Published: July 21, 2019 Last Edit: January 16, 2024

Roof of Iran

The highest peak in Iran and the highest volcano in Asia. 2nd. most prominent mountain in Asia after Mt. Everest and Part of the Volcanic 7 Summits mountaineering challenge.

Best time to climb Mount Damavand

Summer ascents begin about early-June and end in late-September.

Routes to the summit:

There are at least 16 known routes to the summit. With varying levels of difficulty. Some of them are dangerous and require climbing skills.

There are 4 major routes which has shelters. The most popular route is the Southern Face with a camp midway called Bargah-e Sevvom (3rd. Camp) at ~4200m.

The Western Face has a shelter at 4100m known as Simorgh Shelter.

The longest route is the NorthEastern and has a shelter at 4300m known as Takht-e-Fereydoun.

The Northern Face has two shelters one at 3850m and the other at 4800m.

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