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Damavand packing list


In order to be safe and comfortable throughout your Mount Damavand climb, you’ll need to bring important gear and supplies with you. We have put together a comprehensive Damavand Packing list to help you prepare for your climb.

Trekking Damavand includes different climate zones, from hot and dry to the region of cold peaks, with natural glaciers, ice and snow.. You should be prepared for all Damavand weather conditions: sunny, windy, and rainy.

We provide tents, the camp equipment, food, cooking facilities, and other shared items. You’ll have a duffel bag with all your kit, carried by the mules ; and carry your own day pack during the trekking day.

Damavand Gear List

If you’re packing for your Damavand climb, it’s important to really plan your outfit properly. That’s why we recommend packing the following:

  • Base layers
  • Backpack (30 to 40 Liter)
  • Wind stoppers (polar jacket)
  • Warm trekking pants
  • Light down jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm hat
  • Waterproof Trekking boots
  • Sleeping bag (comfort level :+5)
  • Warm gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun creams
  • Headlight
  • Sticks , poles
  • Mattress

Basic Equipment

Day-pack : Your main gear will be carried by mule (up to 10kg) .You will need to carry your own day-pack. 30-40L is sufficient.

Waterproof duffle bag: To carry your main gear we recommend using a 80-90L duffle bag. Large rucksacks (>65L) can also work.

Sleeping bag: You will need a 4-season or -10 Deg C sleeping bag and compression sack.

Trekking poles: Trekking poles can reduce the impact on your joints by up to 20%. They are great for going down Damavand!

Water bladder / bottles: Capacity to carry 3 litres of water. Options: 2 x 1.5 litre wide mouth nalgene bottles or 2 litre platypus + 1 litre water bottle.

Neck gaiter or scarf: It can get dusty on Damavand. We recommend bringing a neck gaiter or bandana.


Sunglasses: Choose a pair of high UV protection glasses as sun intensity above 4,500m is very high. Julbo are a great mountain sunglass brand but any brand with high UV protection will suffice

Sun hat: Preferably go for a hat that is wide-brimmed for protection, and has a neck cover if you aren’t going to be wearing a neck gaiter

Headlamp: You will need a headlamp with good light output for any late night toilet journeys, and importantly for summit night.

Hands and Feet

Warm gloves or mittens: For the cold nights and for the summit push we recommend heavyweight, insulated, preferably water resistant gloves.

Lightweight Gloves: For lower slopes we recommend lightweight, fleece or quick drying fabric gloves.

Trekking boots: We recommend using a mid-weight trekking boots with good ankle support.

Training shoes: To wear around camp after a day’s trek we recommend bringing a pair of training shoes or sandals

Socks: 3-4 pairs of outer socks and 2-3 pairs of liner socks. We also recommend bringing 1 x thick thermal socks for summit night.

Gaiters: Help keep your trousers clean in wet and muddy or dusty conditions.

Upper body

Thermal base layer: 1 x thermal base layer, ideally made from merino wool.

Short sleeved shirt: 2 x lightweight, moisture wicking short sleeved shirts.

Long sleeve shirt: Go for a light or medium weight, moisture wicking long sleeve shirt (x2).

Fleece or soft shell jacket: A mid-weight polartec fleece jacket is ideal for Damavand.

Insulated jacket: A good quality and warm down or PrimaLoft jacket is required for the cold nights and summit push.

Hard shell outer jacket: A water/windproof hard shell outer jacket to protect you from the elements. Goretex material is best.


Leggings: Thermal or fleece base layer for your legs. Merino wool is preferable.

Trekking trousers: Light or medium weight (x1) trekking trousers. Convertible trousers are an option.

Hard shell trousers: To protect yourself from the elements you need a good pair of waterproof / windproof hard shell trousers. Ideally Goretex.

Other Bits and Bobs


Plug Adapter: A plug adapter for charging your devices in the hotels before and after the trek. The standard voltage and frequency in Iran is 230 V and 50 Hz respectively. The power sockets that are used are of type D / G

Camera and spare batteries: Unless you are a keen photographer we recommend taking a good quality and lightweight point and shoot camera like the Panasonic Lumix.

