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Mount Damavand is the highest peak of Alborz mountains in north of Iran. in fact, this beautiful mountain is the highest peak of Iran with altitude of 5671 meters above to sea level. Mount Damavand stands alone in the east side of Tehran in the middle of the main road from Tehran to the city of Amol in north of Iran. Mount Damavand is visible from Tehran and even further cities like Kashan with a clear weather. In Persian mythology, Mount Damavand is the symbol of mightiness and strength, like a poem it says:
oh you mighty chained white beast
oh you atop the azure sky, oh you mighty Damavand
There are several routes to Mount Damavand summit, but the main routes are: south ridge, north east ridge, north ridge, and west ridge. North east ridge is the longest route to summit and it needs some technical knowledge and better equipment since you need to traverse some parts of Yakhar glacier just below the summit. Also north ridge route is the second longest route to summit and like the north east route it needs technical equipment to ascend especially during the winter time. To ascend the summit of Mount Damavand from the west ridge you need to cross lots of gravel stone paths and in my idea it takes lots of your energy to ascend. South ridge however, is the easiest and most popular route to the summit. You can access the south ridge route from the city of Polour in the middle of Tehran-Amol road (AKA haraz road) via Reyneh city.
The ascend to the summit usually takes place in three days, one day ascend to the south ridge shelter (4250 meter above the sea level), one day for ascending to the summit and coming back to shelter and one day for returning to the starting point in foothills of Mount Damavand.
In this trip you'll hike to the highest peak of Iran, Mount Damavand(5678 m) from it's southridge. Your journey starts from Tehran to the city of polour ( 4 hrs drive) in east of Tehran, where you'll start your ascend to Mount Damavand. for the first day of your ascend you'll be ascending to 4200 m above the sea where there is a big camping facilities for hikers. in early hours of the second day we'll start our ascending. it takes roughly 8 hours to reach the summit. after having some fun on the top we'll come back to our camp in the evening. and finally in our third day, after having our breakfast in our camp we'll start our descend to the foothills of Mount Damavand. you'll be transferring to your hotel in Tehran for the same day.
ARRIVAL TO TEHRANAfter arriving to Imam Khomeini Airport (IKA) our representative will greet you in the airport then you'll be transferring to your hotel in Tehran. your tour guide will be there in your hotel to geert you, then you'll have a short meeting with your tour guide so he/she briefing about your trip and further arrangements for the next day.
TRANSFERRING TO POLOURYour tour guide will be meeting you in your hotel together with your driver. you'll be transferring to polour ( 4-5 hours drive from your hotel) in east side of Tehran where your first day of ascend starts. your tour guide arranges your local transport (trucks) to your ascending starting point. your extra equipment will be sent to the camping site by mules so you are able to ascend with a minimum load.
ASCEND TO SUMMITYour final ascend to summit(5671m) will starts early in the morning before the sunrise. you'll spend roughly 13 to 14 hours to reach to the summit and come back to your camp(4200m)
RETURN TO TEHRANOur extra equipment will be sending to foothills of Mount Damavand by mules in the morning. we'll start our slow descent to foothills of Mount Damavand after having our breakfast in our camp. you'll be transferring to Tehran in the evening with the same van.
TEHRAN ( DAY TOUR)After having your breakfast in your hotel your local tour guide will pick you up from your hotel for a full day tour in Tehran. Early in the morning you will start your journey with UNESCO heritage site of Golestan Palace. History of this glamorous palace goes back to Shah Abbas (1588-1629) strongest ruler of Safavid dynasty. this complex is a mixture of Persian and European architecture especially French architecture. Golestan palace became the official royal palace when Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar (1742-1797) moved its capital to Tehran in 1796. Golestan Palace consists of currently 13 available sites, Marble Throne, Karim Khani Nook, Pond House, Brilliant Hall, Containers Hall, Ivory Hall, Mirror Hall, Salam Hall, Building of wind catchers, Edifice of the Sun, Museums of Gifts, Abyaz palace and Photographic Archive. After visiting the Palace, we will go to Tehran’s old bazaar which is the center of traditional businesses in Tehran. Old bazaar is just only few meters away from the Golestan palace so we can go to the Bazaar by walk. Every section of the bazaar is for one specific business, so during your tour you will visit different businesses and different sections of old bazaar. after visiting the old bazaar you’ll be transferring to south west of Tehran to have a short visit to Azadi Tower. Azadi Tower (old name: Shahyad Tower) opened in January 14th 1972. This monument is a master piece of Mr. Hossein Amanat (currently living in Canada) which ordered by the last king of Pahlavi Mohammad Reza Shah. After visiting Azadi tower you’ll be transferring to northern part of the city to Darband Neighborhood in foothills of Tochal mountain. This neighborhood is the scape boat of Tehranians to escape from crowdedness and chaotic life of this metropolis. we’ll have our last dinner together in a one of the beautiful restaurants of Darband Neighborhood
TEHRAN(DEPARTURE)Our representative will meet you in your hotel and he/she will arrange your transfer to Imam Khomeini Airport(IKA) according to your flight schedule
Iran visa reference number(visa grant notice)
Entrance fees (according to your itinerary)
4G unlimited internet access during your trip(as a shared WIFI)
Ground transportation by air-con van(Toyota HIACE or similar) or private vehicle
Airport transfer to your hotel and vice versa
- You’ll be accompanied by a certified professional English speaking tour guide for the duration of your trip. In case if you need other language speaking tour guides please make an inquiry
- Tent for damavand camp
Only breakfast in included to your packageFinal dinner in Tehran is on us
Visa stamp fee
Personal expenses such as phone calls or laundry …
- We recommend arranging your insurance before your departure
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