Damavand Expedition Iran

Starting From

$2,099/person

Number of days

8

Start Location

Iran

Group Size

2-16

Operated by

World Expeditions

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Ascend to the roof of Iran, the summit of Mount Damavand (5610m)

Operated by:

World Expeditions

World Expeditions is an adventure travel and ecotourism company that offers guided small group trekking and adventure holidays.

Itinerary

Join in Tehran, acclimatisation trek

On arrival in Tehran, we are met by our local guide. Your first impressions of Tehran will be the rich culture and history of this ancient land. The capital has some spectacular museums, palaces and gardens which are to be enjoyed in depth on our return visit to Tehran. The National Museum (or Archaeological Museum) begins with exhibits dating back to the 5th and 4th Millennium BC and provides a fascinating insight into Persian History. We will have lunch in the mountains at a nice restaurant next to the river and then trek along the river to for approx. 3 hours (2500m)

Trek to Tochal Peak

Today is a good acclimatisation day as we will trek to the 5th station of Tele-e-Cabin and Tochal peak (3965m), approx. 6 hours. From here we will trek down to the Shirpala shelter (2750m) for approx. 3 hours. Overnight shelter in Shirpala.

Trek to Darband

Today we will trek down to Darband village (1800m approx. 3 hours), a delightful mountain area in North Tehran. The view, whilst often quite hazy, will nevertheless show the vastness of the Tehran sprawl and the culinary delights waiting at the many cafes will make the hike worth it. Later we will drive to Rineh (approx. 4 hours). Overnight in Rineh local house (2133m)

Drive to Gosfandsara (3050masl) and trekking to Bargah sevom (4150masl)

Today is a long day of trekking as we walk for approx. 7 hours to make our way to Bargah sevom. We wll have our lunch enroute surrounded by this incredible mountain landscape. Overnight in shelter or tent in Bargah Sevom Note: in case of bad weather when ascending & descending to the summit of Damavand,we will only take the southern route (Rineh and Bargah e Sevom)

Trek to the summit of Damavand (5610m) and return to our overnight shelter.

Today is the day we have been waiting for, summit day! We rise early and trek to the summit of Damavand (5610m) which takes approx. 8 hours. We will then trek down to the shelter and overnight at Bragah e Sevom. (4223m)

Trek to Gosfandsara and Rineh

Today we descend the volcanic scree to Gosfandsara and Rineh (approx. 5 hours, 3040m) and then drive to our overnight accommodation in a local house in Rineh (2040m, 2hrs)

Drive to Tehran, sightseeing

There are many great museums in Tehran, for example the Carpet Museum, which illustrates the history of Iran, its poets and its myths. *Please note that our itinerary in Tehran will depend on current opening times (and days) of the museums and therefore the order of sights and the sights visited may vary accordingly. Overnight: Marlik Hotel or similar

In Tehran, trip concludes

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Depending on your flight out today, there may be more time for further optional sightseeing. Please discuss this with your guide.

Additional Information

Steeped in mythology the iconic peak of Mount Damavand has also been peppered into Persian Poetry and literature as a symbol of the resistance to foreign rule. Its majestic volcanic form rises steeply from the Central Alborz mountain range and whilst it is coated in snow during the winter it is an achievable peak for walkers and climbers during the summer season. Following some time to acclimatise in the mountains above Tehran we head to the south side of the mountain. Ascending the peak with good acclimatisation and staying at the climbers hut before our summit push we hope to reach the volcanic rim at sunrise. An easy descent of the volcanic scree is a welcome respite from the rigours of summit day, before returning to Tehran.

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