places Visited: Tehran | Damavand
Mount Damavand is known to all hiking enthusiasts across the world. Majestic Damavand stands tall just about 66 km north of Tehran and has a special place in Iran’s history, folk and literature. One contemporary poet has admired it as the DOME of the World.
It is a perfect cone -shaped silent volcano the highest summit in Middle East and the highest volcano in Asia. Damavand is 5671 m high, a perfect cone-shaped volcano located in the central Alborz Mountains surrounded by beautiful natural scenery. It is known to be the highest summit in Middle East, highest volcano in Asia and second highest in the Northern Hemisphere. There are several ways to climb the summit, the below tour is our experts’ approach to Damavand.
Visit the bustling capital Tehran
Meet locals and learn about their living skills
Practice your hiking skills by ascending Damavand Pick
Your guide will meet you upon arrival at Tehran IKIA international airport and arrange transfer to your hotel. We will set the itinerary for this day depending on the time of arrival. You will go to Tajrish Bazaar and Darband in the afternoon. O/N Tehran
A Bus tour of old and modern Tehran after breakfast followed by a visit the National Museum or simply spending the day in one of the largest parks in town Ab va Atash or Jamshidieh then as you will have an rather early departure to the north next day an early evening dinner concludes your visit to Tehran. O/N Tehran
You will leave the at 8:00 hotel after breakfast and drive to Rineh (less than 100 km). Once in Rineh you will settle in the lodgings, and after lunch group will discuss the hike. In the afternoon you can visit the Rineh, enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains and waterfall or take the opportunity to meet the local people, learn about their life and handcrafts. Early Dinner and a good night sleep to get ready for the main event the next day. O/N Rineh
Everyone gets up at 6:30 to finish breakfast and get ready for departure by 7:30 At 8:30 you will leave Rineh for Gousfand Sara and the first person shall ascend towards Bargah at 9:30. The main members of the group and photographer start towards Bargah with slow steps. At 10:30 the last person will load the mules and starts climbing to join the group in Bargah. You reach Bargah at 14:30, will have lunch and discussion about the program. A short walk/hike after lunch you to get familiars with the mountain and adjusting your breath is suggested. Group returns to Bargah to pack, dinner. O/N in Bargah
Wake up at 5:00 to have breakfast, get the lunch boxes and ready to climb towards the summit. By around 13:00 and slow steps you will reach the top. You can rest for 30 minutes have lunch and start descending to Bargah. You will reach Bargah at around 18:00 for a well deserved rest before dinner. Dinner and a good night sleep after climbing the magnificent mount Damavand. O/N Bargah
Wake up at 8:00 to start a more relaxed morning. After breakfast and packing you will start downhill towards Gousgand Sara at 10:30. By 14:00 you reach Gousfand Sara for lunch and rest for hour before going back to Rineh. In the evening you will go to Hot Spring and have dinner. O/N Rineh
After breakfast you return to Tehran and we start the journey mid-morning. This afternoon you have free time. O/N Tehran
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight from IKIA