Base


Camp 2 Base
Mt Damavand South Route Campsites
Base camp is a mountain camping site located at altitude 3040 m above sea level and is the starting point for summer trekking to Mt Damavand. In this area you may find a small mountain shelter or refuge, a mosque called Saheb Zaman (or Saheb al Zaman) and a sheepfold.

In summer and climbing season, strong cars like 4WD Jeeps and land rovers transfer climbers and their equipment to this campsite, it is possible to find some water, food and drink, but it is recommend to bring and use your own staff and also you may find mule and porter to carry your equipment to the last camp.

Remeber in other seasons, this area is almost remote and restricted and due to heavy snowfall the gravel road is blocked and cars may not be able to reach this place, the starting point in winter is gravel road junction (GPS Landmark No5) or somewhere closed to that point.

This place is not recommended for any accommodation and acclimatization in summer and crowded climbing season, but if you insist to use this place, you may bring your own tent and use it few hundred meters away from the area, in other seasons when it is not too crowded you can use the shelter/refuge or the mosque with no problem.


Base Camp Mount Damavand
Mt Damavand Base Camp or Goosfand Sara 3040 m

Facilities and Advantages (mostly in summer season)
- South route starting point.
- Transfer by car to this place.
- Mobile network available.
- Mule and porter available.
- Some food, drink, water.

Disadvantages (mostly in summer)
- Worst campsite it area, it need some major reconstruction.
- An old shelter/refuge with no facilities.
- Not a suitable place for acclimatization and accommodation.
- There is no running water most time.
- Noisy and crowded and too dirty.
- Not a suitable place for foreigners traveling to this mountain.
- In fact it is invaded by people, cars....
- No proper toilet.
- No management at all.

Note Remember for acclimatization, it is recommended to use Camp 1 Polour or Camp 3 New Hut.
See also Warning.

Altitude 3040 m

Coordinate
Latitude 35-54-10 N
Longitude 52-06-34 E

Other Spelling and Names
English name, Base Camp, Mosque, Base shelter/refuge, sheepfold.

Farsi Name, Goosfand Sara ye Ehsan, Masjed Saheb al Zaman,

Old name: Alaf Chin
Gosfand Sara means sheepfold.

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Mt Damavand Camp 2 Base 3040m

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