Activity

Start date

End date

Travellers

1-week Iran ski touring in Mount Damavand

Join Amin, a certified mountain guide, for this once-in-a-lifetime experience ski touring to the top of Mount Damavand. Towering to 5,671 meters in elevation, the peak is the highest in Iran and makes for a stunningly scenic and thrilling ski touring adventure.

Mountain RangeAlborz
Duration7 days
Offer periodFeb, Mar, Apr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Alborz Mountains.

  • Conquer one of the Volcanic Seven Summits on your skis.

  • Ski down high-quality and unspoiled powder on the way back.

Description

Towering above its surroundings, Mount Damavand is Iran’s tallest mountain and the second most prominent peak in Asia.

At 5,671 meters in elevation, Mount Damavand is also one of the Volcanic Seven Summits and should be on any dedicated ski mountaineer’s bucket list.

Over the course of our week together, we’ll enjoy some incredible ski touring in the Alborz mountains before making our way up to the summit of the mighty Damavand.

The adventure begins after we meet in Tehran and drive into the mountains. We’ll spend our first evening walking around Reineh, enjoying phenomenal views into the Alborz mountains.

The following day, we’ll head out onto the slopes of some 4,000 meter peaks in the nearby village of Lasem, getting used to the powder conditions and whetting our appetite for what is to come.

The rest of the trip will be spent slowly climbing up to the top of Mount Damavand. After a pre-dawn start on the fifth day, we will finally make it to the summit in order to see the sun rise and enjoy sublime views over the whole of Iran.

After we’ve had out fill of the view, we’ll ski back down the mountain, enjoying plenty of fresh and high-quality powder as we go.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this unforgettable ski mountaineering tour to the top of Mount Damavand!

If you like the look of this trip then I think that you may also enjoy my 8-day ski touring expedition to the Zagros Mountains in western Iran!

More info

We will send a complete equipment list shortly after booking.

Meeting point

Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA), Tehran

Loading...

Photos


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

We will meet at the IKA international airport in Tehran and transfer to Reineh.

Day 2: Lasem village

Make the 45 minute drive to Lasem and spend the day skiing on the slopes of 4,000 meter high mountains.

Day 3: Bargah

We will drive on to Polour (camp 2), before strapping on our skis and climbing up to Bargah (camp 3) at 4,200 meters. Expect to climb for 4 to 6 hours.

Day 4: Acclimatization

We will climb up to 4,800 meters before returning to Bargah.

Day 5: Summit day

Getting an early start, we will climb up to the top of Mount Damavand (which takes about 6 to 8 hours), before skiing back down to Polour.

Day 6: Polour

We’ll spend the day exploring Polour and soaking in the natural hot springs, before returning to Tehran in the evening.

Day 7: Extra day

We schedule an extra day in case bad weather keeps us in place one day.


Equipment you will need to bring

Ski equipment (skis, boots, poles)

Climbing skins

Poles

Helmet

Goggles

Sunglasses

Avalanche equipment (beacon, probe and shovel)

Crampons

Ice Axe

Backpack

Water bottle


About the guide

guide profile img

My name is Amin. I am a certified ski, mountaineering and mountain biking guide, based in Tehran. I used to go to the mountains as a kid, since I was 6 years old. When I was a teenager, I always dreamed becoming a mountain guide. Now I am the vice-president of the Iran Mountain Guiding Association, a full member of BMC and meber of UIAA.

I have experience climbing 7000-meter mountains. Some of my published material include “Noshaq, a different peak” ( 2010), about my journey in Hindukosh; a “Climbing Dictionary” (2016), includes English to Persian mountain terms and “Mountain Environment Protection” (2018), about mountain ecosystems and ways of protecting the mountains.

Now I am certifed as a ski, mountain and mountain biking guide in Iran, and I will finish my IFMGA course next year (2020).


For booking assistance

Have any doubts? Talk directly with an Explore Share assistant.
The Concierge service is a great tool for when you still haven't decided what kind of Adventure you're looking for and you're open to suggestions


Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 877 each

Group of 2

EUR 712 each

Group of 3

EUR 691 each

Group of 4

EUR 609 each

Group of 5

EUR 578 each

Group of 6

EUR 568 each

Group of 7

EUR 516 each

Group of 8

EUR 506 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Visa fee

• Personal porters

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Please contact us for a price quote.


What people are saying about this trip

no-reviews

There are no reviews yet