Sun and lip screen: High SPF sunscreen and lip protection balm

Toothbrush and toothpaste: Ideally travel size

Personal snacks: Boiled sweets, nuts, energy bars and dried fruit are all a good shout. Isotonic drink powder to mix in with your water improves flavour and helps replace electrolytes

Ear plugs: For light sleepers. Snoring travels in quiet high altitude camps!

Wet wipes and hand sanitizer: Staying clean on Damavand is a challenge. Wet wipes and hand sanitizer are a huge help

Pee bottle (optional): Useful for the ladies, but not a requirement

Important Damavand packing list information:

  • Mules will carry your main bag up to 10 kg.
  • Wrap clothes in rugged, waterproof bags.
  • Carry at least water, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, rain pants and a jacket in your daily backpack. Add any other items you may need during the day as you won’t have access to your main bag until the end of the day trip.
  • Carry extra sets of batteries as cold weather shortens their life.
  • In case of baggage delay, carry important climbing equipment (especially your boots) on the plane. You may want to bring some vintage items of warm clothing as gifts for your guides and porters

Damavand gear list more clothing information

The inner layer of your clothing should be breathable and wicking – no cotton. The next layer should be insulated and warm, and the top layer should be waterproof yet breathable.

You need clothes for walking during the day, relaxing in the evening and for sleeping. Layers are key, as temperatures vary dramatically.

Your clothing should be light, breathable, hand washable and quick drying.

No cotton! Cotton does not allow moisture to escape and gets wet very quickly

Do not bring jeans, as they are not suitable for walking

If you’re an experienced hiker, you’ll know how to layer your clothing to stay warm and dry. For beginners, it is very simple if we focus on a few basic principles:

Never stay in wet clothes, change into dry clothes as soon as you reach camp.

Your base layer should wick sweat away from your body.

Your mid-layer retains your body heat, while allowing sweat to evaporate.

Your outer layers protect you from wind and rain and add warmth in cold conditions

Even in very cold conditions, if you work up a sweat and your base layer doesn’t remove it, you’ll end up cold or worse, hypodermic .

Mountain weather is unpredictable and can change quickly. Even if it’s not raining, low clouds, mist and fog can make for a wet and cold hike. The wind chill factor can make a sunny day feel icy cold.

Because climbing is sometimes so hard, your core temperature rises, so it’s important that layers close to your body can wick away moisture. Sweat cools quickly and you don’t want to be toasty and warm as you move, only to be horribly cold when you stop to rest.

Tips for choosing your Damavand clothing:

Make sure the underwear has “flatlock” seams to prevent chafing and is anti-microbial.

Base layers are critical – choose merino wool or a merino/synthetic blend for best odor control and breath-ability.

Take an extra base layer for sleeping.

“Conversion” hiking pants are great for the lower slopes, where it’s usually warm enough to hike in shorts—try them on at home first to make sure they’re comfortable.

For the colder parts of the hike, you’ll need proper winter hiking pants—just make sure they’re breathable.

Waterproof pants with full-length zips make getting them on and off quick and easy

Modern technical fleeces such as Polartec brand make excellent insulation layers

If you’ve got a favorite hard shell jacket like ski jacket just make sure it’s big enough to fit over your other layers

Bring a down jacket because you’ll need this for the summit day as well as in the evenings at camp when you’re tired, you feel the cold a lot more.

Get the best light rain gear possible.

Your gloves are important: they protect you from the sun and also keep you warm. Make sure your inner glove fits comfortably inside your thermal glove/glove.

Sunglasses are very important, they should be 100% UV protection and of the “cover” variety. The sun intensifies at altitude and can reflect off ice and snow.

A lot of heat is lost from your head, so be sure to get a warm thermal hat as well as one that protects your neck from the harsh rays of the sun.

