Understanding the basics of the place you want to visit can help you get a better grasp at what you should expect. Keep on reading to find more about Damavand.
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All you need to know about the perfect Damavand tour
Primarily, to understand how to have the perfect tour of Damavand, we must know about mount Damavand and know what should we expect. So here is some basic information that you must now before traveling to Damavand. Mount Damavand is a potentially active stratovolcano it is also the highest peak in Iran and Western Asia. The average temperature in the high altitude of the mount Damavand tour is about 60 degrees below zero during winter time, it is one degree below zero in the summer; the air pressure in the peak of the mountain is half of the air pressure on the sea level. Iranians celebrate Damavand National Day annually on July 13th. The celebration has also reached the national record.
Some tourist attractions of Mount Damavand
- There is a frozen and unique waterfall in the south part of Damavand which never melts.
- The Tar Lake and Havir Lake which are located near mount Damavand. The surface of these lakes in the winter may cover by a thin layer of ice.
- Rood Afshan Cave which is located in a Village with the same name which is in the Damavand township in the central Alborz Mountains.
- Abali ski resort which is the first ski resort in Iran to install mechanical lifts.
- Lar National Park which is located in the northern part of Mount Damavand.
- Multiple hot water springs including Larijan hot water springs, which is famous amongst people for its therapeutic effects.
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.
Types of Damavand tours
There are overall 16 ways to the peak of mount Damavand. The professionals suggest 4 of them:
- 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.
- 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.
- West path
This path can shorten the distance but it is noteworthy that it has a quiet steep mountain slope.
- Northeast path
This path is very cold and windy and can elongate the distance.
Mountain Damavand is accessible in all 4 seasons but summer is considered to have the easiest and winter the hardest conditions for hiking in Damavand. Some companies provide personalized tour due to their clients’ request. One of the companies that provide personalized Damavand tours in Iran is Atour. The tours can vary from 2-7 days. But the typical tours are consisted of:
The program includes cycling in the highest mountain of Iran. Mount Damavand is a suitable and safe place for cycling.
This program includes skiing in Abali ski resort which is one of the best places for skiing in Iran.
Trekking unlike hiking does not require special skills and it is a suitable exercise for everyone.
Having a professional leader with skills and qualifications is a necessity in tours. Choose your tour wisely so you can avoid any problems that may befall you.
Visiting munt Damavand is the perfect way to connect to Iranian culture and nature. Finding a responsible and trustworthy firm that provides personalized tours is the most important part of you travel and can have a major effect on your experience. You can check out Atour’s official website to get more information on their personalized and presented tours.