ENJOY TEHRAN MEGALOPOLIS LANDSCAPE & TOUCH THE HIGHEST POINT OF MIDDLE EAST

Climbing Damavand & Tochal Mountain

Trekking in Damavand & Tochal (8 Days)
Tour Code: SU 23/T

Running Time:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Tour Type:

Mountain Trekking / Cultural Sightseeing

Tour Rating:

(5 / 5)

Price Per Person From:

975 € 770 €

Tour Highlights

  • Tehran sightseeing includes Tehran Grand Bazar, Golestan Palace (UNESCO World Heritage), and the Iran National Museum
  • Trekking in Mount Tochal in the north of Tehran and enjoying the beauty of Darband valley
  • Climbing Damavand Peak, the highest summit  in Iran & Asia’s highest volcano
  • Swimming in Larijan hot spring
  • Combination of Adventure and Cultural tour

Best Itinerary for climbing Damavand  ★★★★★
Damavand Peak, a single and cone mountain, in the heart of the mountainous land of Iran, is the largest natural attraction in the Middle East and the leading destination of many tourists every year. This legendary mountain with an altitude of over 5,600 meters and higher than the Everest Base Camp, with the scenery of the largest lake in the world, the Caspian Sea in the north, and the central desert of Iran in the south, located in 70 kilometers northeast of Iran’s capital, Tehran. The best itinerary for good acclimatization and an easy climb to Mount Damavand is the Tochal-Damavand tour. Mount Tochal, with a height of 3960 meters, is part of Tehran city. It’s an excellent idea to spend a quiet night at the 2700-meter height in Sheripela hut with the best accommodation services in nice, warm rooms for acclimatization Damavand (compare Damavand height and Tochal here).
One night sleeping in the Shirapla hut and climbing Tochal can provide a comfortable and safe climb to Damavand.

Reading “Ancient Mythology Surrounding Mount Damavand” can help you to know more about this magnificent mountain.

  • Day 1: Arrive in Tehran, Sightseeing the City
  • Day 2: Trekking to Shirpala hut (2700 m)
  • Day 3: Climbing to Tochal summit (3960 m), transport to Damavand hostel
  • Day 4: Recovery & rest day in Damavand hostel 2400 m, acclimatization around the hostel
  • Day 5: 4WD transfer to 3000 m, trekking to Damavand hut 4250 m
  • Day 6: Acclimatization/ bad weather reservation day
  • Day 7: Summit day back to the camp 4250 m (if possible to the hostel)
  • Day 8: Descend to the hostel, Hot Spring, and go back to Tehran

TOUR FULL ITINARY

Day 1: Tehran sightseeing

Arriving at Tehran I.K. Airport in the morning (or meet you in Tehran), welcome and regarding the group, transport to the hotel in the center of Tehran where you can leave your luggage and be ready for city sightseeing. After breakfast (on your charge) we’ll start on the Tehran sightseeing tour. Tehran Grand Bazaar, Golestan palace (UNESCO world Heritage), and Iran National Museum. O/N at hotel.

NOTE: Booking an extra hotel for the previous night will be available for an extra charge if you arrive at midnight or early in the morning.

Day 2: Trekking to Shirpala hut (~2700 m) at the foot of Mount Tochal in the north of Tehran

After breakfast, we’ll start trekking Shirpala hut (~2700 m) at the foot of Tochal summit in the north of Tehran via the Darband valley route. it takes about 3 hours of trekking in a very beautiful valley. After reaching Shirpala hut you can walk around, acclimatize, and enjoy the scenes of the Tehran metropolis. O/N in a hut shared rooms.

Day 3: Climbing to Tochal summit (~3950 m), transport to Damavand hostel

Early morning, we’ll start climbing to Tochal Summit. It takes around 4 hours to reach the summit at an altitude of 3960 m. Afternoon we’ll descend to Tehran and the group will be transferred to the Damavand hostel at the foot of Mount Damavand. O/N at the hostel shared rooms.

NOTE: In case the Tochal Cable Car works, you can use it from an altitude of 3700 m to descend to Tehran easily and save your energy & time for the next day’s climb in Damavand.

Day 4: Recovery & rest day in Damavand hostel ~ 2400 m, acclimatization around the hostel

After climbing a (nearly) 4000 m summit of Tochal we have enough time to sleep and recover our energy for the next day’s trekking in Damavand. During the day you can pack your extra stuff to leave at the hostel. Also, thanks to the Damavand hostel location in the foothill of the Damavand, it will be possible to hike up to 2800-3000 m for better acclimatization for the next day’s climbing. Visiting Rineh town and keeping in touch with the locals can make this day interesting. O/N at the hostel shared rooms.

