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Mount Damavand- Itinerary and Logistics

Mount Damavand is commonly climbed via the southern route.
The closest village  to the trail head is called  Polour which is some 2 hours from Tehran by car or minibus down Haraz road.
In Polour you are required to inform the Iranian Mountaineering Federation in their office and pay a fee of 50 US dollars or its equivalent in local currency.
There are 4WD vehicles authorized to take you to the trail-head in Goosfandsara which is at 2900m and the trip takes some 40 minutes. You can walk this section. The road is a B road and in dire estate. Expect a lot of dust in the dry season.

In Goosfandsara there are many muleteers they will be fighting to take your load up to the shelter called Bargah Sevvom.  There is also a mosque and some toilets although very rudimentary.

The trail starts to the east of the mosque.

The hike up Bargah Sevvom refuge takes some 4 hours and the altitude of Bargah is around 4300m.

Bargah is manned in the busy months of the summer and there is a shop selling warm m…