How you plan on Mount Damavand trekking is a big part of your experience. In this article we explain everything you must know about Damavand climbing.
What we must know about climbing mount Damavand
Mount Damavand which is also known as “the roof of Iran” is the highest natural point in the Middle-East and highest volcano in Asia. The peak of Damavand mountain is at 5610 meters. Climbing Damavand mountain can be a great challenge which is accessible for everyone. Climbing Damavand Mountain requires a great deal of physical and mental preparation and readiness can help improving your mental property. The season you choose for climbing mount Damavand and the team you select can affect your experience.
Reasons to trek Damavand mountain
- Scenery and view
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 and its unique attractions with a Damavand tour.
- Physical challenge
Mount Damavand trekking requires a physical preparation. And can be a challenging activity.
- Cultural value of mount Damavand
Benefits of Damavand trekking tour
- It can lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
- It can improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
- It can boost bone density.
- It can strengthen your glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, and the muscles in your hips and lower legs and challenge your body.
- It can make your core stronger.
- It can help you lose weight.
Tips for Damavand climbing tour
It is highly advised to the beginners to trek Damavand in Summer time and suitable weather conditions, which is after mid-June up to mid-September, where there is little snow on the mountain and the weather is relatively mild. And the recommended starting day for MT Damavand tour is on Saturday.
You should take 3 to 5 days to reach the summit of mount Damavand. It can be done in two days, However, that is not advisable if you don’t have experience in climbing mountains before.
The needed equipment for Damavand hiking: Trekking shoes and socks – Trekking pants – Gore-Tex jacket and pants – Cotton t-shirt – Polar jacket – Gore-Tex jacket – Gloves and woolen hat – Sunglasses – Sunscreen SPF 50 – Headlamp – Sleeping bag and tent – Main backpack and a small attacking backpack – Trekking poles – cooking gear – Small first-aid kit – Water Bottles – Toiletries – Headlamp – Swiss Army knife
You can find necessary foods and snacks at campsites but it is recommended that take your own.
The recommended route especially for beginners is the south route which 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 mountaineers prefer to use this route.
On a final note
Visiting Mount Damavand is the perfect way to get in touch with Iranian culture and nature. Climbing mount Damavand needs knowledge and preparation. 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. You can check out Atour’s official website to get more information on their personalized and presented tours.