Iran Eco Adventure
Damavand and Sarakchal Mountain climbing Tour

Damavand and Sarakchal Mountain climbing Tour

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  • Duration : 10 Days
  • Activity: 4
  • Price: Departure on request contact for price Book/Enquire


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Attractions
  • Ascending Mount Damavand, the highest volcanic mountain in Asia, from the less crowded northeast route with fully equipped private Eco camps
  • Acclimatization at Alamkuh, the second highest Mountain Iran
  • Exploring Persian culture and history in Persepolis, Shiraz, Kashan and Isfahan

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Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrival in Tehran IKA International Airport

Arrival in Tehran IKA International Airport, transfer to hotel. Check in and rest.
Day 2
Transfer to Shemshak.

Drive from Tehran to Shemshak. Trek up from Shemshak to camping area in Sarakchal (3,500m).
Day 3
Sarakchal summit (4200 m).

Climb up to Sarakchal summit (4200 m), back to camping site.
Day 4
Descending, Transfer to Nandal village

Descend from Sarakchal, transfer from Shemshak to Nandal. 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 5
Ascending up to Advanced Camp

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 6
Acclimatization day

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 7
Summit day

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 8
Descending and drive back to Tehran

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 9
Tehran city tour, visiting Golestan Palace (UNESCO World Heritage), National Museum/National Jewelry Museum and Grand Bazaar

National Museum
Today is a day to go through history from 5th millennium BC to 648 AD the pre-Islam archaeological museum covers Persia’s history to a view of Islamic works of art. We can walk to get into an old traditional café to have lunch. Afternoon visit of National Jewelry Museum
Golestan Palace
The Golestan Palace from the Qajar period is listed on the UNESCO heritage list. Build on the left-overs of a citadel is it one of the oldest buildings in Tehran. The complex has several palaces a lovely garden. The Qajar family was ruling Iran from 1785 to 1925.
National Jewelry Museum
The national Jewelry museum is housed in the Central Bank of Iran. Heavily guarded this impressive collection of jewelry is unique. One of the highlights is the Crown Jewel, last used by the Sjah of Iran.
Note: National Jewelry Museum is open only on Saturdays-Tuesdays at 14-16
The Grand Bazaar in Tehran is less than 200 years old, but for a much longer time on this spot trading as been going on. In total there is more than 10 kilometer of lanes full of stores. Each part of the bazaar as is own specialty, for example copper, paper, gold, spices, and of course carpets.
Day 10
Departure

Transfer to Tehran IKA International Airport, departure and fly back home.
Package Services and Information
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Includes & Excludes

Included:

 

  • Visa process (Reference number)
  • 3nights accommodation at Hotel, 2 nights at tent in Sarakchal, 1 night at Damavand base camp, 3 nights in Damavand advanced camp. Each 2 persons accommodate in double
  • All daily meals & snacks as program.
  • Dinning tent, kitchen tent & toilet tent in advanced camp with experienced cook & staff
  • English speaking mountain guide during all days.
  • Assistant local mountain guide for each 5 pax (for Damavand summit day, 1 assistant for each 4 pax)
  • Cook & experienced staff in case of group size
  • Private air conditioned vehicle with experienced driver during the journey
  • Mules for carrying luggage (Each person 1 pack maximum 15 KG)
  • Pickup vehicle (Nissan mini truck) for transferring on the dirt mountain road
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing as mentioned in program.
  • Damavand Permit fee
  • VAT and all other taxes

Excluded:

  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Extra accommodations in hotels or camps more than mentioned in itinerary.
  • Insurance
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Personal expenses or beverages
  • Personal climbing or ski gears such as sleeping bag, etc
  • Any individual transfer more than program
  • Extra expenses that aren't mentioned in the program.
  • Changing accommodation in case of client's request

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

  • The group with 6 and more pax (Excluding tour leader), they have 1 special price for their tour leader as above. It is based on accommodations in double sharing room and tent.
  • The prices are calculated based on above mentioned hotels and accommodations. After your confirmation, we start to check availability and inform you the probable changing. in case of any change in final booking, the price can be changed.
Other Services

One day Extension 290 Euro; Services include:

  1.  Airport Transfer on Arrival and Departure days
  2. Visa application process
  3. One day Visit highlights of Tehran 
  4. Two nights accommodation in Tehran

 

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

Howeyzeh

3

Mt.Sarakchal

Shemshak 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

 


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