MT. DAMAVAND- SOUTH (5671 M)
Text by: Hadi Saberi
- 5 Days
- Max. Altitude:
- 5671 m/18606 ft.
- Tent + Shelter
- Best Season:
- Spring & Summer
- Walking Per Day:
- 4 – 6 Hours
- Group Size:
- 2 – 12 People
Climbing Damavand from the South Face
Trip IntroductionDamavand (5671 m) is the highest peak in Iran, the Middle East and the highest volcanic peak in Asia. This peak is located in northern Iran and in the vast Alborz mountain range, near the capital city. Damavand Peak is located 69 km northeast of Tehran, 62 km southwest of Amol and 26 km northwest of Damavand city. Damavand is a legendary mountain that has frequently been mentioned in poems, historical and mythical books as well as being one of the most popular symbols of Iran and the Iranian people. The relative height of Damavand - determined by measuring the peak relative to the lowest (deepest) valley between this peak and the nearest (high) peak - is 4661m, which ranks Damavand 12th among the highest peaks in the world in terms of relative height.
Then, with suitable cars, we drive to the beginning of the climbing route at the altitude of 2450m, and start trekking toward camp two – called Goosfand-sara. After hiking for about two to three hours we arrive Goosfand-sara, where there is a mosque. Here is the spot where we will overnight - at the height of 3050 meters. After a one-hour break, for a proper acclimatization, we climb up to the height of 3400m and return to the camp to overnight at the peaceful place.
Maximum altitude of ascent: 3400 m
Length of the route: 3.54 km
Camp altitude: 3050 m
Difficulty level: 3
Approximate time of ascent: 2 to 3 hours
After having rest and lunch, we climb up to the altitude of 4600m (with light backpacks and some water) to acclimatize. Then we return to the camp to overnight. Now, almost all the surrounding heights are under our feet and we can enjoy the breathtaking view. The next day, would be our final ascent to the beautiful summit of Damavand.
Maximum altitude of ascent: 4600 m
Length of the route: 3.66 km
Camp altitude: 4150 m
Difficulty level: 4
Approximate time of ascent: 4-6 hours
Then, we continue the ascent to the summit. It is estimated that for people with a healthy body accompanied by our professional guides and a proper acclimatization plan it will take about six to 8 hours to reach the summit while enjoying a safe, pleasant climb.
After summiting the peak, we can walk round the 400-meter-long crater of this amazing dormant volcano. As we pass by its Sulfur dioxide valves, we can have breathtaking views from all the faces, the northern parts of the Alborz mountain range which ends in the largest lake of the world as well as the southern part of the mountain range which extends to the intimidating, eerie deserts of Iran. We can enjoy watching the spectacular scenery from the top.
Finally, we leave the summit with all its beauty and charms to return to Camp three and overnight there.
Maximum altitude of ascent: 5671 m
Length of the route: 2.18 km
Camp altitude: 4150 m
Difficulty level: 5
Approximate time of ascent: 6 to 8 hours
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Full board (lunches and dinners in local restaurants).
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English speaking guide during the entire tour & professional mountain guide.
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