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Iran Eco Adventure

Alamkouh & Damavand Climbing extended to Classic Persia

from 1,572 یورو
11 Days Contact Iran Eco Adventure Code 3082
This tour at a glance
Short review of key informations of the tour.
  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Activity: 4
  • Price: from 1,572 یورو


Highlights and Gallery
Attractions

Mount Damavand (the highest peak in Iran and Middle East) well known as Roof of Iran

Mount Alamkouh (the second highest peak in Iran)

Isfahan, Shiraz, Kashan

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About the tour

Visiting Tehran, Mt. Alamkouh, Mt. Damavand, Shiraz, Isfahan & Kashan

Itinerary
Find day by day details in the itinerary.
Day 1
Arrival (O/N: Hotel, Marlik)/(-,-,-)

Arrival in Tehran IKA International Airport, transfer to hotel. Check in and rest.
Day 2
Transfer to Vandarbon. (O/N: Mountain Shelter, Vandarbon)/(B,L,D)

Transfer from Tehran to Vandarbon. Leisure time.
Day 3
Transfer to Tang-e Gelu & trek up to Hesarchal camp place (O/N: Camp, HesarChal Camp)/(B,L,D)

After a transfer to Tang-e Gelu hiking up to Hesarchal camp(3800 m), this will take about 4 hours. The route goes along some nomads then passing along a small river originated from the melting snow, the sheep and goats grazing in the fields. Snow can be found here even in August. The rest of the day will be used for acclimatization. The camp is surrounded by mountains of 4000 meters high. Also several natural springs can be found in this area.
Hesarchal camp altitude: 3800 m
Drive distance: 13 km on dirt road, 1 hour
Trek time: 3-4 hours ascending, 500m
Day 4
Ascending to Lashgarak Summit (O/N: Camp, HesarChal Camp)/(B,L,D)

Ascending to Lashgarak Summit (4320 m) for acclimatization and return to the camp. The peak of Lashgarak is located at south of camp. We pass a glacier and a beautiful small lake while ascending and we see everlasting snow of glacier near the top.
Trek time: 3 hours ascending and 1.5 hours descending
Altitude gain: 500 m
Day 5
Alamkouh Summit (O/N: Mountain Shelter, Vandarbon)/(B,L,D)

Ascending to the summit of Alamkouh 4850 m which is situated North of the camp, this takes 5-6 hours,. Passing another glacier, a small path leads up to the summit.
Above 4300m we will not find vegetation anymore, this area is full of rocks and some snow. From the top the Caspian See can be seen. After pushing the summit trekking down to Tang-e-Gelu which takes about 5 hours then drive to Vandarbon
Trek time: 5-6 hours ascending up to 4850 m, 3 hours descending to camp, and 2 hours to Tang-e Gelu.
Altitude gain: 1050 m
Day 6
Drive to Nandal (O/N: Damavand Camp,)/(B,L,D)

Drive via Haraz road to Nandal village located in the north face of Damavand (4-5 hours drive). Welcome drink & snack upon arrival. Enjoying the friendly atmosphere of Damavand Eco Camp, rest and relax in equipped tents.
Day 7
Ascending up to Advanced Camp (4350 m) (O/N: Advanced Camp)/ (B,L,D)

Early morning wake up, having breakfast, drive to the start point of trekking trail by pickups (Nissan mini truck). The luggage will be transported by mules. The trekking takes 5-6 hours leading to Damavand Advanced Camp (4350 m). Welcome drink and snack upon arrival. After relaxation & practice and review of mountaineering essential skills, it’s time for dinner.
Drive distance: 5 km on dirt road, 45 minutes.
Trekking start point: 2700 m
Trek time: 5-6 hours
Altitude gain: 1650 m
Day 8
Acclimatization day(O/N: Advanced Camp)/ (B,L,D)

Acclimatization day; Half day trek up to 4850 m to acclimatize in the path leading to the summit and return to advanced camp, this day also could be used as a reserved day in case of bad weather on summit day.
Trek time: 4-5 hours up and down
Altitude gain: 500 m
Day 9
Summit day(O/N: Advanced Camp)/ (B, L, D)

