Mount Damavand (5671m) is situated in Iran, an amazing country to visit and very tourist friendly. This is a snow and ice covered dormant volcano and very similar to Kilimanjaro in ascent. Non–technical and a special place in Persian mythology and folklore, this is a very achievable mountain for the average fit person and an interesting alternative for the adventurous spirit. Although not volcanically active, there are fumaroles near the summit crater that deposit sulphur. The mountain is located near the Southern coast of the Caspian Sea.
Mount Damavand is a trek to the summit and requires no technical ability. Hot and dry conditions with patches of snow prevail in the desert. Warm clothing, trekking boots and trekking poles are mainly required.
The climbing season is from July to late August. The Iranian formalities are intricate and take time – you are therefore urged to book as early as possible.
Includes: All transfers as stated, Tehran excursion transfers and entrance fees, 3* hotel in Tehran, 2 nights full board, Mt Damavand camp full board, all hot drinks and meals on the mountains, mess tent and cook, mules/horse support for loads (max 20kg per person), tents (sharing), Adventure Dynamic’s mountain Guides
Excludes: International and domestic flights, Visas, travel insurance, personal items, inoculations and medical requirements, drinks and meals in Tehran, hospitalisation and evacuation from Iran if required, lunch in Tehran, single supplement, tips, personal climbing equipment, entertainment costs, meals in large cities and items of personal nature, any changes or costs incurred due to delays to programme
Day 1: Arrive in Tehran. Transfers. Dinner and overnight in hotel. Lunch and dinner for own account.
Day 2: Transfer to Damavand and start trek to the first camp, “Goosfand Sara” at 3,000m.
Day 3: Acclimatisation day. We will trek up to 4,000m, then descend back to first camp for dinner. Overnight at camp.
Day 4: Trek up to Bargah Sevom Camp at 4,150m – dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Summit Day! Wake up in early hours and start hiking up to the highest summit in the Middle East. After about 7-8 hours and one long break at 4,900m, we arrive at the crater. After viewing the great panorama we will descend back to the Bargah Sevom Camp, or perhaps to Goosfand Sara Camp (depending on timing). Dinner and overnight.
Day 6: After breakfast we descend from Damavand and transfer to Tehran hotel in time for dinner. In case of bad weather we may try for the summit a second time and descend all the way down to Tehran.
Day 7: Full day excursion to see the details of the great Persian history; visit Covered Bazaar, Carpet Museum, National Treasure & Jewelery Museum. We will also have time for shopping and packing for the next day’s flight.
Day 8: Transfer to airport for international departure.
** Please note this is a sample and programme may vary.