Day 5: A 4WD transfer to 3000 m, trekking to Damavand hut 4250 m

Full of energy and ready to climb Damavand, we will leave the hostel by 4WD cars to the 3000 m campsite called Goosfandsara in an hour’s drive on an uncomfortable gravel road. Here we will load our luggage on the mules/porters to be carried to the 4250 m camp. Depending on the group pace, it will take around 5 to 7  hours to reach the Damavand hut at an altitude of 4250 m. O/N at the hut or 2-person tent.

Day 6: Acclimatization day (or bad weather reservation)

Today we have enough time for acclimatization and enjoying the scenes. After well sleeping, and serving breakfast we’ll start climbing slowly to about 4800 m altitude, and will have enough rest on our way, taking photos, etc. then descend to the hut slowly. O/N at the hut or 2-person tent.

Day 7: Summit day back to the camp 4250 m (if possible to the hostel)

After breakfast in the early morning, we’ll start to ascend to the top of the Iran, Damavand summit (5610 m). It takes about 6 hours to reach the summit. After reaching the summit you can see the Crater of the old Damavand volcano (the highest volcano in Asia) and enjoy scenes, taking memorial pictures. Then descend to the hut (about 3 hours). O /N at the hut or 2-person tent.

NOTE: Depending on the group conditions, timing, weather conditions, and your guide’s decision, you may have a chance to descend to the village for better and more comfortable sleep at the hostel.

Day 8: Descend to the hostel, Hot Spring, and go back to Tehran

After breakfast and packing our luggage, we’ll descend to Gosfandsara, where our 4WD will transport us to Polour. Take a shower and collect the equipment. If you like going to Larijan local hot springs will be available for an extra charge. The most important of these hot springs is located in Abe Garm Larijan in a village named Larijan in the district of Larijan. 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 degrees, but the pool and bathroom water is cooler. In the evening we’ll transport the group to Tehran.

NOTE: In case you book your departure flight this night, airport transfer will be available for an extra charge (on request).

HOLIDAY INFORMATION

Our services includes

    • Visa processes (Reference number and paperwork)
    • Pick up from Tehran
    • 1 x night in minimum *** hotel with breakfast in Tehran
    • 2 x nights in a guesthouse or local house with a full board
    • 4 x nights in mountain hut/2person tent with full board
    • Camping services
    • Two person tent
    • Duffel bag (to carry stuff by mules to higher camp)
    • All transfer, Sedan, Van or Bus, and 4WD rides
    • Organization of the whole trek
    • Luggage transport with mules or porters (each person 7/5 kg -15 kg luggage for two people)
    • Professional mountain guide and cook during the program
    • Tehran sightseeing
    • Transport to Tehran

Our services do not include

  • International flight
  • Airport transfer (on request)
  • Museum tickets (3-10 EUR) and Hot spring entrance (10-15 EUR)
  • Visa fee (50-80 EUR)
  • Meals in the cities and roads where good restaurants are available
  • Single room supply at hotels (it costs extra charge)
  • Extra plans in case of bad weather or changes in the program
  • Tips and extra nights at hotels
  • Climbing permits for Damavand Summit 50 $/€
  • Any other services not specified above

Food Menu

  • Iranian Cuisine
  • Vegetrian Meals
  • Your Desired

Accommodation

  • All included
  • Guest House or Local House
  • Two-Person Tents & Camping Services
  • Equipment Rental Service available (Sleeping Bag & Mattress)

Health & Vaccinations

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.

Currency & Spending Money

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)

Know before you go

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.

Climate
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Gear List

      • Luggage:

      Duffel bag (Carrying by 4WD cars or leave in Hotel/Guesthouse), Daypack (to carry a camera, water bottles, extra clothing, Lunch box), Luggage tags and locks

      • Camping Gear:

      Sleeping bag and stuff sack ( Fleece/Down sleeping bag liner), Mattress

      • Outerwear:

      Goretex jacket with hood (waterproof and breathable), Goretex/wind stopper pants (side zippers are convenient), Insulated parka, down or synthetic filled, fleece or wool sweater, Fleece pants or tights, Mid-weight thermal underwear tops and bottom(synthetic or wool), Hiking pants, Long-sleeve shirts, T-shirts, synthetics is best, Underwear

      • Clothing Accessories:

      Sun hat, Wool or fleece hat (over ears), Wool or fleece gloves, Thin liner gloves, Gaiters

      • Footwear:

      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, (Woman should wear long sleeve shirt, Scarf, 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 a 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, a Battery charging station for cameras or personal electronics, Solar charger for batteries, Travel Adapter( UK to EU), Antibacterial wet wipes

Note:
– Rental services are available for equipment and needed gears
– This is the equipment list for the normal trekking season (June 15th-September 15th), for more info about equipment in the early or late normal season contact us.

