Touchal-Damavand (6 days)

“Purpose of this trip: Mount Damavand (5671 m) , the highest point in Iran,a volcano overlooking the mighty Alborz mountain range. An almost perfect cone, covered with snow from December to May, an active volcano (fumaroles, sulfur). Highly popular in the summer by Iranian mountaineers, since mountain skiing is not well developed in Iran this summit is rarely visited in the spring
Acclimatization on Touchal(3960m) in north of Tehran.

THE STRONG POINTS OF THIS JOURNEY
The rise of the roof of Iran and highest volcano in Asia, the Damavand, at 5,671 meters.

“Day1 / Arrival Tehran*transfer to Darband-Trekking to Shirpala(2700m)* Day3 / Ascending Mount.Touchal(3960m) , descending to Tehran , transfer to Reyneh(2200m)*Day4 /Transfer to camp1 , Trekking up to 4500m- descent to Bargah3( 4250 m)
*Day 5 / Acclimatization up4800 m*Day 6 / Ascend Damavand(5671m)*Day 7 /Bargah3-Reyneh-Tehran”

“One of the most beautiful ways to discover the Iranian mountains is, without a doubt, to climb their highest point. Purpose of this trip: Mount Damavand (5671 m) , the highest point in Iran,a volcano overlooking the mighty Alborz mountain range. An almost perfect cone, covered with snow from December to May, an active volcano (fumaroles, sulfur). Highly popular in the summer by Iranian mountaineers, since mountain skiing is not well developed in Iran this summit is rarely visited in the spring
Acclimatization on Touchal(3960m) in north of Tehran”.

Day by day

Day1/ Transfer to Darband-Trekking to Shirpala(2700m)

After Breakfast we transfer by car to Darband , a famous Region in noth of tehran that many people go there on weekend for Trekking , we start our trekking from Darband and after passing local restaurant and visiting a nice village(Pas Ghaleh) we walk along the darband valley to reach the Shirpala hut.

  • Transfer: about 1 hrs.
    • Walking time: 4 to 5 hrs.
    • Accommodation: Hut

Day2 / Ascending Mount.Touchal(3960m) , descending to Tehran , transfer to Reyneh(2200m)

We start trekking early in the morning and during the day we have a view of huge city of Tehran and do trekking on the most popular mountain in Iran, on top of Touchal we have a panoramic view of Alborz and Tehran , after summiting we return to Darband then we continue our trip and We reach foot of Damavand by a very pretty and picturesque mountain road , we can see the winter sports resorts frequented by the inhabitants of Tehran, the small village of Reneh located at the foot of the south face of Damavand and starting point for all the climbs of Damavand. Homestay in Reneh.

  • Transfer: 3 hrs.
    • Walking time: 9-10 hrs.
    • Accommodation: Guesthouse

Day3 /Transfer to camp1 (3000m), Trekking to 4500m- descent to Bargah3( 4250 m)

We transfer by car from Reyneh to Camp1 and start trekking from camp1( to camp2(bargah3) .The climb is done by a well traced and regular way. We install our tents near the small refuge. after having lunch we ascend upto 4500m for acclimatization and return to camp. Night in a shelter or tent depending on conditions.

  • Walking time: 4 to 5 hrs.
    • Accommodation: tent./Hut

Day 4 / Acclimatization up to4800 m

We ascent upto 4800m for acclimatization to prepare for ascending Damavand

  • Walking time: 4to 5 hrs.
    • Accommodation: tent/Hut

Day 5 /Ascend Damavand(5671m)

We start our trekking early in the morning(about 5 AM) , we will trek about 5-6 hours to summit , and 3-4 hours return to Hut . in good weather on the summit we will have a good views of Alborz mountain range and Also Caspian sea in North..

  • Walking time :10 hrs.
    • Accommodation: tent/Hut

Day 6 / Bargah3-Reyneh-Tehran

We leave Reyneh and reach Tehran by the Haraz road , on the way we visit old and historic caves nex to Reyneh

  • Walking time: 3to 4 hrs.
  • Transfer : 4 hours

Price:

Group Size23-56-910-1213-15
Price per person640 €550 €480 €420 €390 €

The price includes

Travel
4×4 vehicles in the mountains and private minibus for other road transfers.
Accommodation
– In town: 3-star hotel, local standards, double room basis.
In the mountains : refuge or tent three places for two people, mattress provided.
Meals
– In the city meals taken in the restaurant.
– In the mountains: hearty and varied meals prepared by the local team. The cook brings a special care to meals and will amaze you with the quality of its dishes.
• In the morning: very substantial breakfast.
• In the evening: hot meal.
Drinks: as a precaution, in Iran, it is better to treat the water. Tea and infusions are served during the day.
Baggage transport
the Mules carry individual (15kg per person) and group equipment up to Hut / camp and back.
Other climbs: only your business of the day.
Possibility to leave some of your belongings at the hotel in Tehran and recover them at the end of the stay.
Full board for the whole trip
Supervision by a high-altitude mountain guide.
Supervision by an Iranian-speaking or English-speaking -guide.
The assistance of the local team (drivers, cook).
Camping equipment (sleeping tents, foam mattresses) and cooking.
Entrances to the monuments and museums planned for the program and Permit fees for Damavand

The price does not include

Airport taxes from Europe.
The Paris-Tehran flight to and from economy class.
Cancellation insurance / interruption of stay / loss of luggage and assistance
Visa fees
All that is not indicated under the heading “The price includes”.