ASCENT OF MOUNT DAMAVAND NORTHEAST FACE

DIFFICULTY:

Level 4: Strenuous
Damavand receives heavy snowfalls in winter because of its vicinity to the Caspian Sea. The south route is not technical and is an ideal route for ski and snowboard. Skiing on other sides is more difficult.

The 10-day ski tour in Iran with ideal altitude acclimatization on the Doberar ridge in the Alborz Mountains with 3 to 4 ski tours up to 4200 meters. The white volcanic cone Damavand (5619 m) is the main goal of our trip.

SHORT INFORMATION:

  • Group size: 3-12 people

  • Travel time: 7 days
  • Hotel / Guest Hause: 3 nights
  • Overnight stay in tents: 3 nights
Detailed Travel information as PDF

INCLUDED SERVICES:

  • Visaverfahren

  • English-speaking mountain guide on all days.

  • All daily meals & snacks as a program.

  • Table & chair in the warehouse, house or shelter

  • Dining tent, kitchen tent & toilet tent in private camps

  • Cook & experienced staff at group size

  • Private, air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver during the journey

  • Mules for carrying luggage (each person has a maximum pack of 15 KG)

  • Pickup vehicle (Nissan mini-truck) for transfer on the unpaved mountain road

  • Damavand permit fee

  • VAT and all other taxes

NOT INCLUDED IN THE SERVICES:

  • Visagebühr

  • Tips for staff and drivers

  • Additional nights in camps more than mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Insurance

  • International flights and airport fees

  • Personal expenses or drinks

  • Personal climbing equipment such as sleeping bags, etc.

  • Each individual transfer beyond the program

  • Additional expenses not mentioned in the program.

  • Change of accommodation at the request of the customer

  • Unexpected events and weather conditions or preliminary evacuation costs
    Single room/tent supplement: 290,00 Euro

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Highlights: Mt. Damavand & Alborz Mountains
Mount Damavand, Iran's highest peak (5609 meters) is located northeast of Tehran; It is also the highest volcanic mountain in Asia. Mount Damavand became the first nationally registered natural monument in 2008. This unique volcanic mountain has a special place in the literature and mythology of Iran. With this tour, you'll climb comfortably and safely to the summit on Mount Damavand from the northeast ridge in five days. The Northeast Route is the most beautiful but less crowded route Climbing Mount Damavand from the village of Nandal.

Tour Program

1. Day: Arrival
Arrival at Tehran International Airport IKA, Transfer to the hotel. Check in and rest.
Accommodation: Razzaz Boutique Hotel Meals: B/L/-

 

2. Day: Drive to Jochar (2800m)
Travel across haraz road to Nandal village in the north face of Damavand. Then switch to our portable base camp called Jochar. Welcome drink & Snack on arrival. Enjoy the friendly Atmosphere of Jochar Camp, rest and relaxation in tents.

Accommodation: Jochar Camp Meals: B/L/D
Driving distance: 156 km on the road, 4-5 hours 12 km on gravel road, 1 hour

3. Day: Ascent to advanced camp (4350 m)
Wake up early in the morning, have breakfast, drive to the start Point of the trekking trail with pickups (Nissan Mini Truck). The Luggage is transported by mules. The trekking lasts 5-6 hours to Damavand Advanced Camp (4350 m). Welcome drink and snack on arrival. After relaxing & practicing and checking the essential skills of mountaineering, it's time for dinner.

Accommodation: Damavand Advenced Camp (N.E.) Meals: B/L/D
Trekking starting point: 2800m Hiking time: 7-8 hours Altitude difference: 1650m

4. Day: Summit Day
Woke up early in the morning, climb after breakfast (slowly & as a team). Reaching the summit, brief stop to visit the Damavand caldera and the old town crater of the volcano. Visit of sulfur fumarole and photography. Return to the advanced camp. After a well-deserved break, it's time for dinner.

Accommodation: Damavand Advenced Camp (N.E.) Meals: B/L/D
Hiking time: approx. 12 hours up and down Altitude difference: 1259m

5. Day: Descent and return to Tehran
Trekking back to the starting point of the route afterwards breakfast, the backpacks are transported away mules. Transfer to Nandal with pickup (Nissan small car). Head to a restaurant for lunch, then head back to Tehran.

Accommodation: Razzaz Boutique Hotel Meals: B/L/-
Driving distance: 5 km on dirt road, 45 minutes / 150 km from Nandal to Tehran, approx. 4-5 hours Hiking time: 4 hours down

6. Day: Tehran City Tour
• National museum
Today is a day to go through history from the 5th millennium BC to 648 AD, the pre-Islamic archaeological museum covers Persia's history to viewing Islamic works of art. We can walk in to an old traditional café for lunch. Afternoon visit to National Jewelry Museum

• Golestan-Palast
The Golestan Palace from the Qajar period is on the listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built on the remains of a citadel, it is one of the oldest buildings in Tehran. The complex has several palaces and a beautiful garden. The Qajar family ruled Iran from 1785 to 1925.

• Nationales Schmuckmuseum

The National Jewelry Museum is housed in the Central Bank of Iran. Strictly guarded, this impressive jewelry collection is unique. One of the highlights is the Crown Jewel, which was last used by the Sjah of Iran.

 

Note: The National Jewelry Museum is only open Saturday through Tuesday at 14-16

 

The Grand Bazaar in Tehran is less than 200 years old, but for a much longer time at this spot trade than was underway. In total, there are more than 10 kilometers of alleys full of shops. Each part of the bazaar as its own specialty, for example copper, paper, gold, spices, and of course carpets.
Accommodation: Razzaz Boutique Hotel Meals: B/L/-

7. Day: Departure
Transfer to Tehran IKA International Airport, departure and fly back home.

Meals: B/-/-

(B-L-D) B=Breakfast L=Lunchpaket D=Dinner

  1. Further dates on request, we will carry out your tour at your request at any time

  2. Our tours take place from two people