Damavand is a significant mountain in Persian mythology. It is the symbol of Iranian resistance against despotism and foreign rule in Persian poetry and literature.Mount Damavand also known as Donbavand, a potentially active volcano and the highest peak in Iran, has a special place in Persian mythology and folklore. Located in the middle Alborz Range, adjacent to Var?r?, Sesang, Gol-e Zard and M??nr?d, it is the highest point in the Middle East and the highest volcano in all of Asia.
It is a potentially active volcano, since there are fumaroles near the summit crater emitting sulfur, which were known to be active on July 6, 2007.
The mountain is located near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea.
Elevation: 5670 m
Best months to climb: July, August, September