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Mount Damavand Trekking Tours

If you have ever dreamed of climbing Mount Damavand in Iran, you can now experience its beauty by joining Damavand hiking and trekking tours.

Mount Damavand Summit
Mount Damavand Summit

The Damavand trekking tour organizer offers a variety of hiking and trekking tours, including packages for Damavand climbing and Damavand ski touring.

Whether you are an experienced mountaineer or a beginner hiker, their tour packages cater to all levels of difficulty. Their team of highly skilled Damavand tour guides provides assistance to individuals, climbing groups, and tour operators throughout the year.

Damavand tour agency is committed to providing top-notch services to incoming groups and mountaineering teams. The Damavand trekking tour is a guided package that leads climbers to the highest peak in Iran, ranking third among the seven summits of volcanoes around the world. This massive volcano, standing at 5670 meters or 18,600 feet, is gaining popularity as a destination for trekking tours and ski touring. Among the seven summits of volcanoes (V7S), Damavand is considered one of the easiest to access.

With the Damavand tour, climbers can ascend to 5,670 meters in the shortest time possible. The Damavand first campsite is only a two-hour drive away from Tehran's IKA International Airport, making it easy for visitors to reach the summit and appreciate the stunning scenery and natural beauty of the area. For any additional services needed during your visit to Iran, such as tickets for internal or international travel, cultural and historical tours, and more, the Damavand tour company is available to assist.

Mount Damavand Ski Tour
Ski Touring to Mount Damavand Iran

The Damavand climbing tours have many exciting highlights, including the striking conical shape of the Damavand Volcano and the impressive Damavand volcanic crater. The beautiful icefall of Abshar Yakhi can also be found there, at an elevation of approximately 5,100 meters. Additionally, Damavand ranks as the second-highest volcano in the northern hemisphere and is considered the roof of Iran and the Middle East, making it a must-see destination for adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike.

The Damavand Guide Team is the top mountain tour operator in Iran, offering a variety of top-notch trekking tours to Damavand peak and other Iranian mountains for trekking, climbing, and ski touring. Their tours cater to all levels of difficulty, ranging from beginner-friendly summer hikes to advanced Alpine-style mountaineering during winter. The Damavand Tour Guide comprises senior and highly experienced mountain guides based in Tehran, and they provide guiding support to numerous individual climbers, mountaineering groups, and tour agencies every year. They are committed to delivering the best possible services to incoming groups.

Damavand Climbing Tour<
Mount Damavand Climbing Tour

Damavand Tour Types
Our trekking expeditions to Damavand fall into 3 categories:
1- Damavand VIP Private Tours (all seasons – trekking & ski touring)
2- Damavand Economy Tours (summer - trekking)
3- Damavand Group Tours (summer - trekking)

Damavand VIP Private Tours

This is a personalized and exclusive tour package for foreign mountain climbers visiting Iran. It can be tailored to fit your preferences and includes all necessary services for your trip, including a Damavand trekking tour and a tour of Iran's top attractions.

Damavand Economy Tours
This tour is suitable for individual climbers on a tight budget who want to split travel expenses with other mountaineers. It includes all necessary services for a Damavand trekking tour, but is less flexible in terms of itinerary and time.

Damavand Group Tours
This tour is for trekking teams and mountaineering groups and is not recommended for solo trekkers. We support climbing organizations and all foreign trekking groups that want to climb Damavand with the best possible services. You can find all the necessary information about services, schedules, and prices on our website.

Damavand Tour Prices
The cost of a Mount Damavand trekking tour depends on several factors, including the duration of the tour, the level of services and accommodations provided, and the number of participants. To find the best deal that fits your budget and preferences, it's a good idea to compare the tour quality and services from different Damavand climbing tour operators. Generally, the estimated cost per person for a 3-day Mount Damavand trekking tour varies.

Damavand Group Tour: Starts from 180 euros.
Damavand Economy Tour: 380 euros.
Damavand Private VIP Tour: Starts from 480 euros.

Damavand Trekking Tour
Damavand Trekking Tour

Damavand Tour

Mount Damavand Trekking Tour. Damavand is a popular destination for mountaineers and trekkers, with many trekking routes available for different levels of experience. The summit of Damavand stands at 5,670 meters and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

However, climbing the mountain can be challenging due to its high altitude and unpredictable weather conditions. It is recommended that climbers have prior experience in high altitude trekking and proper gear and preparation.

Mount Damavand trekking tour can be done in only two days, but some climbers prefer to take a longer route and spend more time acclimatizing to the high altitude. The traditional trekking route to the summit of Damavand starts from the village of Polour, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Tehran, and takes about two to three days to complete.

