Iran - is a magical country with a unique culture, hospitable people and amazingly diverse nature. Desert, mountains and valleys, forests and waterfalls - there is everything. The aim of our campaign - to conquer the highest peak of the country - an extinct volcano Damavand, located in the Alborz mountain range. We are committed not only climbing, but also plunge into the atmosphere of ancient Persia.
Our route is perfect for those who want to try yourself in the high mountains. We will not carry heavy backpacks, climbing Damavand without snow.
For those who are in Iran for the first time you should know that it is very important to observe the appearance in this country. Men need to be in pants, it is not recommended to walk in shorts. Girls necessarily cover the head with a scarf, skirt should be long.
The group meets in a pre-booked hostel Tehran (IKA) during the whole of the first day, so time your arrival does not matter. Instructor buys food, gas. Those who have time to spare, you can stroll through Tehran. In the evening, we distribute food for the participants. We take only what you need for the next two days and pack small rucksacks.
In the morning, have breakfast and leave in the northern area of Darband Tehran. Here begins the path that will lead us to the mountain shelter tenon. Before the shelter waterfall :) excellent views of the Tehran opened shelters.
We get up before dawn, breakfast and go on a journey. In the morning to go nice and cool. Overall height is getting higher and as hot as yesterday, it will be gone. By the afternoon we will arrive at Tochal. Will go down in the cable car. In the evening, the conductor buys products Demavend. Packing big backpacks and tents with all things, we leave the hostel just unnecessary.
Breakfast in the morning at the hostel. Then we go to the semi-rank bus. After landing another 20 minutes walk to the base camp 1. Here we get the permits and go off-road vehicle to the second base camp Gusfand sara. To camp and spend the night. The landscape around is very similar to Fann Mountains in Tajikistan :)
Today is a very easy day, you need to dial 1000 m altitude. Backpacks will travel on donkeys, and we will go on foot. In June, there grows a lot of poppies, so will often stop and take pictures. In the base camp we put tents and have dinner.
We need to get used to the height, to adapt to it. Therefore, our goal today to climb up a frozen waterfall, which is located at an altitude of about 5000 m. To induce a little longer at this height, have a bite and go down to our base camp. We go to bed early.
We get up at 4 am to 5 am, we go to the assault Demavend. On the hill will be a 10 minute morning. Just before the summit at Demavend fumaroll are many that are easily seen from the trail of sulfur. One, the biggest of her erupting sulfur smoke and you should try a smaller inhale it, as it irritates the mucous membranes of the lungs. Also take care of your eyes. Photographed, and quickly went down. First, the base camp, then Gusfand Sarah. In the evening, we celebrate the victory jar Coca Cola.
In the morning we move on to the semi-rank SUV. Then catch the bus and go to Tehran, bathe in the hostel, give himself up. We reserve the big backpacks and take a little, now we only travel to the cities and large taskatsya us to anything. After lunch, board the train in Shiraz.
We devote the entire day exploring the ruins of Persepolis, in the evening we spend the night in the hostel.
In the morning we moved to Yazd, in the evening walk around the city with strange clay houses and streets.
On the morning of the inspection did not have time to see yesterday. In the evening move to Esfahan. We spend the night in the hostel.
The whole day we will leave for a visit Esfahan. In the evening, we sit on the train and go all night in Tehran.
In Tehran, we go to our usual hostel, give myself up every flies at any time, as anyone convenient.