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Mount Damavand South Face Ascend with Mt Koloon Bastak Acclimatization

Climbing & Mountaineering
Climbing & Mountaineering
min $ 674
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Destinations: Tehran Province
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 674
Duration: 5 days
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  • Brief Itinerary
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Overview

Trip Highlights

  • Possibly the best trekking option outside Tehran in a non-touristic area of Central Alborz Mountains
  • Ascend Mt. Koloon Bastak with 4156 meters altitude for Mt Damavand acclimatization
  • Visit untouched villages in central Alborz 
  • Eat local organic dairy
  • Climb Damavnd Mountain (5610m) the Asia’s highest volcano  
  • Observe wild life and a frozen waterfall
  • A rejuvenating mineral bath after a memorable climb in Larijan mineral hot spring spa
  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Trip Code: 027-STN-MNT
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Activities: Trekking, Mountaineering,
  • Regions: Damavand Peak, Mazandaran Province, Iran
  • Start From: Tehran Province, Iran
  • End: Tehran Province, Iran
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Start Date End Date Availability Book Sep 1, 2018 Sep 6, 2018 Available Book Sep 4, 2018 Sep 9, 2018 Available Book Send an Inquiry
  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 2 - 15 )
  • Tour Type: Group Tour
  • Price: € 591
  • Single Supplement: N/A

Summary

Important info about the acclimatization:

The altitude of Damavand Mountain is 5610m which can be quite challenging. To climb it one should be in good fitness level, benefit from quality equipment and also experienced guides. Although these elements are crucial but not enough. The most important consideration for a successful ascend is acclimatization. Our many years of experience obliges us to carefully consider this factor and make sure that climbers will have a successful, safe and enjoyable time while ascending to the summit.
Most travelers planning to go to the summit, come from cities and areas under 1000m altitude while the 3rd camp’s altitude is 4250m from the sea level, consequently many climbers experience difficulties such as  headache or altitude sickness when climbing directly to the 3rd camp (Bargah-e Sevom). To avoid this problem we highly recommended you to have a one or two days short programs preparing yourself for a good ascend.
Our recommendation for a successful and effective Damavand tour is to sleep at a high altitude around 2000m to 3000m in the first day and climb higher around 4000m in the second day. This tour is a combination of Mount Kolon Bastak (as the pre-acclimatization point) & Damavand.


Summary  
One hour driving outside Tehran will take you to the mountains over 4000m enabling you to have a good acclimatization program for Damavand. You will stay in a local home in a village (2000m) in Central Alborz Mountain getting ready for the high altitude. This attitude will prepare you physically and mentally for climbing.
The day after we will drive-up to 3300m by car to another village to start ascending to the peak. On the trekking route many of Central Alborz Mountains are visible. The summit will give you a good view of the Shah Alborz, Tochal (3960 m) and Seechal in the south; Damavand, Kholeno area, Sarakchal (4210m), Abak... in the east; Naz, Kahar, Takht-e-Soleiman massif in the west and the middle part of central Alborz ridgelines with the impressive tip of the Azadkuh (4400m) outstanding in the north. We will have a good view of Dizin, Shemshak and Darband Sar ski resorts as well.
The next day we will drive to Damavand base camp and from there we will go by 4x4 towards the second camp. We start ascending toward the 3rd camp “Bargah Seveom”. The next day is acclimatization day and we will hike up to 5000m and come back to our camp. We sleep early to be prepared for the summit day. This day is the hardest and longest day. After ascending to the top we will come back to our camp. The last day is descending to the base camp and from there we will go to Larijan hot spring spa before driving back to Tehran.
In this itinerary you will have plenty of time to relax, mix with locals in the spectacular scenery and an opportunity to photograph the majestic volcano from vintage point. Once on the pick you will experience the highest point of the Iranian plateau and the Middle East.

