Acclimatization for Mt Damavand

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How to Acclimatize for Mount Damavand?

The Difficulty of Mt Damavand 5,671 mters in summer season is similar to Mt Kilimanjaro 5,895 metres, in Tanzania, the highest peak of Africa, but in winter is a quite different story and it is much more difficult and should be compared to a 7000m peak! Visit also Damavand Weather Forcast.

Climbing to the peak in summer is technically easy but physically a difficult hike, the main challenge of the ascend is acclimatization and the fact that the air gets thinner with less oxygen as you gain altitude, so to increases you chance of success and decrease the risk of AMS and to enjoy a safe climb to the Summit, it is vital to become accustomed to this new conditions.

How to Acclimatize?

There are different ways, we recommend this way which have been practiced successfully several times before, and we believe it is the best way for foreign climbers who intednd to ascend in a short form Itinerary.

Day 1: Arrival Day + Acclimatization

In the first day of itinerary and on your arrival day to Iran, go by car directly from IKA airport to Damavand Camp1 Polour altitude 2270m, in Polour village, just relax there, rest the day and sleep the night, no climbing or hard activity and no pollution of Tehran weather.

Polour Resort is the best starting point for the mountain and Accommodation place for climbers who intend to ascend Mt Damavand from calsic south route or the west route.
Damavand Camp1 Polour FAQ.

Mount Damavand Camp 1 - Polour
Mt Damavand Camp 1 Polour Resort Altitude 2270 m

Day 2: Ascend to Camp3 New Hut + Acclimatization

In the second day of your trip go by car to Damawand Camp2 - Base, and by 4 to 5 hours slow trek go to Damavand Camp3 - Bargah Sevom New Hut, over night at camp3 for more acclimatization, Damavand Camp3 Shelter FAQ.

Remember that Camp2 - Base camp, called Goosfand Sara or Mosque is not a suitable place for Accommodation in summer because it is too crowded and too dirty, for acclimatization you better use camp1 Polour or Camp3 Bargah Sevom New Hut only. Damawand Camp2 Base FAQ.
See also Warning .

Mount Damavand Camp3 New Hut
Mt Damavand Camp3 New Hut 2250m

Day 3: Summit Day

In the third day, you are almost ready for a safe climb to the summit.

Day 4: Reserved Day for More Acclimatization or Bad Weather

In case you need more time for acclimatization, in the third day you can ascend to nearby heights and descend to camp3 and stay one more night at camp3 and attempt the summit on forth day of your program. Damavand Camp3 New Hut FAQ.

IKA Airport Tehran, Iran
IKA Airport Tehran, Iran

IKA Airport Tehran, Iran
IKA Airport Tehran, Iran

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