Damavand Mountaineering Tour


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Damavand, 5671m, is the highest mountain in Iran and Middle East, and also the highest volcanic peak in Asia. Mount Damavand, located 70km Northeast of Tehran, is registered as the National Heritage Site. It plays a significant role in Iranian mythology, literature and folklore. There are many known routes to the summit, with varying levels of difficulty. We take the most popular one, i.e. the Southern Route



  • Learning about the demise of monarchy in Iran in Sa’adabad and Niavaran palaces.
  • Climbing the Damavand, the highest mountain in Middle East
  • Visiting Lar National Park
  • Learning about Damavand wildlife and legends

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Day 1 Arrival in Tehran

Having arrived at Imam Khomeini Airport, we will be greeted and welcomed by our tour guide. Then, we will be transferred to hotel.

Day 2 Half day city tour of Tehran

Today, we have a half day city tour of Tehran to visit Saadabad and Niavaran Palace complexes. These palaces are full of stories about contemporary history of Iran, particularly Pahlavi dynasty, the last monarchs of Iran. Then, we drive to Mountain Damavand via POLOUR Camp at the altitude of 2270m. We stay the night in Polour climbing camp.

Day 3 Climb to Bargh-e Sevom Shelter

Using 4WD vehicles, we drive to Gousfand Sara Camp at the altitude of 3050m. Then, we climb up to Bargah-e Sevom Shelter (4200m) and stay the night in the shelter.

Day 4 Attempting the peak

Early in the morning we attempt the peak at 5671m. Then, we climb down to Barghah-e Sevom Shelter 

Day 5 Climbing down

Having climbed down, we drive to Tehran.

Day 6 Full day city tour of Tehran

Our last day is a full day city tour of old Tehran. We first visit the only world heritage site in Tehran, Golestan Palace where historic events such as the ratification of 1906 Constitution was occurred. Archeological Section of National Museum of Iran displaying objects from pre-historic periods till Islamic era is the second place. 

Day 7 Fly back home

Fly back home


  • Iran Visa Application Process
  • Accommodation
  • All transportation including transfer from/to hotel, Best quality land vehicle 
  • Professional escorted Tour Guide and trained driver 
  • All entrance cultural sights fees as per the itinerary 
  • Mid-day Refreshment including drinking water throughout 
  • Breakfast



  • International flight
  • Visa fee payable when collecting your visa from an Iranian embassy or consulate or upon arrival 
  • Tip for guide and/or driver
  • Entrance fees for sights not included in the itinerary
  • Damavand climbing fee



  • The itinerary has the possibility to change depending on date & time of arrival & departure 
  • The price is valid from 5 April. 2016 to 15 March. 2017.
  • Depending on the group size, the tour price will change.
  • Damavand climbing fee is 50 dollars.
  • Each two persons will be accommodated in a single tent.
  • Climbers will be treated with a light meal instead of lunch.
  • States offices, administration, post office and banks are generally open from 7: 30-12: 00 and reopen after a lunch break until 16:00. Thursdays are the working hours until 12:00
  • Friday is weekend in Iran.
  • Photos are not contractually binding.
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