For those wanting a unique mountain adventure then look no further than our Mt Damavand expedition. This will certainly be one to tell your friends about as you won’t find many people that have summited Asia’s highest volcano or had the opportunity to experience the incredible hospitality of the Iranian people.

One of the Volcanic Seven Summits, trekking to the summit of Mt Damavand is a true adventure and a chance to experience an often overlooked part of this country. Join Summit Expeditions on our next Mt Damavand climb and discover why we are the top expedition company on the mountain.

May 25 - May 31, 2024
Expedition Package
Price for 1 climber (16+ years old)
Deposit: $750

Discounts are available for groups of 4 or more – Contact Us for more details.


7 Days
Max Altitude
5,671 m
group size
all inclusive


This is an expedition to the tallest Volcano on the Asian continent, Mt Damavand at 5,671m. This majestic giant is a mountaineering must and has earned its place in the Volcanic Seven Summits mountaineering challenges.

Our expedition will take us on a journey to the summit of this rocky giant. Traversing the mountain day by day, gradually acclimatizing until we reach the snow-capped crater.


Your Summit Expeditions representative will meet you at the Imam Khomeini International Airport, after which we will drive 90 minutes through the city of Tehran to our hotel.

After checking in, the group will have lunch in the historic hotel courtyard. We will have a short briefing and an extensive kit check, where we will assess if any additional equipment needs to be hired.

In the afternoon we will go for a short walking tour of the old city, returning to the hotel to change and shower. For dinner, we will drive to another of Tehran’s historic restaurants and enjoy a traditional feast.

Today we will hike up to 3,000m on a neighbouring mountain in the north of Tehran called Tochal mountain in Darakeh.

We begin our hike of Tochal ascending for 30 minutes until we reach our breakfast point. After a traditional Iranian breakfast, we will continue hiking for another 3-4 hours until we reach the cable car. We then descend the mountain via the cable car and return to the hotel. 

In the evening we head to another of Tehran’s iconic restaurants. 

Sleeping: Tehran Hotel

Trekking time: 3-4 hours

Max altitude: 3,000m

Today we move to the Damavand mountain. We leave Tehran and drive for approximately 2 hours to the town of Polour.

We visit the Damavand mountain authorities and obtain our hiking permits from the national park.

From there we go in a 4×4 to Camp 2 known as the Mosques at an elevation of 3,000m.We then begin our hike up to 4,200m to the mountain shelter known as Bargah-e Sevom or Camp 3. 

Sleeping: Mountain Hut

Trekking time: 4 hours

Max altitude: 4,200m

Today we spend the day acclimatizing to the higher altitude by going for a short hike up to 4,800m. This hike normally takes 1-2hrs.

We then return to the mountain shelter and rest for the remainder of the day. 

Sleeping: Mountain Hut

Trekking time: 3 hours

Max altitude: 4,800m

Today is our Summit Day.

We will start at around 3am, which will leave us around 6-8 hours to reach the summit at a height of 5,671m.

We will reach the summit at around one or two in the afternoon where we will have some time to take photos, and videos and celebrate reaching the highest volcano in Asia.

By 1pm, we would have started descending towards the mountain huts, which will take 2-3hrs.

We will have a well-earned dinner and rest at the mountain hut.

Sleeping: Mountain Hut

Trekking time: 12+ hours

Max altitude: 5,671m

Today we will descend the mountain from 4,200m down to 3,000m which normally takes 3 hours.

We will then take another 4×4 and drive down (45 minutes) to the mountain authorities where we will check out and make our way back to Tehran which will take another 2 hours. 

We will then check back into the hotel and have a much-needed hot shower.

We will have a celebratory dinner at the hotel restaurant. 

Sleeping: Hotel

Trekking time: 3-4 hours

Max altitude: 4,200m

Today we say goodbye to Iran and depart home.

Transfers will be arranged from the hotel back to the airport, where we will say goodbye. . . at least until the next expedition!

What's Included


Farah Mehdi
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Summit Expeditions is great. I climbed Kilimanjaro with them in October 2022 and they were organized and efficient in both preparing for the trip and on the trip itself. Our team leader, Sean, was knowledgeable and did a great job with keeping everyone motivated. I would definitely go on one of their trips again. Also, I strongly recommend the luxury tent option they have for Kilimanjaro - totally worth it.
Chloe Evans
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Summit Expeditions and Sean made our trip to summiting Kilimanjaro easy and enjoyable! We had the best support team on the mountain, we were safe, well cared for, well fed and in the trusting hands of knowledgeable guides and leaders. I cannot recommend summit expeditions enough for any of your mountain adventures! Thank you for a life-changing trip, full of good memories, fun and very high success rates!
Tala Shtayyeh
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I recently climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with Summit Expeditions. I cannot recommend Summit Expeditions enough. Their professionalism and care ensured that the whole team was able to summit safely. A special thank you to Sean, as he was super patient and motivating with me the whole way up! Thank you!!
Jess Broad
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Would highly recommend booking a mountain trip with Summit Expeditions! I went with a group of teachers to Kilimanjaro last month with this company and everything from start to finish was fantastic. We had meetings beforehand to prepare us on what to pack and the outline of the trip. Sean, Caroline and Keith all shared their experiences and offered advice before the trip. Caroline was our guide from Summit Expeditions on our trip to Kili and was beyond friendly, helpful and supportive. The team they work with in Tanzania are the best. The food is unreal too. The week ended with us all reaching the summit! Thank you for everything!
Keven C.
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Sean and the support staff were amazing. They were extremely patient and supportive and it's thanks to them that my group had a 100% success rate to summit. I highly recommend Summit Expedition who are extremely professional and who prioritize the health and safety of the entire team. We already planning our next summit with them😀
Daniel Watson
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Summit Exped went the extra mile from start to finish to ensure a safe, well prepared and amazing experience while summiting mt. Kilimanjaro. The ground team they have assembled in Tanzania is second to none. They are dedicated to the team and to the teams success while ensuring everybody is safe, warm and well fed. Highly recommended! I'll be seeking my next adventure through them for sure.
Zoe Irvine
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I climbed Kilimanjaro with Summit Ex and had the most amazing experience. Sean is proffessional and a constant support. The team where all more than fantastic, and our food/tents/planning was all completely flawless. I would highly recommend- impeccable service from start to finish.
Scott G
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I recently went to Kilimanjaro with Summit Expeditions and I couldn't recommend them highly enough. A very organised trip and even though the hike was tough, the team were very supportive throughout (seeing as this is my first mountain)
Andrea Janjua
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I highly recommend Summit Expeditions to achieve your mountaineering dreams. Sean and his team were amazing, taking care of us every step of the way with great tips, clear guidance and catering to all our needs sometimes in very tough conditions. If you are looking for a company that will give you premium support on your mountain journey, look no further, you found them. Giving a 5+ star.
Keith O'Malley-Farrell
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We had an amazingly successful trip to the top of Kilimanjaro. Right from the beginning Caroline and Sean were amazingly helpful from pre trip advice, to packing tips and kit days. Once we arrived in Kilimanjaro they filled us with so much confidence and made everything really easy. Their professionalism and strategy to get a group of 26 of us to the summit was incredible and I don't think anybody else could have done so well with the variety of fitness levels that were in our group. I can't recommend Summit Expeditions enough.