An enjoyable strenuous climb to the Asia’s highest volcano from the south face
Frozen waterfall and a rejuvenating mineral bath after a memorable climb
Exploring Nava village one of the best photography spots of Damavand
Visiting Shahandasht village & its waterfall
Exploring Larijan hot Spring & spa.
|REGION(S)||Central Alborz Mountains|
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Damavand with 5670 meters (according to the latest estimate) elevation is the highest mountain in Iran and Western Asia; however it holds the title of highest volcanic cone-shaped peak of Asia. Its volcanic activity has been in the geological past and there is no human historic 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 such as hot and cold springs abound on her slopes and the surrounding land. There are sizable areas on its slopes covered with sulfur still active enough to give off that special sulfur odor. There are also 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 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. In the spring the slopes are covered with 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 and the south one can gaze into the vastness of the desert which is called Dashte Kavir.
Ascend Mount Damavand from south face having plenty of time to relax, mix with locals in the spectacular scenery around Damavand and an opportunity to photograph the majestic volcano from vintage point. You will have time for acclimatization and preparing yourself for the strenuous journey ahead of you until you arrive at the top of the Iranian plateau and the Middle East.
Damavand is a high altitude mountain (5670m from sea level) requiring fit and prepared participants. We assume all the participants applying for this tour are aware of the situations and have experience of high altitude mountaineering. On the second day of your arrival to Tehran, we will depart for a village which is a good photography spot of Damavand Mountain and then we drive to the base camp. From the base camp we will drive to the 2nd camp with a 4×4 vehicle. Ascending will start from here to the third camp. For acclimatization, we will stay one night at the 3rd camp. The next day would be a challenging day climbing up the peak and descending to the third camp. In the last day we will go down to the second comp and travel back to Tehran.