Iran got 54 mountain summits with prominence of 1500 m or greater. lets introduce three highest peaks :
Mount Damavand : 5,610 m height.
I am an active volcano , I am the highest peak in Iran , and surprisingly highest volcano in Asia. Besides my physical elevation, I have a special elevation in Persian mythology and folklore. Here is how Iranian Poet Mohammad Taghi Bahar call me :
Oh white giant with feet in chains
Oh dome of the world, Oh Mount Damāvand
If you travel to Iran you can see me on the 10,000 rials Banknote, of course, these days it is not worth a lot, but it’s on my peak talent resume.
There are many ways to reach my summit, I guess 16 paths. Some of the paths need rock climbing .some are easier.
During you climbing you may see my high frozen waterfall which is eventually an ice-fall about 12 m tall on the elevation of 5100m, they say it is highest fall in Iran and the middle east.
If you want to visit me you can contact with IranDestina team, they can help you to catch this awesome experience.
Sabalan : 4811 m height
I am the second highest mountain in Iran. I got a beautiful permanent crater lake at my summit, some visitors found some of the volcanic rock formations which look likes animals, birds and insects. Here what you see? an Eagle maybe!
I have a ski resort called Alvares and Sarein spa .in the region Plenty of mineral water springs attracts tourists, and Nomads live near my hillside.
As Damavand i have my mythical stories as well. Some say i was the place of Zoroaster meditated for some years. For that, I am a sacred place in Zoroastrianism.
Nomad believes that if my summit snow melt this is the end of world, you can connect such believe to global warming that is happening, that’s why today we are talking about sustainable mountains.
Alam-kuh : 4805 m height.
I got the bronze medal and stood on the 3rd highest peak of Iran. There were two German brothers Bornmuller who stood on my summit after 6 months exploration in the Alborz in 1902.
I got the most difficult mountaineering in Iran. Thus I attract European climbing teams and they got root’s name like, German Flank which is a rocky ridge to the summit. And Polish 48.