Tour Dates & Prices

You Can See Climbing Damavand & Tochal Tour Prices and Available Dates on the Below Booking Timetable.

 

  • Prices are valid till the end of 2024. If you are seeking 2025 tour departures and prices, contact us.
  • The mentioned prices for each departure are considered for the group of two or more people. If you are a solo traveler or looking for a private tour departure, contact us.

 

Climb Damavand & Tochal in January & February – March & April

As you may know and can read about Damavand climbing season, the normal months for summer treks in Damavand are between June and September.

But as the most skillful and one of the best tour operator in Iran, we are proud to tell you that we can organize and operate your Damavand trekking tour year-round.

In this way, Damavand & Tochal tours in December, January, and February will be considered winter climbing and expedition base tours, which need much more skills and types of altitude equipment.

Although March & April in Damavand & Tochal are still winter conditions, snowy and cold, these periods of the year are the best time for the Damavdn ski tour.

So if you are interested in climbing Damavand & Tochal off-season, contact our expert counselors staff to get the most useful information.

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Wed 8-15 May 2024 SU23/T2 975 € Available & Guaranteed Important Info
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Wed 22-29 May 2024 SU23/T4 975 €

 

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Wed 3-10 July 2024 SU23/T10 975 €

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Wed 28 Aug- 4 Sep 2024 SU23/T18 975 € Available & Guaranteed Important Info
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Wed 11-18 Sep 2024 SU23/T20 975 €

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Wed 18-25 Sep 2024 SU23/T21 990 €

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Wed 25 Sep- 2 Oct 2024 SU23/T22 975 €

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Wed 2-9 Oct 2024 SU23/T23 975 €

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Wed 9-16 Oct 2024 SU23/T24 975 €

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Wed 16 -23 Oct 2024 SU23/T25 975 € Available & Guaranteed Important Info
Wed 23-30 Oct 2024 SU23/T26 975 € Available & Guaranteed Important Info
Wed 30 Oct-6 Nov 2024 SU23/T27 975 € Available & Guaranteed Important Info
Wed 6-13 Nov 2024 SU23/T28 975 € Available & Guaranteed Important Info
Wed 13-20 Nov 2024 SU23/T29 975 € Available & Guaranteed Important Info
Wed 20-27 Nov 2024 SU23/T30 975 € Available & Guaranteed Important Info

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Isfahan Extra Tour after the Damavand Trekking

Isfahan Tour 3-Days Ali Qapu Palace

Ali Qapu Palace in Night, Isfahan

During years of experience as tour operators in Iran, we found out that most of the travelers like to have an extra Isfahan tour after the Damavand trekking as the cultural part of their trip in Iran. The combination of Damavand trekking with a cultural trip to Kashan & Isfahan could be the best and most interesting adventure & cultural trip to Iran.

In this way, we designed a 3 days Isfahan & Kashan trip, with every Wednesday guaranteed departures year round… So that you can continue your exploration in Iran on Wednesday noon after finish climbing Damavand.

 

 

Check Out Isfahan Tour 3 Days...

SOME OF OUR TRAVELLERS REVIEWS

  • Everything was great in Iran. Thank you for your hospitality. Your leaders and guides was perfect and best.
    Katrin Hermann
  • Ramin and Reza are the best mountain guides I have ever travelled with. Always joyful and helpful. The tour itself is a wonderful experience.
    Mahendra Myshkin
  • Nicole Steck on Damavand
    It was really good time. Damavand sloop was one of the best in the world for ski tour.
    Nicole Steck
  • 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.
    George Gschwendtner

WHY IRANEXPLORATION ?

All-inclusive in this holiday, making it hard to beat on price.

Guided by a professional mountain guide. Serving fresh food & Vegetables

Your desired food/Sim Card/Debit Card is available

You can add some extra tour packages to your holiday

You can rent mountain gear for this tour

Enjoy your time in Iran & make the best memory of your life!

AT A GLANCE

Group size: 2-8

Suitable for age: +11

Activity: 7 days trekking & 1 days cultural exploring

Join in Tehran, End in Tehran

Best Time: May 1st till August 30th

Physical Rating: Level 5/10 (Moderate)

Max. altitude: 5610 m

Extra: Swimming in a local Hot Spring

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

4 nights in mountain hut/2person tent with full board

2 nights in a guesthouse or local house with full board

1 night in minimum *** hotel with breakfast in Tehran 

All Meals in Mountain (7 Breakfast, 6 Lunch & lunch box

, 6 Dinner)

Camping services

Extra: Two person tent

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

This trip grading involves MODERATE levels. These adventures involve trekking, cycling, or mountain biking for up to 6 or 7 hours a day at a steady pace. You will need 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 potential variable weather conditions.
Damavand’s south route is not a technical climb. It just needs good health and stamina as well as the ability to trek in altitudes.

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