in another specified departure. The traveler’s will be informed one month before the due of any foreseeable cancellation.

Due to the unpredictable weather conditions that may arise on the way to the summit.  You will need the following:

  • Warm shirts
  • Polar coats
  • Gore-Tex coats
  • Light fur coat
  • Hand gloves
  • Sun glasses UV (ultra violet) protection
  • Wraparound sun glasses (wind protection)
  • Polar caps
  • Minimum two pairs of winter  socks
  • Base layer pants and shirts
  • Flees or polar hat

The south face trekking route is safe and comes with low inclines and there is no need for ropes or crampons.  You won’t be passing through frozen snow or passing through edge of cliffs.

What type of shoes will I need for Mount Damavand ascending towards the summit?

One of the most important items on this tour, is your shoes. Your shoes should have the following requirements:

  • It should cover your ankle.
  • It should be water resistant.
  • The shoes layers should be breathable.

During the summer, trekking shoes and back packing should suffice (should be sufficient)

It will include the following:

  • Edible foods
  • Drinking water
  • Light drinks
  • Tent and camping equipment
  • Cooking equipment
  • First aid kit

The shelter in Bargah Sevom comes with four private rooms and a common room. But due to the high requests in the summer, most of the time we will camp out.

After 5,300m you will smell the sulfur gases but it’s not enough to cause health problems.  If you desire you can use masks or cover your mouth using clothe.

  • Trekking poles
  • Sun Block SPF min 30
  • Bag pack 35-45 liter’s

Adventure Iran provides all of the meals,  and water for the journey. But if the travelers decide to brings along snack or mineral water he can if he wants/wishes.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The tour guide has the right to change, alter or cancel the trip due to weather conditions.
Due to the unpredictability of weather conditions, the program may get extended (the extra costs associated to, night stay, guides expense, and food) is NOT included.
Due to the high altitudes that the traveler faces, he/she must inform Adventure Iran of ANY health problems they have.

There aren’t any water fountains to drink or have a fill-up on the way.  You will have access to water between the second (Gusfand Sara) to the third camp ( Bargah Sevom).  On the third camp (Gusfand Sara) you can buy mineral water. There you will a water spring, which is reserved for cleaning which may not be suitable for drinking.

The Damavand Mountain is a volcanic conical mountain with sixteen crests to reach the summit. But out of the sixteen crests, only four of the crests have safe haven or shelters. Out of the four crests ONLY two of the crests have support to the ascenders. The southern crest passes through Polur village, and the path for the Northern crests will be passing through the southern crest.  Thus the path for the southern crests is the most commonly used route and chosen for its fewer gradients for trekking which makes it the ideal choice to ascending to the summit. The south ascending summit you will face less obstacles or large inclines and having access to shelter in 4,250 meters.

Adventure Iran is in charge of handling any permission required for Mount Damavand ascends.

One of the most important items on this tour, is your shoes. Your shoes should have the following requirements:

  • It should cover your ankle.
  • It should be water resistant.
  • The shoes layers should be breathable.?!?!!

During the summer, trekking shoes and back packing should suffice (should be sufficient).