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Damavand South Face Track

Damavand, Tehran Province, Iran
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Duration

5 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Francais

Overview

Damavand Expedition | South Face 

Damavand South Face is the easiest track to climb that requires basic trekking skills. The descent is straightforward and often experienced climbers, who have taken more difficult tracks up, pick this track for the descent. There are several base camps and shelters along the way. You can also get mule support for backpacks on this track, something that cannot be guaranteed on other routes. Rescue teams can also reach the south route faster in case of emergency. As this is the most common track, it can get busy which puts the facilities under pressure.

 

Damavand Climb – Southern Track

Climbing Damavand Peak is a special ascent from different points of view and the feeling of stepping on the summit is a combination of pleasant and successful feelings that a climber gets by finishing the ascent and being at that height.

Damavand ascent from the south face is the easiest and most popular track among the four main routes of Damavand. The south face of Damavand is the common track to reach the summit and a high percentage of ascents are done via this track. Damavand peak enthusiasts, including professionals and even non-professionals mostly choose the south face to hike.

 

General Information

Damavand south face track is one of the oldest routes to reach the summit of Damavand Mountain. Access to the southern ascent track is possible through Plour and Rineh. Halfway between these two, there is a rough dirt road to the north, which is marked with a small sign. This route leads to Gosfandsara and Sahib Al-Zaman Mosque located at an altitude of 3000 m, which can also be done by car.

After that, the route continues to Bargah-e Sevom at an altitude of 4250 meters. Livestock can be used to carry the backpacks at this distance. After Bargah-e Sevom and continuing the route from the left side of the icy waterfall, we reach the sulfur hill which is the result of the latest activities of Damavand volcano.

Sulfur gas is emitted from various cavities of scattered sulfur rocks in this area and causes eye and throat irritation. Continue along a relatively steep slope to the summit. The average time required to ascend the distance from Gousfandsara to Bargah-e Sevom is 4 hours and from there to the summit is 6 hours.

 

At a Glance

Damavand south face track: Starts from the southeast side of the mountain. Plour, Rineh, Gousfandsara and Bargah-e Sevom are located on this route. It is the most common and busiest way to climb Damavand. The mountaineering of this route starts from a place called the Do Raahi, where the dirt road to the mosque separates from the asphalt road connecting Plour and Rineh. After passing the mosque and Gousfandsara, you will reach Bargah, and after that, by climbing the straight southern ridge and passing by the icy waterfall, it leads to the sulfur hill and finally to the summit. The path is very clear due to the high traffic and also there is no stone fall on this route.

 

Damavand Hiking Gear Checklist
  1. Hiking shoes
  2. Baselayer pants
  3. Trekking pants
  4. Water proof jacket
  5. Windbreaker jacket
  6. Base gloves
  7. Polar gloves
  8. Glove cover
  9. Head band
  10. Cap hat
  11. Sunglasses
  12. Multi-day backpack (min 45 liters)
  13. Water (2 liters )
  14. Refreshments
  15. ََAlpenstock
  16. Headlamp and extra battery
  17. Identification card
  18. Sports insurance card
  19. Solo rope
  20. Screw carabiner
  21. Lightweight sleeping bag
  22. Sleeping bag mat
  23. First aid kit
  24. Survival Kit
  25. Face Masks and disinfectants 

 

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Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Polour - overnight stay in Polour or Rineh

Day 2: Trekking from Rineh to Gousfandsara - Overnight stay in Goosfandsara (Base camp)

This route is 5.3 km long and it takes a maximum of 4 hours to walk. At first glance, using 4 by 4 Land Rovers may seem convenient and time-saving. But this path is not just very beautiful and pleasant, but all around it smells of mountain plants and flowers. Also, by walking this route on foot, the damage of car tires on nature would greatly reduced.

Day 3: Climbing to camp 2 - overnight stay in Bargahe-e Sevvom (4220m)

Day 4: Climbing to the Damavand peak and return back Bargahe-e Sevvom.

Day 5: Drive to Tehran via Larijan thermal water spa resort.

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Tour's Location

Damavand, Tehran Province, Iran

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