Damavand VIP Private Trekking Tour 5-Day Itinerary
This article is about the Damavand private tour 5 days itinerary, specifically the south route, which is a popular and relaxing option for foreign climbers and incoming tours for private groups and individuals. The itinerary can be modified to best suit the needs of the participants. It also recommends checking the Damavand weather conditions. Visit also: Damavand 3-Day Itinerary.
The Damavand climbing itinerary allows for an extra day to be added to this Damavand VIP tour package, which can be used for bad weather, additional acclimatization, or if the team is exhausted and needs more time to complete the program. The recommended starting day for the Damavand trekking tour is Saturday, and the program also highlights the importance of considering crowds and Iran Holidays when planning the trip.
If participants wish to shorten the trip, they can use the reserved day/time for sightseeing in Tehran or visiting Larijan SPA (Thermal Spring). To ensure the best possible services, the itinerary encourages participants to let the Damavand climbing tour operator know the exact logistics and support they require.
This Damavand mountain mountaineering itinerary is a flexible and customizable itinerary for Mount Damavand climbing, with options for modifications and additions to better suit the needs and preferences of the participants.
5-Day Damavand Trekking Tour Itinerary
Route: Damavand South Route
Duration: 5 days 4 nights.
Start-End point: Your hotel in Tehran.
Season: All seasons, summer hiking, winter climbing and ski touring.
Day 1: Drive from Tehran to Camp 1 Polour.
Day 2: Drive to Camp 2 and trek to Camp 3 Bargah.
Day 3: Acclimatization day.
Day 4: Climb to the summit and return to Camp 3.
Day 5: Descent to Camp 2 and drive to Tehran.
Damavand 5-Day Climbing Tour Itinerary in details:
Day 1: Drive from Tehran to Damavand Camp 1 Polour
On the first day of your trek, you’ll be picked up from your hotel in Tehran and driven to Damavand’s first camp, Polour 2,250 meters above sea level. This campsite is situated at the base of Mount Damavand. The journey from Tehran to Polour Camp 1 will take roughly 2-3 hours, during which you can enjoy the scenic views of the Iranian countryside.
Once you reach the campsite, you’ll check into your accommodation and have some time to rest and adjust to the altitude. This is crucial as you’ll be trekking to higher altitudes, and your body needs to acclimate to the thinner air. Your guide will give you a briefing on the trek, including the route, difficulty level, and any safety precautions to be taken. They will also answer any questions you may have and provide you with information about the area.
Later in the evening, you’ll be treated to a traditional Iranian dinner, which is a highlight of the trip. The dinner will consist of delicious local cuisine, including stews, rice, kebabs, and more. You’ll spend the night at the guesthouse, which is comfortable and provides all the necessary amenities for a good night’s sleep.
Day 2: Drive to Damavand Camp 2 and trek to Camp 3
On Day 2 of the Mount Damavand trekking itinerary, participants will start their day with breakfast and after purchasing the Damavand climbing permit, then be transferred by 4WD off-road cars to Damavand Camp 2 Base (Gosfand-Sara or Mosque), which is located at an altitude of 3040 meters. This transfer will take around an hour. From Camp 2, participants will start their trek to Damavand Camp 3 Bargah Sevom, which is located at an altitude of 4250 meters. The trek is expected to take around 4-5 hours and is of moderate difficulty.
During the trek, participants will pass through beautiful landscapes and enjoy stunning views of the valley below. It is important to note that the trek requires a certain level of physical fitness and participants should be prepared for the altitude change. We typically use the Damavand Camp 3 new hut, a contemporary shelter with minimal facilities like beds and mattresses, during the less crowded seasons. The alternative options during peak season are an igloo or tents. Overnight The tent, igloo, or hut.
Day 2 of the itinerary offers participants the chance to experience some of the most picturesque and challenging parts of the trek, while also providing ample opportunity for rest and recovery. The transfer by 4WD off-road cars to Damavand Camp 2, Basecamp ensures that participants are able to save energy for the trek, while the trek itself offers some of the most rewarding views of the entire journey.
Day 3: Acclimatization Day
On Day 3 of the Damavand tour, participants will have a rest day dedicated to acclimatization. This day will allow participants to adjust to the high altitude and prevent mountain altitude sickness. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the surrounding areas and take short hikes to higher altitudes to help their bodies adjust.
During this day, participants will receive useful tips from their Damavand guide on acclimatization and altitude sickness prevention. These tips may include staying hydrated, eating high-energy foods, and taking things slowly to avoid overexertion.
It is important to note that acclimatization is a crucial part of the trekking process and should not be overlooked. Spending an extra day at Camp 3 Bargah will help participants better prepare for the more challenging parts of the trek ahead, and increase their chances of successfully reaching the summit.
