ski tour in
DAMAVAND


Overview

Category
Participants4-12
Duration12 Days
ActivitiesSki touring, walking, Trekking, sightseeing
Priceplease contact us
Services
Available on Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, April


Damavand is a stratovolcano in Alburz range. A peak which stand alone, almost 1000 meter above all surrounding.


Iran
Not just dry lands

winter is cold, winter is here

Snow
somewhere slight but some where ...

meet and sense a new winter

Mountains
high enough to remain white

Snow covered mountains are always a big surprise

ski touring
new destination for ski touring

one of oldest nations with ancient history hosting new adventure


Itinerary


According to Aperture flight time, and after settle in your hotel rooms in Tehran, we would have sightseeing tour in city, getting familiar with life style in capital
we pack all mountain equipment and drive to mountain area, later we try to have short ski tour for 1-2 h.
We start very soon to avoid melted snows by sunlight. There is a range of 4000 m peaks in south face of Damavand, named Doberar. Takes Less than an hour of drive to starting point and overnight in mountain camp.
Today we start our main tour for Damavand summit. It demands to drive on a dirt road to get to first snow line, then skin up and continue to high camp in 4200 m altitude.
In this day we skin up to almost 5000 m and ski back. It's necessary for acclimatization. We start it late in morning and do in a very low pace to save
Just before first lights, we start our ascending to summit, It's gonna be a long day and our plan is to be at summit around noontime.
Day 10. This day we ski down to road and return to base camp. In afternoon we drive to volcanic spas to warm up and fresh up after summit
Drive back to Tehran and getting ready for departure flight.

Alborz mountain range, is a sedimentary range of rocks for more than 600km which stretch some parts to 130km could raised for more than 4000m. Its rocks may formed between 400-20 m years ago and define high barrier for Caspian sea clouds. So its green on the north and dry in the south. Valleys are reach and generated with water and peaks have snow over year.


Technical detail

Arriving to Damavand
Day 4-5-6
Bargah
Acclimatization
Summit
Reserve day
Arriving to Damavand
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Ascend(m) Camp. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
3 Polur Gole zard 3300 800 2200 5 2/5
4 polur surrounding peaks 4200 1200 2200 3 3/5
5 polur sourounding peaks 4811 1200 2200 7 3/5
6 polur sourounding peaks 3800 1200 2200 3 3/5
7 polur Bargah 4200 1200 4200 10 3/5
8 Bargah Ice fall 5000 800 4200 10 4/5
9 Bargah Summit 5671 1500 4200 3 5/5
10 Bargah Tehran 4200 -2700 1500 7 3/5
Day 4-5-6
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Ascend(m) Camp. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
3 Polur Gole zard 3300 800 2200 5 2/5
4 polur surrounding peaks 4200 1200 2200 3 3/5
5 polur sourounding peaks 4811 1200 2200 7 3/5
6 polur sourounding peaks 3800 1200 2200 3 3/5
7 polur Bargah 4200 1200 4200 10 3/5
8 Bargah Ice fall 5000 800 4200 10 4/5
9 Bargah Summit 5671 1500 4200 3 5/5
10 Bargah Tehran 4200 -2700 1500 7 3/5

 

Bargah
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Ascend(m) Camp. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
3 Polur Gole zard 3300 800 2200 5 2/5
4 polur surrounding peaks 4200 1200 2200 3 3/5
5 polur sourounding peaks 4811 1200 2200 7 3/5
6 polur sourounding peaks 3800 1200 2200 3 3/5
7 polur Bargah 4200 1200 4200 10 3/5
8 Bargah Ice fall 5000 800 4200 10 4/5
9 Bargah Summit 5671 1500 4200 3 5/5
10 Bargah Tehran 4200 -2700 1500 7 3/5

 

