6 Days
Duration
Tehran
Location

 

Hiking up Mount Damavand

The Route is: Tehran 🚂 Larijan ✈️ 1st Camp 🚌 Tehran

Season All around the year 
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Tehran / Tehran
Style Active Tour
Hotel Rate ★★★★
Vehicle Camp, local hotel and 4star hotel


Detail:

Mount Damavand, a potentially active volcano, is a stratovolcano which is the highest peak in the Middle East and the highest volcano in Asia (5671m).

Damavand has a special place in Persian mythology and folklore. It is in the middle of the Alborz range, adjacent to Varārū, Sesang, Gol-e Zard, and Mīānrūd. It is near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea, in Amol County, Mazandaran Province, 66 kilometers (41 miles) northeast of the city of Tehran.

Mount Damāvand is the 12th most prominent peak in the world and the second most prominent in Asia after Mount Everest. It is part of the Volcanic Seven Summits mountaineering challenge.

Highlights

  • Visiting the capital, a mixture of modern and traditional lifestyles. 
  • Visiting Larijan, the small village with hot mineral springs. 
  • Climbing and camping in high altitude
  • Staying at the top of the highest volcano in Asia
  • Acclimatization experience 
  • Photography in a unique nature  
  • Enjoying trekking in the beautiful Alborz mountain range.

 

1

Day 1 : 🕶️ Driving from Tehran to Larijan in Larijan

Welcome to Iran, a land full of wonders. Your guide who accompanies you during this trip will welcome you at the IKA airport with a bunch of flowers. You would be transfered directly to Larijan, which is located at the Alborz Mountains famous for the mineral hot water springs.

You will see:
The Larijan village and Alborz range with the great landscape of Damavnd and the beautiful Haraz road

You will Experience:
Hot mineral water of Damavand in Larijan village

You will know:
The lifestyle of people in the small village in a volcanic area

Distances:
Ika airport to Larijan is 160 km (less than 3 hours)

Accommodation:
A local hotel in Larijan

2

Day 2 : 🕶️ Driving to the start point of the climb in Bargah shelter or camp

After leaving Larijan and spending one hour on the dusty road, we reach Damavand climbing track in the south-face, a small camp and parking called Gosfandsara take some mule to carry the packs and start to trekking to the base camp of Damavand located 4200Meter ASL called Bargah and stay there for overnight.

You will see:
Great landscape of Alborz range. Laar Dam Lake and some small villages in root

You will Experience:
Natural habitat in 4200 meter altitude

You will know:
The process of hiking up to Damavand Base camp

Distances:
Climbing from Alt 2800 Meter to 4150 meter ASl (About 4 hours)

Accommodation:
Bargah shelter or camp

3

Day 3 : Acclimatization in Bargah shelter or camp

A full day acclimatization with high altitude. Climbing up to 4500 meter and descending. Relaxing in nature and enjoying the spectacular landscape.

You will see:
Frozen waterfall of Damavand. Landscape of Alborz range.

You will Experience:
Acclimatization in camp and ascending to 4500 m altitude.

You will know:
How to breathe and hike in a high altitude.

Accommodation:
Shelter or camp

4

Day 4 : Damavand summit 5671 meter in shelter or camp

Having a big day of climbing from Bargah 4150 meter to Damavand summit 5671 meter (8 hours). Staying at summit and taking some pictures and descending to the shelter and having a summit party.

You will see:
The summit of highest volcano of Asia. Sulfur vapor spring at the top and a great landscape of Damavand.

You will know:
How to climb Damavand summit.

Accommodation:
In The shelter or camp

Distances:
12 Hours maximum.

5

Day 5 : back to Tehran in Tehran

Descending from the shelter to Gosfandsara and driving to Tehran via Haraz road. Visiting Milad tower as well as dinner in a traditional restaurant and resting at the hotel.

You will see:
Tehran, Milad tower

You will Experience:
Having a great Iranian Cuisine

You will know:
The Iranian lifestyle in the capital

Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Tehran

6

Day 6 : City tour in Tehran

At your last day in Iran, you will have a full-day experience in Tehran. After visiting the National Museum Designed by Andre Godard, the French Architect, we will walk to the Golestan Palace, founded by the Qajar kings and also the palace for the Pahlavi kingdom coronations. Inside the Bazaar, you will have the experience of visiting the busiest market in Iran. The Jewelry museum is the next destination*.In the afternoon you would transfered to Ika airport to fly back home.

You will see:
National Museum, Golestan Palace, Grand Bazaar and the Crown Jewels Museum.

You will experience:
Meet the mixture of modern and traditional way of living in Tehran. Surprising by the amount and size of amazing jewels in the museum. Also you will experience how the Iranians shop where they call “Bazaar”.

