An interesting 10 days Travel to Iran and climb the highest and second highest point of Middle East!
Alam-Kūh -Mount Alam is a mountain in the Alborz mountain range in the north of Iran, Mazandaran Province, forming a peak of the Takht-e Suleyman Massif. It is located in the Kelardasht District of the MazandaranProvince of Iran. With an elevation of 4,848 meters it is the second highest peak in Iran behind Mount Damavand
The first recorded ascent of the peak was made from Hazarchal over the south face by the German brothers Bornmüller during their six-month botanical exploration of the Alborz in 1902.
The 800 m high, steep granite north face provides some of the most difficult and interesting mountaineering routes in the country and the climbs rank along side major climbing routes in the European Alps. Alamkooh and Takht -e- soleiman area, especially the southern side of the mountain is a beautiful and attractive place for hiking and mountaineering at 4000m. there is many peaks over 4000 meters it is a suitable place for mountaineering. Peaks such as: Lashgarak – Gardonkooh – Chaloon and many other peaks in the area also the main peak Alamkooh (4811m) is also good to ascend.
It is also a good place for acclimatization before climbing Damavand. you can see a spectacular view of Alborz mountains over the 4000 meters high peak.
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 Varārū, Sesang, Gol-e Zard and Mīānrūd, 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. The mountain is located near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea, in Āmol county, Māzandarān, 66 kilometres (41 miles) northeast of Tehran.
The best major settlement for mountain climbers is the new Iranian Mountain Federation Camp in Polour or Reine village, located on the south of the mountain.
There are at least 16 known routes to the summit which have different difficulties. Some of them are dangerous and require rock or ice climbing.The most popular route is the Southern Route which has step stamps and also a camp midway called Bargah Sevom Camp/Shelter at 4220 m (about 13,845 ft).
The longest route is the Northeastern and it takes two whole days to reach the summit starting from downhill village of Nāndal and a night stay at Takht-e Fereydoun (elevation 4300 m – about 13,000 ft), a two-story shelter. The western route is famous for its sunset view.
Sīmorgh shelter in this route at 4100 m (about 13,500 ft) is a newly constructed shelter.
TRIP LENGTH: 9 days
• full services of a professional expedition guide plus local guides and chef.
• 4×4 vehicle support as required.
• all meals
• all transport as the itinerary
• all accommodation
• any specialist kit
• any entrance permits (50 USD for Damavand – 30 USD for Alamkooh)
• porter in the mountain
• international flights
• local airport taxes and international visas
• tips to local guides
• personal equipment (once booked you’ll receive a short kit list)
• travel insurance
Day 1: Arrival – Transfer to the hotel and shopping in Tehran. driving through Chaloos road (one of the most beautiful roads in Iran) to Marzanabad and Roudbarak. Overnight in MSFI hut. Walk around the hut.
Day 2: Departure by car 4WD to the camp (Tange Galoo) because of the snow and the conditions of the porters. stay in camps and short ski around.
Day 3: climb Lashgarak 4200m summit and ski to the camp.
Day 4: Climb to the summit Chaloon 4550 m and ski to the camp.
Day 5: Return to the hut. drive to the Caspian Sea , walk around the city and Mahmudabad market. overnight in a hotel or motel.
Day 6: Drive to Reine village via Haraz road. Overnight in Reine hut.
Day 7: driving to camp 2 (1 hour off road) to 3000m and climbing to camp3 (Bargah) about 4200m. We have about 4-6 hours climbing. Overnight in hut. (private room with hot water, blanket, bed, etc.)
Day 8: Summit day. Start climbing early in the morning. We have about 6-8 hours climbing to the top. Skiing to the hut and back to camp 2 and Reine camp. Overnight in Reine.
Day 9: visit amazing mineral hot springs near Reine. Driving to Tehran and departure.