the highest volcano in Asia

damavand mount The Roof of Middle-East

Damavand Mount, with 5671m (5610m) height is the highest point in Iran and the Middle East, it’s the symbol of Iran, and too many climbers ascend Damavand in four seasons. There are four routes; the most popular route is the South ridge route. There is a hut on 4250m of South ridge route with comfortable services like rooms, kitchen and first aid accessibility.

destinations sights

9 sights

Number of Packages

Tehran IKA Airport

available routs

6 path

Max Altitude

5671m

Activities

trekking-ski- photography

Price range

229€ to 899€

damavand mount fast view

Damavand Mount destinations sights

Damavand peak's sheep corpse

When you ascend Damavand, on top of the peak rocks, some sheep’s corpse is there. What is the story?
According to an old story, someone robbed these sheep from a northern village and migrated to lar lake. During the way, when they reached the summit point, some sheep lost their flock and died due to the fog and coldness. Wind, coldness and sulfur gas on top kept their corpse intact for more than 40 years. Nowadays, these sheep’s dead body signifies Damavand’s peak. The other story says the sheep are running away from a wolf and die on the peak.
Nowadays, the sheep’s bodies are lost, and maybe you can see just one or two corpses there.

Damavand Mount Ice-Fall

On ascending Damavand mount, when you reach 5000m to 5100m height, ice falls on the right side of the “Kafar Valley”. It’s on the south ridge but not the exact. It’s toward the Southeast. It’s not on the ascending route; you can find it nearby. If you traverse to the right side within 2 hours of walking, you reach ice fall.
The average temperature of that height is 0 to -5, so all the year, it is icy and makes a beautiful landscape.

Damavand Mount Volcano

Damavand mount is a potential volcano; sulfur springs on top and hot spring waters on the hillside show us that something is happening in Damavand. Above the 5300m of Damavand, the colour of stones and mountain is yellow and white; its sulfur. You smell the gas, and breathing is hard. you must ascend peak and descend fast because the gas is poisonous. Although the eruption of sulfur is beautiful and memorable, it’s dangerous, so never touch it.

Hot Springs

Damavand hillsides are impressive; there is so much hot spring natural water around the Damavand mount. But the most famous is Larijan village with many springs. Most of them are local; the pool of smelly, and the water is 70c. so it’s mixed with cold water.
You can use these pools for 15 minutes maximum. Because if you stay there more than it, you will be hanging over!

Bargah Sevom

“Bargah sevom” is a hut on 4250m of Damavand mount. in the Persian language bargah means hut, and “sevom” means third. Camp 3!
The first camp, B.C, is Polour mountain lodge, the second one is “Goosfandsara”, and the third camp is Bargah Sevom.
Three rooms and 100 beds are available for climbers, and the hut works the whole year. There is a cook and two employers: first aid and an emergency helicopter pad for landing and rescue. The mules carry the luggage from C2 to C3, and it’s the highest point they can touch. Sometimes mules carry the people down from C3 to C2 also.

Poppy flower plain

The poppy flower plain of Damavand mount is one of the most beautiful places in Iran, between Tehran and Mazandaran provinces. This plain is one of Iran’s natural attractions and is a favourite area for trekkers and outdoor lovers. Sometimes on the internet, you find this plain as “Lar National Park” it’s not correct because some parts of the plain area in the national park, not all of that.

Lar National Park

Lar National Park is one of Iran’s attractive outdoor areas on the border of Mazandaran and Tehran provinces. The calm weather and beautiful landscapes, beautiful mountains around, and yellow flowers of Lar National Park make it a favourite place. It is 73 hectares and protected the environment from the government as a national heritage. Hunting is not allowed there. Various plants grow on Lar, and there is a landscape of many kinds of animals and birds.

Damavand peak's sheep corpse
Damavand peak's sheep corpse
Damavand peak's sheep corpse
Damavand peak's sheep corpse
Damavand peak's sheep corpse
Damavand peak's sheep corpse

some of our services in damavand mount

Damavand Mount Special Natural Aspects

Damavand Specialized and local guide

There are many guides for Damavand mount across the most famous peak in the Middle East. Local guides, certified guides and porters. We recommend using the certified guides by license from IMSCF to get more accessible and free rescue for any emergency case that will happen.

Planning and execution acclimatization cycles

Most of the climbers who are intend to climb Damavand mount come from sea level countries. So, its so important to make a best acclimatization. At first stage we recommend to have a trek on a peak close to Tehran by 4000m height. Then during the climb cycle have a overnight and rest day on 4250m before summitting.

24/7 support

Too many of our clients climb Damavand, so we attend a support team 24/7 in the office to be accessible for any matter.

Free hotspring

Hot spring and relaxing! As you know, there is some natural hot spring close to Damavand mount that always provides a gift to climbers. It’s free to our clients.

Trek with Your Speed

Don’t climb Damavand fast; because of sulfur gas, Damavand mount is a potential volcano! Our guides always ask clients to climb in patience because your safety is our priority.

