Damavand Trekking & Lar National Park
Tour Code: SP11/T
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This tour is a wonderful trip for those who like to have a adventure trekking on highest volcano of middle east, mount Damavand and also have the opportunity to feel Iranian culture and history. In this tour we will visit Tehran most populated city and capital of Iran with over 14 million population. Tehran Grand Bazar, Golestan palace (UNESCO world Heritage, Iran National Museum/Jewelry Museum ) are the places which you will visit during your walking city tour. Trekking in Lar national park is one of rapturous experience you could have during your trip. Trekking maount damavand in summer does’nt need professional skills or gears, but its needed to participate in a professional guided tour, and our skillfull guide will lead you to the top of peak with safety consideration to touch the top of Iran, legendary Damavand. You would also visit Kashan one of historical city of Iran which is rich with Iranian artistic mansions and gardens. Walking through historical and rural alleys of Abyaneh village is another part of your trip to Iran, which help you feel rural culture of Iran.
- Day 1: Arrive Tehran (I.K Airport), rest at hotel, Tehran sightseeing
- Day 2: Transport to Garmabdar village in north of Tehran and start trekking toward Lar national park
- Day 3: Trekking between flowers in Lar National Park
- Day 4: Trekking in Lar plateau and transport to Poulor village
- Day 5: Transport to Damavand base camp (Gosfandsara) 3000 m by 4WD cars, start trekking to Damavand shelter from south rout (Bargahe Sevom) 4250 m
- Day 6: Acclimatization/ bad weather reservation day
- Day 7: Summit day of Damavand peak
- Day 8: Descend to Polour and Hot Spring
- Day 9: Kashan historical city tour
- Day 10: Sightseeing Abyaneh historical village, afternoon come back Tehran
- Day 11: Fly back home
TOUR FULL ITINARY
Day 1: Arrive Tehran (I.K Airport), rest at hotel, Tehran sightseeing
Arriving Tehran I.K. Airport, welcoming and regarding the group, transport to the hotel in center of Tehran. After a short rest, we’ll go to Tehran sightseeing tour. Tehran Grand Bazar, Golestan palace (UNESCO world Heritage, Iran National Museum/Jewelry Museum. O /N at Hotel.
Day 2: Transport to Garmabdar village in north of Tehran and start trekking toward Lar national park
After breakfast we’ll transport to the north of Tehran by our cars. We drive in mountain road to Garmabdar village. We’ll pass about 50 km from Fasham, Zaygon and Abnik villages to arrive Garmabdar. Now we have about 2500 m altitude. From Garmabdar we should climb to Khatoonbargah neck in about 3000 m via gravel road. If it’s possible we’ll drive by our 4WD cars to Khatoonbargah neck (about 30 min) and we start our trekking from there in tight valley with the name of Tangeh Younza. Here we put all our luggage in our cars and just pick up small rucksack, camera and etc. The 4WD cars bring our stuffs to our camp at afternoon. From Tangeh Younza we’ll go down to Lar national park and we don’t need to climb any more. After one hour trekking in valley we’ll see Lar plateau and beauty Damavand Summit. It’s really attractive landscape suitable for passionate photographers. Afternoon we’ll reach our camp in the west of Lar national park plateau (Trekking about 20 km,maximum 6 hours). Now we enjoy our time, drinking herbal tea and have a beauty evening in our camp. O /N in two person tent.
Day 3: Trekking between flowers in Lar National Park
Today we wake up by golden sunshine and light breeze, after breakfast and collect our stuff we put everything in our 4WD cars (like yesterday) and they bring them to the next camp. We pass along the rivers, grassland and flowers. After about 5 hours we’ll reach our next night camp with the name of Tafarojgah(about 15 km). We have enough time to go anywhere and enjoy scenery. O /N at two person tent.
Day 4: Trekking in Lar plateau and transport to Poulor village
After serving breakfast we put everything in our cars and they caring our luggage to leave the park. After about 4 hours(15 km) trekking from our camp, we reach to the end of Lar National Park and the cars bring us to the Poulor village. Poulor IR mountain federation guest house is a sport complex that has a few 6 person rooms with beds, showers, rock climbing hall and etc.(in case of climbing competition or crowd, we’ll use nice traditional local house). Now we can take a shower, take a good rest and recovering our body to climb highest mountain in Iran, Damavand. O /N in guesthouse/ local house.
