18 September 2010


Public Holidays
Iranian Public Holidays, Weekends and Damavand Crowds
18 September 2010 posted by MDG

Damavand mountain is well-known for its 5671 meters height, this giant volcano is also a popular peak for its mild climbing slopes and moderate climbing grade. Today, Damavand Iran is an international tourism target and one of the world's finest peaks.

This popularity makes some crowd problem for the mountaineers in summer national public holidays, anniversaries and weekeds. To enjoy your Mt Damavand tour or any kind of caltural trip to Iran and to meet the least possible crowd problem, it is highly recommended to avoid these undesirable holidays. Let us know your itinerary before you book your flight tickets and let's work together to finalize your exact timing.

Tours Damavand Mountain
Base Camp Damavand Mountain Iran
Summer Crowd, Photo by A. Soltani

Of Iranian weekends and national holidays during summer:)
- Mt Damavand camps, shelters/refuges and huts are very crawded.
- Haraz Road is the only access road to the mountain, usually there is a big traffic jams on this road.

The peak crowd in climbing season is during the school vacations which last from around 20 June to 23 Sep. The peak of the peak is about 6 August. So consider these days in your itinerary to avoide any kind of problem or unconvinced situation, these days are not suitable for Mt Damavand tour or any kind of travel to Iran.

Summer Tour Mt Damavand Volcano
Near Base Camp Damavand Volcano

Summer Crowds, Photo by Sherppa

For climbing in summer season and Iranian new year.
- you are advised to avoid climbing in Iranian holidays and weekends.
Note, Iranian weekends are Thursday and Friday.

- It is suggested to start your programme on Saturday to Monday and finish it before the weekend.

- Avoid travel to Iran in new year holidays.
Iranian new year called Nowroz , 21 March to 2 April, the official national holidays start from 20 March, unofficially holidays may be few days more, depending to the long weekends. During this period nothing is in order here, you can not find public transport and the roads are in the worst possible trafic condition and hotels in most cities have no vacancy.

Damavand Mountain Crowded Bargah Sevom Campsite
Damavand Camp3 Bargah Sevom
Crowded Old Shelter, Photo by Sherppa

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