Footwear and Trekking Poles

Of course, shoes are the most important thing you need. Make sure your hiking boots are well worn, fit properly (including with thick socks) and are comfortable to walk in for long hours.

We recommend light to medium waterproof boots with good ankle support. You don’t need full hiking boots, because you don’t wear crampons and you don’t need extra weight. Sneakers are not suitable, except for wearing around the campsite.

Your hiking boots should have a rough, semi-rigid sole, and don’t forget to carry a spare pair of laces. Brands like Salomon GTX are a good example of a typical Damavand hiking shoe.

Gaiters are a good idea to prevent mud, debris and mountain slush from getting into your boots and causing irritation. They also keep the bottom of your pants clean.

Don’t skimp on your socks. Just like the layers of your clothing, the inner sock should wick moisture away from your feet, while the outer sock provides cushion and warmth. Avoid cotton socks.

Using trekking poles – or not?

This is a personal preference, but we recommend using hiking poles to help with your balance and mitigate fatigue. You can rent or buy poles, but you should practice using them at home before you travel.

Head torch & Lighting

We recommend a lightweight head torch with a strong beam. You’ll be using this around camp to and from the toilet tent at night, and on summit night. Brands such as Petzl or Black Diamond are good options. It’s very important to bring spare batteries, as the cold drains them quickly.

Some trekkers bring a small flashlight such as a mini-maglite, for lighting their tent after dark.


It is very cold at night in Damavand mountain . The higher you go, the more tired you will be from walking and the more you will feel the cold.

You should bring a 4-season sleeping bag with a temperature of 0F (or -15F). Bring a sleeping bag liner to keep mountain dust and dirt out of the bag and add some warmth. A small inflatable pillow is optional, most hikers pack clothing to use as a pillow, but this is a personal choice.

Sleeping gear :

Sleeping bag : -5 to -10 degrees Celsius

Sleeping mats: We provide one, but you can bring your own if you wish

Sleeping bag liner: (for more warmth or for a rented sleeping bag)

Compression Sack : for sleeping bag

Down sleeping bags have the best warmth-to-weight ratio, compress easily, and pack small. They don’t like getting wet, so be sure to bring a waterproof compression bag. Mummy-shaped sleeping bags provide better insulation than rectangular versions because they fit closer to your body. A hood is essential to prevent heat loss from your head and neck.

We provide a thin mattress pad to open your sleeping bag, but if you feel like extra padding or have a favorite backpacking pad, bring it with you.

Packages and bags:

Our porters will carry your original duffle bag throughout the day and you will only see it when you arrive at camp. You will carry all the parts and equipment needed for a daily walk in your backpack.

The North Face Basecamp duffel bag is a great choice, it’s waterproof, durable and the 90 liter version will fit all your gear. Although it is waterproof, we recommend placing your items in waterproof bags or packing cubes for added protection.

Your rucksack should be comfortable, have an adjustable shoulder strap and hip belt. You’ll be wearing this all day, so make sure you pack well, have room for a hydration bladder and water bottles, and are big enough to fit your rain gear, layers, and other daily essentials.

Not all daypacks have an internal rain cover, be sure to check and purchase it separately.

Water and snacks

2-3 liter water bladder (platypus or camelback or similar)

1-2 liter wide mouth watering bottle (Nalgene or similar) Powder formula of

Electrolyte/sports drink to add to your water

Snacks: Energy bars of your choice – plan for 2-4 per day

Optional: water purification tablets or filter pen (we provide boiled/filtered water)

Staying hydrated is very important in Damavand . If you become dehydrated, it affects your ability to adapt and puts your health at risk. We provide purified water for our hikers and recommend using a hydration system so you don’t have to stop to drink from a bottle.

A couple of wide mouth Nalgene bottles are good for having water on hand in the tent and for when you are at rest stops. Wide mouth bottles work best to prevent water from freezing as it rises up your body.

Tip: Fill your wide-mouth Nalgene bottle with hot water right before you go to bed, screw the lid on tightly—and use it as a hot water bottle overnight. Then you can drink the water the next day.

