Mt. Damavand Climbing the highest mountain in Persia
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The Damavand - at 5,671 m the highest elevation of the Persian Alborz Mountains, not only Iran's highest mountain, but also the entire Middle East and next to the East African Kilimanjaro one of the highest free-standing mountains on earth. Climbing this "frosty mountain", as its Persian name translates, does not place any special demands on the hikers in terms of experience, technique or equipment. However, in order to be able to successfully climb the summit of the volcano, good acclimatization and very good physical condition are necessary.
Damavand: highest mountain in Iran and the entire Middle East
At the beginning you hike over the mountain slopes overgrown with herbs to the second camp. As you climb, flowers and thyme give way to boulders and lava rock. In the light of the first rays of sunshine you slowly climb up the mountain flank on the summit day. Your view extends far over the mountains and on a clear day to the Caspian Sea. Snowfields and volcanic rock now determine the surrounding scenery. Arrived at the edge of the crater, you can feel the sulfur in your nose for the first time: the summit is done, an overwhelming feeling! After the descent you can look forward to the unique family atmosphere in the camp below the majestic Damavand.
Cultural finale in ancient Persia
What would this trip to Iran's highest peak be without an immersion in Persian culture? Be curious about the paradisiacal gardens of Shiraz and Isfahan, probably the most beautiful city in the Orient. Kashan impresses with its clay dome buildings and the ruins of the old Persian residence city of Persepolis with its long history. You spend the night in small boutique hotels and can once again enjoy Iranian hospitality to the fullest.
with city-tour TEHERAN
7 Days Damavand and Capital city Teheran
Instead of taking the predominantly and heavily used southern route, we will take you to the summit via the north-east ridge. You spend the night in spacious 2-person tents. In particular, the location and the manageable size of the camp with space for a maximum of 20 people are advantages that allow you an exclusive stay with a unique atmosphere, relaxing peace and the best conditions for a summit success. Particular attention is paid to the protection of nature and the environment on the mountain - e.g. on saving resources and returning the generated waste back to the valley.