Day 5: Transport to Damavand base camp (Gosfandsara) 3000 m by 4WD cars, start trekking to Damavand shelter from south rout (Bargahe Sevom) 4250 m
After serving breakfast and leave our extra equipment in guesthouse, we transport to Gosfandsara by 4WD cars at 3000 m altitude (about one hour and half). There we leave our luggage (each 2person one 15 kg luggage) to mules or porters, and they carrying them for us to the Shelter. After about 4 to 5 hours we’ll reach Bargahe Sevom Shelter in 4250 m altitude and have a rest there. Bargahe Sevom was made in 2009 in 2 floors and has a few private room for rent with beds, small shop, public sleeping hall, dining hall, electrical equipment and etc. O /N in Shelter or 2 person tent.
VERY important: you have to carry back all your garbage to down. Please be responsible for your own waste, collect it and bring it down hill to leave it in the in the dustbin of the municipality Larijan.
Day 6: Acclimatization/ bad weather reservation day
This day is reserved in case of bad weather condition. In this case we can change the program. So there is enough time. For after breakfast climb slowly to an altitude of 4800 m and have enough rest for good acclimatization. Descend to Shelter and enjoy landscape of Doberar ridge, Lar Dam and national park. O /N in shelter/2 person tent.
Day 7: Summit day
After breakfast at early morning, we’ll start ascend to top of the Iran, Damavand summit (5671 m). It takes about 6 hours to reach summit it takes about 6 hours to reach summit if you have a good condition. If not it will take you 9 to 10 hours to reach the top. After reach summit you can see the Crater of old Damavand volcano (highest volcano in Asia) and enjoy scenes, tacking memorial pictures. Then descend to Shelter (about 3 hours). Bring your banner or other attributes if you want to more personalizing your summit pictures. O /N in hut/2 person tent.
Day 8: Descend to Polour and Hot Spring
After breakfast and pack our luggage (will carry by mules), we’ll descend to Gosfandsara, there our 4WD cars transport us to Polour. You have enough time to take a shower and collect the equipment and go to Larijan local hot spring in 30 km distance from Polour. The water from this spring is useful in the treatment of chronic wounds and skin diseases. Near these springs there are public and private baths with small pools for use. The main spring temperature is about 65 degree, but pools and bathrooms water is cooler. O /N in Polour guesthouse or local house.
Day 9: Kashan historical city tour
Today morning we’ll start driving to Kashan historical city in center of Iran, it’s about 200 km far away from Tehran in the south (4 hours driving from Polour). Kashan city is the capital of Kashan County, in the province of Isfahan, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 248,789, in 67,464 families. The etymology of the city name comes from the Kasian, the original inhabitants of the city, whose remains are found at Tapeh Sialk, a good preserved archeological site dating back 9,000 years; later this was changed to “Kashian”, hence the town name. Between the 12th and the 14th centuries Kashan was an important centre for the production of high quality pottery and tiles. In modern Persian, the word for a tile (kashi) comes from the name of the town Kashan. In Kashan you can visit some historical sites like Brodjerdian house, Abbasian house, Fin garden (paradise garden), Soltan Amirahmad Bathroom, and etc. O /N in Traditional hotel in Kashan.
Day 10: Sightseeing Abyaneh historical village, afternoon come back Tehran
Abyaneh historical village in about 70 km distance of Kashan city. The ancient village of Abyaneh is the perfect answer to Iran’s bustling, traffic-clogged cities. Serenely situated at the foot of mount Karkas, Abyaneh’s steep, twisting lanes of mud and stone wind through a maze of red mud-brick houses with lattice windows and fragile wooden balconies. It is testament to both the age and isolation of Abyaneh that the elder residents speak Middle Persian, an earlier version of Farsi that largely disappeared centuries ago. The village is at least 1500 years old and faces east across a picturesque valley. Afternoon we’ll came back to Tehran (in case of choosing extra Isfahan tour by you, we’ll stay tonight in Kashan city). O /N in Hotel.
Day 11: Fly back home
depends on your flight time we manage this day and transport the group to the airport.
