This route is called the “classic route” because most ascents are conducted exactly through it. It is a well beaten track to the peak, so climbing Damavand from the south face is slightly easier than the other faces. However, this is not an easy route from the other perspective. This is perhaps the most popular route to climb Damavand. Here (in the villages around) you can find comfortable hotels and accommodations, spas, mineral water springs and cafes, and enjoy delicious local foods. Also, a beautiful landscape of Damavand’s slopes from (lying in) the Alborz main mountain range appears in front of you. This tour, like many of our tours to Damavand, is suitable for any individual (climber) without demanding any special physical ability. No need to carry heavy backpacks. The tour program includes proper gradual acclimatization, which in turn minimizes the possibility of altitude-related diseases (Acute Mountain Sickness) and maximizes chances of a success ascent. This tour is suitable for those who have never before been to a noticeable mountain.
There is no part in the route that is technically difficult. The first part of the Damavand climbing program is focused on the optimal acclimatization in valleys and heights before the second camp and developing necessary mountaineering skills.
During acclimatization, we may have the opportunity to see Lar Lake, accustom our body to physical stresses, and also learn how to handle the slopes of the route. An important point is that we have time to make friends with each other. Our campaigns are always not only interesting but also amusing and fun. A good bond is formed.
This route is not technically difficult, but it is cunning. In bad weather conditions climbing without experienced trainers and guides can be very dangerous and requires the use of special climbing equipment. However, environmental factors such as altitude, air thinness, cold, wind and sometimes permanent winds, lack of adequate visibility in the bad weather, emissions of sulfur dioxide, increased intensity of the sunlight, call for climbers with good physical fitness, endurance as well as high quality equipment.
Our climbing may take slightly longer than usual, this is to ensure better acclimatization and getting more positive feelings.