An amazing nice 7 days mountaineering in highest mountain in the Middle East (DAMAVAND 5610m)
Mount Damavand also known as Donbavand, a potentially active volcano and the highest peak in Iran, has a special place in Persian mythology and folklore. Located in the middle Alborz Range, adjacent to Varārū, Sesang, Gol-e Zard and Mīānrūd, it is the highest point in the Middle East and the highest volcano in all of Asia.
It is a potentially active volcano, since there are fumaroles near the summit crater emitting sulfur. The mountain is located near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea, in Āmol county, Māzandarān, 66 kilometres (41 miles) northeast of Tehran.
The best major settlement for mountain climbers is the new Iranian Mountain Federation Camp in Polour or Reine village, located on the south of the mountain. There are at least 16 known routes to the summit which have different difficulties. Some of them are dangerous and require rock or ice climbing.
The most popular route is the Southern Route which has step stamps and also a camp midway called Bargah Sevom Camp/Shelter at 4220 m (about 13,845 ft).
The longest route is the Northeastern and it takes two whole days to reach the summit starting from downhill village of Nāndal and a night stay at Takht-e Fereydoun (elevation 4300 m – about 13,000 ft), a two-story shelter.
The western route is famous for its sunset view. Sīmorgh shelter in this route at 4100 m (about 13,500 ft) is a newly constructed shelter with two stories.
BEST TIME: JUNE – JULY -AUGUST
• full services of a professional expedition guide plus local guides and chef.
• 4×4 vehicle support as required.
• all meals
• all transport as the itinerary
• all accommodation
• any specialist kit
• any entrance permits (50 USD for Damavand – 30 USD for Alamkooh)
• porter in the mountain
• 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: Arrival in Tehran – check-in to your hotel and meet in the afternoon – sightseeing in Tehran.
Day 2: driving to base camp of Kolun Bastak 4176m. north of Tehran at 3500m.
Day 3: Climbing Kolun Bastak 4176m and go back down. In the evening the team get transferred to Reineh, a mountain village, approximately two hours away from Tehran on the the famous Haraz Road ( one of the two major roads conncting Tehran to Caspian sea). Here in the local house offering accommodation (private rooms). Facilities include a kitchen, toilets and showers with hot water. This is where the team stay overnight.
Day 4: The 4-5 hour track begins from camp2 at 3000 and will take us up to the advanced camp Bargah-e sevom at 4200m. overnight in hut or camp.
Day 5: Summit day. Team leave in the morning (around 5) for the summit. The trek takes between 6 and 8 hours depending on the pace. Overnight stay at the advanced camp or hut.
Day 6: Team head back down to the base camp ( 3 hours) from where they’d been transferred to Reineh and overnight in Reineh.
Day 7: Reserve day. (visit and swim in mineral hot water village) driving to Tehran. Overnight in hotel.
Day 8: sightseeing in Tehran.(departure)
Scaling Mt Damavand is not a technical climb. It just needs good health and stamina as well as ability to trek in the altitudes. But maybe we will cross glacier or snow field in these both routes. So, you should better have a light crampon and ice axe also You need.