- Visa processes (Reference number or Invitation letter)
- Pick up from airport
- Prepaid SIM Card with active Internet that you can charge with credit to use Purchasing
- Prepaid Travel Debit Card that you can charge with local currency (You can charge this card ones (50 E, 100 E, 200 Euro or more)
- 3x nights in minimum *** hotel with breakfast in Tehran and Kashan
- 2x nights in guesthouse or local house with full board
- 5x nights in mountain hut/2person tent with full board
- Camping services
- Two person tent
- Toilet tent
- Duffel bag
- All transfer, bus and 4WD rides
- Organization of the whole trek
- National park entrance 30$ and climbing permits for Damavand summit 50$
- Luggage transport with mules or porters (each 2person one ~15 kg luggage)
- 1x farewell dinner in Tehran
- Professional mountain guide and cooker during the program
- Tehran, Kashan and Abyaneh sightseeing
- Transport to the airport
- International flight
- Museum and Hot spring tickets
- Visa fee
- The amount of money you want to charge on your credit card
- The phone credit on the sim-card
- Meals in the cities (Tehran/ Kashan/ Abyaneh)
- Single room supply at Hotels (charge 60 euro p/p night)
- Emergency rescue costs
- Extra plans in case of bad weather or changes in program
- Tips and extra nights at hotels
- Any other services not specified above
- Iranian Cuisine
- Vegetrian Meals
The currency of Iran is the Iranian Rial. Most of places does not accept Paypal or International credit cards, So you must pay in cash, or you can use Iranian Debit Card. You can charge your Travel Debit Card with local currency (You can charge this card ones (50 E, 100 E, 200 Euro or more) during your journey in Iran. We advise you to charge it until 300 euro before you visit museum, hot springs, market, shops and restaurant. With this card you can easily pay everywhere and withdraw local currency from any ATM. With this digital payment service you can spend money without worrying about changing money wherever you are or to be concerned about your budget. You can only spend the amount of money you charge on your card. You can also recharge easily the credit of your Sim-card)
Iran is an Islamic Country, So If you are a woman, You must wear scarf and mantoo and also man are prohibited to wear shorts in the cities.
Cloudy with periods of rain. High 9C. Winds W at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around 12mm.
Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High around 10C. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 14C. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Sunny. High 18C. Winds W at 10 to 15 km/h.
Plentiful sunshine. High 19C. Winds W at 15 to 25 km/h.
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 18C. Winds W at 15 to 25 km/h.
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 19C. Winds W at 15 to 25 km/h.
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional showers. High 14C. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High 11C. Winds NE at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.
Sunshine along with some cloudy intervals. High 17C. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 km/h.
A mainly sunny sky. High 21C. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 km/h.
Mostly sunny skies. High 23C. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 km/h.
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 23C. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 23C. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Duffel bag 70-100 L (Carrying by 4WD cars or leave in Hotel/Guesthouse), Daypack 30-40 L (to carry camera, water bottles, extra clothing, Lunch box), Luggage tags and locks
- Camping Gear:
Sleeping bag and stuff sack( Fleece/Down sleeping bag liner), Mat rest
Goretex jacket with hood (waterproof and breathable), Goretex/wind stopper pants (side zippers are convenient), Insulated vest(down or synthetic filled), fleece or wool sweater, Fleece pants, Mid-weight thermal underwear tops and bottom(synthetic or wool), Hiking pants, Long-sleeve shirts, T-shirts (synthetic are best), Underwear
- Clothing Accessories:
Sun hat, Wool or fleece hat (over ears), Wool or fleece gloves, Thin liner gloves, Neck Gaiter or Buff, Gaiters
Mountaineering boots( sturdy and ankle support, water-resistant) , types of Socks, Camp shoes( trail shoes or running shoes)
- City Clothing:
Bring a few lightweight, easily washable items for travel and daily wear, Comfortable shoes
Note: Woman should wear long sleeve shirt, Scarf and long Shirt
- Travel Accessories:
Headlamp (lithium batteries are best for cold weather), Pocket knife or pocket tool, Ear plugs, Small quantity of favorite energy snacks, Hiking staff or trekking poles, Small waterproof pack cover for daypack, Sunglasses with strap (side-shields or glacier glasses recommended), Sun block cream and lip balm, Personal hygiene supplies including biodegradable soap, Small quick-dry towel, Personal first aid kit, medicines, Hand sanitizer gel or hand wipes and etc.
- Optional Field Gear:
Camera, memory cards, spare batteries, Battery charging station for cameras or personal electronics, Solar charger for batteries, Travel Adapter( UK to EU) Antibacterial wet wipes
Tour Dates & Prices
SOME OF OUR TRAVELLERS REVIEWS
Hello to all Iran Exploration's team. It was very nice time with you in Iran, I hope you will have many client every years.
Everything was great in Iran. Thank you for your hospitality. Your leaders and guides was perfect and best.
It was really good time. Damavand sloop was one of the best in the world for ski tour.
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS
- 3 nights in minimum *** hotel with breakfast in Tehran
- 2 nights in guesthouse or local house with full board in Kashan
- 5 nights in mountain hut/2person tent with full board
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?
These adventures involve ski-touring, trekking, cycling or rafting for up to 6 or 7 hours a day at a steady pace. You have to have a good level of fitness and be in good health. The majority of our moderately graded treks involve the carrying of a day pack only, though some may involve carrying a full pack. Be prepared for variable weather conditions.
Damavand south route is not a technical climb. It just needs good health and stamina as well as ability to trek in altitudes.
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