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Equipment List for Climbing Mt Damavand

Bring enough equipment to protect yourself in case of bad weather. Depending to the weather on the summit day, you can decide which equipments you need to take with you and which unnecessary gears to leave behind at camp3.

Trekking Equipments for Mt Damavand Iran
Equipments for Trekking Mt Damavand Iran

Tour Equipments


Q- If we apply for a full package Damavand tour, do we need to bring any Cooking gear, Sleeping bag, mattress, tent, eating utensils, GPS or Compass?
A- No you do not need these (you may bring sleeping bag if you wish so).

Bring your personal gears
- Good/strong trekking shoes or boots (-10 to -20)
- Warm Jacket ans pants (rain/snow/wind).
- Main backpack (plus a small attacking backpack).
- Ski or trekking poles (stick).
- Warm Gloves (Polar/liner/wind).
- Hat, warm pile/wool hat (better to cover ears), balaclava, baseball cap, scarf.
- Glacier/Sun glasses with Side Covers 100% UV, IR.
- Sunscreen cream SPF 40 or better.
- Small personal first-aid kit.
- Head lamp.

Equipment for Damavand Private Tours
If you have registered for a private tour, do not worry about the some gears because we will support you while you are on mountain, you do not need to bring the followings:
- Sleeping bag. 
- Mattress.
- Tent.
- Cooking gear.
- Food and drink.

Not necessary for the summer Damavand trekking
(in spring and autumn it depends to the route condition, you may decided about it on the summit day).
- Crampon and ice axe, harness, rope. 

Gear List for Trekking Damavand
Equipments and Gears for Trekking Damavand Iran
Photo by Amir Manian

General Equipment FAQ

Q- Do you have a list on what to bring for a summer trek to Damavand?
A- Visit Summer Equipment.

Q. Can you send us a list of mandatory gear we should bring?
A- Please visit Equipment.

Q- What do we need for personal equipment in September?
A- Visit Equipment, (plus some warm clothing.)

Q- Can I have a list of required equipments?
A- Visit Equipment.

Q- It is now close to our visit in Iran, and we have some questions. Do you think it is necessary with a down jacket? 
A- Please bring all the necessary gears with you, depending to the weather and route condition on the summit day we will decide which one to take with us and which one to leave behind at 

camp3.

Q- Is there anything special gear, what we should take to the hike?
A- Visit Equipment List.

Q- kindly be informed that we are all well prepared with the required equipments.
A- See also required Equipment List.

Q- any suggestions about clothing?
A- Have enough warm clothing , see also Equipment.
Q- How much "logistics" do you think we need? I expect that we bring sleeping bags and all hiking gear with us. We may bring food for 3 days as well as a stove.
A- I believe you have the necessary logistics with you.

Q- Any special equipment do we need for the summer climb.
A- No special equipment for summer ascends, ordinary mountaineering equipments is enough.

Q- I have just climbed Mt Ararat, what other gear must I bring for Mt Damavand? 
A- The same as Ararat!

Q- Does Tehran have a number of outfitters that carry necessary gear so I might buy these things on arrival?
A- Yes you can find all your needs in Tehran, you just need one (or two) extra day(s) for shopping in Tehran.

Q- How to buy some basic logistics support in Iran?
A-You can find any thing you need in Tehran.

Q- The equipments we don't need during the summit day, I expect we can leave them in a safe place at camp 3?
A- Yes you can.

Q- Can we leave some of our things at Camp 3 somewhere...
A- Yes, give your extra stuff to the guy in charge of the Camp3 New Hut, generally speaking it is safe to leave them at your tent too.

Q- Can you help us to arrange somewhere we can put our gear that we are not taking with us on Damavand?
A- No problem, you may leave unnecessary ones behind in Camp 1 Plour or in your hotel in Tehran.

Q- of course we can bring our equipment, but in rest of our expedition, we would like to travel in few parts of Iran, it will be uncomfortable to bring it all the way.
A- It is possible to leave unnecessary stuff behind in you hotel or Polour Hut till you come back.


Ski gears for Mount Damavand Iran
Ski gears for Mount Damavand Iran

All Equipments

See also Q&A about Damavand Equipment in our Forum.
Q- Do you have a list on what to bring for a summer trek?
A- Visit Summer Equipment.

Q. Can you send us a list of mandatory gear we should bring?
A- Please visit Equipment.

Q- What do we need for personal equipment in September?
A- Visit Equipment, (plus some warm clothing.)

Q- Can I have a list of required equipments?
A- Visit Equipment.

Q- It is now close to our visit in Iran, and we have some questions. Do you think it is necessary with a down jacket? 
A- Please bring all the necessary gears with you, depending to the weather and route condition on the summit day we will decide which one to take with us and which one to leave behind at 

camp3.

Q- Is there anything special gear, what we should take to the hike?
A- Visit Equipment List.

Q- kindly be informed that we are all well prepared with the required equipments.
A- See also required Equipment List.

Q- any suggestions about clothing?
A- Have enough warm clothing , see also Equipment.

