Tochal + Damavand trekking tour 3964 – 5671 m

Itinerary of this Damavand trekking tour is planned with ascent to the summit of Mount Tochal, before climbing Damavand, to aid acclimatizing.


Mount Tochal is popular mountain resort, located in Albroz mountain range, just 7 km from Iranian capital – Tehran. Technically easy, with the elevation 3964 m, is a perfect destination for acclimatizing trek, before trekking on Damavand.
After overnight stay in Shirpala hut we will reach Tochal summit and continue our adventure tour to Mount Damavand, by its South route – the most popular and the easiest one.

Mount Damavand Quick Facts

  • The highest peak of Iran ( 5671 m)
  • The highest volcano of Asia
  • Has sixteen routs
  • First recorded ascent was made by Kazraji in 905 AD
  • Our expert Guides

    All guides who will lead you during trekking tours on Damavand are licensed local guides and were carefully selected according to their experience and competence.

    Mount Tochal Quick Facts

  • Located in Albroz Mountain Range
  • Very popular ski resort
  • Has one of the longest gondola lift lines in the world
  • Recommendation

  • Choose summer months for your trekking. The best weather condition is from mid June till mid September.
  • If you prefer to stay on Mount Damavand in mountain shelter, please inform us 1 month before departure, for we book a place for you in advance.

  • Program

    Day One Free day in Tehran

    Meeting with your guide at the IKA International Airport. Transfer to your hotel in Tehran, check-in and free time for exploring the Capital of Iran.

    Day Two From Tehran to Mount Tochal

    Transfer from the hotel to Darband area, from where we will start our trekking tour. We will walk till Shirpala Hut, located at an altitude 2750 m. (it takes aprox. 4 hours). Dinner and overnight stay in the mountain hut.

    Day Three Mount Tochal summit day

    After breakfast we will start ascent to the summit of Mount Tochal (3965 m). After reaching summit we back to mountain hut, pack our equipment and back to Tehran, to the hotel.
    Dinner and overnight stay in Tehran.

    Day Four From Tehran to Mount Damavand

    Breakfast at the hotel. Later we will pack our luggage to car and will drive to Polour village (2270 m), what takes usually 2,5-3 hours. Then we will pack our equipment on off-road vehicles and continue our trip till Camp 1 located at an altitude 3050 m (Gosfand Sara Camp).
    Hot meal and overnight stay on the campsite.

    Day Five Ascent to Bargah Sevom Camp

    In the morning, after breakfast, we will start to walk till Camp 2 (Bargah Sevom) located at an altitude 4200 m. We will carry only small daily backpacks with the most necessary things and lunch packets. Rest of our equipment will be carried on horses/mules.
    Rest and overnight on the campsite (tent or mountain hut).

    Day Six Mount Damavand Summit day

    After early wake up and breakfast we will start to climb to the top of Mount Damavand. Ascent (depends on rate of the group and weather conditions) takes usually 5-7 hours. After short break for celebrating, taking photos and resting we will back to Camp 2 (Bargah Sevom) for overnight.

    Day Seven Return to Tehran

    Breakfast on the campsite. Then we will pack our equipment and will descent to Polour village, from where car will take us to Tehran. On the way we can stop in Larijan and take a bath in hot thermal springs.
    Check-in at the hotel. Overnight.

    Day Eight Transfer to the airport

    Transfer from the hotel to the IKA airport.

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