Services

Services Included Meal Abbreviations (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) Meal Abbreviations (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)Meal Abbreviations (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)Meal Abbreviations (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)Meal Abbreviations (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)Meal Abbreviations (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)Meal Abbreviations (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) Meals 5B 5 L 5 D Accommodation 2 nights local home stay in villages in central Alborz mountain, 3 nights camp/Shelter in Mt Damavand 2 nights local home stay in villages in central Alborz mountain, 3 nights camp/Shelter in Mt Damavand2 nights local home stay in villages in central Alborz mountain, 3 nights camp/Shelter in Mt Damavand2 nights local home stay in villages in central Alborz mountain, 3 nights camp/Shelter in Mt Damavand2 nights local home stay in villages in central Alborz mountain, 3 nights camp/Shelter in Mt Damavand2 nights local home stay in villages in central Alborz mountain, 3 nights camp/Shelter in Mt Damavand2 nights local home stay in villages in central Alborz mountain, 3 nights camp/Shelter in Mt Damavand Transport All transport including: private vehicle from IKIA airport or transfer from Tehran to a village in Central Alborz Mountain, transfer from village to Koolon Bastak base camp and return, transfer from village to Rineh (first camp of Mt Damavand), 4WD car from base camp to second camp and return, mules for backpacks (limited to 15kg per person), transfer from Rineh to Larijan hot spring spa, transfer from Larijan to Tehran All transport including: private vehicle from IKIA airport or transfer from Tehran to a village in Central Alborz Mountain, transfer from village to Koolon Bastak base camp and return, transfer from village to Rineh (first camp of Mt Damavand), 4WD car from base camp to second camp and return, mules for backpacks (limited to 15kg per person), transfer from Rineh to Larijan hot spring spa, transfer from Larijan to TehranAll transport including: private vehicle from IKIA airport or transfer from Tehran to a village in Central Alborz Mountain, transfer from village to Koolon Bastak base camp and return, transfer from village to Rineh (first camp of Mt Damavand), 4WD car from base camp to second camp and return, mules for backpacks (limited to 15kg per person), transfer from Rineh to Larijan hot spring spa, transfer from Larijan to TehranAll transport including: private vehicle from IKIA airport or transfer from Tehran to a village in Central Alborz Mountain, transfer from village to Koolon Bastak base camp and return, transfer from village to Rineh (first camp of Mt Damavand), 4WD car from base camp to second camp and return, mules for backpacks (limited to 15kg per person), transfer from Rineh to Larijan hot spring spa, transfer from Larijan to TehranAll transport including: private vehicle from IKIA airport or transfer from Tehran to a village in Central Alborz Mountain, transfer from village to Koolon Bastak base camp and return, transfer from village to Rineh (first camp of Mt Damavand), 4WD car from base camp to second camp and return, mules for backpacks (limited to 15kg per person), transfer from Rineh to Larijan hot spring spa, transfer from Larijan to TehranAll transport including: private vehicle from IKIA airport or transfer from Tehran to a village in Central Alborz Mountain, transfer from village to Koolon Bastak base camp and return, transfer from village to Rineh (first camp of Mt Damavand), 4WD car from base camp to second camp and return, mules for backpacks (limited to 15kg per person), transfer from Rineh to Larijan hot spring spa, transfer from Larijan to TehranAll transport including: private vehicle from IKIA airport or transfer from Tehran to a village in Central Alborz Mountain, transfer from village to Koolon Bastak base camp and return, transfer from village to Rineh (first camp of Mt Damavand), 4WD car from base camp to second camp and return, mules for backpacks (limited to 15kg per person), transfer from Rineh to Larijan hot spring spa, transfer from Larijan to Tehran Other Services English spoken mountain guide. All guides have extensive knowledge about trekking, climbing and safety equipment, climbing permit for Damavand, Mules / horses support (limited by 15kg per person). Provided gear: eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, sleeping bags, mattress, pillows, duffel bag for non-trek items left at our office. English spoken mountain guide. All guides have extensive knowledge about trekking, climbing and safety equipment, climbing permit for Damavand, Mules / horses support (limited by 15kg per person). Provided gear: eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, sleeping bags, mattress, pillows, duffel bag for non-trek items left at our office.English spoken mountain guide. All guides have extensive knowledge about trekking, climbing and safety equipment, climbing permit for Damavand, Mules / horses support (limited by 15kg per person). Provided gear: eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, sleeping bags, mattress, pillows, duffel bag for non-trek items left at our office.English spoken mountain guide. All guides have extensive knowledge about trekking, climbing and safety equipment, climbing permit for Damavand, Mules / horses support (limited by 15kg per person). Provided gear: eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, sleeping bags, mattress, pillows, duffel bag for non-trek items left at our office.English spoken mountain guide. All guides have extensive knowledge about trekking, climbing and safety equipment, climbing permit for Damavand, Mules / horses support (limited by 15kg per person). Provided gear: eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, sleeping bags, mattress, pillows, duffel bag for non-trek items left at our office.English spoken mountain guide. All guides have extensive knowledge about trekking, climbing and safety equipment, climbing permit for Damavand, Mules / horses support (limited by 15kg per person). Provided gear: eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, sleeping bags, mattress, pillows, duffel bag for non-trek items left at our office.English spoken mountain guide. All guides have extensive knowledge about trekking, climbing and safety equipment, climbing permit for Damavand, Mules / horses support (limited by 15kg per person). Provided gear: eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, sleeping bags, mattress, pillows, duffel bag for non-trek items left at our office. Not Included

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Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Drive towards central Alboz Mountain
Drive to the heart of Central Alborz Mountain staying in the village.
Day 2: Ascending Mount Kolon Bastak
Drive to the base camp of the Mt Koloon Bastak and back to the village.
Day 3: Drive from Tehran to Base camp & climbing to 3rd camp
In the early morning (around 6 A.M), we will drive from the village to Rineh village (base camp) which will take about 2 hours. Hike up to the 3rd camp.
Day 4: Acclimatization Day
This day is spent getting used to the high altitude, but we will not go to the summit. We will hike from the shelter to a frozen waterfall which is at about 5000 meters and return.
Day 5: Hike to summit (5671m), then return to Bargah-e Sevom (3rd camp)
We will start climbing from 4200m to the top 5671m. This day will be the hardest day since we will push for the summit which usually takes about 6 to 7 hours.
Day 6: Descend the mountain and drive back to Tehran
Descending to second camp (Goosfand Sara). This morning total descending time would be approx 4-5 hours, 1250m. Back to Tehran

Dates & Price

Start DateEnd DatePriceSingle SupplementAvailability
Sep 1, 2018Sep 6, 2018686N/AAvailable
Sep 4, 2018Sep 9, 2018591N/AAvailable
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Adventure Iran
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