An image of the top of Damavand peak in Iran and sulfur gases emanating from the crater

situation of climbing

All the best for climbing to Damavand

The best route of Damavand mount for trekking and skiing is the south ridge. Why? Because there is a hut with services. The hut is open all the year, and the route is not so dangerous. In summer time there is no rock fall, and the probability of missing the ascend and descend route is less! In winter situations, less avalanche is probable than on the other route.
The best time for trekking on Damavand is Mid July to Mid-September due to the stability of weather conditions, and if you want to ski, Mid-march to Mid-June is the best time.
The best B.C for Damavand is Polour mountain lodge because there are so many climbers that you can exchange the info before ascending, and 24/7, there are jeeps to transfer you to Goosfandsara (C1) 3000m. if you want to have some fun and enjoy the hot springs best base camp is Rineh mountain lodge. It’s close to Lrijan village.
The best time for climbing from C2 4250m to the summit is 05:00 am because if you walk at an average speed of 6 to 7 hours, it takes time to reach the summit, and around 11:00 to 12:00, usually, there is calm weather with little wind. So the sulfur gas will not offend you.
The best place for accommodation for C2 4250m is the companies camps because there is a private cook and kitchen. Private tent. The best day of the week to climb Damavand is Saturday to Wednesday because the official weekend in Iran is Thursday and Friday; the rest of the days, Damavand mount is not crowded.

Damavand mount Tour Packages

Discover the culture and Damavand (12 Days)

Lets Damavand tour 12 Days

Duration

12

Start & End Point

Teh IKA airport

Meals

full board

Destinations

Tehran, Mazandaran, Kashan, Isfahan, Yazd, Shiraz

Transportations

Private car/van

Travel Style

Complex, culture &adventure

Max Altitude

5671

Activities

Trekking & Culture

Accommodations

Hotel/Private Camp

Physical rating

required 40%

Price From

1,150

Explore The Damavand in Beauties (6 Days)

Lets Damavand 06 Days

Duration

6

Start & End Point

IKA airport

Meals

Full Board

Destinations

Tehran, Mazandaran

Transportations

Private car/van

Travel Style

Adventure trip

Max Altitude

5671

Activities

Hicking & Trekking

Accommodations

Hotel/Camp

Physical rating

required 40%

Price From

680

Beyond Amaze Damavand & Tochal Nature (8 Days)

Lets Damavand 08 Days

Duration

8

Start & End Point

Tehran IKA Airport

Meals

Full Board

Destinations

Tehran, Mazandaran

Transportations

Private car/van

Travel Style

Adventure trip

Max Altitude

5671

Activities

Hicking & Trekking

Accommodations

Hotel/Camp

Physical rating

required 40%

Price From

749

Damavand optimized, Fast Ascending (4 Days)

Lets Damavand 04 Days

Duration

4

Start & End Point

Tehran IKA Airport

Meals

full Board

Destinations

Mazandaran

Transportations

Car/Bus

Travel Style

Adventure trip

Max Altitude

5671

Activities

Hiking & Trekking

Accommodations

Lodge & Hut

Physical rating

required 39%

Price From

369

Explore The Damavand in Beauties (6 Days)

Lets Damavand 06 Days

Duration

6

Start & End Point

IKA airport

Meals

Full Board

Destinations

Tehran, Mazandaran

Transportations

Private car/van

Travel Style

Adventure trip

Max Altitude

5671

Activities

Hicking & Trekking

Accommodations

Hotel/Camp

Physical rating

required 40%

Price From

680

Damavand optimized, Fast Ascending (4 Days)

Lets Damavand 04 Days

Duration

4

Start & End Point

Tehran IKA Airport

Meals

full Board

Destinations

Mazandaran

Transportations

Car/Bus

Travel Style

Adventure trip

Max Altitude

5671

Activities

Hiking & Trekking

Accommodations

Lodge & Hut

Physical rating

required 39%

Price From

369

Damavand and Zagros range Ski Mountaineering (12 Days)

Alam Kuh Ski Mountaineering start point. Khoramdasht is the camping point of Alam-Kuh in winter

Duration

12

Start & End Point

Tehran IKA Airport

Meals

Full Board

Destinations

Tehran, Mazandaran, Isfahan

Transportations

Private car/van

Travel Style

Complex, culture &adventure

Max Altitude

5671

Activities

SKIMO

Accommodations

Hotel/Camp

Physical rating

required 60%

Price From

1,390

Ski in Coldness of Damavand to hottest Iran Desert (10 Days)

Desert Exploring and Damavand SKi combined

Duration

10

Start & End Point

Tehran IKA Airport

Meals

Full Board

Destinations

Tehran, Mazandaran, Kerman

Transportations

Private car/van

Travel Style

Complex, culture &adventure

Max Altitude

5671

Activities

SKIMO & Desert

Accommodations

Lodge/Camp

Physical rating

required 45%

Price From

1,360

Discover the culture and Damavand (12 Days)

Lets Damavand tour 12 Days

Duration

12

Start & End Point

Teh IKA airport

Meals

full board

Destinations

Tehran, Mazandaran, Kashan, Isfahan, Yazd, Shiraz

Transportations

Private car/van

Travel Style

Complex, culture &adventure

Max Altitude

5671

Activities

Trekking & Culture

Accommodations

Hotel/Private Camp

Physical rating

required 40%

Price From

1,150

Discover the culture and Damavand (12 Days)

