A Quick Conquer of Damavand
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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!
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: 1400 m
- Driving Distance: 110 km
- Upward Trekking Distance: 1.8 km1.8 km for acclimatization
- Average Slope: 27.5 %
- Highest Altitude: 3450 m
- Sleeping Altitude: 2950 m
- Overnight stay in tent at Base Camp
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: 2950 m
- Upward Trekking Distance: 5.81 km4.61 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 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.
- 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
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 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.
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.
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.
All land transportation by Air-co vehicles
4WD for Dirty Roads
2 Nights Camping
Daily snack & mineral water
Staff & Experts
Professional English-speaking Mountaineering Guide
Mountaineering consultant 24/7 support
Mount Damavand permit fee
Porters for backpacks to and from Camp 3
Iranian Sim Card
Local Debit Card
Official Iran Visa reference number
International airfares, taxes, surcharges
Backpack (BS to 45 Litre)
Sleeping bag with the comfort level of +10 to +5
Trekking boots (waterproof)
Warm trekking pants
Light down jacket
Gore-Tex jacket (waterproof)
Plan this Trip
Pricing for Private Tours
|Months||Price / person|
October - May
Ask for the Price
- 20% Surcharge would apply for solo travelers.
- Volume discounts would apply for groups.
Booking Terms & Conditions
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.
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
IranAmaze organizes a variety of tours for all travel interests and types. If you’d like to see all of our Iran tours and get to know the diverse experiences you could have in Iran, please visit our Iran tours page.
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