The peak of Damavand Mountain with 5,610 meters (18,406 ft) altitude in the center of Alborz range is the only peak higher than 5000m in Iran. It is only 70 km from Tehran. Mount Damavand is the result of volcanic activities. Like other volcanic mountains it has a conic shape.
Although Damavand is an inactive volcano but still produces Sulphur Dioxide. Basically, this means that Damavand is going thorough the last stage before completely turning into a silent volcano. However, warm mineral springs, absence of extensive glaciers and frequent earthquakes in every few years, proves there is still a long way to go. This isolated, high altitude conic shape volcano is spectacular amongst other high mountains in the region as it is visible from far distances.
Damavand region is one of the most beautiful natural surroundings with fields full of wild poppy and purple lily in springs and long grass plots in green moderate summers. Along with hard winters the summit and slopes are always covered by snow.
In Iran’s history, Damavand has always been a symbol of pride and resistance.