Damavand Trekking

Damavand Trekking

7 Days

Availability : July 31, 2020

Min Age : 15+

Max People : 12

Climbing Damavand (5610m) the highest point of middle east is the main part of our trip and visiting Capital city of Iran “Tehran” that is strategic and important metropolis in middle east too, will be our cultural extension.

Starting point: Tehran                   Ending point: Tehran

Level of Difficulty: Damavand/ south face: 4 out of 5

Physical Condition: Mountain climbers with the experience of over 4000 m can climb this mountain very easily. Generally fit-body mountaineers climb Damavand without any problem.

Tehran

Tehran is capital of Iran and the most popular city of the country; it is also the second largest metropolitan city in the middle east.

Tehrani people speak Persian language. Although the large number of them are of other ethnic linguistic group, 99% of the people understand and speak Persian. International Airport of Imam Khomeini and domestic airport of Mehrabad, central railway station and subway stations are properly developed in Tehran.  

 

Damavand

 

damavand imageDamavand, the highest mountain of Iran sitting beside the most important metropolitan city and capital of Islamic Republic of Iran, Tehran. According to an Iranian mythology the ancient borders of Iran had been determined by the arrow of Arash (the archer) that was thrown from the summit of this mountain.

Day 1: Arrival to Iran

IKA is your arrival airport. Transfer to your hotel has been arranged. All meals included for today.

 

Day 2: Polour Village

For summiting Damavand, we should first go to Polour village(3040m) by transfer therefore after breakfast at hotel we will leave Tehran towards Damavand. Iran Mountaineering & Sport Climbing federation lodge is ready to serve the guests in Polour. All meals for today are included.

 

Day 3: Towards Damavand, Gosfandsara Camp

After breakfast transfer by 4WD cars provided to take us to Gosfandsara (3200m). It’s the time to carry the stuff by mules and start climbing to Bargah Sevom shelter (4200m). Take a rest in the camp of Bargah Sevom for refreshment. We will eat our lunch and stay overnight and eat dinner.

 

Day 4: Damavand Summit

Early in the morning start trekking towards the summit. Step by step get closer to the summit and finally stand with honor on the highest point of Iran land (Damavand Summit 5610m). A lunchbox has been provided for today, we can eat and then descend back to Bargah Sevom to spend the night in our shelter/camp and eat the dinner.

 

Day 5: Leave Damavand

Eat Breakfast and load the mules to immediately get back to Gosfandsara and Polour mountaineering federation lodge. Transfer provided to get Tehran and your hotel has been reserved for today. Meals are included.

 

Day 6: Tehran City Tour

Tehran city tour has been arranged for us to have a glimpse of rich cultural heritage of Iran’s capital city. Overnight in hotel. All meals included.

 

 Day 7: Quit Iran

Today is the departure day. The departure will be handled to IKA depending on the tickets’ times. Persian Tour Radar group hopes you’d enjoy from the stay in Iran and hope to see you again for another adventures. All meals until the time of departure are included.

Tehran: 3 nights hotel

Polour Lodge: Polour mountaineering lodge has a lot of rooms and bunk beds, with dining section, kitchen and store. The kitchen is just for cooking and foods are not for sale, and the store has just some basic stuff.

Bargah Sevom Lodge: A two-story lodge in 4200 m. It has rooms with bunk beds, a dining section and kitchen that sells warm food and some basic stuff. The shelter doesn’t have a shower.

Persian Tour Radar Camp: Damavand camp (4200 m) 5-minutes to Bargah Sevom Lodge. An eco-camp on the south face of the Damavand follow the rules of eco-camps in world and is made to have the least influence on the environment.

 

Roads:

Tehran – Haraz- Polour: Asphalted Road.

Polour – Gosfandsara: Dirt Road in good condition only with 4WD

  • Accommodations (Hotel, Villa, Lodge, Shelter, Camp, Tent)
  • Professional Cultural Guide for City Tours.
  • Transportation (to and from airport, to and from Isfahan)
  • Permits for Entering each Region.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) & Beverages during the Period.
  • Entrance Fee to visited sites.
  • Tips to Guides and Staffs.
  • Hotel Reservation extra to the one mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.
  • Visa Fee.
  • Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Any Extra Request Not Mentioned in Itinerary.
  • Extra day for sightseeing
  • Coffee House Services.
  • Spring of Damavand: the temperature is unstable frequently stormy and windy, late in the spring the weather gets suitable for trekking.
  • Summer of Damavand: the temperature at its lowest rate is -2, no raining, and the best time for trekking.
  • Fall of Damavand: Sometimes stormy specially for the first month. Ascend is possible with simple winter equipment.
  • Winter of Damavand: Temperature falls down to -40, heavy precipitation, storms, and winds are expected.

Wicking base layers (synthetic or wool)

Fleece jacket or vest

Fleece pants

Insulating jacket (down or poly fill)

Insulating hat, cap, balaclava or headband

Sun-shielding hat or cap

Socks (synthetic or wool) plus spares

Gloves or mittens

Rain jacket with hood (or soft shell)

Waterproof pants or bibs

Bandana or Buff (neck or face gaiter)

Map & Compass

Sunscreen & Lip balm

Sunglasses, goggles or glacier glasses

Headlamp or flashlight

Extra batteries

First-aid kit

Matches

Knife

Duct tape

Rope

Helmet

Harness (with adjustable leg loops)

Boots (crampon-compatible)

Crampons

Ice axe (with leash)

Belay/rappel device

Pulley

Climbing pack

Route description or guidebook

Locking carabiner(s)

Nonlocking carabiners

Runners—singles and doubles

Prusik cords

Hand protection (athletic tape, gloves)

Signaling mirror

Crevasse rescue gear

Avalanche transceiver

Shovel

Probe

Here in Persian Tour Radar, we attempt to consider all the possibilities that might affect the performing of a trip, however, there might be geographical, political or social unexpected incidents that might influence the program and require changes like bad weather.

The Persian Tour Radar’s camp are summer camps and are taken down before the heavy snow of each destination begins, therefore, the accommodation might not be Persian Tour Radar Camp.

Here in Persian Tour Radar, we attempt to consider all the possibilities that might affect the performing of a trip, however, there might be geographical, political or social unexpected incidents that might influence the program and require changes like bad weather.

We usually suggest Reserve Day for ascents in fall and winter because of the unstable weather. Naturally, the nonrefundable cost of the day is added to the total sum of the trip that if not used will not be returned to the travelers.

The Persian Tour Radar’s camp are summer camps and are taken down before the heavy snow of each destination begins, therefore, the accommodation might not be Persian Tour Radar Camp.

Based on your physical fitness and mountaineering history, you can request changes to program, like omitting the acclimatization day/s or cultural city tours. You may also ask for addition of such days.

The luggage would be carried by mules in both destinations up to the camp, after that you can leave your packages in camp and ascend with light backpacks.

 

Our Offers

Cultural tours (Tehran, Kashan, Isfahan, Shiraz, Yazd, Kerman, and …)

Shopping Assistance (we can arrange for a shopping time and a person to help you)

Domestic Flight

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