Lets Damavand tour 12 Days

Duration

12

Start & End Point

Teh IKA airport

Meals

full board

Destinations

Tehran, Mazandaran, Kashan, Isfahan, Yazd, Shiraz

Transportations

Private car/van

Travel Style

Complex, culture &adventure

Max Altitude

5671

Activities

Trekking & Culture

Accommodations

Hotel/Private Camp

Physical rating

required 40%

Price From

1,150

Explore The Damavand in Beauties (6 Days)

Lets Damavand 06 Days

Duration

6

Start & End Point

IKA airport

Meals

Full Board

Destinations

Tehran, Mazandaran

Transportations

Private car/van

Travel Style

Adventure trip

Max Altitude

5671

Activities

Hicking & Trekking

Accommodations

Hotel/Camp

Physical rating

required 40%

Price From

680

Beyond Amaze Damavand & Tochal Nature (8 Days)

Lets Damavand 08 Days

Duration

8

Start & End Point

Tehran IKA Airport

Meals

Full Board

Destinations

Tehran, Mazandaran

Transportations

Private car/van

Travel Style

Adventure trip

Max Altitude

5671

Activities

Hicking & Trekking

Accommodations

Hotel/Camp

Physical rating

required 40%

Price From

749

Damavand optimized, Fast Ascending (4 Days)

Lets Damavand 04 Days

Duration

4

Start & End Point

Tehran IKA Airport

Meals

full Board

Destinations

Mazandaran

Transportations

Car/Bus

Travel Style

Adventure trip

Max Altitude

5671

Activities

Hiking & Trekking

Accommodations

Lodge & Hut

Physical rating

required 39%

Price From

369

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FAQ

Yes, the Iran red crest is the official organization for rescue in all mountains of Iran. Also, Iran Mountaineering Federation and Iran Mountain Guide Organization have their rescue team on some peaks.

You don't need a permit to climb the Iran mountains and the rest of Mt. Damavand and Alam-Kuh. When you apply for an Iran Visa, you send your itinerary, and it can be the permission of the peaks you want to climb.

Iran Mountaineering Federation sell the permit for $50 per person. If you book a tour by agencies, the companies will get a climbing permit for you.

Any nationalities that get visas for entrance to Iran and if you have a visa, can climb any mountains. The rest of Damavand and Alam-Kuh that you need climbing permit.

On various ridges, it's different. But on the south ridge hut is on 4250m. north ridge has two huts on 4000m, and 5000m. on the west ridge is 4350m.

Variable on each month. But mid-Jun to mid-September is calm and not so cold. Late September to February is cold with snowfall and calm and cold from March to mid-June.

Seventeen routes, but four routes are more popular. South Ridge, North Ridge, West Ridge and north-East ridge.

South ridge is a normal route. It is not technical, and you need to walk for 7 hours. So it's crowded in summer.

South ridge is a regular route. It's not technical, and just you need to walk.

There are some glaciers on Damavand that you must be a technical climber to climb. Northeast valley that called Yakhar glacier and north glaciers.

No Damavand is potentially a volcano, meaning you can smell the sulfur gas at 5400 meters altitude. Some sulfur springs make a beautiful yellow fountain. It's poisonous and dangerous to smell for a long time.

No, just about dressing all the people to obey Iran's official rules. Although in the mountain nobody control that but we respect the rules.

It entirely depends on you and your itinerary. You need clothes and suitable trekking shoes if you want a trek and use the company camp. For a better answer, please read each package's services and info because the gears you need are different on each plan due to other itineraries.

No, just as you know, we follow the Islamic rules of Iran. However, the mountain dress is international. There is nothing notable for women.

Polour as B.C is on 2300m, and the summit is 5671m, although some measurements that Damavand height is 5610m. so the minimum difference is 3310m and maximum is 3371m.

You expect the bed, some private rooms with 4 to 8 climbers capacity, a kitchen with an oven, dry foods, soup, first aid and a mattress.

One guide can lead 4 to 5 clients depending on the team's skills. There is some assistance also with any guide for better performance.

Three days is the fastest, but we don't recommend it, because the guides always don't do it. But from B.C, you can go to 4250m hut within 7 hours and next day go to summit within 7 hours ascending and 4 hours descending. On the third day, you will descend to B.C for 4 hours of walking and a 1-hour drive by jeeps.

The fastest acclimatization can be trekking on Tochal peak close to Tehran. have overnight in Shirpala hut on 3000m. then go to Damavand for the fast climb.

The minimum cost to climb Damavand is the economic plan. You will use the hut without acclimatization and not full service. It can take be 250 to 350 Euros.

From Tehran, you will drive to Rudehen and Bumehen cities on Haraz road. You will go to the 3500m pass, called Emamzadeh-Hashem pass. then you will go to Polour as B.C. 02:30 hours does it take time.

According to geological maps, Damavand is located in Mazandaran province, Larijan city, and Rineh village.

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