SKIMO on highest Iran mountains "Damavand & Alam Kouh" (12 days)

Travel overview

On this adventurous journey, you will ascend the two highest peaks of Iran. Damavand is the highest peak in Iran and the Middle East, with 5671m in height, and Takht-e-Soleyman (Alam Kuh) with 4850m by Ski. Damavand is the highest volcano in Asia, and Takht-eSoleyman (Alam Kuh) is a technical mountain. Although we ski from the trekking route, there are some big wall routes to ascend this peak.

about journey

Double header climbing in Iran is such an attractive program, we will ascend to Takht-e-Soleyman peak at first, and we will be fully acclimatised, then we will go to the Caspian sea shore. Then we will go to Damavand to reach the highest peak of Iran by ski, descend to Polour and enjoy the hot water springs.

Day

12

Night

11

Start & End Point

Tehran IKA Airport

Max Altitude

5671

Activities

Ski Mountaineering (SKIMO)

Price From

1,380

Travel Style

Adventure trip

Accommodations

Lodge/ Private Camp

Transportations

Private car/van

Meals

Full Board

Destination

Tehran, Mazandaran

difficulty

required 55%

Travel Itinerary

Welcome and drive to Hotel

Welcome to Iran for Damavand & Alam Kuh doble header ski mountaineering
Detail & Services
  1. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  2. Accommodation: Hotel
  3. Activities:
We will welcome you at IKA airport. Collecting your Visa at the airport takes approximately 1 hour to issue the Visa. Pick you up, drive to Tehran, and have an overnight in Hotel. There is 1.30 hours distance from Airpot to the Hotel. On the way, we will see Imam Khomeini’s tomb close to Tehran.

Day 1

Day 2

Transfer to Roodbarak (Alam kuh area)

Roodbarak Mountain Lodge in winter, be ready to go to Alam-Kuh SKIMO
Detail & Services
  1. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  2. Accommodation: Lodge
  3. Activities:
Today we must go to Kelardasht in Mazandaran province. It’s a chance to visit the Chalous road and enjoy one of the historical roads of Iran that connect tehran to the Caspian sea. So after breakfast, we drive to Roodbarak village (the last point before climbing Alam Kuh, 5 hrs). There is a fantastic old mountain lodge with many stories. We will have overnight in federation Lodge.

Start the ascending

Alam Kuh Ski Mountaineering start point. Khoramdasht is the camping point of Alam-Kuh in winter
Detail & Services
  1. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Box, Dinner
  2. Accommodation: Camp
  3. Activities: SKIMO
Today we must reach the Alam-Kuh mountains and camp for the following days. So after breakfast, we transfer to the Khoramdasht area by 4X4 cars, climb to the Hesar Chal area, many massive peaks around the valley that we pass to make a beautiful view. We pass all the valleys within 3 to 4 hours, reach Hesarchal, set up camp, and stay overnight in tents (2700m).

Day 3

Day 4

Acclimatization (SKIMO)

Ski Mountaineering around hesarchal for acclimatization of Alam-Kuh ascending
Detail & Services
  1. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Box, Dinner
  2. Accommodation: Camp
  3. Activities: SKIMO
Today is an acclimatization day. So in the morning, we start the ascending by skiing to the peaks around in Takht-e-Soleyman area (up 4000m), skiing to Hesar Chal camp and overnight in tents (2700m).

Alam Kuh Summiting

Alam Kuh SKi Mountaineering Summit Day
Detail & Services
  1. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Box, Dinner
  2. Accommodation: Camp
  3. Activities: SKIMO
Today is the summit day. We will climb the second highest peak of Iran with 4850m in height. So we must climb 2100m today. The long way is this. Early morning we start the climbing by skiing to the Takhtesoleyman (Alam Kuh) (4850m); after summiting, we ski down to Hesar Chal camp and stay overnight in tents (2700m) to be ready for Damavand and Caspian sea visiting.

Day 5

Day 6

Descend and drive to Villa

Descending from Alam Kuh and rest day
Detail & Services
  1. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  2. Accommodation: Villa
  3. Activities: SKIMO
Today we remove the camp and descend to Roudbarak mountain lodge. So after breakfast, we ski to the ski first point. After lunch, we drive to Villa on the Caspian sea seashore. The Caspian sea in the north part of Tehran is a beautiful landscape, so we stay there to visit the local life of Iran.

