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MOUNT DAMAVAND (5,671 m)
Climb the Pearl of Persia, highest point of Middle East...

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Tehran to Southern Face of Damavand

Drive to Damavand south face second camp (Goosfand Sara) at 3000 m and trek up to third camp (Bargah Sevom or Shelter) 4250m. (Total Walking Approx 6 hours. Ascent 1250m. ) dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Summit Day! Hike to summit (5671m), then return to third camp

Today presents us with our most challenging day, as we attempt the climb to the summit. Starting early we hike up to the beginning of the ridge. The terrain is difficult, with loose rocks and scree and the weather can change at any time, so please be prepared for anything, even snowfalls in the height of summer. Some 500m below the summit we come across the aptly named ‘Sulphur Hill’ (Dood Kooh), where we can see the evidence of the mountain’s turbulent pass amongst the volcanic rock and sulphurous fumaroles rising up from the earth. Making the final ascent to the top we hope to reach the summit around midday, affording us an opportunity to enjoy something of the breathtaking views before the clouds cover the peaks (conditions permitting). From here we then begin the descent back down to our camp at third camp, a journey of some 5 hours that should bring us back to camp in time for dinner. Total Walking Approx 10 hours. Ascent/descent 1521m. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Descend mountain and drive back to Tehran

Descending back down to second camp (Goosfand Sara) this morning, we then rejoin our 4WD vehicle for the drive back to Polour, from where we continue back to Tehran. Stopping for lunch en route we aim to arrive back in Tehran late this afternoon. Total Walking Approx 4 hours. Descent 1250m.

Trek length and gradients

 

Services and Personnel

  • English spoken mountain guide
    Well trained mountain guide.Our professional guides have at least university degree speaking English. All of the guides have extensive knowledge about trekking, climbing, safety equipments, first aid and navigation, equipped with radio and GPS.
  • Guide assistant (For groups bigger than 3 people)
  • Mountain rescue and medical expert (For groups bigger than 5 people)
  • Pick up from your hotel in Tehran to Polur
  • 4WD Car
    Polur to Second Camp (Goosfand Sara) and returning to Polur.
  • Mules / Horse Support

During the treks up to the camps and down, we guarantee your load support with horses, limited by 15kg per person. Please NOTE that we may demand some part of the costs extra from the participants due to the unexpected weather and snow situation.

  • Tents and camping equipments (or rooms / dormitory at third shelter)
  • Food
    Food will be of the highest standard possible, given the remoteness of the location. Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirements. All meals while on trek are included in tour price. The trek includes four basic meals: breakfast, snacks, lunch box and dinner, each day.

Date and Price:

Date:
Between 1st of July and 10th of September 2015

Price per person for 3 days:
($550 or 400 Euro)

Price for extra day (Optional on client request):
($100 or 80 Euro)

Price includes:

  • 3 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners
  • 3 lunches
  • Hot and cold drinks
  • Mountain guide (3 days)
  • Pick up from Tehran to Polur and from Polur to Tehran
  • 4WD Car to 2nd camp (2 days)
  • Mules / horses from 2nd camp to 3rd camp (Shared) (mules for carrying bags)
  • Tents or shelter rooms / dormitory at 3rd camp for two nights

Price excludes:

  • Personal equipments
  • Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature

Extra Fees:
In the following cases you may have to pay extra fees which are very rare:

  • Extra cost for mules/horses in sudden snow and bad weather condition.

Note: There will be no refund in case of failure of climbing the top for any cause.