About Us
1 Feb 2011, Updated by Sherppa.

Safety is our first priority and main concern.
We have been climbing about 30 years and over 20 years our main focus has been Mt Damavand guiding. It would be no exaggeration to say that this experience has led MDG to become the primary choice for Damavand climbing, mountaineering and hiking trekking.

Mount Damavand Guide is an energetic NGO group of Iranian mountain guides that has been formed by mountaineers who were among the pioneers of organising climbing and trekking expeditions for foreign climbers and incoming tours. MDG was founded in 1990 as a nationally based mountaineering club by members of the Azad Moutaineering Group of Iran.

We have a team of highly trained and qualified guides, which are guarantee of safety and quality days on the mountains. Our guides are senior mountain guides and the most experienced in the country, members of 100 Damavand Club, and Iran Mountain Federation.

We are based in Tehran and operate all season in the Alborz and Zagros Mountain Ranges. Each year we take many foreign groups and individual climbers to Damavand summit and share our experience to give them the best chance of success.

We offer quality tours covering a variety of outdoor activities, from complete beginner summer hiking, ideal for newcomers, up to most advanced winter climbing and alpine style experiences.

Think Less Climb More!
We are a friendly team who prefer to be on mountains and in campsite instead of sitting in a physical office.
With 24 consecutive climbs to Mt Damavand summit in 2007, we have the first rank of ascends for a single year to this mountain.

Mt Damavand climbing tour, Photo by Sherpa
Hiking & trekking Tour above clouds, Mt. Damavand Iran.
Photo by Ardeshir Soltani

MDG Main Goals
Our Mission:

Our aim is to offer a friendly, professional and especially secure service to our clients for a correct price. We offer well cared full services to agencies, private groups of any size and individuals who travel independently and wish to go expedition by themselves with personalised service as well as private logistics for groups. Our strength is experience in handling international clients.

Safety is our first priority.
MDG is determine to provide the safest mountain experience possible, aside from providing an excellent service we know that our clients will be in very safe hands. MDG guides with the best mountain knowledge, experience and training to increase your chance of reaching the summit while maintaining the necessary safety margins.

MDG 's Goals
Assist our clients to reach the summit.
Respect our unique natur environment.
Teach through the mountain adventures.
Present the best and enjoyable mountain experience possible.

Our main goals is to see our clients reach the summit.
Climbing needs a considerable amount of time, money and energy on an attempt, and the greatest chance of safely reaching the summit is based on the our high quality guides who are the core of tours.

Our guides pass on knowledge that has been gained through numerous years of guiding on mountains.
Our guides are excellent teachers and safety skills necessary for successful and enjoyable climbs.

Damavand base camp! Photo by Ardeshir
Mt. Damavand Base Camp
Photo by A. Soltani


Use one of our recommended programs or set up your own itinerary.
All the itineraries are designed according to clients' choice and services are arranged according to your budget.

Visit also Guide
Our guides have a background of many years experience working with trekking and climbing groups,
and have genuine interest and enjoyment in providing quality service with a helpful & friendly attitude.
They contribute their experience to ensur that our clients have a wonderful holiday on Iranian mountains.
- Mountain guides.
- Experienced and qualified climbing & trekking guides.
- English speaking guides.
- City and caltural trained & professional staff.

Visit also Services
- We offer tour leader discounts.
- Day tours.
- Personal help & advice.
- Quality friendly personal service.
- Licensed guides.
- Hire of mules and muleteers.
- Campsite guards.
- Porters.

- Free safety, equipment and logistics information.
- High standard tents and equipment in good condition.

- Food and cooks.
- Delicious and nutritious trek meals.
- Vegetarian & special diets are available for people who do not eat meat.

- Reservation of your hotel or hostel.
- Private Bus, Flight & Tourist Bus Reservations.

Visit also Tours
We organize regular private tailor made and shared tours.
- Mount Damavand tours.
- Climbing and mountaineering, in Alborz and Zagros mountains.
- Hiking & trekking, natural Iran beauties and lanscapes.
- Camping and mountain holidays.
- Cultural & sightseeing tours.
- Day and city tours.
- Ecosystem, fauna and flora, natural attractions
- Nature and adventure.
- Outdoor tourism activity andr Recreation.
- Rock and ice climbing.
- Ski Mountaineering, off piste skiing.
- Snowboard, ski touring.
- Winter climbing, Mt Damavand.

- Meet at airports and private airport/hotel/bus station transfers.
- Transfer to and from the airport to the hotel.
- Private transport Tehran – Damavand– Tehran.
- Private Trek & Tour Transport in well maintained vehicles.

Other Activities
- Winter hill walking and scrambling.
- Rock climbing in summer.
- Snow and ice climbing if winter conditions permit.
- Downhill skiing.
- Ski mountaineering.
- Mountain biking.
- Caving.

Our Websites
Our websites are the only truly 'comprehensive' online guide to Damavand mountaineering, skitouring, snowboarding, ski expeditions in Iran, with practical info on internet making MDG a popular name in adventure and outdoor services.
Our weblog Mount Damavand Guide gives up-to-date news and info on Mount Damavand
Our website Mt Damavand Info Center is the best source of info for Damavand climbing tours.

Contact Details
For our helpful advice please get in touch:
Mount Damavand Guide
Email: Sherppa[at]gmail.com
P.O.Box 16765-1486, Tehran Iran.

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