Damavand Expedition

Ascent to Damavand (5671m), Alborz mountain range, Iran in 7N/8D
Meeting point
Imam Khomeini International Airport
Group size
4 - 12
Activity level
The hike is strenuous with each day going around 4 - 6h hiking. On summit day expect around 10h total.


Made for beginners in mind. Take your first dip into the world of adventure travel.


Reasonable level of fitness required. Around 4 - 5 hours of activity per day.


For those with previous experience looking for a bigger thrill. 6 - 8 hours of activity per day.


For people at the top of their fitness levels, ready to tackle the most demanding tours.

What will you experience?

  • Visit Isfahan, the jewel of old Persia and one of the most distinguished cities of the Islamic world.
  • Experience this multicultural destination, utterly unique in today’s world.
  • Summit Damavand, Iran's highest peak (and volcano) at 5671m.


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Day I
Arrival in Tehran

We arrive in Tehran, pick up from the airport and go straight to our 3* hotel accommodation. In the evening, after we had the time to unpack and unwind, we’ll take a short walk around the city to get to know Iran’s culture and people. Overnight stay.

Short walk
Day II
Darband square

Breakfast, then transfer to Darband square (1850m). Acclimatization climb to peak Tochal (3957m), then back to Darband square. Reaching the peak is also possible via a gondola lift. Transfer to hotel for an overnight stay.

4h acclimatization hike
Breakfast & Dinner
Goosfand Sar

Breakfast, then transfer to Polur. Arriving there, we have transfer by 4×4 to Goosfand Sar (3040m). Overnight in containers.

4x4 transfer
Breakfast & Dinner
Day IV
Bergah mountain lodge
Bergah mountain lodge

Breakfast then 4 hours walk to Bergah mountain lodge (4250m). In the afternoon we head for an acclimatization climb to a nearby hill and then return to our lodge. Overnight stay.

4h hike
Day V
Extra day for acclimatization
Base camp

Breakfast. Today we have an extra day for a proper acclimatization. We hike to (4600m) and then return to our camp. Overnight stay.

4 - 6h acclimatization hike
Day VI
Summit day
Summit ascent

Summit day for Damavand (5671m). We will leave mountain hut around 04:00 and climb to the top 6-7 hours. Return to Bergah in 3 hours’ time. Overnight at mountain hut „Bergah”.

10h summit hike
Breakfast & Dinner
Return to Tehran
Back from the top

After breakfast, in a 3-hour trip we’ll return to Goosfand Sar. Transfer to Tehran. Rest in a hotel.

3h descend
Breakfast & Dinner

Breakfast, then transfer to Tehran airport. There we say our goodbyes and you catch your flight home.

Transfer to the airport for your flight home!
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What’s included?

  • 4 Nights in mountain chalets and 3 nights in a three star hotel / twin or double
  • Breakfast and dinner at the hotels and B&B at the mountain huts on Damavand
  • 4 days guided ascent on Damavand (5671m)
  • All local transfers to/from airports
  • Tickets for national parks
  • Mt. Tochal gondola lift
  • Minibus transport: Tehran – Reyneh – Tehran
  • Climbing permit
  • Professional mountain guide

What’s not included?

  • Plane tickets to & from Tehran
  • Lunch throughout the tours in Iran
  • Food and beverages throughout the ascent to Damavand (5671m)
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bill, souvenirs, etc.
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How big will the group be?

This trip will run with a minimum of 4 people, and a maximum of 12. Please note, if there are not 4 people booked the trip may be rearranged or cancelled.

Can I book on my own?

Sure can! A lot of people do, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

What’s the canyoning like?

Tribuca River Canyon is one of the nicest canyons in Serbia. It is a very active adventure with jumps, rappelling, and swimming. It will take around 4-5 hours to make your way through the canyon. Full neoprene wetsuits, helmets, and harnesses will be provided. Despite its technicality, you do not need previous canyoning experience—that’s what the guide is there for!

What’s the hike like?

The hike along Gradac River is a pleasant and easy 2-hour walk. The water in the stream is so clean you can drink it straight! Sometimes you’ll follow a trail, and other times you’ll walk through the water, crossing the river several times (up to knee-deep).

What skills/experience/fitness do I need?

You don’t need any previous experience, just a good attitude, and adventurous spirit! Your guide will give you full instructions and a safety briefing at the start and will be watching you every step of the way to make sure everyone is safe and happy. You need a basic level of fitness for several hours of activity.

What’s the food like?

All the food is local and freshly cooked. Meals are typically hearty, and include domestic cheese and other local milk products, dry meats, fish, and local fruit and vegetables. Drinks are not included.

Can my dietary restrictions be conformed?

Absolutely! Just let us know at booking.

What’s the weather like?

Summer and early autumn are the best periods to visit the area. In summer the temperatures range from 20 – 30 °C. It cools down at night. Autumn is slightly chillier but still really pleasant, and there’s the added bonus of stunning fall colors.

What should I pack?

All technical equipment will be provided. You need to bring:

  • 2 pairs of hiking shoes that you don’t mind getting wet
  • Lightweight, breathable shirts and trousers/shorts
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock)
  • Warm jacket for the evenings
  • Small rucksack to carry personal belongings
  • Water bottle
What flights should I book?

Start point? You will be met at the Belgrade airport on Friday. Your transfer will meet all flights scheduled to land by 15:00 pm or earlier. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalize all details. Finish point? Your tour will end at Belgrade airport on Sunday. You are free to book any flight that departs after 13:00 pm.

How do I meet the transfer?

At your arrival, the transfer will be holding a sign with the name of the tour. We’ll give you all the extra details before traveling.

Important notes

This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions, and forecasts, special events, etc. We can’t guarantee the availability of twin rooms for the duration of the tour. All rooms will, in most cases, be double, or more. Or single upon request. In a highly unlikely case of an insufficient number of people accommodated in one of our selected hotels, dinner will be served on the basis of a predetermined menu of 2 or 3 meals.

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