Water can get pretty boring, so it’s a good idea to include an electrolyte formula with a favorite flavor. Snacks like energy bars, trail mix, and candy can help you get a quick energy boost along the trail. Just avoid anything with caffeine in it.

Personal health and comfort

The list below is a good starting point. It is not possible to take a shower in the Damavand shelter, so antibacterial “wet wipes” are a good way to maintain personal hygiene.

Sunscreen is very important because the sun’s rays are much stronger at altitude.

Bring two rolls of toilet paper, one to use in your backpack and one to use in camp. Taking out the cardboard center makes it easier to transport.

  • Toiletries: toothbrush & toothpaste, hairbrush/comb, foot powder, hand cream, deodorant, soap.
  • “Baby-wipes” and anti-bacterial, hand-sanitizer wipes
  • Any regular medication you are taking
  • Anti-bacterial hand-sanitizer gel such as Purell
  • Fingernail brush
  • Nail clippers
  • Ear plugs
  • Sunscreen SPF 40+
  • Small microfiber quick-dry towel
  • Pee-bottle for night time calls of nature
  • Small torch (optional)
  • Headtorch
  • Pocket knife (Swiss Army Knife or “Leatherman”)
  • Spare contact lenses/glasses
  • Toilet paper (1-2 rolls. Take out the cardboard center for easier packing)
  • Camera/phone/ipod
  • Spare batteries

Medical Supplies

Our guides carry a comprehensive medical kit, but for minor scrapes and blisters you should carry a few things. If you are in doubt about what you should bring with you, we recommend that you speak to your doctor or healthcare professional before you travel.

Personal first-aid Kit

  • Blister plasters – different shapes and sizes
  • Antibiotic cream or ointment
  • Band-Aid/Elastoplast for minor cuts and scrapes
  • Ibuprofen/Paracetamol – over the counter pain relief
  • Skin healing ointment such as Aquaphor
  • Immodium for diarrhea
  • Anti-nausea medication
  • Any prescription medications
  • Diamox (if using)

Top Tips for Preparing your Damavand Gear

Start early. Don’t leave it to the last minute. Check the items in the list and get the ones you don’t have

Practice packing and unpacking your bags and backpacks – knowing where everything goes can come in handy on those cold mornings when you’re trying to get going.

Practice walking with your boots, poles and rucksack. Try switching your daypack on and off, adjusting it to suit different combinations of layers.

Remember what you do before and after the climb, you can leave extra luggage at the hotel during the climb.

Don’t be too shy to ask us! Contact us with any questions and one of our friendly and experienced team members will be happy to help.


Train for climbing mount Damavand

Train for climbing mount Damavand


One of the biggest challenges that climbers face when climbing mount Damavand is adapting to its thinner air compared to lower peaks.

The effects of high altitude are always one of the most important reasons for climbers’ failure to reach high peaks and this is the same for all climbers. No matter how physically fit and strong you are, you can still get acute mountain sickness.

In this article, we would like to provide you with a complete educational resource for achieving the necessary physical fitness to climb Damavand and also focus on strategies you can use to increase your chance for acclimatization and being ready for climbing mount Damavand.

Will you perform well in the mountains?

Both yes and no.

You cannot say for sure whether you are ready or not until you are in the mountain conditions even if you have the best performance in sports clubs.

The best training for climbing is climbing.

If there are high mountains near you, before climbing mount Damavand, be sure to train in those mountains to get used to the high altitude conditions. Training at altitudes above 3000 meters gives you a good idea of how your body reacts to altitude.

One of the advantages of Damavand Peak is that there are many high peaks above 3000 meters near it, and
If you do not have the possibility to climb high peaks in your country, you can climb one or more peaks higher than 3000 or 4000 meters in Iran before climbing mt Damavand to get the necessary preparation.

