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The Relaxed Ascent to Damavand

5 Day Trekking Damavand South Route Tour

From € 570  € 450

We’ve designed the 5-day Damavand tour package in IranAmaze to ensure the highest ascend success rate. We’ll be ascending from the southern route, which is the easiest due to its gentle slope. There is no need for professional gear and tools climbing Damavand from this route. During this Iran tour, all the backpacks and belongings would be carried by local porters and mules up and down the trek. That means you don’t have to take anything while hiking.

The height change will happen slowly day by day. Moreover, there is a specific acclimatization program for this tour to ensure AMS (acute mountain sickness) does not occur to anyone in the group. The package has a 5-day schedule to ensure there is less pressure on mountaineers. Also, that leaves more time scheduled to enjoy the scenery and nature of Mount Damavand. The conical shape made of ash and lava flows gives Damavand mountain a unique and extraordinary natural beauty.

We’ve fitted a reservation day into the package to ensure the tour does not get canceled due to sudden weather changes. That also helps with acclimatization. Plus, we’ll be spending three nights at 4200-meters height, which will prepare mountaineers who would like to conquer summits of +6000-meters height.

In conclusion, this package is the safest and most ensured way of conquering the East’s highest mountain peak, Damavand!

 

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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:

4 Nights Camping

Itinerary

We’ll head from Tehran to Rineh village. Rineh is a foothill village on the south side of the Damavand summit. It hosts many mountaineers during the high season. Our professional guide and a driver will pick you up in Tehran and drive on a beautiful 3-hours road to Rineh. However, the guide will hold the introduction session beforehand to get to know you and tell you all the technical tips for the journey. The day will begin in the morning. We’ll be having lunch at a local traditional restaurant. 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

 

We’ll enter the Damavand territory around 8 am. From the entrance of the protected area, we’ll get on 4WD vehicles approved by Mountaineering and sport climbing federation and drive about half an hour. Then, we’ll arrive at the base camp to start our Damavand trek from 2950 meters’ height. At this point, we’ll give our backpacks and belongings to local porters to put on mules and walk into the Damavand route with our lightest tones. We’ll walk about 4 hours on a gentle slope to get to the camp 3 after hiking up 1200 meters.
We’ll be having a fresh warm meal after our hike to bring joy back to our bodies and souls. Afterward, to acclimatize, we’ll be hiking up 200 meters. Then, we’ll come back to the camp after a shortstop. We’ll rest our bones after having a light dinner to be fresh and rested the next day and enjoy the rest of our journey.

Highlights

  • Driving Distance: 14 km
  • Starting Altitude: 2950 m
  • Upward Trekking Distance: 5.11 km
    4.61 km from Base Camp to Camp 3 and 0.5 km for acclimatization
  • Average Slope: 27.5 %
  • Highest Altitude: 4450 m
  • Sleeping Altitude: 4220 m
  • Overnight stay in tent at Camp 3

In case the weather conditions are not stable, this day will provide an opportunity to stay at camp 3. We can sustain our energy for the hike the next day. During this day, we’ll explore the camp surroundings and climb up to 4700 meters for acclimatization. The beautiful scenery, memorable images, the extraordinary views of Lar lake and Lar field would be the main activities during this day. Also, staying the night will ease our hike the day after as we’ll get in tune with the height more slowly. Light meals and earlier sleep time are also to prepare us for the next day.

Highlights

  • Starting Altitude: 4220
  • Upward Trekking Distance: 1.2 km
  • Average Slope: 37.4 %
  • Highest Altitude: 4700 m
  • sleeping Altitude: 4220 m
  • Overnight stay in tent at Camp 3

 

This is the peak day! All previous days have been preparing us for this day. We’ll wake up at 5 am. After having a nutritious breakfast, we’ll start to climb up a steep slope to conquer the summit. During the ascent, we’ll see a magnificent icefall at 5100 meters height. Climbing up the cliffs, we’ll start seeing the vapor coming out of sulfur opening of Damavand, which will entertain us on our way. After about 5 hours of trekking, we’ll get to the Damavand summit at 5610 meters. You’ve now officially conquered the Middle East highest summit.
Afterward, we’ll take some memorable snaps of the peak and the world underneath it. We’ll then descend to camp 3 from a sand skiing path. It’d take about 3 hours for us to enjoy our warm meal with the spice of our pride from reaching the mountain peak! Celebration and rest will fill the rest of our day.

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

 

We’ll give our backpacks and belongings to the porters again. Then we’ll spend our last minutes at the foothill of Damavand. We’ll head to the base camp from the same route we climbed up. On our path, we’ll see a diverse range of plant species. Also, the more we trek down the trail, the clearer we’ll see the summit from afar. We’ll ride on the dirt road again. This time, to retain our energy and rest our bones after this long journey, we’ll soak in the warm natural hot springs of Damavand. In the end, after having lunch, we’ll be driving for 3 hours to come back to Tehran.

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, activities on the 3rd day, or hot springs on the 5th 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 4th night can turn 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.
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This Tour's Features

High Rate of Success

All of our Iran trekking 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

1 Night at a hostel in Rineh
3 Nights Camping

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

Additional Services

Mount Damavand permit fee
Porters for backpacks to and from Camp 3
Soak in mineral hot springs
Iranian Sim 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
€ 570
July, August
€ 595  € 450
September, October
€ 570  € 450
  • 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 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.
  • Our meals are cooked by local cooks.
  • 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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