Duration: 12 days
Hiking days: 4 days
Hiking grade: moderate / strenuous
Max altitude: 5671 m
Trekking style: Mountain shelter, Hotel
Best Season: Jon to Oct
|Day 1:||Meet and assist at IKA airport and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon panoramic sightseeing. Overnight stay at the hotel|
|Day 2:||Drive from Tehran to “Rineh” mountain village. Overnight in “Rineh mountain complex” hotel/shelter (2400 M).|
|Day 3:||Transfer to “Goosfand sra”(2950 M), start hiking till "Bargah-e-sevom" shelter (4200m) in about 4-5 hours. Overnight in shelter.|
|Day 4:||Ascend till frozen waterfall -"Ābshār-e Yakhī" (5000m) for acclimatizing and return to shelter. Overnight in shelter.|
|Day 5:||Ascend to Damavand peak (5671m) in about 7 hours and descend to shelter. Overnight in shelter.|
|Day 6:||Descend back to “Goosfandsara” and Tehran. Overnight stay at the hotel|
|Day 7:||Head for “Isfahan”, visit “Fin Garden” (UNESCO world heritage) and “Taba tabaee” traditional house in “Kashan” in route, transfer to the hotel, afternoon sightseeing in Isfahan. Overnight stay at the hotel|
|Day 8:||Full day city tour in “Isfahan” visiting: “ChehelSotun” palace , “Aaliqapu” palace, ”Imam” square(UNESCO world heritage) “Imam” mosque, “Vank” church, “Khajoo” and “Si o se pol” bridges. Overnight stay at the hotel.|
|Day 9:||Heading for “Shiraz”, visit “Pasargad”(UNESCO world heritage) Complex (the tomb of “Great Cyrus”, Achaemenes King, and other Achaemenes palaces, “Persepolis” (UNESCO world heritage, Palaces and temples of Achaemenes Empire built 2500 years ago), “Naghsh-e-Rostam” (the tombs of Achaemenid and Sassanid Emperors) Inscription. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel|
|Day 10:||Full day sightseeing in Shiraz, Visiting “Nasirolmolk” mosque, “Narenjestan-e-Ghavam” (UNESCO world heritage), “Arg-e-Karimkhani” (Karimkhan Castel), “Vakil Bazar”, “Shah Cherag” mausoleum, “Hafezieh” (the mausoleum of one of the greatest Iranian poets). Overnight stay at the hotel.|
|Day 11:||Half day free time. Transfer to airport after lunch, fly to Tehran, transfer to hotel, according to the time left, the group can visit “Milad” TV tower. Overnight stay at the hotel.|
|Day 12:||Transfer to IKA, fly back to your country|
Prices totally depend on the size of the group, timing, and transfer mode.
Please contact us for exact prices and further details
Group departure dates
5 days classic route
9th July -13th July 2017
30th July –3th August 2017
6th August -10th August 2017
20th August -24th August 2017
Included in the price
- All surface transfers as per itinerary from Tehran to Tehran by private vehicle.
- Bed or room in mountain shelter and camp in the base.
- Three meals with tea and coffee during the Hike.
- All expenses of our guide and porter
- Necessary permit for climbing Damavand
- Professional English spiking mountain guide.
- Mules for carrying the back packs up to the 4200-meter shelter for large groups (above 10 people).
Not included in the price
- Iran visa fee (for more information please read VISA INFORMATION)
- Personal equipment’s and clothing
- Your insurances
- Cold drinks and beverages, tips, personal nature expenses
FAQs on Mount Damavand Hiking
How fit do I need to be for this Hike? Can people of my age do this Hike?
Everyone with good fitness and without any physical problems can do this Hike. Doing exercises like swimming, running, and tracking before arriving to Iran will help a lot.
The most important things to consider for a successful Damavand hike are right amount of walking and enough rest - at least two days of rest /acclimatization.