A challenging but enjoyable climb to the Asia’s highest volcano
Observing wildlife and a frozen waterfall
A rejuvenating mineral bath after a memorable climb
|REGION(S)||Central Alborz Mountains|
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Damaavand, with 5,671 (according to the latest estimations) meters elevation is the highest mountain in Iran as well as western Asia.
But more interesting, it is 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. But 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 wild life. There are great vistas where one can take in some quiet moments and gaze at the 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 have become quite mythical in their colorful accounts, courageous deeds and tragic ends. The mountain itself is the subject of many mythical and folkloric tales. One can also add the existence of a number of historic sites to the special attraction of Damavand. 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 are the waters of the Caspian Sea, to the west there is 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.
On this four day tour of Damavand, we start from Tehran going to Polor village “the first camp”. From there, we change the vehicle and go up to the 2nd camp “Goosfand Sara” at 3000m using minor roads on the mountains. After getting the permit for the summit, we collect our day pack hiking up to the 3rd camp 4250m. We will finish our first day sleeping in the camp/shelter in the 3rd camp “Bargah- Sevom”. Second day would be acclimatization day so we will hike up to 5000m and come back to the camp.
Third day would be a tight and tough day. We will go for the summit and come back to the camp again. On the last day, we start descending to the 2nd camp taking our belongings and driving back to the 1st camp and then back to Tehran. We will be there late afternoon.