Trekking tour to the summit of Damavand is considered a non-technical climb, meaning that it doesn't require specialized climbing equipment or technical skills. However, climbers should be in good physical condition and prepared for the altitude and weather conditions. Climbing tour to the summit of Damavand mountain can be done in different seasons, but winter climbs are only recommended for experienced mountaineers due to the extreme weather conditions.

Moun Damavand Iran Summer View
Moun Damavand Iran
Highest Peak in the Middle East 5,670 m, 18,600 feet
Highest volcano in Asia and the second highest in northen hemisphere
Photo Anosh Soltani

Trekking Mount Damavand Iran

Damavand is a perfect cone-shape volcano located in the central part of Alborz Mountain Range in north of Iran on the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. Damavand Volcano is 18,600 feet high. Damavand is the highest volcano in Asia, the highest summit in the Middle East and the second highest volcano in the northern hemisphere.

Snow covers the entire mountain in winter and the upper parts in the other seasons. Damavand has a narrow summit crater usually covered with snow-cap and cloud. The snowy white peak with its regular Lenticular Cap Cloud is the most beautiful sight of Iran. Damawand is surrounded by many good looking peaks of the Alborz Chain. The view of this huge mountain looks more attractive from away than close up. In a clear day it is visible far from 250 km.

Trekking, Climbing and Mountaineering

Climbing Mount Damavand the highest and the most prominent summit of Iran is a life time memory. The experience of ascending to this peak with a group of mountaineers from around the world is very rewarding. Before attempting a Damavand Trekking Tour you should know all the necessary Information for ascending this mountain.

Mount Damavand Trekking Tour
Damavand Mountain Hiking, Trekking and Climbing Tours


Trekking to Damavand summit in summer is not technically difficult but physically it is a difficult trek. The main challenge of the climb is Damavand Acclimatization because the air gets thinner with less oxygen as you go higher. To raise the chance of success and lower the risk of AMS and to enjoy a safe hike to the peak it is essential to get accustomed to this new environment.


For a safe trek to any summit is essential to find the proper accomodation and use the safest campsites in the area. If you intend to attempt Damawand Mountain either from the classic south route or the west trail, the following campsites are the best places for Accomodation and settlement. Camp 1 Polour Resort in Polour Village as the first camp and the best starting point and Camp 3 Bargah New Hut as the high camp.

Damavand Camp

Damavand is a perfect shape conical volcano, therefore climbing is possible from many sides. There are at least 16 known climbing routes for Damavand Trekking. Four of these routes are popular because they have a shelter, refuge or a suitable campsite midway. The most favorite side is the south route because of its major settlement resort called high camp or the third camp Bargah Sevom New Hut.

On Iran's Mount Damavand, there are 10 camps and shelters for trekking and ski touring. Climbers can relax and adjust to the altitude in these mountain campsites and refuges, which are strategically located along the 4 routes to the Damavand summit. In this section, we'll offer you a thorough introduction to Damavand camps, mountain huts, shelters, and tenting locations, as well as details on their locations and a rundown of safety measures for climbing and ski touring to Damavand from various routes and staying there.

Mount Damavand Campsites
Mount Damavand Campsites

Camp 1 Polour

The best starting point for trekking this mountain is Damavand Camp 1 Polour. This mountain hut is the best place for accommodation and acclimatization in the area and the best starting point for climbing either from the south face or the west route of the mountain. Polour Resort is made by Iran Mountain Climbing Federation and it is administered by this organization.

Camp 2 Base

The second camp (or the base camp) of Mount Damawand is called Goosfand Sara (also called the Mosque). Damavand Base Camp is located at altitude 3040 masl and it is the summer starting point of the south face. There is a small shelter, a mosque and a sheepfold in this campsite. Goosfand Sara is not a suitable place for camping and tenting in summer and the crowded climbing season because it is too crowded, very noisy and too dirty.

Camp 3 Bargah

The high camp (or the third camp) of Mt Damavand on the south trail is called Bargah Sevom. There are two safe havens and some tenting and camping places on this campsite at 4200 meters above the sea level. Damavand Old Shelter, 4220 masl, is the oldest refuge and the Damawand New Hut, 4250 masl, is the newest mountain resort in the area.


The climate around Mount Damavand is typically cold and dry, with temperatures dropping well below freezing at high elevations. In general terms Damavand Climates is not the same for hiking & trekking, climbing and ski touring. Mid June to mid September the Damavand Weather is ideal for summer trekking, November to May the conditions becoming difficult for winter climbing and December to April suitable for ski mountaineering, snowboarding and snowshoeing.


