Damavand – Sabalan

  • Overview

The program includes ascending Damavand (5671 meters) and Sabalan (4811 meters) by ski. Damavand is the highest mountain of Iran with a cultural significance. It is mentioned in Iranian mythology that the border of Iran was determined by an arrow that was thrown from this mountain. There are 16 routes to summit Damavand that three of them are the most popular; among which the south face route is the most famous and the easiest one. It is the passage that is used in this program.

However, Sabalan mountain which is famous for its unique and noble crater lake at the top. It is the third highest mountain of Iran. the route we take is thorough the eastern face, and more interestingly we set up our camp exactly next to nomads. At the end of the program, to get a taste of Iran’s Culture as well, there is a one-day city tour of Tehran. The adventurer, gets to experience summiting the highest mountain of Iran and the only mountain with a crater lake on the top get a glimpse of its culture as well.

  • Services
What is included in our services!!!
What is excluded from our services!!!
What is included in our services!!!
  • Accommodations (Hotel, Villa, Lodge, Shelter, Camp, Tent)
  • Professional Mountain Guide with Climbing Instruction Certificate.
  • Professional Cultural Guide for City Tours.
  • Transportation (to and from airport, to and from Polour, to and from Shahbil village)
  • Permits for Ascend.
  • Permits for Entering each Region.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the Climbing Period and City.
  • Beverages (only those served in Atour Camp)
  • Entrance Fee to visited sites.
What is excluded from our services!!!
  • Tips to Guides and Staffs.
  • Hotel Reservation extra to the one mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.
  • Visa Fee.
  • Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Any Extra Request Not Mentioned in Itinerary.
  • Coffee House Services.
  • Ski and Trekking Equipment
  • Itinerary
  • Day 1: Airport pickup. Transfer to Mehrabad airport. Domestic flight to Ardabil (1500m). Transfer to Sarein (1650m). Overnight in hotel in Sarein.
  • Day 2: Transfer to Shabil (2600m). Beginning ski touring. Ascend to 3650 and set up camp. Overnight in shelter/camp (3650m).
  • Day 3: The summiting day. Summiting Sabalan (4811m) and ski down. Drive to Ardabil. Domestic flight to Tehran. Overnight in hotel.
  • Day 4: Transfer to Polour (2300m). Ride 4x4s to Gosfandsara (3200m). Trek to Bargah Sevom (4200m). Overnight in shelter/camp.
  • Day 5: The summiting day. Summiting Mount Damavand (5610m) and ski down. Returning to Bargah Sevom. Overnight in shelter.
  • Day 6: Descend to Gosfandsara. Ride 4×4 to Polour. Drive back to Tehran (1189m). Overnight in hotel.
  • Day 7: Tehran city tour. Overnight in hotel.
  • Day 8: Departure. Based on the time of your flight, the transfer to airport is arranged.
  • Spots
  • Culture Extension
  • Destination: Ardebil city tour, Tehran city tour
  • Cultural Sites
  •  General Equipment List for Ski
  • Sports Shoes
  • Trekking shoes category A / B
  • Ski touring shoes
  • Ski touring ski
  • Ski touring skins
  • Telescopic or fixed ski poles with large plates
  • Crampons with anti-scratch plate (already adapted to the ski touring boots)
  • Ski socks + replacement
  • Trekking / hiking pants
  • Ski touring pants warm!
  • Windproof and waterproof overpants (breathable)
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Sweater or jacket (wool, fleece, softshell)
  • Thick down jacket (filling weight from 300 g)
  • Wind and waterproof jacket (ideal: breathable)
  • Scarf / Buff as dust or cold protection
  • Headband / warm hat
  • Warm balaclava
  • Warm gloves
  • Over gloves (wind and waterproof, eg Gore-Tex)
  • Expedition Gloves
  • Avalanche probe
  • Modern 3-antenna avalanche transceiver
  • Shovel
  • Sunglasses
  • Glacier glasses (glasses with protection factor 3 or 4)
  • Trekking or mountain backpack 40 l
  • Rain cover for backpack
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • Sleeping bag up to – 5 ° in the comfort area or fleece sleeping bag
  • Suncream
  • Drinking bottle or hydration system at least 1.5 liters
  • Multifunction plug for country-specific sockets
  • First aid kit (including blister plaster, tape, disinfection)
  • important personal medicines (hand luggage!)
  • Level of Difficulty: 4 of 5
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Price: 
Damavand South Face

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