Mount Damavand Iran
Iran also known as Persia is the land of ancient culture and history, this country is well-known for its beautiful mountains worth to be seen and climbed. Huge volcanoes and snowy peaks cover most part of the country.
Damavand is the highest mountain of Iran, it is the magnificent hero of Persian mythology and folklore. Located about 80 Km Northeast of the capital city Tehran, this giant volcano is closed to the Southern coast of Caspian Sea.
Sunrise View from Tehran
The altitude of Damavand Volcano is 5,671 meters (18,605 feet), it is the highest summit in the Middle East and the second highest volcano in all Asia. The highest volcano in Asia is Kunlun Volcano 7,167 m (23,514 feet) in Tibet.Although Damavand is not an active volcano, but it has some fumaroles near the crater.
Mount Damavand Iran
Summer Climbing Tour
Mount Damavand has four main climbing routes with different climbing grades and characters, the most popular face is the classic South route.
Summer is the best season to organize trekking and climbing tours, in this season there isn’t much snow on the trails and the weather is relatively mild. Due to more comfortable conditions, the beginners and newcomers are recommended to climb the mountain in summer season only.
Natural Poppy field
Mt Damavand is also famous for its astonishing wildlife, fauna and flora. Unique flora about 2000 plants and numerous important endemic species such as tulip, poppy and iris flora also fruit orchards on the slopes.
Numerous animals and birds can be seen in this region like wolf, jackal, fox, wild goat, rabbits, antelope, gazelle, lizards and mouse also different birds such as eagles, partridge...
Damavand Mountain has severe weather conditions in winter season. The wind speed may reaches more than 110 Km/h (68 M/h) per hour and the temperature may drop to below -71° Celsius (-95° Fahrenheit). The wind blows mostly from the West and the Northwest. The soil temperature on Damavand is warmer compared to other mountains, and this is the reason why the snow melts easer in this region.
Mt. Damavand is also a popular destination for winter sports such as ski touring and snowboarding. From November until mid-May you are welcome to go for snow sports.
Winter Guided Tour
Damavand dormant volcano is also home of thermal springs with different qualities. These hot mineral springs are mostly located on the flanks and at the base of the mountain. The most significant hot springs are located in Abe Garm Larijan with public baths and pools for public use. The water of these thermal springs is useful for skin health, skin diseases and chronic wounds.
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