Iran Ski Mountaineering Damavand & Lasem Wild Ski
Tour Code: SP26/ST
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- Day 1: Arrive IK Airport or pick up from Tehran, transport to Polour village (~2400 m), Ski-Touring
- Day 2: Ski-touring in Doberar mountain Ridge
- Day 3: Ski-touring in Doberar Ridge, Doberar summit (~4250 m)
- Day 4: Transport to Gosfandsara (3000 m) by 4WD cars, start ski-touring to Damavand hut (Bargahe Sevom) 4250 m
- Day 5: Acclimatization/ bad weather reservation day
- Day 6: Summit day
- Day 7: Transport to Tehran/Airport
TOUR FULL ITINARY
Day 1: Arrive IK Airport or pick up from Tehran, transport to Polour village (~2400 m), Ski-Touring
Arrive Tehran I.K. Airport or pick you up from Tehran at midnight or early morning. After welcoming to you, we’ll Transport you to Polour village at the foot of Mount Damavand. Polour is a small village with about 2400 m altitude and placed on about 70 km far away from Tehran in the northeast. After few hours rest and set equipment, we’ll start our Ski touring in nearest mount around Polour, Golezard (yellow flower) summit with altitude around 3700 m.
O /N at the guesthouse or local house in Polour village (full board B.L.D).
Day 2: Ski-touring in Doberar mountain Ridge
After breakfast at early morning, we’ll transport the group to Lasem village (about 30 min) at the foot of Doberar ridge (north side). Doberar is a mountain ridge that is too long and has many 3000 and 4000 m summits. Lasem village (~2700 m) is our start point for ski-touring. Today we climb Angemar summit (~4000 m), it takes about 4 hours to top. There we can enjoy and take pictures of the best scenes of Damavand and Doberar ridge. Skiing down to Lasem village, transport to our camp at the Polour guest house/local house, take a shower and have rest. O /N at the guesthouse or local house (B.L.D).
Day 3: Ski-touring in Doberar Ridge, Doberar summit (~4250 m)
After serving breakfast in the early morning, transport to Lasem village, we’ll start our ski-tour to climb Doberar summit with about 4250 m altitudes (the highest summit in Doberar ridge). We ascend about 5 to 6 hours to reach the summit. After taking pictures and enough rest, skiing to Lasem, transport Polour village, take a shower and have a rest. O /N at the guesthouse or local house (B.L.D).
Day 4: Transport to Gosfandsara (3000 m) by 4WD cars, start ski-touring to Damavand hut (Bargahe Sevom) 4250 m
After serving breakfast and leave our extra equipment in the guesthouse, we transport the group to Gosfandsara by 4WD at 3000 m altitude. Depends on snow conditions and if mountain road will be closed by snow, we should have to start from the end of the road. There we leave our luggage (each 2person one 15 kg luggage) to mules or porters, and they carry them for us to Bargahe Sevom. After about 5 to 6 hours we’ll reach Bargahe Sevom hut in 4250 m altitude and have a rest there. O /N at hut or 2person tent (B.L.D).
Day 5: Acclimatization/ bad weather reservation day
Today we have enough time. After breakfast, we’ll climb to about 4800 m altitude slowly and have enough rest for good acclimatization. Descend to the hut and enjoy the landscape of Doberar ridge and Lar lake. In case of bad weather condition, today is reserve day and we can change our program. O /N at hut or 2person tent (B.L.D).
Day 6: Summit day
After breakfast at early morning, we’ll start to ascend to the top of the Iran, Damavand summit (5671 m). It takes about 6 or 7 hours to reach the summit by ski. Near the summit in about 5400 m, because of warmth and sulfur gas, there is not enough snow and you should take off your skis and climb summit by boot crampons. After reach to the summit, you can see the Crater of old Damavand volcano and enjoy scenes, tacking memorial pictures. Then skiing down to hut (about 2 hours), there we have a few rest, eating hot soup and descend to Goosfandsara by ski. Transport to Polour by 4WD cars. O /N at a guesthouse or local house (B.L.D).
