Volcano Damavand Iran

Mt Damavand Ski Touring

Ski mountaineering to Mt Damavand 5671m, the highest volcano of Asia, a less known summit which is rapidly increasing its popularity as a climbing and ski touring target.
This giant mountain is one of the most easily accessible in the world, the first camp is just a couple of hours from Tehran. Probably the fastest 5600m mountaian in the world to ascend in a short form itinerary.

Mt Damavand (5,671 m, 18,606 f) is the highest peak in the Middle East and the second highest volcano in the northern hemisphere. It has a unique conical shape with a big crater at the top.

The relaxing 5 days itinerary is one of the most favorite ski touring programs for the south route. The mentioned itinerary is just a sample one, all details are custom designed. Feel free to make changes to best suit your program.

Itinerary

Damavand Favorite 5 Days Itinerary for South Face
Itinerary in Brief

Day 1: Arrival to Tehran, Transfer to Camp1.
Day 2: Transfer toward Camp2 Base and ascend on ski to Camp3
Day 3: Acclimatization day, go to higher than Camp3.
Day 4: Ascent to the top and descent back to the Camp3.
Day 5: Descent to Camp2 Base and transfer to Tehran.

Itinerary in Details
Day1
Arrival to IKA Airport Tehran Iran, your guide welcome you to Iran. Transfer by car (from IKA or you hotel) to Camp1 Polour 2200m. Rest for acclimatization, no climbing or hard exercises. Have a good time tonight.
Over night at Camp1 Polour Hut.

Day2
After breakfast, transfer by 4W car towards Camp2 Base 3050m (as far as car can go up). The by 4 to 6 hours walking or on ski to Camp3 Bargah Sevom 4250m. No need to hurry.
Over night at Camp3 New Hut.

Day3
It is the acclimatization day for the big attempt, we are not here to break any world record, but for adapting to a new environment, take it easy and go slowly. The target is to go up to about 4800m. No need to start early in the morning or go higher and make yourself exhausted, save your energy for the next day, Go to bed early!
Over night at Camp3 New Hut.

Day4
It is the summit push. Climbing to Mt Damavand peak 5671 meters. Wake up early at 5 am and have a good breakfast. Check the weather condition before you leave the camp.
Depending to the weather, your speed and fitness, it would take about 5 to 8 hours to reach the summit. What a memorable attempt, no matter how many summits you climbed before, this prominent summit is truly unforgettable.
At the top you deserve a few minutes rest, do not stay too long there, take some
photos. Over night at Camp3 New Hut.
(If you are exhausted, it isalso possible to descend down to Camp1)

Day5
After a well deserved breakfast, it is time to return back to camp1, no need to hurry today, specially after yesterday's big attempt. Transfer to Tehran.
Over night at your hotel in Tehran.

Note
It is a good idea to have some spare days for bad weather and more acclimatization.

Services

Services for Mount Damavand tours.

VIP Premium Tour Package
This VIP package include everything you need to have great days on Mt Damavand! Choose this package and we'll take care of everything.

Guide
The most experienced senior ski guides in Iran. Co-guide for group size 6-9

Permit
Climbing and ski permit from Mountaineering & Sport Climbing Federation Of Iran.

Accommodations
Camp1 Hut & Camp3 New Hut Accommodations charges.
Accommodations in Iran Mount Federation Campsites and Huts:
A- in Camp1 Polour Hut.
B- in Camp3 New Hut (instead of refuge, shelter or tent).
At the height of 4240m, Camp3 New Hut is one of the best mountain campsite in the world.

Transportation ( Land Transfer)
. From IKA Airport or your hotel in Tehran to Camp1 Polour on day1.
. By 4WA cars from Camp1 towards Camp2 Base (as far as the car can go up) on day2.
. From Camp2 Base to Camp1 Polour and then to Tehran on Day5.

Daily Meals
All scheduled meals while in the huts, mountain food and lunch box during the expedition.
. Breakfast, lunch, lunch box, food packets for mountaineering, dinner.
. Tea, coffee, soft drink, drinking water.

Other Charges

. Hotel booking in Tehran.
. Cooking gear.
. Sleeping bag, tent and mattress (if necessary).

Not Icluded
This is a land only itinerary, please make your own way to the starting point.
. Personal mountaineering and ski gears.
. Hotel charges.
. Unscheduled days on mountain.
. Unscheduled hotel nights and meals in the city.
. Thermal Spring.
. Domestic flights and excess baggage.
. Trip cancellation fee.
. Iran visa.
. Insurance of all types such as medical and evacuation.
. Unpredictable events which causes costs and expenses during the tour operation.
. Expenses caused due to not running the program according to the fixed itinerary for any reason.

Insurance Important Note
We strongly recommended you to have all risk insurance that covering medical and evacuation from remote area like in Mt. Damavand. The insurance should cover also rescue helicopter flight that could occurred expedition.

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