Climbing a giant volcano is a lifelong memory. Attempt to this 5671 meters giant volcano in summer is not technical and does not need major climbing skills but it requires a good physical fitness. The main challenge of Climbing Mount Damavand is acclimatization and the fact that the air gets thinner with less oxygen as you go higher towards the peak.

Climbing Permit

All foreigners who intend to climb Mt Damavand (and also Mt Alam Koh) in Iran either for trekking, mountaineering, ski touring or snowboarding, from any route and in any season, must obtain a climbing permit from Iran Mountain Climbing Federation in advance. The price of Damawand climbing permit is 50 USD per person. See also Damavand Permit.

Damavand Skitouring, Hymalia Club April 2013
Mount Damavand Ski Touring

Climbing Routes

Damavand has sixteen known climbing routes with different difficulties. The most popular one for trekking is the south face which has very clear foot prints. The south trail has excellent mountain resorts at Polour Village 2200 masl and also a newly constructed midway campsite called Bargah Sevom New Hut at 4250 masl.

The Damavand mountain has several notable climbing routes, including the south face route, the west face route, and the north face route, which is considered the most challenging. Most mountaineers prefer to climb from the classic south route which is also the suggested climbing route for the beginners too. A reliable guide is highly recommended to increases the chance of success.

Climbing Season

The best climate to climb the mountain is from June to September, when the weather is relatively mild and stable. Damavand climbing season may starts from mid June and it may last to mid September. The best Time for summer trekking is in July and August. In this period the footpaths are generally free of snow, the weather is usually moderate and approach by public transportation to the base camp is easy. More detail in Damavand Timing.Although Damavand Mountain resorts are crowded in summer, but the beginners with little experience are strongly recommended to tackle the mountain during this climbing season only. Best starting day is Saturday. Remember Iranian weekend is Thursday and Friday.

Mount Damavand, Iran
Mount Damavand, Iran

Climbing Tips

Trekking Damawand volcano is a life time memory. Before trying this mountain you should know the essential climbing information and Damavand Climbing Tips. Ascend should be done only in a correct timing and in a suitable weather, otherwise it is very tough and risky in a bad weather condition and off-season. A good physical fitness is essential. The main challenge is acclimatization; attempt the summit only after your body is well-acclimatised. The recommended climbing route is the south face. A reliable guide is helpful and will increases you chance of success. Best starting time from c3 to the top is 5 to 6 AM. Never climb at night. Use the day light only.

Common Mistakes

There are some major misunderstand and cofuse called Damavand Common Mistakes when climbing this mountain. These usual mistakes make real problem for the new climbers and even the experinced mountaineers to be unsuccessful in reaching the summit. By avoiding these frequent mistakes you will increase your chance of success to reach the peak. The most important mistakes are no or short acclimatization and consequently mountain sickness, climbing at night or in bad weather, insufficient equipment and information about the mountain, sleeping in crowded shelters and campsites, carring heavy equipment by yourself to the high camp.


This mountain is a popular trekking target mainly because of its great height which is referred to as the tallest volcano in Asia and officially listed as one of the Volcanic Seven Summits and the highest point in The Middle East region. It attracts a great number of Iranian climbers and foreign mountain tourists especially in summer season and on its popular side the classic south route. Actually this popularity makes Damavand Crowd, problem for mountaineers not only in the summer climbing season but also for ski touring in winter.

Mount Damavand Trekking Route Maps
Mount Damavand Trekking Route Maps

Damavand Guide

Recommended pages for trekking and ski touring to Damavand Iran. Best source of information for trekking and ski touring to Mount Damavand.


Damawand Mountain is well-known for its mild slops. Climbing this 18,605 feet giant volcano is technically easy but physically a tough challenge and requires a good physical fitness. The main challenge of ascend is acclimatization and the weather. Trekking in summer is comparable to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Mount Everest Base Camp in terms of Difficulty. But winter climbing is a quite different story and may be compared to a 7000 m peak ot more. Read more in Damavand Difficulty.


To enjoy a safe trek to the mountain and also to be secure in case of bad weather it is necessary to have proper Damavand Equipments. The essential personal gears are trekking boots, warm jacket and pants, backpack, trekking poles, gloves, hat, balaclava, baseball cap, sun glasses with wide covers, sunscreen cream, personal first-aid kit and head lamp...

