Mount Damavand is the highest ski resort in Iran for ski mountaineering, ski touring, wild ski expedition and snowboard.
Damavand receives heavy snowfalls in winter because of its vicinity to the Caspian Sea. The south route is not technical and is an ideal route for ski and snowboard. Skiing on other sides is more difficult.
Depending to the weather the amount of snowfall is different each year, the ski season may starts from mid November and last until mid May.
It is a good idea to check the amount of snow in the area before you fix your plan and travel to the area.
South side of mount Damavand is not so steep. Also there is no crevasse in the region. But it is a high mountain, where the snow is wind packed and icy in its higher altitudes. In fact, you should expect different types of snow in different altitudes.
We recommend ski touring of Damavand to those who are fit and have previous experience of winter ascents and ski mountaineering in smaller mountains.
Date: February March April
TRIP LENGTH: 7 days
• full services of a professional expedition leader plus local guides
• 4×4 vehicle support as required
• all meals
• all transport as outlined in the itinerary
• all accommodation
• any specialist kit
• any entrance permits (50 USD for Damavand – 30 USD for Alamkooh)
• international flights
• local airport taxes and international visas
• tips to local guides
• personal equipment (once booked you’ll receive a short kit list)
• travel insurance
Day 1: transfer from airport IKA to Tehran and Reineh (base camp of Damavand south face 2300m), short walk around, overnight in MFSI hut with private room and shower.
Day 2: driving to Lasem village (start point of Doberar mountain range) about 45 minutes. Full day skiing. (We have some 4000m peaks for climbing and skiing).
Day 3: driving to camp 2 (1 hour off road) 3000m and climbing to camp3 (Bargah) about 4200m. We have about 4-6 hours climbing. Overnight in hut. (private room with hot water, blanket, bed, etc.)
Day 4: Acclimatization, climb to 4800m. Overnight in hut.
Day 5: Summit day. Start climbing early in the morning. We have about 6-8 hours climbing to the top. Skiing to the hut and back to camp 2 and Polour camp. Overnight in Polour.
Day 6: visit amazing mineral hot springs near Polour. Driving to Tehran and departure.
Day 7: Reserve day