Damavand Climate

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Climate of Mount Damavand

Generally speaking Mount Damavand has only two seasons, summer and winter! Spring and autumn are too short and are considered as cold weather for climbing. Summer has an ideal climate for mountaineering and the other seasons are considerd as tough climate and off-season for trekking and climbing.

It is essential to learn the general Weather conditions prevailing in Damavand area over a long period before you attempt the mountain. Regardless of the season, you need a good weather condition for any successful climb. Allways reserve a day or two in your itinerary for bad weather and do not forget to bring enough gears.


(April, May)
Climbing Damavand is difficult because the weather is unstable and cold. However the mountain nature is imaginary in spring specially for its beautiful natural red poppy fields which start blooming in May in lower slopes and gratually covers the upper parts. May and June are the best months for natural and eco hiking & trekking tours.

Climate Spring Mount Damavand
Mt Damavand in Spring


(After mid June, July, August, before mid September)
Damavand is a popular mountaineering peak for summer. Climbing season starts from mid June, and lasts to mid September. July and August are the best and recommended climbing months for the mountain. During these months, footpaths are usually free of snow, the weather is relatively mild, access by public transportation to base camp is easy, but the mountain shelters are crowded.

Ordinary climbers are strongly advised to tackle Damavand during this climbing season only. Remember the weather is fine mostly in summer, but it could change quickly, and the temperatures may drop to far below zero, so bring enough Gears even during a good weather.

Climate Summer Mount Damavand
Mt Damavand in Summer

(September, October)
Autum is usually cold and windy, no running water is available in the area. The mountain shelters are not crowded. You are advised to bring good winter Equipment with you. Due to icy footpath ascend and descend is difficult.

Climate Autumn Mount Damavand
Mount Damavand in Autumn

(November, December, January, February, March)
The winter climate may begin from October and last to April. Climbing to the Damavand summit is very tough and highly dangerous, due to excessive wind and severe weather conditions, snow, ice and other risks, ascend and descend is graded very difficult. The south route is the best side in winter for mountaineering and ski touring. Visit also Winter Equipments.

Due to vicinity of Caspian Sea, there are heavy snow falls in winter. The season for ski and snowboard is from December to mid May, the best ski months are March & April.

In winter you need a high skilled experienced guide. Cars can not go up to the base camp and it is not possible to use mules in the area, so you should carry all equipments yourself. Visit also Damavand Meteo.

In winter, shelters need some cleaning from snow and garbage if you are luckky enough to find them under snow! To be successful in winter, you should be very experienced and well-equipped, you need a good timing and good weather too.
Visit also Damavand Weather Forcast.

Climate Winter Mount Damavand
Damavand Mountain in Winter

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