The summit you can see standing near Bargah-e Sevom hut is actually a fake summit with 5400 m of elevation.
Taking the southern Damavand trekking route, the most commonly used route, you’ll reach Bargah-e-Sevom hut, the nearest hut to the summit, after passing by Goosfandsara hut. The summit visible from this point is actually a fake summit with 5400 m of elevation and is located right before Damavand sulfuric hills. The real Damavand summit won’t be visible until arriving near Damavand fake summit. The reason for this is the gentle slope of the last part of the Damavand trekking route. Therefore, the sulfuric hills near the Damavand summit are hidden behind the fake summit from the trekkers’ perspective. Read more