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Damavand Nature & Tehran Life

5 Day Trekking Damavand South Route & Tehran Tour

From € 585  € 490

We’ve designed this package in IranAmaze for those who would like to explore the wonders of Tehran during their limited time ascending the Damavand summit. The ascend schedule is designed from the safest and easiest summit approach. The ascend time and the acclimatization schedule is designed to ensure the highest ascend success rate for those with regular physical preparedness. We’ve scheduled one-night stay at the base camp and two nights of staying at camp 3. That ensures not only mountaineers enjoy more time being in nature but also making sure they acclimatize properly. The schedule to walk through the hidden gems of Tehran is right after the ascend. Therefore, it would bring travelers peace of mind and the joy of successfully conquering Damavand. For this part, we’ve scheduled for tourists to see three of the main attractions of Tehran, which include the Tabiat bridge, Golestan royal palace, and the big Bazaar. However, we are flexible to adjust and align the schedule for that day based on your personal preferences.

 

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Starts in:

  Tehran

Ends in:

  Tehran

Duration:

  5 Days

Age Range:

  15 - 70

Physical Rating:

3/5

Group Size:

  2 - 10

Accommodation:

  3 Nights Camping 1 Night at 4-star hotel

Itinerary

To reach Damavand foothills, we have to drive three hours from your hotel in Tehran to Polur village. Afterward, we’d use the mountaineering federations 4WD cars to drive another half an hour on a dirt road. At that point, we would be at the base camp of Damavand located at 2950 meters height. We’ll have lunch. Afterward, we’ll start trekking slowly and hike up another 500 meters for acclimatization. Then, we’ll go back to the base camp and rest in the tents that have been set up for us to get prepared for the next day. It’s also important to mention at the start of the day; we hold an introduction session. In the session, our professional tour guide will explain all technical tips for successfully ascending held.

Highlights

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

 

After having breakfast and putting some nutritious snacks in our bags, we’ll give all of our other stuff to the porters, so they carry them to camp 3 for us. Afterward, for about 4 hours we’ll trek on a gentle slope to camp 3. This shelter is located at 4200 meters height. It is welcoming mountaineers for years and holds many stories within itself. We’ll set up the tents, and after having lunch and some rest, we’ll hike up to 4700 meters height to acclimatize. Watching mountaineers cross paths at camp 3 and enjoying the surrounding scenery from that point is quite an experience. After about half an hour, we’ll head back to the camp and get our summit backpacks ready for the next day. We’ll have some soup and rest. The day after will be an important one.

Highlights

  • 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

 

The 3rd day is the day to conquer the highest point in the middle east. We start the day at 5 am by drinking some tea with honey and lemon. The first part of the route has quite a steep slope, and the ascent route is straight up. Once we get to an icefall, the route will become a mountain stairway and continue with a decent slope to the summit. Around 11 am, we’d reach Iran’s highest point. The sulfur vapor coming out of the volcanic peak of Damavand might make it a bit difficult to breathe, but it won’t stop us jumping from joy of conquering the summit. It’s time to ingrain this image in our mind and our cameras forever with some magnificent photos.

Afterward, we’ll be sand skiing for about 3 hours to come back to camp 3. After having a delicious warm lunch, we’ll have the whole evening to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Damavand and celebrate our successful ascent. We’ll spend the night at the tents in camp 3 again.

Highlights

  • Starting Altitude: 4220 m
  • Upward Trekking Distance: 3.72 km
  • Average Slope: 37.4 %
  • Highest Altitude: 5610 m
  • Sleeping Altitude: 4220 m
  • Overnight stay in tent at Camp 3

 

In the morning after a sweet restful night, we’ll pack our tents and backpacks. Then, we’ll give them to the porters again to bring down to the base camp for us. We’ll be slowly descending with a peace of mind to the foothills of Damavand. On our way, the beautiful, diverse plant species will steal our attention. We’ll pass the dirt road with a 4WD again, but we won’t go straight back to Polur and Tehran. We’ll be heading to the natural hot springs of Damavand to soak in the calming warm water that will take away our exhaustion from the hike. After having lunch, we’ll be done with Damavand and head to Tehran to begin our exploration of its hidden gems.
We’ll head to the Tabiat bridge at night to see one of the main places in which the young generation of Iran hangs out. It’s a mix of nature, city life, and fun restaurants and cafes.

