Ski touring in Iran , Ski touring in Damavand , Ski touring in Alborz , Ski touring in Zagros
Damavand 5610 m And it's satellite summits :
You need to have the following qualifications :
1 . Be able to ski on different slopes up to 30 degree . ( It's also possible to ski on steeper slopes ) but this is the minimum .
2 . Be able to use your skis properly on walk up . Doing kick turns , walk on steep part . enough control on skis .
3 . Comfortable to use crampons for skis . Crampons for shoes .
4 . Have the requirement physical fitness to do around 1500 meters vertical ascent in 1 day .
5 . Be able to use your ice axe ( in case )
6 . Self management on your equipment . having the correct idea of how to use your ava , shovel and probe ( We could organize such course for you as well .
Guide ratio would be 1:5 and Our guides are qualified and experienced enough to work on the mountain . We have the only Aspirant guide ( IFMGA ) in Iran at the moment . All our guides are good skiers , fluent in English language and don't have problem in communicating at all . Have passed the 3 years of mountain guide official course in Iran . We have excellent rating on TripAdvisor regarding to our guides and services . guides will have maximum flexibility to help you reach your goals .
You need to provide :
1 . Ski equipment ( Ski , Skins , Crampons for ski , Sticks ( skiing poles ) , boots for ski touring )
2 . Safety Equipment ( Avalanche transceiver ( Please check the battery ) , Shovel , probe )
3 . Proper backpack for skitouring ( could be with/ without ABS ) but needs to have tapes to carry skis
4 . Proper clothes for ski touring , down jacket , proper gloves for climbing to the border of 6000 meters ( good till -10 )
5 . Sun glasses and ski goggle
6. Thermos , Suncream , Lipstick
7 . Helmet ( Recommended )
8 . inflatable mattress
9 . Duffle bag to be carried by porters .
10 . small kit for first aid ( another one will be carried by the guide )
We provide :
1 . Porters will carry Equipment to 4200 meters and the hut and up to 12 kg per person .
2 . Rental safety equipment ( We need to know in advance )
3 . Rental clothes ( we need to know in advance )
in City : We use high quality and clean hotel with at least 3 star . Better hotels also available regarding to your request .
In Polur : We have 3 options : 1. Polur hut ( Federation hut with private and dormitory rooms and hot shower . We try to book private rooms if you book your trip in advance . 2 . a lodge ( we have a lodge which is more European style and nice but more expensive ) . 3 A nice hotel in Larijan with hotspring inside it . ( This will make a higher price also More time to reach to the summits ) .
We normally put one night on this hotel after skiing satellite mountains and before starting Damavand to relax your muscles .
Damavand ski tour in a glance
Food and Drinks
Stars to beauty of tour :
General fitness needed : Intermediate
Maximum altitude gained in 1 day : 1450 m
Satellite summits : 3 to 4 + Damavand
Damavand is the highest volcano in Asia and with it's unique shape , it gives you the most wonderful skiing in spring time . Around 3000 meters of skiing down in the valley will give you amazing feeling . Damavand is surrounded by series of summits , Golezard - small 3400 m , Golezard Big 3700 m , Pashooreh 3800m , Parvaneh 3900 m , Lasem 3900 , Changizchal 3950 m and Doberar 4100 m are amazing canyons on the south part of Lasem village . These north faces with their brilliant snow ( more than being lots of fun and powder play ) will prepare and acclimatize you for the final goal , DAMAVAND .
Why Damavand ?
Damavand 5610 m ( and it's satellite mountains ) :
Day 1 : Pickup from airport and transfer to Polur . Relax and enjoy the area . You will choose one of our accommodation option . Look down in Accommodation plz
Day 2 : Ski tour on amazing and easy Golezard ( 3400 m ) . 10 mins drive from Polur village. 2.2 to 3.1 . 1100 meters vertical ascend. nice powder .
Day 3 : Ski tour on Lasem ( 3900 m ) . 1 hour drive from Polur village .Lasem village is 2600 m so it would be around 1300 meters vertical ascent . Lots of brilliant options to ski down . ( 2.3 to 3.2 )
Day 4 : Ski tour on Changizachal or Angemar ( 3950 m ) - 1 hour drive from Polur village . 1400 meters vertical difference . brilliant skiing on different canyons or ridges . ( 2.3 to 3.1 )
Day 5 : Ski tour on Doberar ( 4100 m ) - The same as others with very nice slope . The difference is that Doberar summit is more dangerous regarding to snow condition . ( 3.2 to 3.3 ) . In the afternoon we will drive to a Hotel with hotspring . This hotspring comes from solphuric hot water of Damavand . Complete relaxation before skin up Damavand .
Day 6 : Ski tour to Damavand 3rd hut ( 4200 m ) . A luggage up to 12kg pp will be carried by porters. around 1500 meters vertical difference on mostly safe slopes . Accommodation in the hut .
Day 7 : Summit ski down to Polur .
Day 8 : Transfer to Tehran . Sightseeing
Day 9 : Transfer to airport for departure .
Notice that above plan could be optimized regarding to your needs , Send an email to info@IranClimbingGuide.com for more info and full details .
We have great feedback on our food plans . We serve two different foods per meal . one is most European and one is traditional dish plus some dishes of Kebab during the trip . You never forget our foods as we have a special cook for this reason . We also care about different diets of the people in the group . So don't worry if you are vegetarian or have allergic to some materials . Drinking is free during the trip . Water would be always mineral for you in closed bottles .