Acclimatization
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Ascend(m) Camp. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
3 Polur Gole zard 3300 800 2200 5 2/5
4 polur surrounding peaks 4200 1200 2200 3 3/5
5 polur sourounding peaks 4811 1200 2200 7 3/5
6 polur sourounding peaks 3800 1200 2200 3 3/5
7 polur Bargah 4200 1200 4200 10 3/5
8 Bargah Ice fall 5000 800 4200 10 4/5
9 Bargah Summit 5671 1500 4200 3 5/5
10 Bargah Tehran 4200 -2700 1500 7 3/5

 

Summit
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Ascend(m) Camp. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
3 Polur Gole zard 3300 800 2200 5 2/5
4 polur surrounding peaks 4200 1200 2200 3 3/5
5 polur sourounding peaks 4811 1200 2200 7 3/5
6 polur sourounding peaks 3800 1200 2200 3 3/5
7 polur Bargah 4200 1200 4200 10 3/5
8 Bargah Ice fall 5000 800 4200 10 4/5
9 Bargah Summit 5671 1500 4200 3 5/5
10 Bargah Tehran 4200 -2700 1500 7 3/5

 

Reserve day
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Ascend(m) Camp. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
3 Polur Gole zard 3300 800 2200 5 2/5
4 polur surrounding peaks 4200 1200 2200 3 3/5
5 polur sourounding peaks 4811 1200 2200 7 3/5
6 polur sourounding peaks 3800 1200 2200 3 3/5
7 polur Bargah 4200 1200 4200 10 3/5
8 Bargah Ice fall 5000 800 4200 10 4/5
9 Bargah Summit 5671 1500 4200 3 5/5
10 Bargah Tehran 4200 -2700 1500 7 3/5

 


Damavand is a stand alone stratovolcano in sedimentary mountain range. It erupted Almost 7000 years ago, but still exhausting gas on a corner of its crater.

Tehran, biggest city of Iran, with more 15 million inhabitants, political & economical & social capital of country, has hundred of museum and galleries.

Alburz is an east-west sedimentary range of mountains for 700 kilometers in Iran, plays a very important roll to conserve Caspian moisture, Including hundred of 4000 m peaks.


Useful infos

Accommodation
Transportation
Guide
Camp
suppurting
Accommodation

Accommodation in different cities are defined due primary basic agreements of this tour and  might goes to 5 star or local houses. Stars and branding of hotels in Iran may not match some of detailed standards but includes all of basic comfort necessities. According to location all may not be possible, but simple 3 star hotel with shower and fresh bed sheets are always possible. Overnight in camp tents are all supported by us with suitable tent and mattress.

Transportation

Roads are most developed transportation substructure in Iran and easily reliable for planning a tour. Also drive and driving services are available every where. Its always better to hire locals special when we get far from big cities. Quality of service may not be guaranteed but they wont let you down.

for longer routs bus transportation will be reasonable, because its the main system. If you are not sensitive to accurate minutes in public buses, then you would enjoy comfort of seats and sometimes magnificent sideview in long drives.

Private van or buses are wonderful for groups. With a simple organizing they can go everywhere anytime.

Train trips are accessible but rails are not conducted to every corner and and station sometimes are far from city. Even in this situation its recommended for some routs.

Flights are daily available from Tehran to big cities. To fly between other cities it may not be possible every day or every time. 

Guide

Training and classification of guiding service is young here, as its industry, Tourism.

But guides are always respected & recommended several times, they may not be trained but they have big heart. In cities or mountain they have great experience in technical subjects and also long history to travel with foreigners.

In recent years, there is a big wave of graduated guides that had join to business and grow it to a different stages. accuracy and standards are easy to feel with them.

Camp

In exploring wonders of nature and approaching far destination, it is inevitable to set a camp in different locations, based on local information. Water sources or rain and flood streams or ... are important to locate camp site. We support all equipment such as suitable tent and mattresses beside all necessary info and connections, and also we can provide a quiet service like kitchen and dinning tent with variable menu.

suppurting

We do always try to plan and predict every aspect of  tour and also ready to add or call other supporting options to handle any surprising condition. 

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