Damavand, 5671m, is the highest mountain in Iran and Middle East, and also the highest volcanic peak in Asia. Mount Damavand, located 70km Northeast of Tehran, is registered as the National Heritage Site. It plays a significant role in Iranian mythology, literature and folklore. There are many known routes to the summit, with varying levels of difficulty. We take the most popular one, i.e. the Southern Route.
Tour Itinerary :
Day 2: Half Day City Tour of Tehran
Today, we have a half day city tour of Tehran to visit Sa’dabad and Niavaran Palaces. These palaces are full of stories about contemporary history of Iran, particularly Pahlavi dynasty, the last monarchs of Iran. Then, we drive on to POLOUR Camp at the altitude of 2270m. We stay the night in Polour climbing house.
Overnight in Tehran.
Mount Damavand, which is the highest mountain in the Middle East, had always been one of my favorite peaks to summit. Thanks to Iran-Marcopolo and its well organized ‘Persian Apex’ tour, I was able to climb up Damavand which was an astonishing experience.MaximillianFrom Austria
We’ve climbed up many mountains in Asia, Europe, and North America. And this time, it was Damavand’s turn in Iran which provided dazzling views. We also had a city tour in Tehran and visited historical sights which were really interesting.GonçaloFrom Portugal
This 5-day ‘Persian Apex’ tour is highly recommended to all those who enjoy mountain climbing. So putting Damavand peak on your bucket list is a must. Trekking to mountain Damavand is enjoyable and scenic. The hike into this glorious mountain was incredible and everything went as planned.RobertFrom USA
Rising above Mount Damavand, tallest mountain in Iran and in the Middle East, on ‘Persian Apex’ tour was a wonderful experience. Damavand was a bit challenging to climb, but the natural beauties of this spectacular mountain definitely made it worthwhile. Camping facilities were comfortable and people were very helpful. Highly recommended!DanielFrom Panama
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Departure Dates :
Depending on the group size, the tour price will change. Tour size can vary from one person to above 20 persons.
You will be accommodated in 4-star hotels. Hotels could be replaced with similar hotel in the same category.
A Single Supplement is bookable on this trip, subject to availability at the time of booking. The price of the single suplement will be quoted at the time of booking.
The Iranian currency is Iranian Rials (IRR). However it’s common by the locals to use Toman instead of Rials on daily business. Note that 1 Toman = 10 Rials. You should also not that International payment systems and bank cards are not available in Iran. So make sure to bring enough cash for your whole journey.
Weekdays in Iran
States offices, administration, post office and banks are generally open from 7:30 – 12:00 and reopen after a lunch break until 16:00. Thursdays are the working hours until 12:00.
Friday is weekend in Iran.
We offer visa assistance to those who are traveling with us. For some nationalities a visa is required to enter Iran. A visa can be obtained from the Iranian embassy or consulate in your country of residence or at the Iranian airports upon arrival. However, arrival visa is not available for US, British and Canadian Citizens and a visa needs to be obtained prior to travel. Feel free to contact us for Iranian visa assistance.
Your trip will start in Tehran and finish in Shiraz.
You need to pay 10% of your tour total amount as deposit if you’re booking prior to 30 days from departure date. If you’re booking after 30 days, you must pay the full amount. Payment should be made through wire transfer to the bank account given in your quotation sheet.
You must have a valid travel insurance during your stay in Iran. You’ll need to provide your insurance certificate when applying for visa either at Iranian embassy in the country of your residence or at the Iranian airports. You will have the option to purchase travel insurance from Iranian companies upon arrival.
Our guaranteed departures will become available to you once deposit or total amount is paid depending on your purchase date. On request departures will become available once at least 2 persons have secured their spot. If you plan to travel alone on one of our on demand tours, you need to revisit our site to check if it’s turned to guaranteed.
If you cancel prior to 30 days from departure, your deposit will not be refunded. If you cancel 29 to 15 days before your departure date, 50% of your payment amount will be refunded. If you cancel 14 days before departure you will get no refund at all.