07 August 2009


Mt Damavand South Route GPS Landmarks
Useful GPS waypoints and landmarks guide for your trip to Mt Damavand, specially in case of bad weather and foggy condition, it may save your life. If you want to climb from the south route the safest, best shortcut and the recommended way is:
Tehran > Camp 1 Polour > Camp 2 Base > Camp 3 New Hut > Summit
and return the same way back. If you have enough time and energy left ! You may also visit the beautiful Icefall of damawand at 5100 M .
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GPS Landmark Damavand South Route .

Damavand GPS South Route
Mt Damawand GPS Landmark Table South Route

GPS Landmark Route Map Damavand
Mt Damavend GPS Landmark Route Map

1- Terminal Shargh, Tehran East Public Coach Station.
A good place to find a car or a bus towards mt damavand.

Altitude 1314 m
Latitude 35-43-25 N
Longitude 51-31-07 E

2- Camp 1 Polour 2,270 m - 7,447 ft
A good place for your rest, when you travel to the mountain , it is a newly made Iranian Mount Federation Complex Camp.

Altitude 2270 m
Latitude 35-50-50 N
Longitude 52-03-36 E

Mt. Damavand South Route Camp 1 - Polour Altitude 2270 m
Mt Demavand Camp 1 - Polour Altitude 2270 m

3- Poul e Moon Junction ( optional )
This landmark is also useful to visit Poul e Moon Caves.
( if you travel from Tehran to Damavand , you do not need this landmark ) .

Altitude 1683 m
Latitude 35-53-25 N
Longitude 52-11-53 E

Mt Damavand Poul e Moon Caves, Photo by A.Soltani
Damawand Poul e Moon Caves

4- Camp 1 Reineh ( optional )
( if you travel from Tehran to Damavand , you do not need this landmark ) .

Altitude 2078 m
Latitude 35-52-58 N
Longitude 52-09-58 E

Mt Damavand South Route Camp 1 - Reineh Altitude 2078 m
Mt Demavand South Route Camp 1 - Reineh Altitude 2078 m

5- Gravel Road Junction 1
Winter staring point, start of gravel road to base camp , you may also start climbing to damavand from here, specially when it is imposible to use the gravel road by car because of snow and ice condition. If you travel either from Tehran (via polour camp) or north of Iran ( via Reineh town ) , you will come to this junction anyway.

Altitude 2458 m
Latitude 35-52-47 N
Longitude 52-07-16 E

Mt Damavand Winter Climb from Junction Gravel Road
Mt Damawand Winter Climb from Junction Gravel Road

6- Gravel Road Junction 2
turn right here to goto base camp.

Altitude 2778 m
Latitude 35-52-29 N
Longitude 52-06-13 E

7- Camp 2 Base 3,040 m - 9,973 ft
Base camp ( Farsi Name Gosfand Sara), there is a shelter , a mosque and a sheepfold . During summer you can find water and some food here , but I recommend to use your own. You may find mule and porter to carry your equipments to the next camp. Rember that in other seasons base camp is walkout and almost resticted . This camp is not suitable for use in summer , because it is too crowded and too dirty, for acclimatization you may use camp1 or Camp3 instead.

Altitude 3040 m
Latitude 35-54-10 N
Longitude 52-06-34 E

Camp 2 Base Mount Damavand
Mt Damawand Camp 2 Base 3040m

8- First Sign

Altitude 3172 m
Latitude 35-54-26 N
Longitude 52-06-23 E

9- Statues Ridge
Interesting place to take some photo of damavand volcanic statues.

