Damavand, 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.
Skiing on Damavand
At this trip, Persian Tour Radar will take you for skiing on Damavand which has the highest summit of Iran. We will also have a one-day cultural tour in Tehran, Iran’s most populated city.
Starting point: Tehran Ending point: Tehran Duration: 8 days Summit rout: South Face
Level of Difficulty: Damavand summit(5610m) / south face: 4 out of 5
Day 1: Arrival to Iran
At this day, arrival to IKA airport is the beginning of our Schedule. Transfer to the hotel is the next step. Lunch and dinner have been arranged for today. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Polour Village
For skiing on Damavand, we should first go to Polour village(3040m) in Mazandaran province about 90 km from Tehran. There is a mineral hot spring and also a lodge belonging to “Iran Mountaineering & Sport Climbing Federation” in Polour. Mountaineering federation lodge is ready to serve the guests. BLD included.
Day 3: Towards Damavand, Gosfandsara Camp
After breakfast transfer by 4WD cars provided to take you to Gosfandsara (3200m). It’s the time to carry the stuff by mules and start climbing to Bargah Sevom shelter (4200m). Take some rest in the camp of Bargah Sevom for refreshment. O/N in the shelter. Lunch and dinner included.
Day 4: Acclimatization
Today is the reserve day. During the day you can start skiing in the area and try to acclimatize your body to the thin air of the summit for tomorrow. If you want to ascend to the summit tomorrow please take rest. O/N in the shelter and all meals included.
Day 5: Damavand Summit
Early in the morning before 4:00 am we will eat a good breakfast and start climbing 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). There is a lunch box for today so you may eat your lunch over the summit then descend back to Bargah Sevom to spend the night in shelter again and eat dinner.
Day 6: Leave Damavand
Eat Breakfast and load the mules then ski down to Gosfandsara and Polour mountaineering federation lodge. Transfer provided to get Tehran and your hotel has been arranged. Lunch and dinner included. O/N in hotel in Tehran.
Day7: Tehran City Tour
The program of today is quite cultural. Tehran city tour has been arranged for you to have a glimpse of rich cultural heritage of Iran capital city. Overnight in hotel and all meals included.
Day 8: Quit Iran
Today is the departure day. The departure will be handled to IKA depending on the tickets’ times. Persian Tour Radar hopes you’d enjoy from the stay in Iran and hope to see you again for another adventures.
Tehran: 3nights hotel
Polour: 1night IMSCF lodge
Bargah-Sevom: 3nights Shelter
Roads: Except for the dirt road of Polour to Gosfandsara in which 4WD vehicles are driven, other roads of the trip are asphalted and in a proper condition.
- 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.
February to April is the best time for skiing.
- 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)
- Sunglasses, goggles or glacier glasses
- Lip balm
- Headlamp or flashlight
- Extra batteries
- First-aid kit
- Duct tape
- Harness (with adjustable leg loops)
- Boots (crampon-compatible)
- Ice axe (with leash)
- Belay/rappel device
- 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
- Ski boots
- Ski Poles
- Ski Binding
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.
Cultural tours (Tehran, Kashan, Isfahan, Shiraz, Yazd, Kerman, and …)
Shopping Assistance (we can arrange for a shopping time and a person to help you)