Mount Damavand, the emblem of endurance of the Iranians throughout history, is situated in the high Haraz valley of Mazandaran, on a line with the crests of the central Alborz. It is the highest peak in Iran, the second most prominent peak in Asia after Mount Everest, and the twelfth one in the world.
The emblematic sense of the mountain and its location on the historic east-west trade route of Silk Road, have assured that the region has been the site of significant settlement for several millennia.
Each year, Damavand Mountain attracts so many mountain climbers for the tough love it offers. They stand beneath it and feel both a sense of smallness and a kind of ambition. Let’s join them together!
At 7 a.m. drive from Tehran to the village of Gazanak (109 km, 3 hours). Hop on a 4wd to hit a dirt road towards Nandel village (2 hours). Stay overnight in the Climbing Federation camping in Nandel. En route, pass the village of Miandeh and a verdant valley covered by the exotic flora.
At 6 a.m. depart Nandel in a 4wd towards Gardaneh Sar region (2700 m). Start off our climb to reach Takht-e Fereidoun refuge at 4400 m (5 hours) where we will lodge in a camp. In the afternoon have a short acclimatization climb to 4700 heights and return to the refuge.
At 5 a.m. leave the refuge to capture the summit. After passing the stone ridge and the snow traverse we will reach the peak. Savoring the beauties atop and different flanks of this majestic mountain, we will return to Takht-e Fereidoun refuge (4 hours).
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Please kindly noted to bring cash for tour payment and personal expenses. This cash can be in USD or EUR.
In Iran credit cards do NOT work and ATM machines do NOT accept international cards.
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On the basis of rules and regulation of I.R.Iran, entrance of some goods and or
its export is totally prohibited. Some of
those goods are as follows:
1- Alcoholic drinks
2- Gambling tools
3- Weapons, ammunition and explosive goods
4- Narcotic drugs
5- Magazines, photos, film and snaps and those goods which are against religious
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6- Any type of writings against the official region of the country and or
discipline disturbance and public purity and
The export goods are exempted of paying customs duties and taxes but paying the
loading, unloading and
warehousing is included.
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What to Bring:
Money: Just CASH, no kind of check and card is acceptable in Iran.
Please kindly noted to bring cash for tour price and personal expenses. This
cash can be in USD, EUR,
In Iran credit cards do not work and ATM machines do not accept international
If you wish To pay us in USD, Please noted to bring big and new notes, the notes
dated less than 2006 are not
acceptable, only USD notes dated 2006 and after 2006 would be acceptable in
If you wish to pay in EUR please bring big notes like 50, 100, 200, 500 EUR
For GBP no preference for big or small notes.
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destination, address list
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contact lens solution, daily toiletries, comb,
sun glasses, suntan oil, shaving items, disinfectant tissues and bandage
Others: camera, films, batteries, electrical converter, alarm clock (if needed),
a pen and memo pad (to write down
something important during your travel), necessary cold, indigestive and anti-
allergic medicines, umbrella, etc