Overall, Day 3 of the itinerary offers participants the opportunity to take a break from the physical demands of the trek, while also ensuring that they are better equipped to handle the altitude changes that come with the higher altitudes of the trek.
Day 4: Ascent to Damavand Summit
On Day 4 of the Mount Damavand climbing program, participants will embark on the most challenging part of the trek: the ascent to the summit of Mount Damavand, the highest peak in Iran. Participants will begin their trek early in the morning, around 4-5 am, to ensure they have enough time to reach the summit and descend before nightfall. The trek to the summit will take approximately 6-7 hours and is considered challenging due to the steep slopes and high altitude.
As participants make their way to the Damavand summit, they will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. Once they reach the summit, they will have a chance to take in the views and celebrate their achievement before beginning the descent back to Camp 3 Bargah. It’s important to note that the descent can be just as challenging as the ascent, so participants should take care and proceed cautiously.
Participants will spend the night at Camp 3 Bargah, which offers a more comfortable and safer option than attempting to descend all the way to Camp 2 Base in one day. Spending the night at Camp 3 Bargah will allow participants to rest and recover before continuing the descent the following day.
Day 4 of the itinerary is the most challenging but also the most rewarding part of the trek. Participants will have the opportunity to summit the highest peak in Iran and take in breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. The trek requires a significant amount of physical endurance and stamina, but with proper preparation and guidance from your Damavand-qualified guide, participants can successfully reach the summit and safely return to Camp 3 Bargah.
Day 5: Descent to Camp 2 Base and Drive to Tehran
On Day 5, you will wake up at Camp 3 Bargah and have breakfast. Then, you will start your descent from Camp 3 to Damavand Camp 2 Base. This will take around 3 hours, depending on your pace. During this time, you will continue to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountain and surrounding areas.
Once you arrive at Camp 2 Base, you will be picked up by 4WD off-road cars that will take you back to Polour camp. The journey takes around one hour.
When you arrive at Polour camp, you will have a traditional Iranian lunch and switch to another car for the drive back to Tehran. The drive back takes around 2-3 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions. You will arrive at your hotel in Tehran in the afternoon, and your Damavand tour officially comes to an end.
Damavand VIP Private Tour Package support the following services:
• Visa assistance: Iran Visa Authorization Code.
• Hotel reservation and charges in Tehran. 2-3 star hotel. Bed & Breakfast. Single, twin or triple bedrooms.
• Guide: Experienced Damavand ski or mountain guide.
• Lodging: Accommodation in first and third campsite hut/local house/tent.
• Cook; depends on the number of participant in your team.
• Meals: All meals that are scheduled (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your stay in the mountain camps.
• Transport: All essential land transfers to/from the Tehran hotel & mountain camps.
• 4WD vehicle transportation from Camp 1 to the maximum point reachable by car in Camp 2 Base, and back to Camp 1.
Moreover, we may arrange for the following gear to be transported to Camp 3 a few days ahead and will be accessible at C3 before your arrival, so you don’t have to carry any heavy gear by mule, porter, or on your own:
• Food (mainly hot meal) and drinks (mineral bottled water, coffee and tea).
• Cooking equipment.
• Tent ( double or single tents if required).
Types of Damavand Climbing Tours
Typically, we organize Mt. Damavand trekking tours into 3 different categories:
1- Damavand Group Tours (summertime – trekking).
2- Damavand Economy Tours (summertime – trekking).
3- Damavand VIP Private Tours (all seasons – summertime trekking, winter climbing, ski touring).
1- Damavand Group Tours
Mount Damavand group tour packages are offered only to trekking teams and mountaineering groups in the summertime, and individual climbers cannot take part in this tour package. We assist numerous climbing organizations in tackling Damavand Peak in the cost-effective category and share our expertise to give them the best chance of success. Joining Damavand Group Tours is open to all foreign hiking and trekking teams.
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2- Damavand Economy Tours
The Damavand economy tour is a cost-effective option in the summer climbing season for lone climbers who want to split the cost of their Damavand excursion with other hikers and benefit from the social side of being with other teams. It is intended to make it feasible for lone climbers to join other mountaineers eager to reach the summit from various nations and climb in a team effort with the least amount of money.
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3- Damavand VIP Private Tours
A fully customized tour package, for all seasons, summer trekking, winter climbing, and ski touring, Damavand VIP Private Tour is perfect for incoming foreign mountaineering teams and individuals. When privacy is important and you may benefit most from a specially created tour, a Damavand private tour is an intimate excursion for climbing and ski tours. It is extremely adaptable in terms of time, itinerary, team size, and the services and logistics you demand. Each year, we transport a large number of foreign mountaineering teams and lone mountain visitors to Mount Damavand Peak under this category. For your mountain activity, we highly offer our Damavand Private Tours with our great services and expert Damavand guides to help you in specially created categories if you’d prefer more solitude and flexibility.
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