3 Day Trekking Damavand South Route Tour

A Quick Conquer of Damavand

From € 395

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3 Days

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Age Range:

15 - 70

Group Size:

2 - 10


2 nights camping

Tour Description

At times when the people in the group and their guide have never had mutual climbing experience, scheduling a tour in which every participant would have a successful ascent is quite tricky. In some cases, increasing the duration of the trip could help solve the issue. However, in many other cases, mountaineers who come to Iran to climb Damavand have a limited time scheduled. We’ve planned our 3-day tour package from the south climbing route of Damavand with that in mind.We’ve designed this package in IranAmaze to ensure the success ascent rate of all mountaineers with a healthy physical state prepared for trekking. The health of the participants and the height adaptation have been our main priorities for arranging this tour. Also, there is enough time scheduled on the journey to enjoy the beautiful sceneries of Damavand. All of these factors have been put together into the shortest ascent schedule! The south route is the easiest and safest route. We’ll spend the first night at base camp, the second night at camp three, and after reaching the summit, you’ll be spending your third night in Tehran!

At times when the people in the group and their guide have never had mutual climbing experience, scheduling a tour in which every participant would have a successful ascent is quite tricky. In some cases, increasing the duration of the trip could help solve the issue. However, in many other cases, mountaineers who come to Iran to climb Damavand have a limited time scheduled. We’ve planned our 3-day tour package from the south climbing route of Damavand with that in mind.

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  • Starting Altitude: 1400 m
  • Driving Distance: 110 km
  • Upward Trekking Distance:1.8 km
    1.8 km for acclimatization
  • Average Slope: 27.5 %
  • Highest Altitude: 3450 m
  • Sleeping Altitude: 2950 m
  • Overnight stay in tent at Base Camp


The guide will come to pick you up at 8 am. Then, before the 3-hour drive to get to the foothill of Damavand, we’ll have a short introduction session. It will familiarize us with the ascent schedule and the technical tips we’d need to know beforehand. Right after having lunch in a foothill village of Polur, we’ll get to the entrance of the protected area of Lar. We’d need to use 4WD vehicles to drive up to the base camp afterward. Based on the specific circumstances at the time of our travel, we’ll either stay in the hostel at the base camp or set up our tents in the camp area. We’ll climb 500 meters in height for acclimation.

Afterward, we’ll have some rest and head back to the base camp. We’ll have dinner and sleep for the night! However, staying up a bit longer to enjoy the extraordinary view of mountains and plains from this 2950-meter-high location won’t hurt!


  • Starting Altitude: 2950 m
  • Upward Trekking Distance: 5.81 km
    4.61 km from Base Camp to Camp 3 and 1.2 km for acclimatization
  • Average Slope: 27.5 %
  • Highest Altitude: 4700 m
  • Sleeping Altitude: 4220 m
  • Overnight stay in tent at Camp 3



On the morning of the 2nd day after having a nutritious breakfast, we’ll turn in our backpacks to the porters. So, the mules can bring them up for us while we’ll head to the camp 3 on a gentle slope! The route is full of diverse plant species and extraordinary views. After 4 hours, we’ll arrive at the old shelter of camp 3 at 4220 meters’ height, which was built 52 years ago. However, there is also a new shelter built right next to it. It has all the needed facilities such as restrooms, drinking water, kitchen, electricity, and even rooms. After settling down, we’ll have our fresh warm meal. Then, we’ll climb up 4700 for acclimation. We’ll spend some time there looking at the clouds underneath our feet in silence or enjoying the extraordinary scenery of other peaks of Alborz mountain range or the beautiful Lar Dam lake.

After returning to camp 3, we’ll pack our backpacks. Then, we’ll have a light dinner prepared for us, and soon after, we’ll get in our sleeping bags for some excellent rest before reaching the summit the day after.