Early morning wake up, climbing (slowly & as a team). Reaching summit, a short stop for visiting Damavand caldera and old crater of the volcano. Visiting sulfur fumarole and taking photos. Return to the Advanced Camp. After a well-deserved rest it’s time for dinner.
Trek time: approx. 12 hours up and down
Altitude gain: 1270 m
Day 10
Descending and drive back to Tehran (O/N: Hotel, Marlik)/(B,L,-)

Trekking back to the start point of the track after breakfast, the backpacks will be transported by mules. Transfer to Damavand Eco Camp by pickups (Nissan mini truck). After a cozy lunch and short refreshment drive back to Tehran.
Drive distance: 5 km on dirt road, 45 minutes / 150 km from Nandal to Tehran, approx. 4-5 hours
Trek time: 4 hours down
Day 11
Departure (-,-,-)

Transfer to Tehran IKA International Airport, departure and fly back home.

Other Services

Meals & Food

Menu

Snack

Herbal tea, Nescafe, Tea, Biscuits, Chocolate, Candy, Pastry, Seasonal Fruit, Fruit Juice, Pistachios, Almond, Hazelnut, Peanut.

Breakfast

Tea and Nescafe, Processed Cheese, Cream, Local Butter, Honey, Sesame pudding (Halva Ardeh), Cucumber, Tomato, Scrambled Eggs, Lentil stew(Adasi), Organic Local Bread, Toast Bread, Nutella, Walnuts.

Lunch and Dinner (Main Course)

Soup, Pasta, Vegi-burger Sandwiches (KookooSabzi), Mashed Potato Sandwiches, Grilled Vegetables (Green beans, Carrots, Cauliflower), Chicken Sandwich, GhormehSabzi (Lamb Stew with beans) with Rice, Kalam Polo (Fried Cabbage with Rice), Chicken Kebab with grilled vegetables, Meatball Dish with Bread, Lamb Dish with Rice,

Lunch and Dinner (Starter and Dessert)

Seasonal Fruit, Olives, Bread, Shirazi Salad, Yogurt, Doogh (Yogurt Drink).

 

 

 

Meals Notes:

  • Snack: During climbing, you are served 3 - 4 types of Snack menu.
  • Breakfast: It is buffet including 4- 5 types of breakfast menu.
  • Lunch: One dish lunch with dessert at the base camp and picnic lunch during trek. They are chosen from lunch-dinner menu, regarding elevation and your activities as a daily fixed food by chef.
  • Dinner: Complete meal; soup in advanced camp, two/three dishes, salad and dessert. They are chosen from lunch-dinner menu, regarding elevation and your activities as a daily fixed food by chef.
  • You can have Tea, Nescafe and biscuit, unlimited and free of charge, all-day in base camp and advanced camp.
  • When you arrive to Base camp or advance camp, you are served by welcome herbal drinks.
  • We provide and use spring water for drinking and cooking in advance camp, that it is taken from mountain springs.
  • Any cold drinks as bottle water, Coke, beer, juice & … should be bought from base camp or advance camp shop separately.

 

 

Accommodations

 

Location

Hotel/Accommodation

Nights

Tehran

Marlik

2

Mt. Alamkouh

Vandarbon

2

Mt. Alamkouh

HesarChal Camp

2

Mt. Damavand

Mt. Damavand Base Camp

1

Mt. Damavand

Mt. Damavand Advanced Camp

3





Terms and Conditions

Cancellation policy:

Any cancellation 90 days prior to arrival date: NO charge (except in case of issuing the flight tickets to guarantee the seats or rooms in hotels)

Any cancellation between 89 to 30 days prior to arrival date: 15% charge

Any cancellation between 29 to 20 days prior to arrival date: 30% charge

Any cancellation between 19 to 10 days prior to arrival date: 50% charge

Any cancellation less than 10 days: 100% charge