Here you can see some tours that include a preparation program by climbing one or more peaks above 4000 meters in Iran before climbing Damavand:

Alam Kuh and Mount Damavand trekking

Damavand – Alam Kuh – Sabalan trekking

Touchal – Damavand tour

Effects of altitude on your body

See 6 Tips for Damavand Mount acclimatization for a more in-depth look at the effects of altitude.

At Damavand’s summit, there is about 50% less oxygen available than at sea-level. Your body needs to adapt in order to compensate for the fact that with every breath, less oxygen is delivered to your muscles and brain.

High altitude sickness (AMS) is a dangerous condition. However, many people experience some of the effects of altitude without developing AMS.

Some of symptoms you might notice:

  • Breathing deeper and faster.
  • Higher pulse rate, even when resting.
  • Elevated blood pressure.
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Headaches and fatigue

The relationship between physical fitness and acclimatization?

Your physical fitness will not have a significant impact on your ability to adapt. Your body needs time to adapt to high altitude conditions where the air is thinner and less oxygen.

That being said, the more effort you put in at altitude, the harder it is for your body to adapt. So fitness can mean the difference between 60% activity at 14,000 feet or 85% activity at the same altitude.

According to the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, “sustained physical exertion early in the altitude exposure substantially increases AMS incidence and severity”.

So, while being physically “fitter” than others doesn’t increase your body’s ability to adapt, it probably makes the difference between how intense the workout is.

In addition, sometimes athletes who are very fit tend to move faster, relieve symptoms, and exert more effort than climbers who are less fit. The key is to hike below your physical limits to help your body adapt and reduce fatigue.

Where is the best place for training high altitudes?

The best training for climbing is climbing” this is an old proverb that is common among climbers and many of them use this proverb as an excuse to avoid doing additional training activities for climbing.

In response to the question, “Is climbing the best exercise for climbing?” This answer can be given as: It depends on our purpose of training.

Two training methods can be used in climbing mount Damavand:

1- During the period of development of technical and mental climbing skills, which requires a person to be in the real conditions of climbing, the only possible way to practice is climbing.

2- In order to reach high levels of physical fitness (for example, “increasing your VO2 Max…) you need consistent and purposeful exercises such as aerobics, which should be placed as a supplement along with climbing activities.

But to prepare for entering high altitudes and to examine the effects of altitude on the body, as well as to increase the ability to adapt to altitude, climbing at altitudes above 3000 meters is definitely the best way.

How do you train for high altitude and low oxygen environments?

Training for high altitude

One of the biggest dangers that threaten you at altitudes above 2000 meters is acute mountain sickness. You should be familiar with this disease and its symptoms.

Gradually increase exposure to high altitude

Practice at high altitude before your main climb. The best way to prepare for climbing a peak higher than 5000 meters is to climb a peak with a height of at least 3000-4000 meters in a period of two months before the main plan.

How do you train for high altitude and low oxygen environments?


While training can have a big impact on how you perform at altitude, you still can’t escape the influence of genetics. Your genes play a role in regulating your exercise capacity and your ability to perform in low oxygen.

There is no substitute for acclimatization

Since the body’s reaction to high altitude can be unpredictable and is related to many factors, your first trip to high altitude should be quite conservative both in maximum altitude and in the amount of ascent.

Consider the VO2 Max test

VO2 max is the maximum amount of oxygen your body can consume and use during intense exercise. VO2 max decreases at altitude, making your body work harder than at lower altitudes. If you’re increasing your VO2 max, you’re likely increasing your fitness as well. Start a training program aimed at increasing your VO2 max (including exercises such as sprinting) and monitor your progress.

Training with weight

You can increase your VO2 through weight training, slowly increasing the weight you carry in your pack until you exceed the weight you are carrying on your trip. This will help you prepare for those long-distance loads.

Be strong and fit Weight

Aerobic fitness, and overall strength all play a role in how your body responds to the high demands of high altitude climbing. Strength training helps prepare your leg and upper body muscles for a heavy load, as well as core exercises.

Hill workout – stress test your body

One of the key components of high altitude preparation is hill training. Whether you can train at altitude or not, hill training should be a central part of your exercise program. Steep walks are very important for your preparation.

