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Trek Mount Damawand Iran

Climbing Mt Damavand, 5671 meters, Iran's highest and most prominent peak, can make a lifelong memories. The mountain itself may look more attractive from away than close up, but the views on clear days and the experience of climbing with a group of equally minded climbers from around the world are very rewarding.

Damavand Tour, Photo by A. Soltani
Mt. Damavand Iran
Photo by A. Soltani

ABC for Mountain Climbing

If you intend to ascend Damavand Iran for the first time, you better to start with the simple abc information which leads you to more detailed in other pages.

A- You should know some information about this giant Volcano, the Routes and Camps. You need a good Timing and good weather condition. An experienced guide or coach is very helpful and increases you chance of success. Visit also Damavand Weather Forcast.

B- Proper Gear & Equipment, ordinary and basic equipment is enough for a summer climb. Plus some food and drink.

C- You should know, How to Climb, Acclimatization, when to start, when to rest. The ascent to the summit is not technical and does not require major climbing skills but you need a good physical fitness, the main challenge of the climb is acclimatization and the fact that the air gets thinner as you gain altitude. More in How to Climb Damavand FAQ.

Maps and Signs for Mt Damavand


Mount damavand has 16 Routes, 4 of these routes ( south north east and west ) are popular, each with a shelter at about 4000m. The north face has an extra shelter at 5000m, the most popular side is the south face, most climber start their ascent to the summit from south route.

South Route

It is easily accessible from Tehran or north of Iran, the short way from Tehran through Haraz main road make southern approach best Trail. This is by far the easiest and the best side, the ascent to the summit is also shorter. Damavand Camp3 New Hut FAQ.

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Climbing Equipments

In order to enjoy a safe hike to the summit of Mount Damavand, it is crucial to bring the proper Equipment. Some of the most important things to bring are listed below:

Proper Shoes

The rocky, steep terrain in some sections and the potential of sudden, strong wind gusts are reasons to bring proper hiking shoes .

Proper Clothes

Bring proper protection against low temperatures and strong winds. It is usually below zero at the summit, and strong winds often make it seem even colder. Bring rain gear, as weather conditions can change very quickly in the mountains. Gloves are recommended both against the coldness and for hiking the steep, rocky passages.

Altitude Sickness

The human body requires some time to adjust to a sudden increase of altitude, otherwise there is a risk of headache, dizziness and nausea. Quite a few people, who climb mount damavand, fall victim to altitude sickness. To avoid altitude sickness, you are advised to tackle the mountain at a slow pace and make frequent breaks. An overnight stay at Bargah Sevom Camp is recommended as opposed to a straight climb to the top. There are no bottles of oxygen, available at mountain hut, you may bring your own as an effective tool in preventing and fighting altitude sickness.

Trekking Equipments for Mt Damavand Iran
Equipments for Mt Damavand Iran

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