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Optimal Choice of Damavand

4 Day Trekking Damavand South Route Tour

From € 448

IranAmaze 4-day tour package for Damavand ascent is the most optimal program to enjoy Mount Damavand and trekking! We’ve arranged this Iran tour package exclusively for people with average physical capabilities. Also, there is a decent acclimatization program included in this one. We’ll take the southern side approach to the Damavand summit, which is the safest and the most convenient. You’ll have more free time to enjoy nature and acclimatize. We’ve prepared a “no-rush” ascent program with an optimal speed for certain people who are not in a hurry to maximize the success rate of the ascent. You’ll have a blast spending a night at the Rineh foothill village. After the ascent, you’ll be surprised by a relaxing stay at camp 3. Still tired? Soaking in Damavand’s hot spring will bring peace back to your body and mind!

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Starts in:

  Tehran

Ends in:

  Tehran

Duration:

  4 Days

Age Range:

  15 - 70

Physical Rating:

3/5

Group Size:

  2 - 10

Accommodation:

  3 Nights camping

Itinerary

Morning of the first day, your mountain guide will pick you up from anywhere in Tehran. After the pre-trek briefing session describing the ascent program and technical tips, we have a 3-hour drive ahead. You can enjoy the sceneries of the Alborz mountain range on the way to Rineh, located in the south of Damavand. After having lunch at a cozy local restaurant, we’ll spend some time in this bungalow village. We can see the photos of the first ascending to Damavand’s peak by the locals and professional foreign mountaineers. Then, we’ll drive to base camp  (Goosfand Sara) to stay the night at a higher altitude to let our bodies and minds get used to the mountain.

Highlights

  • Starting Altitude: 1400 m
  • Driving Distance: 127 km
  • Trekking Distance: 0
  • Average Slope: –
  • Highest Altitude: 2950 m
  • Sleeping Altitude: 2950 m
  • Overnight stay in tent at base camp

Eight in the morning after having a nutritious breakfast, we’ll arrive at Damavand’s protected region after a thirty-minute drive. Crossing this point is only possible using mountain 4WD vehicles. We will see sheep flocks grazing at the hillside. After about thirty minutes of driving in a rocky and steep route, we’ll arrive at the Damavand’s base camp. At this point, we deliver the backpacks to the porters and start the ascent at about 3000 meters. After about 4 hours of hiking, we arrive at Camp 3 at nearly a 4200 meters’ height. Most of the time, the clouds are beneath our feet. It’s scenery you’ll never forget. That is where we’ll be staying for tonight and the night after. In the meantime, the backpacks will arrive at the shelters with the help of our fellow mules, and we settle in a room or a tent.

After having lunch and a little bit of rest, we climb to about 4700 meters to acclimatize, enjoy the view a little bit and return to the camp before sunset. Then we will have dinner and get ready for bed.

Highlights

  • Driving Distance: 14 km
  • 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 most exciting day of the trip starts at 5 AM. After having breakfast, we leave the camp heading to the highest point of the Middle East. That’s where we’ll see an icefall that’s frozen all year round and gives the route a beautiful sight. Afterward, we set foot on the sulfur hill. As sulfur small gets stronger, we’ll know we are getting closer to the peak. To the point where we can see the sulfur vapor coming out of the caldera just a few steps away from reaching the summit! At regular speed, we would reach the peak of Damavand about 5 hours after starting the trekking. The great lake of Lar Dam is visible from the south-west. Also, if the weather is suitable, sometimes we can see the Caspian Sea as well. At this point, you are standing at the highest volcano peak in Asia and taking some legendary photos to bring back this dream home with you. Then, we leave the 400-meter hemisphere and return to the base camp using the same route or sand skiing on the west crest. We will have warm lunch and fresh fruits with the joy of conquering the summit and enjoy the landscapes till dusk. That would be an excellent opportunity to connect with Iranian mountaineers and share personal insights and stories.

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

 

After a pleasant sleep and having breakfast, we deliver the backpacks to the porters once again and slowly head to Base Camp. At this point, photographing the diverse plant species is a delightful thing to do. We return to the gate of Damavand using the same mountain vehicle. But our affiliation to the Damavand Mountain doesn’t end here; after a 50 minutes’ drive, we arrive at Larijan village, which is full of hot springs boiling from deep inside the heart of Damavand. That is where you can rest and relieve those muscle cramps before returning home. After having lunch at a local restaurant, we leave Damavand and start heading to Tehran. We’ll arrive at Tehran after 3-hour drive, not missing the sunset on the road!

Highlights

  • Starting Altitude: 4220 m
  • Downward Trekking Distance: 4.61 km
  • Average Slop: 27.5 %
  • Driving Distance: 130 km
  • Ending Altitude: 1400 m

 

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 amusement at Rineh on the first day, or hot spring on the fourth day and such are flexible and can change with the consent of the guide.
  • Depending on your strength and interests, sleeping at Camp 3 on the third night can change into descending to Rineh 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 travel tour 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 Iran tours. The most challenging part of ascending Alamkuh in the southern path 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 vehicles
4WD for Dirty Roads

Accommodations

2 Nights Camping
1 Night at a hostel in Rineh

Meals

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

Staff & Experts

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

Additional Services

Mount Damavand permit fee
Porters for backpacks to and from Camp 3
Soak in mineral hot springs
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
June
€ 448
July, August
€ 478
September
€ 448
October - May
Ask for the Price
  • 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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