Among the professional mountaineers, this Mount is considered as the stairs of Himalaya. Damavand has a number of natural glaciers, among those the biggest and longest glacier of Iran is located in this mountain.
The volcano last erupted about 7300 years ago, but it still emits dangerous sulphuric fumes strong enough to kill animals and human being. So, it is suggested for the first-timers to use a guide.
Being located in central Alborz chain, there are 16 routes up Damavand but the peak is reachable though 4 main routes.