- Ascending and visiting Damavand Mt., the highest summit of Iran (5609 m)
- An ideal opportunity for photography of great views and unique wildlife of central Alborz
- Visiting icefall at 5000 m
In this trip we ascend from southern ridge of Damavand mount. In southern ridge hiking starts from mosque (Goosfandsara 2900 m) with a light backpack and extra stuffs will be carried by mules. There is an equipped hut in 4250 where you can have suitable area for camping, having facilities like lavatory and a small shop.
All the way we enjoy a gentle slope and good path that helps you have a better acclimatization and you won’t need any belay, rope, ice axe or crampon. With full support of professional guide you just enjoy your ascent to the roof of Iran. For better acclimatization we have considered a whole day that helps you to have a better ascent in the summit day. Also in all the way you’ll have beautifull scenery of high Alborz Mountains.
Day 1: Depart to Polur:
Departure from Tehran to Polur and switch vehicle to 4x4. Transport to mosque (Goosfandsara) and start hiking to 1st camp (4250m). Overnight staying at the camp/hut (B, L, D)
Day 2(acclimatization day):
After breakfast we ascend about 4700m and return to camp for recovery for next day. Overnight stay at camp/hut (Bargah Sevom) (B.L.D)
Day 3: (summit day)
Early morning after a light breakfast we start ascending toward the summit. Average time for ascending and descending to the camp (Bargah Sevom) is 9 hours (considering to the level of fitness of the group, it can be changed). Then we return to the camp for overnight stay. (B.L.D)
Day 4: back to Tehran
After breakfast, breaking the camp and start descending with a light backpack. Having lunch at a local restaurant and then move to the hotel in Tehran. (B, L)
- Accommodation in camp/hut for 3 nights, subject to availability.
- Transportation in a private vehicle from Tehran to Polur and return; 4x4 vehicle from Polur to mosque (Goosfandsara); Carrying extra equipment by mule (up to 15kg per person)
- Damavand Permit
- Meals as detailed in the itinerary
- A registered and Experienced Local
- English-speaking guide, including expenses, as per the above itinerary
- All airfares & airport taxes and visa fees.
- All meals other than stated in above itinerary.
- All entrances and excursions other than stated in above itinerary.
- All items of a personal nature, i.e. telephone calls, laundry, tips for meals, tips for guides and drivers, all beverages etc.
- It is our recommendation that all passengers take out all the necessary travel insurances for cancellation/curtailment, loss of baggage as well as Medical Cover
Backpacking shoes, Long Socks, Cotton Pants, Cotton shirt (quick dry), Light gloves, Sun glasses, Fleece wind stopper, Sun screen cream, Polar jacket, Head lamp, Cup, Pole, Sun shielding cap, Buff, Day backpack (25-35 LT), Anti-insect spray, Wicking base layer, Fleece pants, Fleece jacket, Warm gloves, Balaclava, Ski goggle, Warm sleeping bag(-5), feather/Dawn jacket, Linen
1- When is the ideal season to ascend Damavand mount?
The ideal time begins from middle of Jun till middle of September. During this period you can have most chance to reach the summit.
2- Is it possible to attempt ascending Damavand mount out of best season?
It’s possible to ascend Damavand in all the seasons otherwise high physical fitness and having professional equipment and proper clothes are strongly recommended and more over all hikers need to be experienced mountaineering in winter.
3- Does Zino Expedition operate Damavand ascending tour out of best season as well?
According to your request, we can plan and operate Damavand ascendant tours during all the year but you must know there are high average of snowfall in cold season, the weather condition is more unstable and the type of vehicle and transportation will be changed.
4- What are the best routes to ascend Damavand mount?
Damavand mountain is a stratovolcano and a cone shaped, so there are sixteen known ridges everyone has possibility to ascend and between them there are four main route more likely to ascend because of facilities and having hut or shelter there (southern ridge, north ridge, north east and west ridge). And the most suitable rout is southern rout you start hiking from 2900 m and there is a good path all the way without any challenge. Supporting mules to carry stuffs and also there is an equipped hut in 4250mt with good camping place, lavatory service, a small shop and drinking water.
5- Does Zino Expedition operates ascending mount Damavand tour from other routes rather than the main ones?
we are ready to plan and operate ascending mount Damavand from different routes according to your request. It will be a tailor made and the price should be calculated accordingly.
6- How hard is ascending mount Damavand? How much physical ability is necessary to make it ?
During the best season, we will ascend in four days and you have enough time to be adapted and acclimatize and you will carry just a light backpack during hiking, so you won’t feel much pressure on yourself. The summit day is the most important part which we will hike towards the top for 6 -7 hours and 3- 4 hours to descend to the camp. However, the passengers whose fitness level is moderate will have a good chance to reach the summit.
7- How is it possible to have a good acclimatization for ascending mount Damavand?
Damavand tours are planned for 4 days and more, so getting acclimatized and adapt with the altitude is not far to achieve. In such a plan you will touch higher altitude step by step every day, then you have enough chance to adapt yourself. Mostly people whom are living in the sea level need acclimatization for summit day. Lots of previous successful trips are the proof for this idea. however, you can ascend a high mountain right before Damavand for a better acclimatization. Our special and unique offer is booking DAMAVAND EXPEDITION tours.
8- Is it possible to ascend Damavand with only one PAX?
yes, it is possible. Please be informed that the price is based on 2 PAX/ sharing. If you like to have this trip alone you need to send us your request and we will quote you the best price.
9- Is it possible to have access to potable water during the trip?
We will supply your required drinking water during all the trip. Also there is a small shop in the hut in southern route which you can buy extra water. There is no water spring on the way and we have to carry the required water between the camps. In the camp there is a water spring which is not suitable to drink and we just use it for washing.
10- How much does the backpack weigh during hiking ?
We will hike with a light backpacks maximum 6kg and the main stuff will be carried by mules (maximum 15 kg per person).
11- What equipment and services are included?
Zino Expedition will provide you transportation, accommodation in the tent/hut, professional mountain guide, Damavand permit, cooking utensils and all meals, water and first aid kit.
12- What personal necessary equipment are required for this trip?
Sleeping bag (comfort -2 in best season), mattress, headlamp, light backpack, poles
13- What kind of shoes is suitable for hiking?
Your boot is one of the most important factors. A good boot should have ankle support with breathable and water resistance layer. During best season trekking and hiking boots are ideal.
14- Is it necessary to have technical equipment like helmet, rope, belaying device, ice axe or crampon?
In best season you don’t need any of these equipment.
15- Is it probable a tour get cancel by Zino Expedition after booking?
After first booking, you can make sure the trip will be performed.
16- what is the type of accommodation?
The hut has a big public hall and 4 private rooms. During best season if we can reserve a private room in the hut, we will have our overnight stay there considering its always too much busy and noisy we will mostly set up our tents to be more comfortable.