Free Day

Caspian Sea Grand Bazar
Detail & Services
  1. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  2. Accommodation: Villa
  3. Activities: free Day
This day is a rest day and recovery day; during the day, we will visit the local bazaars of Caspian sea cities and be ready for Damavand ascending

Day 7

Day 8

Caspian sea to Polur village

Polour Mountain lode for ascending the Damavand peak
Detail & Services
  1. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  2. Accommodation: Lodge
  3. Activities:
Today we are going on our adventure so we will drive to Polur Village. We have a rest and are ready for ascending to Damavand peak, the highest point of Iran at 5671m. Our overnight will be in a mountain lodge

Damavand Ascending

First day of Damavand Ski Mountaineering program
Detail & Services
  1. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Box, Dinner
  2. Accommodation: Hut
  3. Activities: SKIMO
After breakfast, we will transfer you to the start point of ascending Damavand by the 4X4 cars. It will be around 1 hour driving from Polur, and we will reach 3100m altitude. We climb to the Goosfandsara area and have a little rest. Then after 4 hours of climbing, we will go to Damavand south route mountain lodge. We rest there, and our overnight will be in the hut at 4250m (5 hours)

Day 9

Day 10

Damavand Summit Day

Damavand peak in winter the Ski Mountaineering program
Detail & Services
  1. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Box, Dinner
  2. Accommodation: Hut
  3. Activities: SKIMO
Summit Day to reach the highest point of Iran. We will have a light breakfast and start climbing to Summit. Usually, 7 hours take time to get to the Summit. Early morning is cold and windy, so you must be ready for serious climbing. Afternoon time we got 5671m, and we took our summit photos. Then we ski down and descend to the hut overnight. (4250m)

Descend to Polur and Drive to Tehran

The Damavand bellow the 4250 camp ski descending
Detail & Services
  1. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Box, Dinner
  2. Accommodation: Hut
  3. Activities: Hotel
After breakfast, we will ski down to the start point, and cars will pick us up. We drive to Polur to get a shower and have lunch. After that, we will go back to Tehran

Day 11

Day 12

Back Home

Good bye Iran at the end of your trip
Detail & Services
  1. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  2. Accommodation: –
  3. Activities:
We will transfer you to IKA airport and back home

Travel Map

Services

ACCOMMODATION

• 4-star Hotel in Tehran for two night
• Villa or Local House for two nights
•  private Camp and Lodge during ski days

Totally: 11 nights and 12 days

TRANSPORTATION

  • IKA Tehran airport to hotel in Tehran with private car/van
  • Hotel in Tehran to Roudbarak lodge with private car/van
  • Roudbarakt to Caspian Sea shore with private car/van
  • Caspian Sea shore to Polur/Rina with private car/van
  • Polur/Rina to Tehran with private car/van
  • Hotel in Tehran to IKA airport
  • transfer luggage
  • (total private transport)

MEALS

The full board include:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch Box
  • Beverage during the trip the rest of Cafe

Include

Expert Guides

Professional tour leader with climbing instructor certificate

Permit

Climbing and all historical places entrance Permits

Transportation

All domestic transportation (including domestic flights if needed)

safe and experts

Rescue for climbing

Certificate

Summiting Certificate

Porter

Porter and mules for Damavand & Alam-kuh (15kg per person)

Climbing Guide

Professional Mountain Guide

SIM card

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Visa

we will apply for your visa to obtain at the embassy or on arrival(visa reference code). Read more here

Private Tour

Private itinerary, tour & Services for each package

Meals, Accommodations

Full-board foods, meals and lunch boxes, all Hotel, Camp, tents and Mountain Lodges

Wi-Fi

The wifi device is available during the Iran trip.

Local Debit Card

Our office employers get the debit card to you, and you can deposit any amount of the money that you want

Exclude

Tips to Guides

Minimum tips to guide and assistant are $50; for Damavand summiting, it is $100

More than Itinerary

Hotel more than package days

Visa fee

The Iran Visa and Visa reference code

Mountain and ski equipment

Personal equipment for trekking or ski programs

International airfares

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Insurance

International travel and climbing insurance

Equipment

General personal equipment

Summer trekking equipment List (brief)
• Trekking shoes and Socks.
• Sleeping bag (3 season temperature) , mattress as lightweight at possible
• Jacket and pants (Waterproof / windproof rain/snow/wind. Lightweight warm top and light soft shell or fleece jacket)
• Main backpack plus a small attacking backpack.
• Ski or trekking poles (stick).
• Gloves (Polar or Wool with liner).
• Hat, warm pile/wool hat (should cover ears), balaclava, baseball cap, scarf.
• Glacier/Sun glasses with Side Covers 100% UV, IR.
• Sunscreen cream SPF 40 or better.
• Small personal first-aid kit.
• Water Bottles (and Purification tablets).
• Sunglasses and Goggles
• Travel clothes.
• Camera.
• Headlamp.
• Swiss Army knife.
• Passport

detail activity equipment & tools

  • Ski
  • Ski Skin
  • Ski Crampon
  • Warm Cloths
  • Gore-Tex Cloths

all the equipment needed for ski mountaineering

Availability

winter

1460 / Person
  • December
  • January
  • February

SPRING

1460 / Person
  • March
  • April
  • May

SuMMER

- / Person
  • June
  • July
  • August

Fall

- / Person
  • September
  • October
  • November

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