Adventures in Iran: Damavand volcano and the Maranjab desert

Adventures in Iran:  Damavand volcano and the Maranjab desert

Perhaps you've all heard about the highest peak in Iran - Damavand. But it is quite different story to see it your own eyes! Damavand is not just a mountain giant, lifting up its body to 5671 meters. It is a peak in which roots a mighty volcano is still sleeping. There is a big trill to climb those snow-covered slopes while a burning river could slowly run under your feet.
And when a visit to the magical desert of Maranjab is added to this, the temptation grows too big to resist. Damavand and Maranjab will take you to the world of Eastern mysteries, which not everyone dares to discover.

Trip plan:  

Day 1.
Arrival at Teheran International Airport. With a population of around 8.8 million in the city and 15 million in its larger metropolitan area, Tehran is the most populous city in Iran and Western Asia. Transfer to 3* Hotel and check in at the hotel at noon.

Day 2.
Transfer from the hotel to Pooloor village. Opening ceremony, then transfer to the beginning point of southern face dirt road. Start of the hike, takes about 2 hrs to reach the base camp (2,900 m) known as “Goosfand Sara”.

Day 3.
Climb Barghah-e-Sevom shelter (4,150 m, takes about 4 hrs). Camping.

Day 4.
Acclimatization day. Camp on 4,200 m.

Day 5.
Climbing the peak (5,671 m - about 6 hrs). Then down to Barghah-e-Sevom (about 3 hrs). Camp on 4,200 m.

Day 6.
Down to the base camp, transfer back to Tehran and direct transfer to Kashan city. Accommodation in a traditional hotel in Kashan.

Day 7.
City tour of Kashan to visit Fin garden and Tabatabaei old house. Ttransfer to Maranjab desert. One night in the desert. Sleeping in Caravansary.

Day 8.
Transfer to visit the Salt lake and the sandy hills of Maranjab desert. Camel riding. Transfer back to Kashan and continue driving to the airport in Teheran. Departure early at the morning on day 9.

Accomodation and food:   

Luggage transport: Included porterage by mule up to 15 kg per person as follows:
from base camp (2,900 m) up to Barghah-e-Sevom shelter (4,150 m) and Barghah-e-Sevom shelter (4,150 m) down base camp (2,900 m)  

Practical information: Travel info / clothing: Men should wear short- or long-sleeved shirts and long trousers. For womenthe aim is not to draw attention to the shape of your body nor to have any flesh showing except your face and hands. A headscarf is compulsory - take lots, the more colourful and cheerful the better. The perfect outfit would be a loose, long-sleeved shirt worn over jeans/cotton trousers. It is forbidden to import in Iran alcohol drinks and pork meat. Bring cash in EUR or USD as credit cards cannot be used.
Visa: Citizens of many countries may receive a 15-day tourist visa upon arrival at the airport (price: about 50 EUR) - please, check in advance if you are eligible to this. If not, we will provide the necessary documents, so you can obtain Iranian visa in your local Consular Office. NB! No Israeli stamps or visa are allowed in your passport!

Recommended travel period of the year:   

Nessesary equipment:Personal climbing gear such as sleeping bag, mattress, etc. Warm jacket, rain gear, trekking boots, poles, trainers and slippers, track-suit and warm hat, 2-3 T-shirts, 4 pairs of simple socks and 2 pairs of warm ones, cap and sun-glasses, flashlight, knife, matches, electric batteries, personal tableware, personal hygiene utensils

Price Includes:
All land transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
One-night Hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis
4 nights Camp or shelter in Damavand
One-night accommodation in desert in Caravansary
English speaking guide
Certified mountain guide
Cook & Daily meals as brought in the itinerary
Sleeping tent
Porterage 15 Kg for per person from 2.900 m to 4.200 done by mule
Mt. Damavand climbing permission fee
Entrance fees for visiting sites for sightseeing tour in Kashan (day 7)
Invitation letter to obtain Iran visa

Not Included:
Flight tickets
Personal climbing gear such as sleeping bag; mattress; etc.
Insurance of all types
Unplanned expenses
Expenses caused due to not running the program according to the fixed itinerary for any reason
meals not mentioned in the program
Overnight at standart hotel in Tehran in connection with flight arrival/departure: EUR 45 per person in shared double


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