4 Day Trekking Damavand West Route Tour

Following the Sun to Damavand Summit

From € 595

Starts in:

Tehran

Ends in:

Tehran

Duration:

4 Days

Physical Rating:

3/5

Age Range:

15 - 70

Group Size:

2 - 10

Accommodation:

2 Nights at Simorgh shelter- 1 Night Camping

Tour Description

The west route of Damavand has unique qualities that other Damavand routes don’t. On our path to the foothill, we’ll go deep into the protected area of Lar. We might meet some rare animal kinds such as leopards, bears, hogs, and golden eagles. Nomads spread their tents in Damavand fields. These are people who move with seasons and live in tune with nature every day.

The west route is the hardest one to ascend after the northern route. For one thing, the conical shape of Mount Damavand will put shade on the west side until noon, which will make us feel colder. Another characteristic of this route is that the path will get harder to ascend as we continue our trek. The closer we get to the summit, the steeper the slope will become.

It’s interesting to point out that the west route starting point is at the highest point compared to the other routes. That means that the vertical length to the summit is the shortest on this route. The bad news is, it’s not possible for porters to carry the bags with mules on this route. Therefore, unlike the other routes, mountaineers have to carry their belongings to the shelter themselves. The Simorgh shelter is located at 4100 meters height in which we’ll spend two nights. This shelter has all the needed services, such as rooms, drinking water, and restrooms

The west route of Damavand has unique qualities that other Damavand routes don’t. On our path to the foothill, we’ll go deep into the protected area of Lar. We might meet some rare animal kinds such as leopards, bears, hogs, and golden eagles. Nomads spread their tents in Damavand fields. These are people who move with seasons and live in tune with nature every day.

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Itinerary

Highlights

  • Starting Altitude: 1400 m
  • Driving Distance: 120 km
  • Trekking Distance: 0
  • Average Slope: –
  • Highest Altitude: 3400 m
  • Sleeping Altitude: 3400 m
  • Overnight stay in a tent

Description

We don’t have any special physical activities planned for this day. After the introduction session, we’ll head to Damavand from Tehran. In the morning session, the professional mountain guide will tell all the necessary technical tips and the trekking schedule to ensure we don’t face any issues on our ascent. After the session, we’ll get a 4-hour ride to enter the protected lar area on the west side of Damavand. We’ll have lunch at a cozy restaurant on our way there. We’ll be spreading our wings for a little while in the vast fields of Lar at 3400 meters height. As it gets dark, we’ll head to rest in our tents to be prepared for the ascent the next day.

Highlights

  • Starting Altitude: 3400 m
  • Upward Trekking Distance: 4.87 km
    3.57 km from starting point to the shelter and 1.3 km for acclimatization
  • Average Slope: 19.4 %
  • Highest Altitude: 4600 m
  • Sleeping Altitude: 4100 m
  • Overnight stay in the shelter

Description

At 7 am with our backpacks on our shoulders, we’ll take our first step toward the Damavand summit. The path will start with a slope of about 10 degrees and continue to get steeper as we climb up. After about three hours, we’ll arrive at the Simorgh shelter located at 4100 meters height. Along the route, the Damavand summit is right in front of us, and as we turn our head, we’ll see the beautiful Lar Dam lake. After settling at Simorgh camp and having our lunch, we’ll climb up to 4600 meters height for acclimatization. We’ll spend an hour there before coming back to the camp. Acclimatization on the west route is even more crucial because the height difference from our camp to the summit is more than the southern route. We’ll have a light dinner and sleep tight to be well-rested for the hardest day of our ascent the next day.

Highlights

  • Starting Altitude: 4100 m
  • Upward Trekking Distance: 3.55 km
  • Average Slope: 42.5 %
  • Highest Altitude: 5610 m
  • Sleeping Altitude: 4100 m
  • Overnight stay in the shelter

Description

Today is the day to use all of our strength to conquer the highest volcanic summit in Asia! So, the day will start at 6 am. After having a light, nutritious breakfast, we’ll slowly ascend to the summit. It will take about 6 hours for us to reach the peak. However, the absence of the sun in the west route and the low temperature will make the first part of our ascent challenging. Also, the steep slope and the sand skiing path towards the end of our ascent will make the last part difficult! However, standing on top of Mount Damavand’s peak will wash away all these obstacles! We’ll take a few photos to remember this worthwhile ascent! After spending about half an hour on the peak, we’ll descend from the same route to the Simorgh shelter and spend the night there.

Highlights

  • Starting Altitude: 4100 m
  • Downward Trekking Distance: 3.57 km
  • Average Slop: 19.4 %
  • Driving Distance: 140 km
  • Ending Altitude: 1400 m

Description

We’ll wake up with the joy of conquering the highest point in the Middle East. Watching the scenery around will be more pleasurable than the previous days with the peace of mind from our successful ascend. We’ll pack up our belongings and head to where we started. Then, we’ll cross the dirt road at Lar fields again and start heading towards the south of Damavand. The Persian traditional medicine put a bold emphasize on natural hot springs and their healing qualities. Therefore, we’ll soak in a few to rest our bones and let go of all the obstacles we had crossed. Then, we’ll have our lunch in a cliff restaurant and drive back to Tehran. We’ll arrive in the city at 9 am.

Acclimatization Plan

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Transportation

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

Accommodations

2 Nights at Simorgh shelter
1 Night Camping

Meals

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

Guide & Support

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

Additional Services

Mount Damavand permit fee
Soak in mineral hot springs
Iranian Sim Card + Internet Data

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
  • 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

  • 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 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.

Pricing

For Private Tours

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

Months Price / person
June
€ 630
July & August
€ 645
September
€ 595
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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