Consider preventive medications If you have a history of altitude sickness, or if you have to go to high altitude sooner because you don’t have enough time, it is wise to ask your doctor about taking a preventive medicine such as Diamox. These drugs can reduce the risk of developing acute mountain sickness or reduce the severity of symptoms.

Putting in the Hours

There is no  substitute for hours training. It is very important to build slowly over months of preparation. You need to build up the weight you carry and hours of training per week. This will vary for trip to trip. It is best to contact us and we can guide you on training for the specific trip you are planning.

Last tips for climbing mount Damavand

Tips for climbing Kilimanjaro Persiaterk recommends arriving in Iran at least one or two days before climbing. Allow yourself to recover from the trip, adjust to the time change, and rest well before starting the climb Go slow, don’t walk in front of the pack, keep your energy up no matter how fit you are. Stay hydrated. Dry air and exercise will dehydrate your body. Be sure to drink plenty of water and take an electrolyte supplement to maintain your mineral balance. Dehydration significantly impairs physical performance Eat carbohydrates. No matter what diet plan you follow at home, you need those carbs. Studies have shown that a high carbohydrate diet at altitude stimulates ventilation and improves blood oxygenation. Adequate carbohydrates replenish your muscle glycogen, maintain blood sugar levels during activity, and speed recovery.

Contact us today and start your trekking and mountaineering journey. meet our Damavand tours.

How hard is it to climb Damavand?

How hard is it to climb Damavand?


Damavand trekking tour

If you think about climbing Damavand one of the most important facts you need to know is Damavand difficulty .

Mount Damavand is a fair difficult mountain to climb. Due to the fact that more than 50% of climbers who try to climb this peak suffer a level of mountain sickness, Damavand is a  tough high-altitude trek.
Considering the height of this mountain of 5610 meters, you should prepare and train well before attempting to climb Damavand Peak. Climbing Damavand peak is not difficult in the main part of climbing route because the paths are not steep and the main problem is the height, however the summit day is difficult because this part is the coldest and windiest part of your climb.
Climbing and descending about 1400 meters in one day at an altitude above 4200 meters, which may take about 10 to 12 hours, requires relatively high mental and physical preparation.
A common question about Damavand is how difficult it is to climb this peak? The answer to this question is not easy because it depends on many factors and is very personal.

After all, what is “hard” for one person may be “easy” for another.
Many climbers have said, “Climbing Damavand is the hardest thing I’ve ever done, especially on summit day.
We have never heard that it’s an easy climb , but it always depends on what you’re comparing it to.
Compared to K2, Damavand is “easy” but It is “tough” compared to walking in street .
Let’s examine some specific factors that affect the difficulty of climbing Damavand and also what can be done about it.

Climbing Damavand Technical Difficulty

One of the first questions that amateur mountaineers want to know , is whether there is any technical difficulty involved during climbing Damavand . the answer is : “No”. climbing Damavand in summer and from normal routes like Southern or western routes is only an easy trekking that can be done without an ice ax, ropes, or harnesses and crampons then You don’t need any technical mountaineering skills at all.

How to deal with the height problem on Damavand / Damavand difficulty

The hardest part of climbing  Damavand is trekking on high altitude . Your ability to acclimatize and getting used to the low oxygen in the air during your trek on long distances is what makes Damavand different from your normal long day’s hiking. Mount Damavand Altitude training  is one of the preparations  that you can do to maximize your chances of adaptation to the altitude.

By climbing slowly you will give your body more time to acclimatize , and give time for adequate rest and recovery, as you shouldn’t be in a hurry to climb  the mountain .