Equipment Check

It is highly recommended to have an equipment check at the first camp and before you start your actual trek to the Damawand higher camps. Always have the essential equipments to protect you in case of bad weather condition. Depending to the weather forecast for the summit day, you may make a decision which gears are necessary to take up with you and which equipments are not necessary to leave behind at the lower campsites.

Mount Damavand South Route Trekking Map
Mount Damavand South Route Trekking Map


Damawand height is 5671m, 18,605 ft. It is the highest peak in the Middle East and the highest volcano in Asia and the second highest in northen hemisphere. Ascend to this peak in summer is technically moderate but physically a tough challenge. In general terms you climb total 8 km trail distanc in 10 hours. That is 4700 meters from c2 to c3 in about 4 hours on the first trekking day and 3300 meters from c3 to the top in about 6 hours on the summit day. Gaining 2630 meters height from base to the peak in just 2-4 days. More detail in Damavand Facts and Statics.

Google Earth

Before actually starting your program it is a good idea to have a Damavand Google Earth virtual trip and get an impression about the campsites, the best route and the trails, shelters, safe havens and mountain resorts in the area. Install GoogleEarth software on your computer or your smart phone and follow the tracks.

GPS Track

If you want to explore the mountain by yourself, Damavand GPS Track is the most useful guidance for your expedition. It displays the best possible trail and the suggested footprint. GPS track file is the most helpful tool for trekking Volcano Damavand in Iran. You can upload these files to your handheld gps device to show you the precise location and direction.


Iran is wonderful country and the people are very helpful and will make tourists feel welcome. But there is some bad propaganda about travelling to Iran in the western media. Here you can read some comments and trip reports from mountain tourists who have visited Iran recently. The travel riports in Damavand Guestbook will help you to make your decision for travel to Iran either for sightseeing, climbing or ski touring Damavand Mountain.

How to Climb

It is possible to climb to Damavand Peak with different itineraries. It mainly depends to your acclimatization, physical fitness and exercises to choose the right program. A Short itinerary is difficult and not recommended for everyone. To practice a brief itinerary you must be quite strong, well acclimatized and physically fit enough for a tough challenge.

The most favourite program for popular classic south route of Damavand is 5 days Itinerary. It has been experienced successfully many times in previous expeditions. It is the best relaxing itinerary for foreign climbers to increase the chance of success, comfort and safety.

You may do some minor modification and changes to best suit your plan. It is a good idea to add an extra day to a package as a reserved day and make it more flexible for the second summit attempt in case of bad weather, more acclimation or being too tired to continue as planed.

How to go to Damawand

The only access to this mountain is the Haraz Road. You can travel by car to this mountain by road from Tehran to Polour mountain resort in Polour Village. The nearest international airport to the mountain is IKA International Airport Teheran, Iran. On the Haraz Road at the Polour Village Junction, there is a good sign, statue of a mountaineer which shows the correct location and the direction! Tehran> Haraz Road> Polour Village Junction> Camp 1 Polor.

Mount Damavand Winter View
Mount Damavand Winter View


To discuss a suitable Damavand Itinerary some personal information is necessary such as:
- What is your age and at what altitude do you live?
- What kind of daily/weekly practice do you have?
- Do you have any preparation and acclimatization for a 5000 meters summit?
- What is your mountaineering experience and your physical fitness?
- What is the highest summit you have climbed so far? Recommended Damavand Itinerary

Itinerary - Favorite
The recommended starting day is Saturday. See also Crowd and Iran Holidays.
Day 1: Transfer from a hotel in Tehran to Camp1 Polour.
Day 2: Transfer to Camp2 Base and trek to Camp3 Bargah Sevom.
Day 3: Acclimatization day, go to higher than Camp3.
Day 4: Climb to the Damawand Summit and descent back to the Camp3.
Day 5: Descent to Camp2 and transfer to Camp1 and Tehran.


Damawand Volcano is located in Larijan district in Mazandaran Province in northern Iran. It is standing on the south coast of the Caspian Sea in the middle of the Alborz Mountains about 80 Km North-East of the capital city Tehran. The coordinates and the GPS landmark of Mount Damavand south peak is: Latitude 35-57-19 N, Longitude 52-06-37 E.


Best Damavand Timing is mid June to mid September. In this season the south route ridge and the climbing footpath is usually free of snow. The weather is generally mild in summer and the access by 4WD vehicles to the base camp is possible. Remember in this period the Damavand resorts are crowded in Iranian weekends (Thursday and Friday). The beginners are strongly advised to attempt the mountain only in this climbing season.

Volcano Damavand Iran
Damavand Volcano, Iran
Photo Ardeshir Soltani

Mount Damavand Tours

What are the Differences Between Damavand Hiking, Trekking, Backpacking, and Mountaineering?

