We highly recommend if you think about the reach the top take a five or four days Damavand tour, but if you don’t have time to make it, you have to be really FIT and ACLUMETIZE before climbing up to the Damavand. Be aware of this important thing, sometimes the travelers will lose the chance of climbing into the Top with 3 days.
Please inform us if you are vegetarian or you have any special dietary requirements.
We advise you to arrange your departure date to Friday, Saturday or Sunday. In Iran Thursday and Friday are Weekends and the road to Damavand south face will be crowded with drivers or local mountain climbers during this time.
For any reason, such as weather situation or unexpected health problems for participants further stay is inevitable, extra costs would be chargeable.
Damavand is a high altitude mountain (5610m from sea level) requiring fit and prepared participants. To avoid high altitude sickness and some known problems during ascend we advise getting 4 days Damavand tour (1 day for acclimatization) unless you are professional and used to high altitude conditions. We assume all the participants applying for this tour are aware of the situations and have experience of high altitude mountaineering. This tour is a tight and challenging ascend. On the first day we start from Tehran going directly to the first camp and drive from there to the second camp by 4x4 car. From the second camp we start ascending to the third camp. On the second day we will have a challenging day going to the top and back to the third camp. Third day would be descending to second comp and traveling back to Tehran.
You will be picked up from your hotel driving to Raineh village (old base camp) and then transfer by a 4WD vehicle to Damavand south face second camp (3000m). Hiking from the second camp to the third camp (Bargah Sevom or Shelter 3) in 4250m.
After breakfast (around 4 am) we will start climbing from 4200 m to the summit 5610m.
Descending back down to second camp (Goosfand Sara). This morning total descending time would be approx. 4-5 hours, 1250m, then transfer by 4WD vehicle to Raineh for driving back to Tehran.
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.
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