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Internationale groepsreis Iran: Mt Damavand Ascent

A week's ascent of Mt Damavand, the highest mountain in Iran
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Route 8 daagse rondreis Iran: Mt Damavand Ascent

Mount Damavand, (5671m) towers over the barren and rugged slopes of the Elburz mountain chain in Iran and presents a compelling challenge for fit trekkers. Just 45 miles northeast of Tehran, and dominating the skyline, Mt Damavand's great height and classic volcanic shape grant it dominating presence. Snow-capped year round, it endures harsh winters but moderate summers. Though active, the volcano hasn’t erupted in modern times and is said to be in its final stages before becoming dormant. Nonetheless, warm mineral springs at its base and the absence of extensive glaciers are evidence of continuing internal activity. Though not technical, it is a tough climb to the summit but with a panoramic view of fertile mountains and valleys and sea to the north and barren deserts to the south it is also a very rewarding one.

  1. Dag 1 - Start in Tehran; afternoon city tour
  2. Dag 2 - Transfer to Nandal (2700m)
  3. Dag 3 - Short drive to Gousfand-Sara; ascend to camp at 3500m.
  4. Dag 4 - Trek to Takht-e-Fereydoun
  5. Dag 5 - Acclimatisation day
  6. Dag 6 - Non-technical but strenuous ascent of Damavand (5671m); return to camp at Takht-e-Fereydoun.
  7. Dag 7 - Descend to Nandal village; drive to Tehran.
  8. Dag 8 - End Tehran.
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