  • Starting Altitude: 4220 m
  • Upward Trekking Distance: 3.72 km
  • Average Slope: 37.4 %
  • Highest Altitude: 5610 m
  • Driving Distance: 110 km
  • Ending Altitude: 1400 m



The third day is the day we’ve been waiting and planning for all along! Around 5 am, we’ll have a delicious breakfast to keep us going until we reach the summit. We’ll slowly start trekking up to the peak. At 5100 heights next to an icefall, we’ll rest a bit and take some memorable photos. We’ll slowly begin smelling the sulfur and stepping into the sulfur hills. After passing the sub-volcano crater that spreads a substantial volume of sulfur into the air, we’ll slowly find ourselves right at the top of the highest summit in the middle east! This hike will take about 5 hours. We’ll take legendary photos at the volcanic hemisphere of Damavand. Then, the joy of seeing the many unique sceneries in the north, south, west, and east fills our hearts. Afterward, we’ll head back to camp 3 through the sand skiing track.

Then, we celebrate our excitement from conquering the highest mystical summit in the middle east over lunch. Afterward, it’s time to pack our bags and turn them to the porters again. As they carry our bags down for us, we’ll head to the base camp to drive back to Tehran from the scenery Haraz road.

Acclimatization Plan

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What’s included?

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All land transportation by Air-co vehicles
4WD for Dirty Roads


2 Nights Camping


Full Board
2 Breakfast
3 Lunch
2 Dinner
Daily snack & mineral water

Guide & Support

Professional English-speaking
Mountaineering Guide
Mountaineering consultant 24/7 support

Additional Services

Mount Damavand permit fee
Porters for backpacks to and from Camp 3
Local Debit Card
Iranian Sim Card + Internet Data


International airfares, taxes, surcharges
Travel Insurance
Equipment **

  • Backpack (BS to 45 Litre)
  • Sleeping bag with the comfort level of +10 to +5
  • Trekking boots (waterproof)
  • Base layers
  • Wind stoppers
  • Polar jacket
  • Light down jacket
  • Gore-Tex jacket (waterproof)
  • Warm trekking pants
  • Warm hat & gloves
  • Sunglasses & Sun creams
  • Headlights
  • Sticks, poles
  • Mattress

** Damavand would not require professional mountain equipment during the high season. However, it requires some gears listed above.

You can also rent these items from us.

Your Flexibility Options

  • We never rush anyone. You can climb the mountain at your own pace. Whether you’re a professional or a beginner, you will have a joyful experience on our Iran trekking tours. Each day’s schedule is set based on the climate and your hiking abilities. The time of arriving at Vandarbon, excursion in Hyrcanian forests and entertainment on the fourth day is flexible.

This Tour’s Features

High Rate of Success

All of our Iran hiking tours have a high rate of success. Having professional guides, a suitable acclimatization program, and constant quality checks of trekking equipment ensures the highest success rate during our hiking tours.

Nutritious Food

Nutrition has a crucial role in trekking. We have consulted with nutrition and sports specialists to prepare the best meal plan for our trekking tour packages. We have included meals that provide all the essentials necessary for your health.

Safety & Support

Safety is the priority in our hiking tours. Our professional guides and support team evaluate the risks of trekking based on the environment and mountaineers' situation and make safe decisions during the tour.


For Private Tours

A 40% Surcharge would apply for solo travelers.
Volume discounts would apply for groups.

Months Price / person
€ 395
July & August
€ 425
€ 375
Other Months (Off season)
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Booking Terms & Conditions

Payment method

After finalizing the price of the tour you have selected, you should pay a deposit equal to 25% of your tour cost. Then, we will issue a booking confirmation. You should pay the rest (75%) in cash at the beginning of your tour in our office in Iran.

Cancellation policy

In case you cancel your tour booking, cancellation fees will apply:

• Up to 90 days before arrival: We’ll fully refund the paid deposit.

• 90-60 days before arrival: We’ll refund 50% of the paid deposit.

• 60-30 days before arrival: We’ll refund 25% of the paid deposit.

• From 30 days before arrival to actual arrival: We will hold the deposit (25% of the package price) as a cancellation fee.

How Is This Trip Responsible?

Before starting the tour, we provide our travelers with the necessary information.

We leave no trace behind in nature, and we encourage others not to do so.

We value the pristine areas and choose the beaten tracks as our route.

We treat our local porters respectfully and fairly.

Around the mountains, we use local transportation.

We appreciate nomad people and don’t disturb their life.

We minimize our use of plastic in our trip

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