Always walk as slowly as you can. If that sounds a bit counter-intuitive, you’ll find your guide often repeating “Aroom Aroom” which means “slowly slowly” in Persian . By keeping a very slow pace, you’ll conserve your energy, you won’t exhaust yourself, and you’ll give yourself the best chance of adequate acclimatization! It’s not a race, folks…

Taking Diamox also can help for acclimatization but You’ll need a prescription from your doctor for it . Damavand difficulty

Your Fitness

Should be mentioned that if you’re very unfit and physically unprepared , the trek will be much harder. How fit you need to be is often a source of great confusion. You don’t need to be an marathon runner, but you need to be fit enough to walk multiple hours uphill with a light backpack . And then be ready to do it again the next day.

Your fitness will affect how you will be recovered from each day’s hiking.

Lack of training and not trying to improve your fitness will make your climb more difficult, but at the same time, you should have reasonable expectations of yourself and not exhaust your body with too much pressure and heavy training before climbing.

Camping & Sleeping on the Trail Difficulty

Damavand trekking

Mount Damavand Hut , located in south face of Damavand at 4260m elevation

If you’re used to only sleep in your own comfortable bed , then it possible camping and sleeping on Damavand be a bit hard – at least at first. although we provide you comfortable tent and sleeping mats and extra blanket , if you’re not used to sleeping in a tent, it may take some getting used to.

For those who spend their weekends outside and sleep on the ground , our camp will be almost luxurious , as you don’t have to prepare your own food or pitch your own tent!

having a good night’s sleep is important for your recovery and adapting with high altitude . If you think you might find this aspect of climbing Damavand hard and prefer not to sleep in tent then we suggest you Damavand southern route, where you can chose to sleep in huts or bigger and more comfortable tent

Weather condition

Another thing that can make climbing Damavand difficult is unfavorable weather conditions. Since Mt Damavand is about 1500 meters higher than the highest mountains around it in consequently this feature has caused the weather to have sudden changes and strong winds.

In the summer season, there are not a lot of snow and rain fall in Damavand, but the biggest challenge of Mount Damavand, as mentioned above, is strong winds, especially at night.

You can read more on Mount Damavand weather

Your Health

Obviously, if you already have specific physical problems or have suffered injuries that make it difficult for you to walk and carry a backpack, you will have a harder climb than others who do not have these problems, and the Damavand difficulty will be more for you will be higher.
Therefore, if there are such problems, consult with your doctor before climbing Damavand.
You can also consult with people who have experience climbing Damavand.
In addition, maintaining your health while climbing is also very important. While traveling, make sure you practice good personal hygiene – especially before eating – to make sure you don’t get into trouble. And of course travel with a company that they observe hygiene standards in preparing and serving food. Damavand difficulty

Damavand climbing guide

Damavand ski tour








volcanic seven summits challenge

volcanic seven summits challenge


Why do mountains fascinate us so much? Beauty, majesty, danger or simply “because the mountain is there?” There are many reasons for going to the mountains, but there is one thing for sure, and that is that if the mountain calls you, you should not hesitate and climb it. In addition to all this, people need to set high goals to challenge their mental and physical abilities. There are many climbing challenges in the world. Some of these challenges are:

  • Climbing fourteen 8000-meter peaks
  • Climb the highest peak on each of the seven continents
  • Climbing five 7000-meter peaks in the Pamir and Tianshan ranges (to receive the Snow Leopard Award)
  • Grand Slam Explorers
  • Climb the highest volcanic peak on any continent


mount Damavand facts

mount Damavand facts


Damavand peak is a semi-active volcano with a height of 5610 meters.

Mount Damavand is the highest peak of the Iran plateau as well as the highest volcano in Asia.

In this article, we are going to explain interesting Mount Damavand facts :


6 best routes to climb damavand

6 best routes to climb damavand


damavand northeast route


Damavand peak is a semi-active volcano with a height of 5610 meters.

Mount Damavand is the highest peak of the Iranian plateau as well as the highest volcano in Asia and one of the volcanic seven summits challenge.
There are 16 known routes to climb Damavand mount, because of having this amount of climbing route it is a unique mountain in Iran .
In this article, we intend to briefly explain 6 of the best routes  to climb Damavand.

Persiatrek Company with professional mountain guides in Iran can guide you in climbing Damavand Peak from any of these routes.