What’s included in the price?
To maximize convenience, we include as much as possible, so you can just relax and think about hiking. Here’s what’s included:
- Total 7 nights. 4 Nights in mountain chalets and 3 nights in a three star hotel / twin or double room
- Breakfast and dinner at the hotels and B&B at the mountain huts on Damavand
- 4 days guided ascent on Damavand (5671m)
- All local transfers to/from airports
- Tickets for national parks
- Mt. Tochal gondola lift
- Minibus transport: Tehran – Reyneh – Tehran
- Climbing permit
- Professional mountain guide
Price doesn’t include the following:
- Plane tickets to & from Tehran
- Lunch throughout the tours in Iran
- Food and beverages throughout the ascent to Damavand (5671m)
- Personal expenses such as telephone bill, internet access, souvenirs, laundry etc.
You will need to cover flights; insurance and extra spend. You’ll need to book your flights to and from Tehran, travel insurance and cover other personal expenses (etc. drinks, souvenirs…).
What’s the hike like?
The hike is strenuous to very strenuous. First day is hike, that last 3 to 4 hours, with easy pace. You will walk on mountain trail. It is safe and solid. It can be windy and cold because it is more than 3.000 above sea level. Second day the hike is moderate, but you should walk slowly because it is more than 4000 above sea level. Third day is for rest and acclimatization. Fourth day is the summit day when you walk up 6 hours and back 3-4 hours.
What skills/experience/fitness do I need?
You need high level fitness level. The previous hiking experience at altitudes up to 4000 above sea level is mandatory. Your guide will give you full instructions and a safety briefing at the start.
What do I need to bring with me?
- Backpack (up to 50l)
- Sleeping bag (up to -10 degrees Celsius / comfort zone)
- Trekking poles
- Head lamp
- Cotton t-shirts
- Trekking socks
- Active underwear
- Polar jacket
- Gore-Tex jacket
- Trekking pants
- Gore-Tex pants
- Polar of woolen cap
- Hiking shoes
- Toiletries kit
- Sunscreen SPF 50 & lip balm
What are the guides like?
All the activities on this trip will be led in English by qualified and professional guide.
What’s the food like?
All food is local and is freshly cooked. These include domestic cheese and other local milk products, lamb meat specialties, fish, local fruit, fresh fruit and vegetable. We can organize your meal in the way you like. The drinks are not included.
Can my dietary requirements be catered to?
Absolutely. Just let us know when you fill in your travel documents.
When can I go on this trip?
Book on to our pre-set dates above. If you are considering alternative dates, the perfect time for this adventure is between June and September.
What’s the weather like?
Summer and early autumn are the best periods to visit this region. In summer the average temperature in Iran can be around is 35 degrees, but on the mountain is colder and temperature is around minus 10 degrees Celsius. Autumn is slightly chillier but still really pleasant and colors are stunning. On the top of the mountain there can be some snow parts.
Which flights should I book?
You should book flights to Tehran airport (Iran capital).
How do I meet the transfer?
At your arrival, the transfer will be holding a sign with the name of the tour. We’ll give you all extra details before travelling.
How big will the group be?
This trip will run with a minimum of 6 people, and a maximum of 15. Please note, if there are not 6 people booked the trip may be rearranged or cancelled. Please contact us for confirmation before booking your flights, or book with a credit card.
Can I customize the trip?
Of course! For private groups of six or more the trip can run on any days you wish, be extended or changed to suit your needs. Inquire now for a private trip.