Highlights

  • Starting Altitude: 4220 m
  • Downward Trekking Distance: 4.61 km
  • Average Slop: 27.5 %
  • Driving Distance: 130 km
  • Ending Altitude: 1400 m
  • Tabiat Bridge
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Tehran

 

This is the day we’ll visit the most famous attractions in Tehran. First, we’ll visit the Golestan royal palace listed as a UNESCO world heritage, which belongs to Qajar era. Afterward, we’ll take a stroll at the big Bazaar to explore the hidden gems of it at each corner. Then, we’ll be having lunch at one of the oldest and best restaurants in Tehran. Depending on the time of your flight, visiting Iran historical museum or national jewelry museum could be added to your day plan. In the end, your driver will drop you off at the airport until next time you visit the rest of the gems of Iran.

Highlights

  • Golestan Palace
    A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Tehran Bazaar
    City life & crowded streets, shopping, modernity intertwined with the history
  • Lunch at Muslim restaurant
  • National Museum of Iran
    (Depending on departure time)
  • Treasury of National Jewels
    (Depending on departure time)

Acclimatization Plan

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Your Flexibility Options

  • Except for technical matters of the ascent, which directly affect your succession rate, other sections of the program such as hot springs on the 4th day, Tabiat bridge, and all the Tehran attractions are flexible and can change with the consent of the guide.
  • Depending on your strength and interests, sleeping at Camp 3 on the 3rd day can turn into descending to Polur and spending the night at the Hostel.
  • The ascent speed is set-out depending on your physical strength, your body’s reaction to height, and the climate. In short, if the guide is sure that it wouldn’t harm you, the speed can change.

This Tour's Features

High Rate of Success

All of our Iran tours have a high rate of success. Having professional guides, suitable acclimatization program, and constant quality checks of trekking equipment ensures the highest success rate during our tours to Iran. The most challenging part of ascending Damavand in summer is the proper adjustment of our body to the height. Our guides will make sure to align the acclimatization program to your physical preparedness and trekking speed.

European Deal​

All bookings and contracts are settled through SAE Event GmbH, a registered travel agency in Austria. As a result, all transactions and processes are done based on the European legal system. So you would have the advantage of working with a local tour operator under EU-law. Visiting Iran with locals was never that hassle-free.

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 Iran trekking tour packages. We have included meals that provide all the essentials necessary for your health. Canned food and ready to make quick meals have no place in our tour packages. All of the meals are prepared with fresh ingredients by a local cook and served warm right at the time of your meal plan.

Our Service

Transportation

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

Accommodations

3 Nights Camping
1 Night at 4-star hotel

Meals

Full Board
4 Breakfast
5 Lunch
4 Dinner
Daily snack & mineral water

Staff & Experts

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

Additional Services

Mount Damavand permit fee
Porters for backpacks to and from Camp 3
Soak in mineral hot springs
Entrance fees to the mentioned monuments in the itinerary
Iranian Sim Card
Local Debit Card
Wi-Fi Modem
Official Iran Visa reference number

Exclusions

International airfares, taxes, surcharges
Tips
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
Warm trekking pants
Light down jacket
Gore-Tex jacket (waterproof)
Warm hat
Warm gloves
Sunglasses
Sun creams
Headlights
Sticks, poles
Mattress

Plan this Trip

Pricing for Private Tours

Months Price / person
April, May, June
€ 585
July, August
€ 595  € 490
September, October
€ 585  € 490
  • 20% Surcharge would apply for solo travelers.
  • Volume discounts would apply for groups.

Pre-Booking Form

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 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 the tour starts, the necessary information (e.g., Etiquette) is given to our travelers
  • Local guides and drivers collaborate with us
  • We eat 2 meals in local restaurants
  • 1 night we sleep at an eco lodge
  • We help you to have a better and easier interaction with locals
  • It is not just sightseeing; we provide true to life experiences
  • We go to local-traditional markets
  • We visit the products of NGOs in Isfahan to support them
  • Cars we use are fuel-efficient
  • We try our best to use less plastic and make less waste in our trip

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