Mount Damavand Iran

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Trek Damawand

Trekking, Climbing and Mountaineering

Damavand is located in the central Alborz Mountain Range on the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. This silent volcano is the highest peak in Iran and the Middle East. Trek to this summit is a life time memory. Climbing this giant volcano is technically easy but physically a tough challenge.

Trek Damavand Iran, Italy Dream Team August 2012
Trekking Tour Damavand Iran
Italiy Dream Team, August 2012
Photo Amir Manian

Before atempting this mountain you should know the necessary climbing information. Ascending this 5671 m volcano in summer is comparable to Mt Kilimanjaro in terms of Difficulty, but Winter Climbing is quite different and may be compared to a 6000 - 7000 m peak.

The recommended climbing Route for beginners is the south route. A reliable guide is suggested to increases you chance of success. Best climbing Itinerary is 5 days program. To have a safe climb it is necessary to have the proper Equipments. A good physical fitness is required for the climb and the main challenge is Acclimatization.

Climbing Season

The trekking season starts from mid June and may last to mid September. The best Timing and the period for summer trekking is in July and August.

Mount Damavand Summit
Mount Damavand Summit

Ski Damavand

Ski, Snowboard, Snowshoes & Alpine Style Ski Mountaineering

Damawand Ski Resort is the highest skiing place in Iran and the middle-east and one of the world's best off-piste ski resort. This volcano is a popular target for climbing, ski mountaineering, off-piste skitour, Alpine style ski, snowboard and snowshoe tours.

South face has a mild slope for climbing and is the best route for Ski Mountaineering too. It is more difficult to ski on the other routes. Skiers must ascend on feet or on ski to the peak because there is not any mechanical lifts such as cable car, lift chair, gondola or telecabin in this ski resort.

Ski Season

Damavand ski season is from November till mid May. It is possible to ski in winter and spring. The amount of snowfall changes each year. Because of its proximity to the Caspian Sea, Damavand absorbs a geart amount of snow in this snow field in autumn, winter and spring. In a good snow season it is possible to ski downhill about 12 Km on mild skiable slopes.

Damavand Skitouring, Hymalia Club April 2013
Damavand Skitouring
Hymalia Club, April 2013
Photo by Ali Fard

Damavand Tours

We are the leading mountain tour operator in Iran. Our guides are the most experienced mountain guides. Based in Tehran, we organize a wide range of quality tours to Damawand and other Iran mountains for hiking & trekking, climbing, skitouring, snowboard and mountain biking.

We organize differerent tours extending from a simple summer hiking ideal for beginner, up to advanced Alpine style mountaineering tour in winter suitable for experinced climbers. Many individual climbers, mountaineering groups and tour agencies use our guiding support each year. We support incoming groups with the best possible Services. Visit also our Guestbook.

Damavand Cap Cloud, Photo  Ardeshir Soltani Mount Damavand Cap Cloud During Sunrise
Photo Ardeshir Soltani

About Mt. Damawand

Persia is home of ancient culture and wonderful history. The country is known as Iran in recent era and is blessed with very beautiful and interesting mountains in Alborz and Zagros Mountain Chains worth to be visited and climbed. The highest peak of Iran is called Mount Damavand which is the amazing hero of Iranian myth and folklore.

The oldest name for this volcan is Donbavand (mountain of many faces). But Ferdowsi Tusi, the highly respected Persian poet (940–1020 CE) in Iran has mentioned it in his famous book Shahnameh as Damavand (دماوند), meaning the snowstorm.

Moun Damavand Iran Summer View
Moun Damavand Iran Summer View
Highest Peak in the Middle East 5671m, 18,605 ft
Highest Volcano in Asia and the Second Highest in Northen Hemisphere
Photo Anosh Soltani

Quick Facts

Attitude: 5671 meters, 18,605 feet.
Best Climbing Program: 4 to 5 days.
Best Start point: Polour Camp,
Best Starting Days: Saturday, Sunday.

Best Climbing Time: 15 June To 20 August. See Timing.
Best Climbing Side: South Route.
Best Camp for Acclimatization: Camp3 New Hut.
Worst Campsite in the Area: Camp2 Base (also called Goosfand Sara or sheepfold!).

Highest peak in Persian Plateau and the Middle East.
Second highest dormant volcano in Asia and the North Hemisphere.
Most Recent Eruption: None on record.

Distance from Tehran by road: 80km
Location: North East of Tehran, Iran in Central Alborz Mountain Chain.
Nearest International Airport: IKA Airport (or Mehrabad) Teheran, Iran.

Damavand Winter View
Mt Damavand Winter View
Photo Ardeshir Soltani

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