Mount Damavand Climbing & Trek
Tour Code: SU 22/T
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Mountain Trekking / Cultural exploring
(5 / 5)
Best Trekking Tour in Iran★★★★★
Damavand mountain trekking is one of most popular trek holidays in Iran that everyone would love to experience it once in his or her life. Mount Damavand is highest volcano peak in middle east that is also a national heritage site and national symbol of resistance and has a significant place in Persian mythology. It is located in southern part of Caspian sea and 1 hour driving from capital city of Iran (Tehran).
In this trekking tour you will see Lar National park which is rich with wildlife and flora from top. when you reach the top of Damavand peak you could walk around the volcanic hole and see Iran nature from the height of approximately 6000 meter above sea level.
Day 1: Arriving to Tehran (I.K Airport), Sightseeing Tehran
Day 2: Start trekking to Damavand, Gosfandsara camp (3000 m)
Day 3: Trekking to Bargahe Sevom (Bargah 3) hut in about 4200 m altitude
Day 4: Acclimatization (or bad weather reservation day to summit Damavand)
Day 5: Summit day
Day 6: Get down to Polour and Hot Spring
Day 7: Fly back home
TOUR FULL ITINARY
Day 1: Arriving to Tehran (I.K Airport), sightseeing Tehran
Arriving Tehran (I.K Airport). Transport to hotel and have a rest (depends on arrival time), and Tehran sightseeing. Afternoon transport to Polour village (2400 m) at the foot of Damavand, overnight at I.R Mountaineering federation guesthouse or local house (full board B.L.D).
Day 2: Start trekking to Damavand, Gosfandsara camp (3000 m)
After breakfast we’ll transport by the cars to the end of Asphalt road, there we start trekking to Gosfandsara camp (3000 m). All the backpacks and luggage will carry on by 4WD cars to the camp. After about 2 hours trekking with lightweight backpacks between the beautiful mountain flowers, we’ll reach the camp. There we’ll setting up our tents and we have enough time for hiking around and enjoy the nature and landscape. O /N at 2 person tent (full board B.L.D).
Day 3: Trekking to Bargahe Sevom (Bargah 3) hut 4200 m
After breakfast at early morning we’ll collect our luggage and place them to the Mules (each 2 persons 1 luggage around 15 kg), and start trekking with lightweight backpack to the Bargahe Sevom hut in about 4200 m. after about 5 hours we’ll reach the hut and have enough time for walking around, taking photo and rest. O /N in hut or 2 person tent (full board B.L.D)
Day 4: Acclimatization day (or bad weather reservation day to summit Damavand)
Today we have enough time for acclimatization and enjoy 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 photo and so on. then descend to hut slowly. O /N at hut or 2 person tent (full board B.L.D).
Day 5: 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. After reach summit you can see the Crater of old Damavand volcano (highest volcano in Asia) and enjoy scenes, taking memorial pictures. Then descend to hut (about 3 hours). O /N at hut or 2 person tent (full board B.L.D).
Day 6: Descend Polour and Hot Spring
After breakfast and pack our luggage, we’ll descend to Gosfandsara, there our 4WD transport us to Polour. Take a shower and collect the equipment. Go to Larijan local hot spring in 30 km distance from Polour. The most important of these hot springs are located in Abe Garm Larijan in a village by the name 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 pools and bathrooms water is cooler. Afternoon we’ll transport the group to hotel in Tehran. Farewell dinner in one of the best restaurant in Tehran. O /N at Hotel (full board B.L.D).
Day 7: Fly back home
Depend on your flight time, we’ll transport the group to I.K Airport and you’ll fly back home.
- 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 (per-order is necessary)
- Purchasing a 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) 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 digital credit 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 (per-order is necessary)
- 2 x nights in minimum *** hotel with breakfast in Tehran
- 1 x nights in guesthouse or local house with full board
- 4 x nights in mountain hut/2person tent with full board
- Camping services
- Two-person tent
- 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 mountain guide and cook during the program
- Tehran sightseeing
- Transport to the airport or Tehran
- International flight
- Museum and Hot spring tickets
- Visa fee
- Meals in the cities (Tehran/ Kashan/ Isfahan)
- Single room supply at hotels (it costs 80 E p/p night extra)
- 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
- Your Desired
- All included (as mentioned in itinerary)
- Three star hotels, Guesthouse or Local house
- Two Person Tents & Camping Services
- Equipment Rental Service (Sleeping Bag & Mattress and so on)
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.
Partly cloudy. Low -4C.
Mostly sunny skies. High around 10C. Winds light and variable.
A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. High 8C. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 9C. Winds SW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Rain and snow in the morning. A snow shower or two in the afternoon - otherwise, mostly cloudy. High 4C. Winds light and variable. Chance of precip 90%. 2-3cm of snow expected.
Rain and snow in the morning transitioning to light rain late. High near 5C. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%. Snowfall of 2-3cm.
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 5C. Winds light and variable.
Duffel bag (Carrying by 4WD cars or leave in Hotel/Guesthouse) , Daypack (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), Mattress
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, synthetic are best, Underwear
- Clothing Accessories:
Sun hat, Wool or fleece hat (over ears), Wool or fleece gloves, Thin liner gloves, 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, (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 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
Note: Rental service are available for all equipment and needed gears
Tour Dates & Prices
SOME OF OUR TRAVELLERS REVIEWS
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.
It was really good time. Damavand sloop was one of the best in the world for ski tour.
AT A GLANCE
Group size: 4-8
Suitable for age: 18+
Activity: 5 days trekking, 2 days city sightseeing
Join in: Tehran, End in: Tehran
Best Time: July/ August/ September
Physical Rating: Level 5/10 (Moderate)
Max. altitude: 5610 m
Extra: Swimming in Hot Spring
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS
2 nights in minimum *** hotel with breakfast
1 nights in guesthouse or local house with full board
4 nights in mountain hut/2 person tent with full board
All Meals (7 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 6 Dinner)
Extra: Two person tent
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?
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.
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