Arash, the great mythical hero, threw the arrow that marked the borders of Iranian empire from the top of Damavand. Iran’s highest summit also appears in the works of modern Iranian poets of the likes of Mohammad-Taqi Bahar and Mirzadeh Eshghi as a symbol of resistance against oppressive political forces. On the geological map of Iran, you can find Damavand in Alborz mountain range, the location of the loftiest peaks of the country. Climbing these epic heights especially going to the top of Mount Damavand is the prime goal of any young mountaineer in Iran. There are numerous packages of Mount Damavand tour among Iran tours. Damavand hiking and climbing tours are among the most popular of these packages most of which start from the famous Polour village and Lar National Park. Depending on the season of ascends and the chosen route, mountaineers must carry all the necessary clothing and equipment. As mentioned above Mount Damavand is a semi-active volcano and due its elevation, weather is often at extremes. That is why people who plan to ascend Damavand must check the weather forecast from reliable sources before they embark on their journey. They should be particularly cautious during the winter when the occurrence of ferocious snow storms is an ominous possibility. Damavand is also the name of a city 77 km east of Tehran. It is the closest city to Mount Damavand and is known for its mild weather and superb agricultural products. Damavand is a vast expanse of land and its greatness isn’t all about the highest peak in the country. People who don’t fancy several hours of arduous rock climbing can enjoy the boundless grandeur of the meadows colorful as Persian carpets under Damavand’s watchful eyes. They can stand in its titanic shadow and watch the sun set while the highland winds send tiny waves through their hair. That is the mental portrait you will hang on the recesses of your mind to remind you of the day you met a fuming snow-capped giant, Damavand.