Damavand - The Giant Volcano (Iran)

Damavand - The Giant Volcano (Iran)

With this tour, we offer you not just a volcano but an emblematic volcano - perfect cone shape, beautiful, mighty, majestic – Damavand!

With its 5671 m. it is not only the highest peak in Iran, but also the highest volcano in Asia! Climbing a volcano is much more exiting than climbing a peak. Shrouded in myths and legends, volcanoes have always been subject of admiration and fear. Swarming up the steep lava slopes, making your way through sulfur vapors and mineral springs, glaciers and iced waterfalls towards the gurgling crater, which gives out heavy smokes, one boldly enters the territory of gods and nature’s elements with devastating might.

Tour highlights: 

Mt Damavand with its beautiful conical shape and a volcanic crater unique in itself. Although Damavand is a silent volcano peak, the smokes coming out of the craters near the summit and from the summit are still visible. 
♦ The beautiful glacier called Abshar-e-Yakhi on about 4,800m.a.s.l on the southern face.
♦ Isfahan (Esfahan) has been an important trading centre during the foundation of the Islamic religion. With its exquisite mosques and palaces decorated with colourful mosaics, Isfahan is often called Florence of the Orient. 


Itinerary:  

Day 1. Departure from home country.

Day 2. Arrival to Tehran and direct transfer to the base camp for climbing of Damavand, situated at 2900 m. above sea level.

Day 3. Ascent from the base camp to Bargah-e Sevom shelter (4150 m.).

Day 4. Acclimatization.

Day 5. Ascent of the peak (5671 m.) and descent back to the shelter.

Day 6. Descent from the shelter to the base camp and transfer to Tehran Airport (transfer based on Turkish Airlines flight at 4:20 am on Day 7.).

Day 7. Flight back home for people finishing the trip.


Optional extension in Isfahan (can be ordered at EUR 210 per person, min. 4 participants):

Day 6. Descent from the shelter to the base camp and transfer to Tehran. Overnight in hotel.

Day 7. Flight from Tehran to Isfahan. Free time in Isfahan. Overnight in hotel.

Day 8. Free day in Isfahan. Overnight in hotel. 

Day 9. Free day in Isfahan. Night train to Tehran.

Day 10. Arrival to Tehran early morning. Free day in Tehran. Overnight in hotel.

Day 11. Early in the morning flight back home

Luggage transportation: Included porterage by mule up to 15 kg per person as follows:
- On day 2 from base camp (2,900 m) up to Barghah-e-Sevom shelter (4,150 m)
- On day 5 from Barghah-e-Sevom shelter (4,150 m) down base camp (2,900 m)

Travel info / clothing: Men should wear short- or long-sleeved shirts and long trousers. For women the 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! 

Necessary 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:
Transfers between Tehran and Goosfand Sara on day 2 and day 6
Certified English speaking mountain guide
Sleeping tent (if necessary)
Mt. Damavand climbing permission fee
Accommodation in base camp / shelter
Full board from lunch on day 2 to lunch on day 6

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
Tips
Overnight at 3*** hotel in Tehran in connection with flight arrival/departure: EUR 45 per person in shared double
5-day Isfahan extension (min. 4 pax
dbl. occupancy: EUR 210 per person; single room supplement for Isfahan extension: EUR 75 per person
Flight ticket Teheran-Isfahan and train ticket Isfahan-Tehran if 5 days Isfahan extention ordered.

Vacation Extensions:
Roundtrip Iran - Classical Persia


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We recommend Turkish Airlines. Your tickets can be purchased directly from the Airline or reserved through us (against a surcharge).

Tours of this level demand that you be really in good shape. The paths are not always in the best condition and the marking can be scarce. There are day-treks with big ascents and descents. Changing weather conditions /even in midsummer/ play an important role when trekking/cycling at a very high altitude and may cause changes of the preliminary route. This is to be decided by the mountain guide on the spot. Normally, the treks are 6/8h per day, but some can be longer. Preliminary hiking experience is an advantage, but not necessary if you are really in a good shape. Note that during some of the days, you should personally carry your baggage, which is naturally an additional difficulty. No rock/ice climbing experience is needed.

Group Size
Min. 4 persons
Reservation System Code
IRAN_MT DAMAVAND
Price information
Based on the EUR/USD exchange rate pr. 20 November 2016 1 EUR=1.18 USD
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