Altitude 3247 m
Latitude 35-54-36 N
Longitude 52-06-19 E

Damavand Statues Ridge
Mt Damavand Statues Ridge

10- River 1
Seasonal river, it is usually dry in summer and coverd with snow in colder seasons.
( Second Sign - Cross the river to the left )

Altitude 3423 m
Latitude 35-54-53 N
Longitude 52-06-14 E

11- River 2
The same seasonal dry river.
( Third Sign - Cross the river to the right )

Altitude 3688 m
Latitude 35-55-18 N
Longitude 52-06-16 E

Damavand seasonal river
Seasonal River 2 Sign

12- Sang e Du Shakh
The lar Lake is visible from this place.( Forth Sign )

Altitude 4055 m
Latitude 35-55-42 N
Longitude 52-06-31 E

Damavand Sang e Du Shakh
Sang e Du Shakh

13- Camp 3 Bargah 4,220 m - 13,845 ft
Bargah Sevom Shelter is the last camp in the south route, during summer it is too crowded and in not suitable for use, you better bring and use your own tent for better comfort and privacy. You may find water, some food , rent tent and sleeping bag at this place in summer , but it is recommended to use your own equipments . A new camp is under construction in this area and will be ready in 2009.

Altitude 4220 m
Latitude 35-55-54 N
Longitude 52-06-30 E

Damavand Camp 3 - Bargah Sevom
Mt Demavand Camp 3 - Bargah Sevom 4220m

Camp 3 New Hut
This new hut is made at altitude 4250 m above sea level, near to the old shelter/refuge Bargah Sevom, it is one of the highest huts in the word and best resting place in the area.

Altitude 4250 m
Latitude 35 - 55 - 57 N
Longitude 52 - 06 - 32 E

Mt. Damavand Camp3 New Hut
Mt Damavand Camp3 New Hut

14- Beginning of First Ridge

Altitude 4531 m
Latitude 35-56-18 N
Longitude 52-06-36 E

15- End of first Ridge ( change ridge to the left )

Altitude 4912 m
Latitude 35-56-39 N
Longitude 52-06-32 E

Icefall ( optional )
ice fall of mount damavand GPS landmark 31 Aug 2007

Altitude 5100M
Latitude 35-56-48 N
Longitude 52-06-40 E

Damavand Icefall
Icefall of Mount Damavand at 5100m

16- Beginning of Sulphuric Area

Altitude 4947 m
Latitude 35-56-41 N
Longitude 52-06-30 E

17- Memorial Sign ( Late Mohsen Ghanbari )

Altitude 5080 m
Latitude 35-56-47 N
Longitude 52-06-32 E

18- Flat area sign post
You have about half an hour hard work from here !

Altitude 5232 m
Latitude 35-56-56 N
Longitude 52-06-35 E

19- Baam Jonobi, Fake Summit ,
also called Sang e P-e-s-t-a-n
Get ready for sulphuric smell of damavand !

Altitude 5400 m
Latitude 35-57-05 N
Longitude 52-06-37 E

Fake Summit Mt Damavand Baam Jonobi, Photo by A.Soltani
Mt Damavand Fake Summit

20- Last Sulphuric Hill

Altitude 5436 m
Latitude 35-57-08 N
Longitude 52-06-37 E

21- Beginning of Summit Rocks

Altitude 5562 m
Latitude 35-57-18 N
Longitude 52-06-41 E

22- Summit South Face
Congratulation you have done it ! This is summit , summit of Iran, summit of Middle East, top of highest volcano in Asia and Europe, peak of second highest volcano in the north hemisphere .
GPS landmark ( 6 June 2006 )

Altitude 5621 m
Altitude 5640 m (new GPS measurement on Friday 31 Aug 2007 )
Latitude 35-57-19 N
Longitude 52-06-37 E

Damavand summit of Iran & Middle East, Photo by A.Soltani
Damavand summit of Iran & Middle East

23- Highest Rock
Damavand South Face Summit in old all record is measured as 5,671 Meters - 18,605 feet

Altitude 5626 m ( 6 June 2006 )
Altitude 5645 m (new GPS measurement on Friday 31 Aug 2007 )
Latitude 35-57-19 N
Longitude 52-06-36 E

Mt Damavand Highest point, Photo by A.Soltani
Mt Damavand Highest Rock

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Regarding the height , I believe hand held GPS unit results are not so accurate to refer to as a reliable reference , and I think it worth to do some accurate measurements with some sophisticated equipments like advanced differential GPS on damavand . ( Last edited by Sherpa on 2 Sep 2007 )

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