Recommended to very professional mountaineers to summit two Mountains in one week. Mountaineering Tour includes Mount Tochal with a height of 3962 meters and Mount Damavand (Elevation: 5,610 m), the highest in Iran and the tallest Volcano in Middle East and Asia. Plus enjoying hot spring spa and visiting some attractions in Tehran.
Tour Name: Conquering Two Summits; Mount Tochal & Mount Damavand
Tour Code: MY31
Theme(s): Mountain climbing (Nature & Culture)
Duration: 8 days & 7 nights
Route: Tehran (1n), Tochal (1n), Tehran (1n), Polour (1n), 3rd Cour (1n), Rineh (1n), Tehran (1n)
UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Golestan Palace
Other: National Jewelry Museum, Carpet Museum
Summary: Recommended to very professional mountaineers to summit two Mountains in one week. Mountaineering Tour includes Mount Tochal (Elevation: 3962 m) and Mount Damavand (Elevation: 5,610 m), the highest in Iran and the tallest Volcano in Middle East and Asia. Plus enjoying hot spring spa and visiting some attractions in Tehran.
Day 1: Welcome to Tehran
Epic Persia’s tour director welcomes you at Imam Khomeini International Airport.
Transfer to your hotel.
After meet and greet, you will be transferred to hotel in Tehran.
Day 2: Full Day Mountaineering
Prepare yourself for a perfect day by mountain climbing. Early morning transfer to Darband. Two options ahead; the route along the river or Pas-e Qaleh village, and the direct route to the mountain. Staying overnight at Tochal Hotel, one of the highest mountain hotels in the world, built at an altitude of 3545 meters above sea level or in tent for acclimatization.
Note: one extra day can be added for acclimatization in case of inquiry in advance before departure.
Day 3: Tochal Summit, Tochal Cable Car
Early morning summiting Mount Tochal. Two ways for returning; the same as ascent, or descending from the station 7 to the station 5-2-1 and arriving in Velenjak area (4-5 hours). Alternatively, by cable car from station 7. Transfer to your hotel in Tehran.
Day 4: Golestan Palace, Jewelry Museum
Half-day city tour of Tehran. Visit to UNESCO World Heritage Golestan Palace, the first royal building in Tehran. Afterwards, visit to National Jewelry Museum (or alternative spots). Departure from Tehran around 15:00, not to miss watching Mount Damavand by sunset around 18:00 PM. Afterwards, overnight stay in Polour (place of the Mountaineering federation, shelter with many beds).
Note: National Jewelry Museum => Sat to Tue (hours: 2pm to 4pm)
Day 5: Full day mountaineering
Prepare yourself for a perfect day by mountain climbing. Early morning transfer to Goosfand Sara via the southern route (Rineh or Polour) at the height of 3000 m by 4WD or Sedan (as per request).
Continuing the climbing with Mountaineering guide to Bargahe Sevom (3rd Court) at the height of 4150 meters to stay there for acclimatization. The baggage will be carried by mules from Goosfand Sara (2nd camping) to Bargahe Sevom (3rd Court).
Note: Climbing up 300 meters for acclimatization and returning to the shelter. One extra day can be added for acclimatization in case of inquiry in advance before departure.
Day 6: Damavand Summit
Summiting the peak of Mount Damavand with an elevation of 5610 meters. Descending to Bargahe Sevom (3rd Court) and continuing to Dorahi (two ways) to meet your tour guide and driver with 4WD or Sedan (as per request). Overnight stay in Rineh.
Note: You can also stay one more day for resting in Third court, instead of overnight in Rineh, in case of inquiry in advance before departure.
Day 7: Larijan Spa
Enjoying Larijan Spa (Shah Abbasi Bath), only 3 km from Rineh and one of the best of the many springs of Mount Damavand.
Transfer to your hotel in Tehran.
Day 8: Carpet Museum, Bound for home
Early morning (or midnight) transfer to Imam Khomeini Airport for the flight back home with a full pack of memorable moments and nice pictures to share with your family and friend.
Note: If the flight is in the afternoon or at night, you will have enough time for a half-day visit to Tehran including Carpet Museum, with a collection of elegant and beautiful carpets, rugs and so on.
- Application of visa (excluding visa fee)
- Accommodation in hotels or local house as per itinerary or similar, including daily breakfast
- All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary including their applicable entrance fees
- Transportation with A/C (air conditioned) vehicle as mentioned below
- German/English/Spanish/French/Arabic/Turkish/Japanese/Italian speaking guide(s) and other main languages
- Domestic Flight(s)
- Porter tips at hotels & waiter tips at restaurants
- Travel insurance
- International flights
- Driver & Tour Guide tips
- Visa fee
Note: Visa fee must be paid by the passengers to the consular section of Iranian embassy upon receiving their visa sticker. The passengers must indicate the city in which they like to get their visa sticker (where there is an Iranian embassy consular section) upon purchasing the tour.
- All personal nature expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, minibar, gifts, etc.
- Costs incurred in case of hospitalization or evacuation, etc.
- Any other service(s) not specified in “Services Included” section of this proposal
Note1.Hotels can be changed based on clients’ request or unavailability. Rates may change according to room categories/hotels changes.
Note 2: Above mentioned durations are based on Iranian calendar.
Note 3: Working days in Iran are Saturday – Wednesday. Thursdays are half day however many offices are closed on Thursdays.