Q- How much "logistics" do you think we need? I expect that we bring sleeping bags and all hiking gear with us. We may bring food for 3 days as well as a stove.
A- I believe you have the necessary logistics with you.

Q- Any special equipment do we need for the summer climb.
A- No special equipment for summer ascends, ordinary mountaineering equipments is enough.

Q- I have just climbed Mt Ararat, what other gear must I bring for Mt Damavand? 
A- The same as Ararat!

Q- Does Tehran have a number of outfitters that carry necessary gear so I might buy these things on arrival?
A- Yes you can find all your needs in Tehran, you just need one (or two) extra day(s) for shopping in Tehran.

Q- How to buy some basic logistics support in Iran?
A-You can find any thing you need in Tehran.

Q- The equipments we don't need during the summit day, I expect we can leave them in a safe place at camp 3?
A- Yes you can.

Q- Can we leave some of our things at Camp 3 somewhere...
A- Yes, give your extra stuff to the guy in charge of the Camp3 New Hut, generally speaking it is safe to leave them at your tent too.

Q- Can you help us to arrange somewhere we can put our gear that we are not taking with us on Damavand?
A- No problem, you may leave unnecessary ones behind in Camp 1 Plour or in your hotel in Tehran.

Q- of course we can bring our equipment, but in rest of our expedition, we would like to travel in few parts of Iran, it will be uncomfortable to bring it all the way.
A- It is possible to leave unnecessary stuff behind in you hotel or Polour Hut till you come back.

Backpack

Q- How many Litre would you recommend the main and the attack-backpack to be?
A- About 60 Litres for your main backpack/duffle bag and about 20 Litres for attacking backpack is fine for the summit day.

Boots

Boot FAQ Mount Damavand
Q- Is it necessary to take a plastic boots or is it sufficient to have a boots for the glacier?
A- Ordinary mountain boot is sufficient in summer for tekking Mt Damavand.

Q-Do I need double plastic boots in Oct.?
A- depends to the weather and the route condition, usually you do not need it during this time of the year, but if you have one, take it with you, you can decide it on the last day before the climb.

Q- Do you think we shall bring gaiters?
A- It is better to bring one pair.

Q- We will have personal equipment, all of us will have trekking shoes and clothes,
A- Ok , that sounds quite good.

Cloths

Q- How to decide on Damavand clothing, usually, how cold is the summit in summer? 
A- About -20ºC at night on the top.

Q- How about down jacket? If we have to rent all that stuff, how much it will be cost for our team? 
A- Sorry, we do not rent personal equipments to teams, maybe to individual.

Q- We will only need camping equipment for our Mt Damavand Trip?
A- No problem, we may support you.

Crampons and Ice Axe

Q- Do I need ice axe and crampons in August?
A- Generally in summer you do not need does gears.

Q- Do I need crampon? Do I need ice axe in June?
A- Not necessary in June.

Q- Do we need crampons or other winter equipment in October for Mt damavand? 
A- Climbing Mt Damavand gets more difficult as we go towards winter and cold weather, it is recommended to bring enough gears, if the weather is good on the summit day you may leave extra equipments at the camp3.

Q- Are we going to use crampon, ice axe and plastic booth in April? 
A- Better to bring crampon and ice axe, in case you need them.

Q- Are crampons necessary in Damavand winter ascends?
A- Yes.

Q- Do we need crampon and ice-axe in winter? Maybe trekking sticks will be enough? Please - advice me! You know it better.
A- Yes, see also Winter Equipment.

Q- Do you think we will need ice axe and crampons fro Feb ? We are planning to bring it for our trekking to Damavand Mountain.
A- Please bring all necessary Equipments.

Q- Do we need crampons, ice-axes and rope to climb Damavand south route at the end of June?
A- No you do not need those, the route is ok in June.

Q- I don't see cramp and ice axe in the summer equipment list, does it mean it is useless?
A- You do not need those equipments in summer season, just ordinary tools are enough.

Q- I have to decide whether or not to bring crampons with me for climbing Mt Damavand Iran... is there any chance I may need crampons middle of October?
A-In less than 10% of the climbs you may need it. But you may bring it with you. You can decide about it in the last day before the climb.

Q- Is it possible to rent ice axes in the area?
A- I don't think so, better to bring your own.

Others Equipments and Gears

Q- can I rent trekking poles in one of the Damawand camps?
A- Maybe, you may rent or borrow.

Q- Do we need to bring our harness also? We do bring our ski pole and crampon in May.
A- Bring ski pole and crampon, plus some warm clothing.

Q- Is it necessary to take a harness in Damavand winter climb?
A- you may bring in case you need it.

Q- Can you supply trekking poles or ice axe if needed? do I need to bring crampons?
A- Yes we can supply trekking pole and ice axe. 

Sleeping Bag & Mattress

Q- I saw you provide sleeping bag for Damawand ? Is that right? 
A- In our tour packages we provide sleeping bags at camp1 and camp3.

Q- Do I need a mattress or just the sleeping bag is enough to stay in the Damavand hut?
A- Sleeping bag is enough.

