Climb Mount Damavand Iran
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Damawand Trekking and Climbing ToursWe 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 Damavand and Iran mountains for hiking & trekking, climbing, skitouring, snowboard and mountain biking.
We operate 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.
Mt Damavand Tour
Italiy Dream Team, August 2012
About Mount Damavand IranPersia 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 Damavand which is the amazing hero of Iranian myth and folklore.
The oldest name of 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.
Mount Damavand Cap Cloud During Sunrise
Photo by Ardeshir Soltani
Most Frequently Asked Questions about Mount Damavand
What is the best time to climb Mount Damawand Iran?
Mid June to mid September is the best climbing season for Damavand Iran. During this period the footpaths are usually free of snow and the weather is relatively mild.
Read more in Timing.
How difficult is to climb Damawand?
The difficulty of Mt Damavand in summer season is almost the same as Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Mt Everest Base Camp in the Himalayans Range. But in winter it is very difficult and it should be compared to 7000 meters peaks or more.
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What is the best route to ascend Mt Damawand?
The South route is the most popular side of the Damawand, with excellent mountain resort. Most mountaineers prefer to climb from the classic South route. Visit also Routes.
How to Acclimatize for Mount Damavand?
The following itinerary has been practiced successfully several times for foreign climbers.
Day 1: Arrival to Camp1 Polour 2250 m, half day acclimatization.
Day 2: Ascend to Camp3 New Hut 4250 m, half day acclimatization.
Day 3: Full day acclimatization at Camp3 4250 m, Ascend to nearby heights.
Day 4: Summit Day, climb to the summit 5671 m.
Visit also Acclimatization.
How long does it take to climb Damavand?
Generally speaking 3 to 5 days programs are quite good. But it depends to your physical fitness, practice acclimatization and at what altitude do you live.
Any special equipment do we need for a summer trek to Damawand Iran?
Ordinary mountaineering gears are enough for summer ascends to Damavand.
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Is it possible to climb Damavand without oxygen?
Yes, it is possible to ascend Damawand without oxygen.
Are there any organized group tours in summer for trekking Damavand?
Yes there are tailored made Private Tours and also Economy Group tour in summer season.
Where to find a local climbing guide for Mt Damavand?
Contact Mount Damavand Guides, the most experienced local mountain guides in Iran.
See also Guestbook and 100 Damavand Club.
Where is Mount Damavand?
Damawand is located in Iran, 80 KM northeast of the capital city Tehran. It is situated midway Haraz Road to the southern coast of the Caspian Sea.
Read more in Damavand Info.
In which mountain range Damawand is located?
Damavand is located in central Alborz Mountain Range Iran.
See also Alborz.
What is the elevation of Damavand Mountain in Iran?
Damavand altitude is 5671 meters, 18,605 feet.
Visit recent GPS Measurements.
Is Damawand an active volcano?
Damavand is not an active volcano and no eruption has been recorded in the historical times but it is not entirely an extinct volcanic cone.
Read more in Damavand Volcano.
What does the name Damavand mean?
It means the snowstorm.
Equipments for Mt Damavand Iran
Damavand Quick FactsAttitude: 5671 meters, 18,605 feet.
Best Climbing Program: 4 to 5 days.
Best Start point: Polour Camp,
Best Starting Days: Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
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.
Highest Peak in the Middle East 5671m, 18,605 ft
Second Highest Volcano in Asia and the Northen Hemisphere