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Damavand, the most famous mountain of Iran


Damavand, the most famous mountain of Iran

Mount Damavand which is an extinct volcanic peak in the Alborz Mountains in the northern parts of Iran is about 68 km northeast of the capital city of  Tehran. Mount Damavand is known as the highest peak in Iran and Western Asia. Damavand mountain has a historical, natural and cultural importance for Iranians. Iranians celebrate Damavand National Day annually on July 13th. The celebration has also reached the national record. If you have been wondering how long does it take to climb Mount Damavand, the ideal answer is that you should take 3-5 days to reach the summit. It can be done in as little as two days or depending on your experience it can expand to 4 days. Check out Damavand trekking tours for the best experience of your life.

Visiting mount Damavand is a way to connect to Iranian culture and experience an adventure. Keep on reading to find out all the information you need about mount Damavand.


Damavand adventures

  1. Damavand cycling

Damavand Cycling is an incredible way to see the beauty of Damavand Mountain and to have a breathtaking scenery during your journey. Iran cycling tour can be cycling in the highest mountain of Iran or also known as mount Damavand. This 5610m mountain is a good place for mountain cycling. Damavand is a safe place for mountain cycling and the slopes are perfect for an exciting experience. Damavand mountain is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions of Iran. Lar national part, Abali ski resort, various lakes and hot water springs add to the beauty of this spot. you can dive into the nature of Iran its unique attractions with a Damavand tour.

  1. Damavand mountain peak climbing

Climbing Damavand mountain can be a great challenge that is easy to access for everyone. Climbing any mountain requires a great deal of physical and mental preparation and readiness can help improving your mental state. Damavand is a strong part of Iranian culture. Damavand is considered as a symbol of resistance Persian folk stories. During a Damavand tour, you’ll come across various tourist attractions. The unique nature and recreational parts of Damavand can be an unforgettable experience for you.

  1. Damavand skiing

Mount Damavand is the highest ski resort in the middle-east and a well-known spot for winter sport activities. Damavand Ski Resort is a suitable place for wild ski touring, off-piste ski tour and snowboarding. Mount Damavand receives a suitable amount of snowfall during the year, especially in winter.

A quick guideline to Damavand routes

The recommended route especially for beginners is the south path. The south path is super easy to access both from the capital city Tehran and the northern parts of Iran. The mountain slop is not too steep, therefore, even professional hikers prefer to use this path.

  1. North path

North path is considered as the most difficult path to reach the peak of Damavand. The steep mountain slope has made ths path quite dangerous for beginners.

  1. South path

The south path is super easy to access both from the capital city Tehran and the northern parts of Iran. The mountain slop is not too steep, therefore, even professional hikers prefer to use this path.

  1. West path

This path can shorten the distance but it is noteworthy that it has a quiet steep mountain slope.

  1. Northeast path

This path is very cold and windy and can elongate the distance.

If you travel to Iran and want to experience the excitement, read Iran ski for sport enthusiasts article as well.


Bottom line

Damavand tour is one of the most popular tours of Iran. Finding a responsible and trustworthy firm that provides personalized tours is the most important part of your trip and can have a major effect on your experience. One of the companies that provide personalized Damavand tours in Iran is Atour. The tours can vary from 2-7 days. You can check out Atour’s official website to get more information on their personalized and presented tours.


  • mohsen
    March 23, 2023

    long live Iran


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