If you`re a climber, you`ve surly heard of Damavand mountain.
Damavand is located at the north of Iran, Mazandaran province.
This mountain is the highest of Iran and highest dormant volcano in Asia. Also a symbol of erectness and stability in Persian culture and a national symbol of Iran.
In winter, temperature of Damavand`s altitude reduces to -60 degrees and in summer, to -2 degrees.
Climate of Damavand hillside is very pleasant in summer and spring.
Mount Damavands height is 4667 meters and its 12th highest mountain in the world.
Notice that you need equipment and knowledge of climbing for ascending.
Youll find the path to mount Damavand very beautiful so theres no need to climb.
There`s a frozen waterfall located at the southern part of mount Damavand which has various height of 7 to 12 meters and 3 meters width. It`s situated at an altitude of 5100 meters which highest waterfall from the sea level in middle east.
This waterfall is permanently frozen. In summer, during noon, the temperature increases to upper zero degrees so a small amount of water flows. Still, at about 4 in the afternoon, the temperature decreases back to below zero degrees so the melted ice freezes again and this is how a frozen waterfall is made.
There`s a pit above the waterfall which is covered by snow, all year long.
On your way to Damanvand you`ll pass through these locations.
It is one of the most beautiful plains of Iran which is located between Tehran and Mazandaran.
Lar plain has always been cynosure due to its pleasant and cool climate, great landscapes, yellow flowers and poppies, and plenty of springs. It also used to be the royal hunting ground.
Div Asiab spring
This spring is located at a plain on the hillside of mount Damavand, surrounded with flowers.
Overtime, a small lake was created because of the spring and it has a great view of other mountains.
It is one of the embankment dams that supply drinkable water to villages around Damavand and it`s also being used as a fish farm and a place for fishing and water sports.
In April, poppies surround the lake and make a wonderful view.
It`s a small city in southeastern Damavand that is known for its hot spring and pristine nature.
Climbers usually go to Larijan after climbing mountains around, like Damavand, to rest in the hot spring.
Rine city, Nandal and lasem village are tourist attractions on the way to Damavand.
|What can you see ?||Waterfall, forest, spring, river, mountains|
|Where you can see ?||Mazandaran province|
|Closest City, village ?||Polur city|
|How much time from closest village ?||Three hours|
|Where to stay ?||Native residence|
|Place for camping?||Yes|
|Who to access ?||Hiking, motorcycles, off-road cars|
|What you need ?||Anti-bite and sting cream, sun protection cream, camping equipment (like tent, sleeping bag, etc.)|
|What to wear ?||Spring: having a light weighted jacket|
Summer: pants and t-shirt
Fall and winter: heavy weighted jacket
|When to travel ?||Spring and summer|
Lar national park, Polur city, Ab Ali road.
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