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    Mount Damavand





    Introduction: Mount Damāvand (Pronounced /dæmävænd/) (Persian: دماوند ‎), a potentially active volcano and the highest peak in Iran, has a special place in Persian mythology and folklore. It is located in the middle Alborz Range, adjacent to Varārū, Sesang, Gol-e Zard and Mīānrūd and is the highest volcano in all of Asia. It is a potentially active volcano, since there are fumaroles near the summit crater emitting sulfur, which were known to be active on July 6, 2007.
    The mountain is located near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea, in Āmol county, Māzandarān, 66 kilometres (41 miles) northeast of Tehran.



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    Location: Amol, Mazandaran province

    Elevation: 5,610 m (18,406 ft)

    Days of trip: 3-4 Day from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 4-6 hr driving from Tehran to start point and 2-3 days for climbing)
    Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

    Best time to visit: Jul to Sept

    Daily time visit: No limit

    Difficulty level: Difficult

    Requirements: (Depend on your plan) Guide or GPS track, water, food, warm and waterproof clothes and tent, waterproof shoes, headlamp, satellite phone and...
    Also need technical mountaineering gear if decided to climb in cold weather.

    Legal permission need: No


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    Overall risk: High altitude, storm

    Animal risk: Yes

    Lost risk: Yes

    Rescue: Yes, you can call 115 but maybe take a long time to find you. There is no road.

    GSM Mobile Antenna: No


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    Hotel: No but there is some facility in base camp in 3000 meter

    Village: No

    Shop: No but there is some facility in base camp in 3000 meter

    Gasoline: No


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    How to get there:
    1- Go to east terminal of buses in Tehran

    2- Take a bus ticket to Amol
    3- Get off bus in "Ab Ask" or Rine
    4- Take a 4wd vehicle to the base camp in 3000 m (Gosfand sara)
    5- Start mountaineering 4-6 hr to last camp in 4150 m (Bargah 3)
    6- Mountaineering 6-8 hr to Damavand peak in 5610 m


    Nearest airport: There is no airport less than 100 km

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    Sixty-six km to the east of Tehran, to the right of Tehran-Firuz Kuh road, Damavand is a small town set in a closed-off and well-watered valley below the foothills of Mount Damavand whose cone is not visible from this place. During the summer months, its populations are swollen by an influx of holidaymakers. Archaeological excavations carried out in the site of the modern town of Damavand have shown its occupation since the Neolithic times fifth millennium BC. The origins of the town go back to the Sassanian period. In the historical districts of the town as well as in its neighboring villages, there remain some relics belonging to the beginning of the Islamic period, the 11th century AD, and the Seljuk period. The most important amongst these is are the Jom’eh Mosque and its minaret, of the same period, however restored in later periods particularly during the Safavid rule and thus turned into a new building void of any historical significance. The mosque’s circular and simple brick minaret, which rests upon a rectangular brick base, is the only remaining relic of the structure.
    Traces of a Kuffic inscription and of other decorations, in the 11th-century style, remain to this day upon the minaret. At Damavand there are also two funerary towers of the kind found so abundantly in the Caspian region. The Imamzadeh Shams od-Din, to the southeast of the mosque, is thought to date from the Seljuk period. The Imamzadeh Abdollah, near the northeastern edge of the town, must date form the beginning of the 14th century, although the carved wooden doors are of a later date than the building. Two barred windows were recently added on the south.

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    it is very gorgeous.

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