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Hiking & Trekking Damavand IranDamavand is a dormant volcano located in Alborz Mountains in north of Iran. It is 5671 meters high, it is the highest summit in the Middle East and the second highest volcano in the northern hemisphere. Damavand is the Highest Volcano in Asia
Snow covers Damavand in winter, but the upper parts in other seasons. This giant volcano has a narrow crater. The snowy summit with its regular cloud is one of the most beautiful sight of Iran mountains. The mountain is surrounded by many good beautiful summits of the Alborz Mountains. Damavand is in Volcanic Seven Summits (V7S).
Damavand in Summer
How to Climb Damavand.
Damavand Trekking FactsTrek to Mount Damavand summit in summer is technically moderate but physically a tough challenge. Generally you trek about 8 km trail distanc in 10 hours. On the first trekking day you gain 4700 meters from second camp to third camp in about 4 hours and on the summit day you ascend 3300 meters from high camp to the top in about 6 hours. Gaining total 2630 meters height from base camp to the peak in just 2-4 days. More in Damavand Facts and Statics.
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Damavand Third Camp - Bargah SevomDamavand third campsite is called Bargah Sevom. It is the highest camping place on South route of the mountain. Two safe havens, Damavand Old Refuge and Damaand New Hut are located in this camping place. There are also some flat area for tenting at about 4220 masl. Damawand New Hut is made by Iran Mountaineering & Sport Climbing Federation.
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TimingBest Time to Trek Damavand is mid June to mid September. In this season the south ridge is usually free of snow. Damavand Weather is generally mild and the access by 4WD cars to the base camp is possible. But mountain resorts are crowded in Iranian weekends (Thursday and Friday) and Iran Holidays. The beginners are strongly advised to attempt the mountain only in this climbing season.
How to go to Damawand MountainDamavand is accessible only by road. Haraz Road is the only road to this mountain. You may drive by car from Tehran to Polour mountain resort. The nearest international airport is IKA Airport in Teheran, Iran.
From the capital city Tehran> Haraz Road> Polur Village> Camp 1 Polur.
From Amol city> Haraz Road> Camp1 Polour or Camp1 Reyneh.
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Best Source of Information for Mt Damavand IranRecommended by Lonelyplanet - Iran (also in English guide book 6th edtion 2012 - page 73):
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