Q- Do we need sleeping bags? (What temperature range do you recommend?)
A- If you stay at huts an ordinarily one is ok. For summer time.

Q- Are you able to supply (at a price?) a sleeping bag & a set of trekking poles for Mt Demavand?
A- No problem, just let us know any gears you need, we will support single climbers free of charge.

Q- Is it possible to buy a sleeping bag in Iran or should I bring my own?
A- Depends to you , you can also buy in Tehran?

Q- Is there always enough equipment for rent in July (tent and sleeping bag?) at Damavand camps?
A- No , some days in July it is so crowded that you can not find these equipments. So it is recommended that you book (reserve) them in advance or bring your own.

Q- Where can we find Sleeping pads, etc..A tent?
A- Mabe at at Damavand Camp3 Bargahe Sevom in summer.

Q- Can you tell me if I can rent equipment anywhere...only a sleeping bag and a tent...?
A- Maybe in summer you may rent these equipments at Bargahe Sevom (4220m).

Stove, Camping Gas Stove, Multi Fuel Burners (primus), Gas Cartridge and Fuel

Q- Is it possible to buy fuel to multi fuel burners (primus) there?
A- Yes you can find fuel (benzine) easily in Iran.

Q- Do you know where can I buy gas bottle in Iran before going to Damavand?
A- There are many sport shops in this area: Vali Asr Ave., Near Moniriyeh Sq. Tehran. But if you use huts you do not need those because you can find cooking equipments there!

Q- Is it possible to buy small gas cartridges with a thread in Tehran or near Mt Damavand?
A- Yes, in Vali Asr Ave, near Moniriyeh SQ. Tehran or Polour Camp.

Q- Do you know if it is possible to buy gas cartridge in Tehran/Polour?
A- I am not sure. Sometimes it is possible but mostly not available.

Q- Do you sell fuel for stoves? (And what kind? Gas, petroleum, gasoline?) 
A- You can buy some gas stoves and cartridges at Camp1 Polour too.

Q-We need to buy camping-gas. If you can arrange it for us will be grateful.
A- No Problem, we can arrange it for you.

Q- Can you help us to buy food for the mountain climb and find suitable gas cartridge (we will cook ourselves) for our Mount Damavand trip.
A- We will do our best for you.

Q- Is it possible to buy/rent the gas cartridge in Iran?
A- Yes, in Tehran and Camp1 Polour.

Q- Also, could you let me know, where exactly in Teheran can we buy the camping gas stove?
A- You can buy (no rent) camping gas stove at Camp1 Polour or in Tehran, VallyAsr St., near Moniriyeh Sq. or You may rent at Camp3.

Q- what sort of stove fuel is available in Iran? (and what is the common stoves used)
A- Almost all kind of fuel you can find In Iran. The most common one is Butane Gas Stove.

Q- Can we hire one small gas cooker from you for our Damawand tour?
A- Yes , no problem.

Q- Can you help us in renting or selling a gas-stove (As I've heard the European style as-stoves doesn't work)
A- We may supply you gas-stoves or gas cartridge.

Tent & Mattress

Q- How big is the chance that there will be some mattresses and tents left for renting for us on Mount Damavand?
A- During Iranian midweek's it is about 90% and during Iranian holidays and weekends (Thursday and Friday) it is about 10%.

Q- Can I rent a tent for Damawand Camp3 Bargah Sevom? 
A- Yes, but you do not need tent if you could book and use the Camp3 New Hut.

Q- Is it necessary to use a tend on Mt Damavand?
A- If you book and use the mountain huts, no you do not need tent.

Q- Except for personal equipments, do we need tent and mattress?
A- It depends to your timing, if you book and use mountain huts, you do not need those.

Q- And can we also rent a tent and/or mattresses at Camp3 Demavand?
A- You can rent tent and mattress at Camp3.

Q- Can we rely on the possibility to rent the tent and mattresses at the Camp 3 (New Hut)?
A- Usually it is possible, but I am not sure in high season.

Q- How much does it cost to rent the tent and mattress at Camp 3?
A- I am not quite sure, but not expensive.

Q- I also wonder if there is a possibility to rent some gears like tent and mattresses.
A- Yes, no problem in summer.

Timing, Gears for Different Seasons

Q- if I understand right, the road between Polour and Reyneh is open, but not the gravel road up to the mosque at camp 2. One (hopefully...) question: is it advisable to take the own cooker/sleeping bag for the new hut or are these commodities normally even provided?
A- I have no idea about your timing and itinerary, so have enough equipment with you.

Ski Mountaineering Equipments & Snowboard Gears

Q- we will be carrying BCA DTS avalanche transceivers with us when skiing. Will your guides also have these?
A- Each year we meet different skier from various countries with different equipments, so due to importance and required safety in a ski tour and to match the transceivers, we usually ask the incoming team to bring a spare set of the transceiver with the same type and brand for their guide. (Our guides use Mammut , Ortovox transceivers (and one more brand).

Mt Damavand Winter view
Mt Damavand in Winter
Photo by Ardeshir Soltani

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