Day 7: Transport to Tehran/Airport
Today morning after serving breakfast and collect your equipment, depending on your decision, we’ll transport you to Tehran or I.K Airport.
- Visa processes (Reference number or Invitation letter)
- Pick up from airport or Tehran
- Prepaid SIM Card with active Internet that you can charge with credit to use (pre-order is necessary)
- Purchasing a prepaid Travel Debit Card that you can charge with local currency. You can charge these card once (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 a museum, hot springs, market, shops, and restaurant. With this digital credit card, you can easily pay everywhere and withdraw local currency from an 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 (pre-order is necessary)
- 4 x nights in a guesthouse or local house with full board
- 2 x nights in mountain hut/2person tent with a full board
- Daily Lunchbox
- Duffel bag
- All transfer, bus, and 4WD rides
- Organization of the whole trek
- Climbing permits for Damavand summit 50$
- Luggage transport with mules or porters (each 2person one ~15 kg luggage)
- Professional Ski-tour guide and cook the program
- Accompany & escort during the trip
- Transport to the airport or Tehran
- International flight
- Museum and Hot spring tickets
- Visa fee
- carrying ski board (shi’s) and ski shoes by mules to Damavand hut (in case of less snow between Gosfandsara and hut)
- Extra plans in case of bad weather or changes in program
- Tips and extra nights at hotels
- Any other services that do not specify above
- Iranian Cuisine
- Vegetrian Meals
- Your Desired
- All inclouded
- Guest House or Local House
- Two Person Tents & Camping Services
- Sleeping Bag & Mattress
No need to have any special vaccination. There is no contagious disease in Iran. But for abroad holiday its better to do your regular health care and vaccination or teeth treatment before you travel.
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.
- Ski equipment:
Alpine Touring Skis (lightweight for uphill), Touring Binding, Alpine Ski-touring boots, Climbing Skins (fit size by the Skies), Ski repair kit, Ski Crampons, Ski goggles, walking Ice ax, Snow Shovel, Probe, Avalanche transceiver
Note: There is possibility of renting ski equipment in Iran
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, Lunchbox (Ice ax attachment and Ski carrying system), Luggage tags and locks
- Camping Gear:
Sleeping bag and stuff sack (4season down sleeping bag), Mattress
Goretex jacket with hood (waterproof and breathable), Goretex/wind stopper pants (side zippers are convenient), Fleece pant, Merino Base Layer top and bottom, Fleece or Synthetic Mid Layer, Warm Down Jacket, 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), Midweight and Down Gloves, Thin liner gloves, Neck Gaiter or Buff, Balaclava, Gaiters
Alpine Ski-touring boots, Boot Crampon, 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 in cities.
- Travel Accessories:
Headlamp (lithium batteries are best for cold weather), Thermo Flask, Water Bottle, Pocket knife or pocket tool, Earplugs, 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), Sunblock 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
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Sun 10-16 March 2019
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SOME OF OUR TRAVELLERS REVIEWS
It was really good time. Damavand sloop was one of the best in the world for ski tour.
Ramin and Reza are the best mountain guides I have ever travelled with. Always joyful and helpful. The tour itself is a wonderful experience.
Everything was great in Iran. Thank you for your hospitality. Your leaders and guides was perfect and best.
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.
AT A GLANCE
Group size: 4-8
Suitable for age: 18+
Activity: 7 days Skiing & Ski tour
Join in: Tehran, End in: Tehran
Best Time: April 1st till May 30th
Physical Rating: Level 6/10 (Moderate to Challenging)
Max. altitude: 5671 m
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS
4 nights in guesthouse or local house with full board
2 nights in mountain hut/2person tent with full board
All Meals (7 Breakfast, 7 Lunch box (Snack), 6 Dinner)
Extra: Two person tent
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?
This trip grading involves a combination of our MODERATE and CHALLENGING levels. The emphasis is on moderate activity with several challenging stages. These adventures involve Ski-touring, trekking, cycling or rafting in remote areas in variable weather conditions for up to 7 to 8 hours a day (possibly more subject to weather conditions and altitude).
Damavand south route Ski-tour is not a technical, but it needs skill skiing at high altitude and knowledge of snows kind and condition.
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