Private Tour
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Services

Strenuous

Accommodation

  • 2 Nights Hotel
  • 3 Nights Camp
  • 3 Nights Local House

Meals

  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 5 Lunches
  • 5 Dinners

Transport

  • 4WD
  • Private vehicle
  • Mule

Trip Highlights

  • Ascending Mt. Koloon Bastak 4156m for Mt Damavand acclimatization
  • Visiting untouched villages in central Alborz Mountain ranges
  • Climbing Damavand mountain 5610m the Asia’s highest volcano in Asia
  • Observing wildlife and a frozen waterfall
  • A rejuvenating mineral bath after a memorable climb in Larijan mineral host spring spa

Included

  • All transportation according to the itinerary
  • Mules / horses support (limited by 15kg per person)
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • climbing permit for Damavand
  • Provided gear: eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, sleeping bags, mattress, pillows, duffel bag for non-trek items left at our office.

Excluded

  • Entry fee for the sites not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Any extra hotel costs such as early check in or late checkout
  • laundry
  • mini bar used in the room
  • Meals not stipulated in the itinerary
  • Tips (optional)
  • Cost of medical immunizations
  • Bottled water
  • phone calls
  • Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Please inform us ahead if you are vegetarian or you have any special dietary requirements.
  • If for any reason, such as weather conditions or unexpected health problems of participants further stay is inevitable, extra costs would be chargeable.

You will sleep in Tehran on your arrival day. The next day one and a half hour driving outside the capital will take you to the mountains over 4000m in the heart of Alborz Mountain ranges. We will make a camp on 3300m (base camp of Kolon Bastak Mountain). This attitude will prepare you physically and mentally for climbing.

Next day morning, we start ascending to the MT Kolon Bastak peak (4250m). On this trekking route many of Central Alborz Mountains are visible. The summit will give you a good view of Shah Alborz, Tochal (3960 m) and Seechal in the south; Damavand, Kholeno area, Sarakchal (4210m), Abak... in the east; Naz, Kahar, Takht-e-Soleiman massif in the west and the middle part of central Alborz ridgelines with impressive Azadkuh (4400m) in the north. We will have a good view of Dizin, Shemshak and Darband Sar ski resorts as well. After one day rest, we will drive to Damavand base camp and from there we will get on a 4x4 towards the second camp. From here we start ascending to the 3rd camp with 4250 m altitude (Bargah Seveom). The next day is acclimatization day for the PEAK, we will hike up around 5000m and come back to our camp. On this night we sleep early to be prepared for summit day which is the hardest and longest day. On the last day after climbing to the peak, we will descend to the base camp and from there we will drive to Larijan hot spring spa before driving back to Tehran.

In this program you will have enough time to relax, mix with locals and take photos of the majestic volcano from vintage points. Once on Damavand summit you will experience the highest point of the Iranian plateau and the Middle East.

Itinerary

  • Transfer and check-in to your hotel.

    Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
  • Free before noon and in the afternoon depart to the Central Alborz Mountain (Shemshak village).

    Accommodation
    Local House
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Dinner
    Transport
    Private vehicle
  • Hiking to the summit will take approximately 5 hours. After rest and photography on the peak back to the base. Overnight stay in the local house

    Accommodation
    Local House
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • We are free today as we need to save some energy for the main project of the tour. Those who are interested in walking around the area your guide can help you to see some places and attractive points. Overnight stay at local house

    Accommodation
    Local House
    Meals
    Breakfast
  • Drive to Rineh(base camp). From there with jeep will take drive to the Damavand second camp (3000m). Hiking to the third camp (Bargah Sevom) at 4250m altitude. (Total ascends 1250m). Overnight camp

    Accommodation
    Camp
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • hiking to a frozen waterfall which is at about 5000 meters and return. This will take about 6 to 7 hours and will be very suitable for our acclimatization before summit day. Overnight stay at camp.

    Accommodation
    Camp
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
    Transport
    Mule
  • Challenging climb to the peak usually takes about 6 to 7 hours. From the summit we then begin descending to 3rd camp, a journey of some 7 hours that should bring us back to the camp in time for dinner. Total hiking time is approximately 12-14 hours. Total ascend/descend 2700m. Overnight stay at camp.

    Accommodation
    Camp
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Descending to second camp. Drive to Larijan natural hot spring bath to leave the tiredness in the hot mineral water then will be driven to the hotel in Tehran. Overnight sleep at hotel

    Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Transport
    4WD
  • Free time before noon and checking out of the hotel. We will transfer you to the IKA airport

    Accommodation
    Meals
    Breakfast

Damavand with 5610 meters altitude (according to the latest estimates) is the highest mountain in Iran and western Asia. It is also 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. 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 wildlife. There are great vistas where one can take in some quiet moments and gaze at 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 has become quite mythical in their colorful accounts, courageous deeds and tragic ends. The mountain itself is the subject of many mythical and folkloric tales. 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 there are the waters of the Caspian Sea, to the west there are 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.