About the tour

Damavand Plus

EXPEDITION to DAMAVAND PLUS is intended for all those who want to conquer the highest peak in Iran – 5,610 m above sea level and in the next few days see the most beautiful places in Iran – Isfahan, Shiraz, Persepolis, Qom, Kashan. The entire expedition lasts 14 days. We spend 12 full days in Iran and only in the mountains 5 days . Damavand Plus tour requires average fitness because we enter the camp lightly. Some of the luggage is carried by horses. However, we invite active people to the expedition, for whom several hours of hiking and (even!) a summit attack lasting several hours (over 1,400 meters up and over 1,400 meters down) will not be a problem.

The difficulty on this volcano is the stinking sulfur cloud. On each date of our trips to Damavand, a reserve day is planned in case of bad weather. If we do not use this day on the 5,000-meter peak, there will be time for an optional trip.

A cultural tour around cities does not require physical fitness 🙂 only adaptation to the rules in this country, e.g. in clothing. On the trip we travel in a private minivan. We will see such famous and undoubtedly beautiful places as: Golestan Garden, Imam Mosque, Ali Kapu Palace, Hefez’s Tomb and Park and many other monuments.

Check our other expeditions to Mount Damavand:

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1st Day – Arrival in Tehran

Arrival in Tehran, transfer from the airport to the hotel in Tehran, rest, a relaxed day in Tehran. Overnight stay at a hotel.

2nd Day – Transfer to Larijan

Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Larijan (2000 m above sea level) – a small, picturesque mountain village where we will initially acclimatize and we will also be able to use the hot springs. Dinner. Overnight in a hotel.

3rd Day – Bargah Sevom Shelter

After breakfast, drive by car to an altitude of approximately 3000 m (Goosfansara), from here the hike takes approximately 4-6 hours. We reach the Bargah Sevom shelter located at an altitude of 4,200 m above sea level. Dinner. Overnight stay in a shelter or tents.

4th Day – Acclimatization day

After breakfast, acclimatization trip to an altitude of approx. 5000 m above sea level. Return to the shelter. Dinner. Overnight stay in a shelter or tents.

5th Day– Summit attack on Damavand

After checking the weather conditions, leave the camp for the summit around 4.00 The hike up takes approximately 7-10 hours. There are no technical difficulties along the way. Only the fumes from the still active volcano make it difficult to breathe freely. After reaching the peak – 5610 m above sea level, descend to the Bargah shelter, which takes about 3-5 hours. Dinner. Overnight stay in a shelter or tents.

6th Day – Climbing down

Descent to the Gosfandsara camp and transfer to Larijan. Transfer to Tehran or hot springs. Accommodation.

7th Day – Reserve day

Reserve day in case of bad weather on Damavand. If unused at the top, we will spend free time exploring Tehran and seeing places such as Golestan Garden and Tehran National Museum. Overnight stay at a hotel* in Tehran.

8th Day – Qom and Kashan

Transfer to Qom, which is one of the holiest cities in Iran. We will see here, first of all, the most important complex of temples – the Sanctuary of Fatima the Sinless. Then drive to the city of Kashan, which is located in the desert. We will see here, among others: Boroujerdi House (one of the traditional Iranian houses from the 19th century), the Baths of Sultan Amir Ahmad from the 16th century and the Fin Garden – an example of Persian gardens. We spend the night in a hotel in Kashan.

9th Day – Isfahan

Departure to Isfahan. We will see, among others: one of the largest squares in the world – Imam Khomeini Square with the Imam Mosque. The mosque and the square are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. We will visit a beautiful palace and garden complex – the Palace of Forty Columns and the 16th century Ali Kapu Palace, as well as the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. Overnight at a hotel in Isfahan.

10th Day – Yazd

Departure to Yazd. In the city located in the desert, we will see the clay buildings typical of the region – charming buildings and streets, the famous “wind catcher” towers, the beautiful Jameh mosque and the Amir Chakhmaq complex. Possibility to organize a desert trip in the evening. Overnight stay at a hotel.

11th Day – Kharanaq and drive to Shiraz

After breakfast, drive to the ruins of Kharanaq – a city built over 1,000 years ago of clay bricks. The remains of the city, its scale and surroundings are incredibly impressive. Then we will travel to the city of Shiraz. Overnight at a hotel in Shiraz.

12th and 13th Day – Shiraz and surroundings

Transfer to Shiraz. We will spend two days here. Shiraz is a city that was the capital of Persia. Our sightseeing list will include: The Orange  Garden with the House of Qavam, the rose mosaics in the Nasir Al Molka Mosque, the Hafez Tomb and Park, as well as the ancient ruins around Shiraz: Persepolis and Naghsh-e Rustam and Pasargadae. Two nights at a hotel in Shiraz.

14th Day – Farewell to Iran

Return to Tehran (internal flight Tehran – Shiraz). Depending on the time of flight, free time in Shiraz or Tehran.

15th Day – Return home

Transfer to the airport. Departure by morning flight to your destination with selected airlines.

*flights take place without the assistance of “ARARATTREK”

A DETAILED EXPEDITION PLAN is sent by e-mail. Please contact us.


22.09 – 06.10.2024 Available spots!

other dates on request for groups from 1 person


  • mountain guide
  • city guide
  • transport according to the program
  • luggage transport on horses
  • meals according to the program
  • accommodation according to the program in hotels and tents
  • permission for Damavand
  • entrances to visited facilities

Extra services

  • flights
  • visas
  • insurance
  • food outside trekking
  • additional nights
  • additional trips
  • and other necessary expenses


  • the highest peak in Iran – 5,610 m above sea level
  • experienced local guides
  • acclimatization day
  • real reserve day
  • certificate confirming reaching the peak
  • Persepolis – ruins of an ancient city
  • door to the world of the Orient
  • the holy city of Qom
  • pearls of Iran: Isfahan, Shiraz
  • bazaars, carpets, spices
  • 12 full days in Iran
  • entrance tickets included in the package
  • small group