Although they vary in terms of difficulty, time, and equipment needs, all Mount Damavand tours—mountaineering, hiking, backpacking, and trekking—involve walking outside. Beginners may decide to start off on a hike or backpacking trip in Damavand mountain before progressing to climbing and trekking expeditions as they develop experience and skill. We shall list the key distinctions in this essay.

1- Damavand Hiking Tour
A hiking tour to Mount Damavand entails a leisurely walk along a track or trail that has been correctly defined, typically over level terrain. The majority of hiking paths are well-kept and clearly marked, and hikers may typically finish the journey in a day or a few hours. Most hikers bring a daypack with them that contains some food, water, and additional clothing. For instance, taking a day excursion to Damavand to see the Mount Damavand poppy field or a Damavand Campsite.

2- Damavand Trekking Tour
A more difficult type of hiking called Mount Damavand trekking requires walking for days on end over difficult terrain, frequently in remote areas. Because the trails for trekking are frequently less clearly marked than the pathways for hiking, trekkers must take all of their supplies and food with them. Camping, lodge or tea house lodging, as well as crossing rivers and streams, are all possible throughout a trek. An example would be a multi-day trek to and from the peak of Damavand.

3- A Backpacking Trip of Damavand
The backpacking treks in the Damavand mountains often include carrying a bigger weight for extended periods of time, frequently for several days. It is necessary for backpackers to be self-sufficient and to carry all of their gear, including a tent, sleeping bag, stove, and food. Camping in secluded, wild locations is a common aspect of backpacking. An example might be a multi-day backpacking trip to Damavand Peak and Lar National Park.

Damavand View from Mount Tochal Summit
Damavand View from Mount Tochal Summit

Damavand Trips the Big Differences?
The following are some significant distinctions between hiking, trekking, backpacking, and mountaineering tours on Mount Damavand:

The four outdoor activities of hiking, backpacking, trekking, and climbing are ranked in order of physical exertion from least to most challenging.

Itinerary: Mount Damavand tour duration While backpacking and trekking excursions might last for several days or even weeks, hiking excursions can take anything from a few hours to a few days. Mountaineering expeditions could go on for several more days.

Equipment: Compared to backpackers, trekkers, and mountaineers who need more specialist equipment such a backpack, sleeping bag, and cooking stove, Damavand hikers just need the barest minimum. Mountaineering require specialized tools like ice axes, crampons, and ropes in addition to safety gear like boots and coats necessary for Damavand tours.
Safety: When compared to backpacking, trekking, and climbing, which include higher dangers like falls, avalanches, and altitude sickness, hiking in the Damavand Mountains is sometimes considered of as risk-free. All four of the sports are risky, but climbing is the most perilous and demands the most prudence. Visit also mount Damavand vip trekking tours.

Damavand Mountain
Damavand Mountain

View from East Tehran

Ski Touring Damavand

Ski, Snowboard, Snowshoes & Ski Mountaineering

Damawand Ski Resort is the highest skiing place in Iran and the middle-east and one of the world's best off-piste ski resorts. This volcano is a popular target for climbing, ski mountaineering, off-piste skitour, Alpine style ski, snowboard and snowshoes tours. Damawand South face has a mild slope for climbing and is the best route for Ski Mountaineering too. It is more difficult to ski on the other routes. Skiers must ascend on feet or on ski to the peak because there is not any mechanical lifts such as cable car, lift chair, gondola or telecabin in this ski resort.

Ski Season

Damavand Ski Season is from November till mid May. It is possible to ski Damavand in winter and spring. The amount of snowfall changes each year. Because of its proximity to the Caspian Sea, Damawand Resort absorbs a great amount of snow in its snow field in autumn, winter and spring. In a good snow season it is possible to ski downhill about 12 Km on mild ski able slopes.

Mythology of Mount Damavand, Iran
Mythology of Mount Damavand, Iran

Damavand Tours

We are the leading Damavand Tour Operator in Iran. Our guides are the most experienced mountain guides. Based in Tehran, we organize a wide range of quality tours to Damavand and other Iran mountains for hiking & trekking, climbing, skitouring, snowboard and mountain biking.

We organize different tours extending from a simple summer hiking ideal for beginner, up to advanced Alpine style mountaineering tour in winter suitable for experienced climbers. Many individual climbers, mountaineering groups and tour agencies use our guiding support each year. We support incoming groups with the best possible Services. Visit also our Guestbook.

Mount Damavand, Iran
Mount Damavand, Iran

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