Damavand (5671 m) is the highest volcano of Asia as part of Seven Volcanoes circuit. Damavand (Kuh-e Damavand) is the highest mountain in the Middle East and is located in Mazandaran province, near the south coast of Caspian Sea, about 80 km from the capital Tehran in the mountains Elborz. It is a dormant volcano and spirituality play an important role in patriotic Iranian legend about the archers fegat Arashi, Iranians struggle and resistance.
In the secondary craters peak are spectacular sulfur emanations and the main crater, covered with snow all year round, has circumference of 450 m and can be done, providing visibility points of access routes on all slopes and a great view the surroundings.
Route description: Known as rua normal route on the southern slope is used in the ascent of Mt. Damavand. Base camp of this route is Goosfandsara (3000 m) located 20 km from the town where Reineh reach 3 to 4 hours in the direction determined for Tehran. The southern route are two campsites, the 3000-m (Goosfand jump) and 4200-m (Bargah sevom). Among them are carat donkeys luggage at 4200m the two refuges where you can sleep, not to make reservations, currently depends on employment. Summit day begins at 3 am and after 5-7 hours to reach the top, descending to Bargah Sevom (4200 m) lasting 3-4 hours. Itinerary:
Tehran (800 m) - Goosfandsara (3000 m) - Bargah Sevom (4200 m) - Waterfall Ice, acclimatization (4900 m) - peak Damavand (5671 m)
Day1: Arrival at Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport. Transfer hotel accommodation and knowledge of the old city, the bazaar, dinner.
Day 2: Breakfast, transfer to the north of the city, tour of acclimatization to altitude 4200m.cu Rest: dinner, downhill, in the traditional entertainment.
Day 3: Breakfast, transfer to Goosfandsara (3000 m) - base camp on the southern route to Mt. Damavand. Lunch in town Reineh, off-road transfer to Goosfandsara, shift 2 hours of acclimatization, dinner and sleeping in tent
Day 4: Breakfast, baggage loaded on donkeys, trek to Bargah Sevom (4200 m) - 3-4 hours, lunch, tour of acclimatization 2:00, dinner and slept at the shelter or tent
Day 5: Acclimatization day - breakfast, trek to the waterfalls of ice (4900 m) and descent to Bargah Sevom (4200 m), dinner and slept at the shelter or tent
Day 6: Peak day - out at around 3 am, rise 5-7 hours descent 3-4 backtracked to Bargah Sevom, lunch, dinner or sleeping in tent shelter
Day 7: Breakfast, baggage loading donkeys, descent, transfer Tehran, short visit, souvenirs, dinner. If you did not top the previous day, while ugly, is trying a second time and speeds up the top so that dinner next steps be in Tehran.
Day 8: Breakfast, transfer to Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport. Return home.
The price includes: , Airline tickets and airport taxes -Transportation airport - hotel and back -Breakfast accommodation with Tehran -Transport to shift out of town and return acclimatization Mount Damavand-based transport and return Damavand climbing permit on- -Luggage with donkeys -Camping equipment (tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bags, stove, dishes, cutlery) -Extreme Travel Guide - Altitude Mountain Club throughout the expedition -Food, water, gas for cooking, mountain
Price does not include: -Individual equipment -Visa costs, medical insurance -Personal expenses (drinks, clothes, telephone, internet)
Necessary travel documents: passport valid for at least another six months after arrival in Iran, Iran visa (visa Asian, must satisfy the conditions of the Iranian side).