You will know:
The history of Qajar and Pahlavi dynasties. The development of Tehran from a village to the biggest city of Iran.

Distance:
Tehran to IKA airport is 40km (about 40 minutes)

Note:
* Visiting the crown jewels museum based on their working day, the museum is open from Saturday to Tuesday 14-16.30

Welcome to Iran, a land full of wonders. Your guide who accompanies you during this trip will welcome you at the IKA airport with a bunch of flowers. You would be transfered directly to Larijan, which is located at the Alborz Mountains famous for the mineral hot water springs.

You will see:
The Larijan village and Alborz range with the great landscape of Damavnd and the beautiful Haraz road

You will Experience:
Hot mineral water of Damavand in Larijan village

You will know:
The lifestyle of people in the small village in a volcanic area

Distances:
Ika airport to Larijan is 160 km (less than 3 hours)

Accommodation:
A local hotel in Larijan

After leaving Larijan and spending one hour on the dusty road, we reach Damavand climbing track in the south-face, a small camp and parking called Gosfandsara take some mule to carry the packs and start to trekking to the base camp of Damavand located 4200Meter ASL called Bargah and stay there for overnight.

You will see:
Great landscape of Alborz range. Laar Dam Lake and some small villages in root

You will Experience:
Natural habitat in 4200 meter altitude

You will know:
The process of hiking up to Damavand Base camp

Distances:
Climbing from Alt 2800 Meter to 4150 meter ASl (About 4 hours)

Accommodation:
Bargah shelter or camp

A full day acclimatization with high altitude. Climbing up to 4500 meter and descending. Relaxing in nature and enjoying the spectacular landscape.

You will see:
Frozen waterfall of Damavand. Landscape of Alborz range.

You will Experience:
Acclimatization in camp and ascending to 4500 m altitude.

You will know:
How to breathe and hike in a high altitude.

Accommodation:
Shelter or camp

Having a big day of climbing from Bargah 4150 meter to Damavand summit 5671 meter (8 hours). Staying at summit and taking some pictures and descending to the shelter and having a summit party.You will see:
The summit of highest volcano of Asia. Sulfur vapor spring at the top and a great landscape of Damavand.You will know:
How to climb Damavand summit.Accommodation:
In The shelter or camp

Distances:
12 Hours maximum.

Descending from the shelter to Gosfandsara and driving to Tehran via Haraz road. Visiting Milad tower as well as dinner in a traditional restaurant and resting at the hotel.

You will see:
Tehran, Milad tower

You will Experience:
Having a great Iranian Cuisine

You will know:
The Iranian lifestyle in the capital

Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Tehran

At your last day in Iran, you will have a full-day experience in Tehran. After visiting the National Museum Designed by Andre Godard, the French Architect, we will walk to the Golestan Palace, founded by the Qajar kings and also the palace for the Pahlavi kingdom coronations. Inside the Bazaar, you will have the experience of visiting the busiest market in Iran. The Jewelry museum is the next destination*.In the afternoon you would transfered to Ika airport to fly back home.

You will see:
National Museum, Golestan Palace, Grand Bazaar and the Crown Jewels Museum.

You will experience:
Meet the mixture of modern and traditional way of living in Tehran. Surprising by the amount and size of amazing jewels in the museum. Also you will experience how the Iranians shop where they call “Bazaar”.

You will know:
The history of Qajar and Pahlavi dynasties. The development of Tehran from a village to the biggest city of Iran.

Distance:
Tehran to IKA airport is 40km (about 40 minutes)

Note:
* Visiting the crown jewels museum based on their working day, the museum is open from Saturday to Tuesday 14-16.30

  • The first & last day of the programs depends on your flight time, so the necessary changes will be made accordingly.
  • This itinerary can be tailor-made according to your interests.
  • Possibility of all the visits depends on the week days and flight and train time.
INCLUDED
Visa authorization number fee
2 nights in a comfortable 4-star hotels, 3 nights in Damavand shelters or camps
All meals
All internal transportation by private bus/ mini bus/ van or normal sedan and off-road car and mule
Airport transfer
Bottled water while sightseeing and a daily snack
The expertise of Gate of nation’s travel specialists, tour guide
Fuel and road tolls
All expenses of driver and guide like food and accommodation
Travel insurance by R+V Allgemeine Versicherung AG
Hot water herbal tea and coffee
Excluded
International flights 
Mountaineering equipment ( just some equipment for renting in depend on situasion).
Extra services at the hotel like phone calls, laundry…. 
Tips (optional)
  • These prices are in Euro.
  • These prices are for per person in double rooms.
  • 20% will be added for single supplement to package price
  • 10% will be reduced for the 3rd person in TRP Rooms.
  • These prices are for BB (bed & breakfast) accommodation
  • These price includes a guide-Driver.

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