The same shape as the mountain Fuji, Damavand (5671 m) is the highest peak of Iran. Easily accessible from Tehran, it’s located in the province of Mazandaran. Damavand is a volcano that still throws out sulfur vapors that are strong enough to kill an unlucky stray sheep. This climb takes an already determined trekking route, but the climb itself can be demanding. Climbers need to be in good physical shape.
During the winter season, Damavand is quieter and its sulfur vapors are less prominent. Because of that, climbing during winter is easier and much safer, although winter gear and equipment is, of course, needed.
In addition to the classic winter climb, people can sign up and try to climb to the top using ski touring equipment and then enjoy descending through Damavand slopes of over 3000m altitude difference! After the ascent to Damavand (5671m), we’ll visit Tehran with a guide. We’ll see the most important cultural and historical monuments, museums and of course check out the famous bazaar.
We arrive in Tehran, pick up from the airport and go straight to our 3* hotel accommodation. In the evening, after we had the time to unpack and unwind, we’ll take a short walk around the city to get to know Iran’s culture and people. Overnight stay.
Breakfast, then transfer to Darband square (1850m). Acclimatization climb to peak Tochal (3957m). Ski descend to Darband Square (for those who are on a ski touring climb to Damavand), then transfer to Tehran. Return to hotel for an overnight stay.
Breakfast, then transfer to Polur. Arriving there, we trek to Goosfand Sar (3040m) where we’ll set up our camp to spend the night. Sleeping in tents.
Breakfast then climb to Bergah mountain lodge (4250m). In the afternoon we head for an acclimatization climb to a nearby hill and then return to our lodge. Overnight stay.
Breakfast. Today we have an extra day for a proper acclimatization. We hike to (4600m) and then return to our camp. Overnight stay.
Today we start our climb to Damavand (5671m). We rise early, around 4 am. One part of the team starts their ski touring climb, another a classical trek climb. After our successful rise to the top, we descend by foot, or skis, to our camp in Goosfand Sar (3040m), where we’ll pack our tents and proceed down to Polur (if there’s enough snow, the ski touring team might ski all the way down to Polur). Both teams meet in Polur, where we’ll pack everything into our transport and head to Tehran to our hotel. Overnight stay.
Breakfast, then a free day for sightseeing Tehran (in case of a bad weather during our climb, this day will be used as a back up plan for an extra day to climb to the top). Overnight stay.
Breakfast, then transfer to Tehran airport. There we say our goodbyes and you catch your flight home.