Mount Damavand, a potentially active volcano , is a stratovolcano which is the highest peak in Iran and the highest volcano in Asia . Damavand has a special place in Persian mythology and folklore. Damavand is a significant mountain in Persian mythology. It is the symbol of Iranian resistance against despotism and foreign rule in Persian poetry and literature. In a later version of the same legend, the tyrant Zahhak was also chained in a cave somewhere in Mount Damavand after being defeated by Kaveh and Fereydun . Persian poet Ferdowsi depicts this event in his masterpiece, the Shahnameh:
Mount Damavand is located between Tehran and Mazandaran province in Polour area. Polour is the village in Haraz road that is a route between Tehran to Caspian Sea (Amoul city). There are 2 Iran federation’s lodges for transferring the climbers to Damavand peak.
There are 29 routes for ascending.
The most popular route is the southern route .there is some low risk of avalanche in winter due to the depth of snow.
Access path: Tehran,Haraz Road,Polour ,Polour Mountian Complex(base camp)
Head to Goosfansara by 4*4 car
6 hours hiking to Bargah-e-sevom to the height of 4200m
8 hours trekking from Bargah-e-sevom to peak
8 hours trekking from peak to Gosfandsara
Services of Polour Mountain Complex
Services of Bargah-e-sevom
Mobile network is available in some places
This route is one of the easiest routes for ascending to Damavand .locating in the most beautiful view in one hand and little crowded is it's privileged. Its IRANHORIZON’s suggestion. Iran Horizon will provide you probable equipment. In this face like another face.
Drive by 4*4 car to ChakEskandar
3hours hiking to shelter
9hours hiking to the peak
6hours takes back to Chakeskandar
The longest route to achieve peak is related to this route. The massive glacier of Iran called Yakhar is placed in this ascending route.
Shelter with 4400m area and 15 person capacity.
North East Face
North route of Damavand Mount prosperous more beauty . its demands more technical and longest hiking. keep in mind due to its longest route you need more time in this face.
Head to Nandel village with the height of 2300m
Move to Alamian Goosfandsara by 4*4 car
10 hours hiking to shelter with the height of 4400m
7hours hiking from shelter to peak
4hours hiking back peak to shelter
4hours hiking from peak to shelter
6hours hiking and back from shelter to Goosfandsara
The historic house at Nandel village with bedroom, bathroom, toilet
Shelter in the height of 4400 m with a capacity of 15 person
Shorter and more slope route which is suitable for a mountaineer with more physical readiness.
It predicts a more interesting route for technical mountaineers.
Move from Nandol Village in height of 2300m
Move from Nandol to Alamian Goosfandsara by 4*4 car
5 hours trekking to shelter in 4000m height
3hours trekking to shelter in 5000m height
4hours hiking to the peak
4hours hiking from peak to shelter in height of 4000m
3 hours hiking back from shelter to Gosfandsara
Shelter in the height of 4000m, capacity for 6 person
Shelter in the height of 5000m, capacity for 6 person
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