Trip Highlights

Ascending Mt. Alam Kuh 41850m, second highest Iran’s peak

Full Mt Damavand acclimatization program

Climbing Damavand mountain 5610m, the Asia’s highest volcano in Asia

Visiting the Caspian Sea

Larijan village and mineral host spring spa

  • Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • Trip Code: 030-STN-TRK
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Activities: Trekking,
  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 6 - 15 )
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Price: On Request
  • Single Supplement: N/A

You will enjoy trekking in the region of Iran second highest mountain with great mountainous landscapes during best season of climbing Iran Mountains according to very stable weather. You can focus completely on enjoying a successful climb. This program is ideal for people who want to enjoy a great climb which is doable for amateur mountaineers also. We will drive from Tehran to Kelardasht which is a small in northern Iran in the Caspian Sea region. From there drive to the starting point of trekking via a dirt road. After 3 days hiking in Mount Alam Kuh we will drive to the Caspian Sea and then back to Tehran. 

Services Included

Meals

9B

7 L

 6 D

Accommodation

2 nights hotel in Tehran and 1 night in the Caspian Sea, 3 nights camp in Alam Kuh, 3 nights in Mt Damavand

Transport

Private vehicle according to the group size

Other Services

English spoken mountain guide, climbing permit for two motaians( Damavand & Alam Kuh), 4x4 vehicle to transfer to the base camp, Mules / horses support (limited by 15kg per person). Provided gear: eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, sleeping bags, mattress, pillows, duffel bag for non-trek items left at our office.

Excluded

Travel insurance, International airfare, Excess baggage charges, Airport and departure taxes, Any extra hotel costs such as early check in or late checkout, laundry, mini bar used in the room, Meals not stipulated in the itinerary, Tips (optional), Cost of medical immunizations, Bottled water, phone calls, Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary

Day 1: Tehran Arrival

On arrival, Check in to a hotel. Overnight stay at hotel. (-,-,-)

Day 2: Drive to RudBarak-VandarBon - hike up to the base camp

Drive to Kelardash and Roudbarak. Ascending to Hesarchal Camp. Overnight stay at camp. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Mt. Lashgarak (4250 m)

Climb Lashgarak summit, Overnight stay at camp. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Mt. Alam Kuh (4850 m)

Alam Kuh mountain and back to the camp, drive to the coast of Caspian Sea. Overnight stay at Motel(B, L)

Day 5: Caspian Sea – Polor (Base camp)

Caspian Sea and drive to Larigan hot spring spa, drive to Polor mountain refuge- Damavand base camp (B, D)

Day 6: Drive to the 2nd camp & climbing to 3rd camp:

The jeep will take drive to the Damavand second camp (3000m). Hiking to the third camp (Bargah Sevom) at 4250m. (Total ascends 1250m). Overnight camp. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Acclimatization Day:

hiking to a frozen waterfall which is at about 5000 meters and return. This will take about 6 to 7 hours and will be very suitable for our acclimatization before summit day. Overnight stay at camp. (B, L, D)

Day 8:  Ascend to summit (5610m):

Challenging climb to the peak usually takes about 6 to 7 hours. From the summit, we then begin descending to 3rd camp, a journey of some 7 hours that should bring us back to the camp in time for dinner. Total haking time is approximately 12-14 hours. Total scend/descend 2700m. Overnight stay at camp. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Descend the mountain, back to Tehran:

Descending to second camp. Drive to Larijan natural hot spring bath to leave the tiredness in the hot mineral water then will be driven to the hotel in Tehran. Overnight sleep at hotel (B, L)

Day 10: Tehran and Departure:

Free time before noon and checking out of the hotel. Departure (B)

 

 

 

MT. Alam Kuh

Alam kuh, is the name of a massive mountain located in Northern Iran in Mazandaran province. It’s located in Takht-e Soleyman massif mountain chain. Also Takhte Soliman is a part of West Alborz mountains range. The altitude of Alam Kuh is 4850 m from the Sea Level and is the second highest mountain in Iran after Damavand Mountain (5610 m). Alam kuh is the center of many Mountain Activities for nature lovers. The north face of Mt Alam Kuh is a massive vertical wall that made Alam kuh very famous mountain for all climbers around the world. The length of the wall rises up about 480 m vertical granite rock up to the summit. One the main highlight is the base of the wall starts from 4400 m from the Sea level and its make the rock different for climbing. There are a lot of different route on this wall which began from 1936 till now. The south face of Alam kuh is the only route that most of hikers choose this one during the summer for hiking up to the peak.

MT. Damavand

Damaavand with 5610 meters altitude (according to the latest estimates) is the highest mountain in Iran and western Asia. It is also the highest volcanic cone-shaped peak in Asia.  Its volcanic activity has been in the geological past and there is no human historical record of any known activity, so it is considered as a non-active former volcano. As a former volcano it is endowed with many natural gifts due to its past. Hot and cold springs abound on her slopes and the surrounding land. There are sizable areas on its slopes that are covered with sulfur and still active enough to give off that special sulfur odor. There are relatively large glaciers, frozen waterfalls, gas and steam wells. Because of many deep valleys and high slopes surrounding it, the region harbors a great variety of vegetation and wildlife. There are great vistas where one can take in some quiet moments and gaze at beautiful panoramas, while standing in the heart of this remarkable mountain.It is located in the Central Alborz Mountain chain and has at least 16 recognized routes for ascending to its peak. There is a long and colorful history of numerous ascends. Some have become quite mythical in their colorful accounts, courageous deeds and tragic ends. The mountain itself is the subject of many mythical and folkloric tales. In the spring the slopes are covered by green pastures and wild flowers. From the peak one can see quite some distance. To the north are the waters of the Caspian Sea, to the west there is the waters of Lar reservoir and the sprawling city of Tehran. To the south one can gaze into the vastness of the desert which is called Dashte Kavir. A truly remarkable and memorable climb on a unique mountain. 

Deviating from this itinerary is sometimes unpreventable due to weather conditions, seasonal changes, frequency of visits to a village or for any other factor which may influence our travel times and schedules. Furthermore, this is a tight itinerary and sometimes we must skip a place or two depending on the local conditions.For any reason, such as weather situation or unexpected health problems for participants further stay is inevitable, extra costs would be chargeable.

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