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damavand northeast route

Mount Damavand Northeast route

Damavand northeast route : Damavand Peak has 16 main ridges that climbers use to climb. The most popular route to climb Damavand Peak is the southern edge of Damavand Peak, but Damavand northeast route after southern route is the most popular route that climbers choose to climb .

The beauty of the route and the existence of a good shelter of Takht Fereydoun at an altitude of 4400 meters, as well as the easy access to the base camp and  also its relatively easy ascent route, has made this route an attractive route for climbers.
We suggest this route to mountaineers who intend to climb Damavand Peak from a different route for the second time, or who would like to climb Damavand Peak from a different route and more secluded and beautiful, and of course with a little more adventure.

Advantages of Damavand Northeast route compared to the southern route
  • This route is the most beautiful ascent of Damavand with greener slopes and proximity to the largest glacier of Damavand Mountain.
  • This route is less traffic and you will enjoy nature more in a calmer environment with fewer climbers.

Damavand highlights:

The highest volcanic mountain in Asia, and part of the Volcanic Seven Summits

Read more about Damavand here .

Damavand northeast route summarized program

Day1 :Ascending Tochal Mountain to Shirpala Shelter (2700 meters)

Day2 :Climb Tochal peak and return to Tehran and transfer to Nandal village(2400m)

Day3 :Climbing Damavand mountain up to Takht Fereydoon Shelter (4400m)

Day4 : Acclimatization up to an altitude of 5000 meters

Day5 :Climb Damavand peak and return to the shelter

Day6 :Return to Nandal and transfer to Tehran

Mount Damavand Northeast route detailed itinerary

Day1 :Ascending Tochal Mountain to Shirpala Shelter (2700 meters)

This morning, our agent will meet and welcome  you at your residence , then you will move to the north of Tehran and start your trekking from the beginning of the beautiful Darband valley at an altitude of 1800 meters and walk along one of the most popular trekking routes in the north of Tehran.

You pass through the beautiful and historical village of Pasqaleh and move between the beautiful riverside restaurants and cafes along the Darband River and continue your way and enter the Osun Valley and from there you move to the Shirpala hut (2700m) and spend the night there . Shirpala is well equipped hut : private room , bed and blanket , restaurant and toilet . At night, you enjoy the silence of this hut and the beautiful views of Tehran metropolis , which is in front of you.

Trekking ↑ approx. : 900m , 4 hours

Accommodation: El. : 2800m , Hut

Day2 :Climb Touchal peak and return to Tehran and transfer to Nandal village(2400m)

Today we start our trekking early in the morning and hike up to the Tochal peak  while along the route of Tehran metropolis is behind us  .  we reach the peak after about 4 hours of hiking . In good and clear weather, we can see Damavand peak in the northeast, which has a special and unique shape and height compare with the mountains around it .

After descending from the peak, we get in the car and drive to Nandal village. After about 4 hours, we reach this cozy and beautiful village on the northern slopes of Damavand and spend the night in a local house with warm and welcomming hosts.

Transfer : 4 hours (160 km)

Trekking ↑ approx. : 1260m , 4 hours

Trekking ↓ approx. : 2160 , about 4 hours

Accommodation: El. : 2400m , Local house

Day3 : Damavand norteast route , climbing to Takht-e Fereydoon refuge (4360m)

Today you get up very early. First you drive with the vehicle (standing on the loading area) over many serpentines up to approx. 2,950m altitude. Here at the starting point of your ascent you will also meet the mule drivers who will transport your luggage. How far you get with the vehicles depends strongly on the condition of the mountain road (simple gravel roads).

After the vehicle has left us, you start the steady ascent and after about 5 hours you reach your camp site ; mountain hut Takht-e Fereydoon at about 4,360m altitude. You will stay overnight in the 2 person tents you brought with you. In the evening you will receive a delicious dinner, which the chef has conjured up well adapted to the altitude and the coming stages.

Transfer : 1 hour (20 km)

Trekking ↑ approx. : 1410m , 7 hours

Accommodation: El. : 4360m , Tent

Day4 : Acclimatization up to an altitude of 5000 meters

Today is acclimatization day , In order to better adapt to the conditions of high altitude, you will climb to an altitude of about 5000 meters, and after stopping for about half an hour at this altitude, you will return to the second camp and rest to prepare for the next day and climb the peak.

Trekking ↑ ↓ approx. : 650m , 5 hours

Accommodation: El. : 4360m ,  Tent

Day5 :Climb Damavand peak and return to the shelter

In the early morning you will set off for your summit attempt. At 4 o’clock you have to wake up and at 5 o’clock you start to the summit. Since the summit pyramid is completely open and without protection, strong winds are to be expected. up to 5000 meters with a bit of luck, especially in July and August, you can climb the summit completely without contact with snow and ice but from 5000m to 5400m you should pass a big snowfield that is known as Bam-e barfi .

From an altitude of 5,400 m you will feel the first sulphur smokes and it will become clear that you are travelling along a volcano. The mountain is no longer active, but you can still feel its breath. After approx. 5-6 hours you will then stand on the highest point of the Damavand volcano and enjoy a magnificent panoramic view.

On a clear day you can even see as far as Tehran or the Caspian Sea. One also sees the top of the 4. 850 m high Alamkouh protruding on the horizon. Who still has power reserves can, after consultation with the mountain guide, walk around the crater (caldera) (walking time approx. 45 minutes).

After an extensive rest at the summit, the descent follows the ascent route to the Takthe Fe-ridon mountain hut. Here we spend the night again.

Trekking  ↑ ↓ approx. : 1320m , about 9 hours

Accommodation : El. : 4360m ,Tent

Day6 :Return to Nandal and transfer to Tehran

This morning, after having breakfast and delivering the luggage to the porters, we will move to Camp 1 at around 9:00 AM and from there be transferred to Nandal village and we say goodbye to its lovely people and move to Tehran. Also, along the way, our guide lead you to visit the 2000-year-old residential caves that is called Kafar Koli, which is located near the village of Rineh.

Trekking ↓ approx. :1410m ,  4 hours

Transfer (camp1 to Tehran): 5 hours (180 km)

Mount Damavand northeast route services included

  • Full board (all meals are included)
  • All transfers & sightseeing trips in private vehicles
  • Damavand permit fee
  • Accommodations  in simple guest houses, tents or very simple mountain huts in Damavand
  • Luggage transport by mules
  • English speaking mountain and trekking guide
  • Additional, local mountain guide on Damavand summit day for 4 people each

Mount Damavand northeast route required equipment

  • 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
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Mount Damavand south face

Price : 500$
1PAX : 850$

2 PAX : 620$

3-5 PAX : 500$

6-8 PAX : 470$

9-10 PAX : 440$

11 and more : 410$

Duration : 6 days

Valid from  : June to September

Age requirement  : +18

Physical rating : 5

Join in : Tehran

End in : Tehran

Max Altitude : 5671m


Nandal village : 1 night in Local house

Touchal: 1 night in hut

Damavand Camp2 : 3 nights in Tent

Meals :

5 Breakfasts

6 lunches

5 dinners

Transportation : 

Private car all the road trip

4WD car in the mountainous roads

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