From the 9th to the 19 of April 2020
Our expeditions are always led by expert IFMGA Certified Mountain Guides

Mount Damavand is a potentially active volcano and the highest peak in Iran (5671m). It has a special place in Persian mythology. From the top you can have a spectacular view all around.

We’ll start with an acclimatization period climbing three peaks over 4000 meters in the heart of Doberar Ridge. After climbing the Iranian roof, we’ll come back to Theran just in time for a visit to the city and its fantastic historical sites.

Organized groups can choose different dates depending on their needs

Travel Program

1stDay

International flight Milan - Teheran

Meeting in Milan Malpensa and fly to Tehran. Transfer whit a private bus to the Hotel. B / L service -

2ndDay

Teheran – Polour m 2400

In the morning visit to the city: Tajrish Bazar in the north side of Teheran, Sadabad palace Comolex, then we'll go to Darband valley. After lunch, our bus will transfer the group to Polour village at the foot of Mt.Damavand. Polour is a small village at 2400 m, located 65 km from Tehran. Accommodation in guesthouse or local house in Polour. B/­-/D

3rdDay

Climb to Parvaneh m 3950

First acclimatization day. After breakfast we'll go by jeep to Lasem village (about 30 min) at the foot of Doberar ridge (north side). Today we’ ll climb Parvaneh summit (~3950 m). From the summit we’ll take pictures of the best scenes of Damavand and Doberar ridge. Descend down to Lasem village, transport to Polour. B/L/D

Climb up and down 1250 – 5/6 hours

4thDay

Climb to Changizchal m 4120

After breakfast we'll go to Lasem village to have the second acclimatization day. Today we’ll climb Changizchal summit (~4100 m). It takes about 5 hours. Descend to Lasem village and come back to Polour guesthouse for a good rest. B/L/D.

Climb up and down 1350 m – 5/6 hours

5thDay

Climb to Doberar Peak m 4250

This is the last acclimatization day before the Damavand climb. Starting one more time from Lasem, we'll climb the highest point of Doberar Ridge:Doberar peak (about 4250 m). Come back on the same itinerary and by our jeep to Polour . B/L/D

Climb up and down 1550 m – 7 hours

6thDay

Polour – Gosfandsara m 3000 – Damavand Shelter m 4250

After breakfast we’ ll go by 4WD to Gosfandsara at 3000 m altitude (45 min). There we’ ll leave our luggage to the mules or porters. They will carry it for us up to Bargahe Sevom hut. After 4 to 5 hours walking we'll reach the hut at 4250 m. B/L/D

Climb up 1250 m – 4/5 hours

7thDay

Acclimatization day or jolly day

Today is reserved in case of bad weather condition. In this case we can change the program. Otherwise we’ll have time to climb slowly until 4800 m, coming back early to the hut and spending the rest of the day for good acclimatization. B/L/D

8thDay

Summit day

Today is the summit day!!!! Breakfast at 4 a.m. and leaving time around 5 a.m. It takes about 6 or 7 hours to reach the summit by skis. Normally near the summit (at about 5400m) there is not enough snow because of warmth and sulfur gas so we should take off the skis and climbing the summit by crampons. From the “Iranian roof” you can see the Crater of old Damavand volcano and enjoy scenes, taking amazing pictures. The descend will follow the same itinerary until Gosfandsara. From there back to Polour by jeep B/L/D

Climb up1450m / Down 2570 m – 10 hours

9thDay

Polour - Larijan - Teheran

After a good rest and a good breakfast we can go to Larijan local hot spring to spend a couple of relaxing hours in the hot natural water. In the afternoon, transfer to Tehran at the Hotel. B/L/-

10thDay

Full day Tehran sightseeing

Today, after breakfast, we’ll leave for Tehran sightseeing tour. We’ll visit the Grand Bazar, Golestan palace (UNESCO world Heritage), Iran National Museum or Jewelry Museum. A full day to visit the most important places of the city. B/L/-

11thDay

Fly back home

Depending on your flight time we’ ll manage this day and the transfer to the airport.

More details

CLIMATE AND SNOW CONDITIONS: The climatic conditions of the country are quite similar throughout the area, with very hot summers and potentially harsh winters with low humidity. Normally important anticyclones are established, and it is therefore rare that persistent low pressure conditions persist. In April, it is still possible to find cold and powder snow on the north-northeast sides. On all other sides the snow become firn very quickly.

IMPORTANT NOTE: to obtain iranian visa an health insurance is mandatory. No visa is issued for passports with Israeli visas

The program may be modified by the Mountain Guide according to the technical level of the participants or for weather reasons.

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Difficulties

PD+ / A little difficult +

Skills required

Because of the lenght of some itinerary, are required an exellent phisycall shape, a good ski mountaineering experience and a good spirit of adventure

Duration, Participants and Deadline

Duration Min Max Deadline
10 days 6 10 14/03/2020

Equipements

High mountain clothing, Full ski touring equipment, avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, harness, ice axe and crampons, Full equipment list will be provided with the information sheet

Documents

Passport expiring six months after the return date and tourism entry visa. Lyskamm 4000 can deal with practices for obtaining visas

Vaccination

Mandatory vaccinations are not required

Prices

Rate details

THE PRICE INCLUDES: Support and assistance of a Lyskamm4000’s UIAGM certified Mountain Guide, local guide english speaking, all the transfers in Iran by bus and private jeeps, transfer from/to the airport, full board for the entire period (except meals in Teheran), accommodation in 3 *** hotels in Teheran and Guest House or refuge in Polour, picnic for ski mountaineering trips, entrance fees to Damavand national parks and climbing permit, support of a local skiing guide, mules for the luggage’s transport from Gosfandsara to the Damavand refuge, cultural guide for the sightseeing and the missing technical equipment if you need (avalanche transceiver, ice axe, crampons, shovel and probe)

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: international flight Milan-Teheran A/R, air mail of skis (Eu 50), meals in Teheran, injury insurance, visa costs and extra services.