Alamkouh (4860 M) hiking – 4 Days

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Alamkuh hiking

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Alamkuh hiking

Mount Alam (Alam Kooh) is sometimes been written as: “Alamkouh”, “Alamkoh”, “Alamkuh”, “Alamkooh” or “Alam kouh”. Mount Alam (Alam Kooh) is mainly made of tertiary intrusive rocks; granite and diorite. Some Triassic and Jurassic sediments are also found. The first recorded ascent of the peak was made from Hazarchal over the south face of the German brothers Bornmüller during their six-month botanical exploration of the Alborz in 1902. The gigantic rocky block in the heart of Takht-e-Soleiman massif makes a one km long raged east-west running Ridgeline that is entirely above 4700m, the western one quarter of the Ridgeline makes the Alam Kooh section including the 4850m Alam Kooh peak, and the eastern part makes five horns shaped peaks known as Shakhak-1, Shakhak-2, Shakhak-3, Shakhak-4 and Shakhak-5, the north face of this block creates vertical walls of Alam Kooh and Shakhak.

There is a perfect 350m wall under the summit of Shakhak-5 sometimes it can be seen even more impressive than an Alam Kooh wall in some photos which have the height range between 350m and 600m (including steep glacier). Alam Kooh famous for its wall. But fame is not for being the tallest wall of Iran and it isn’t, but the fame is for being the wall having the highest altitude at base and peak I mean no other wall in Iran is located in a higher place than an Alam Kooh wall. There is a glacier name Alamchal at the base of the north face that slightly rises up to about 4200m. Then there is about 150m to 200m, very steep glacier (nearly vertical). And the wall rises up about 450m vertical granite rock up to the summit.



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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Camping, Hiking, Mountaineering, Trekking
  • Activity Level Strenuous
  • Group Size Medium Group
    Maximum 10
All about the Alamkouh (4860 M) hiking – 4 Days.

 Alamkuh – Mount Alam – is a mountain in Alborz mountain range in north of Iran, Mazandaran Province, forming a peak of Takht-e Suleyman Massif. It is located in Kelardasht Districtof Mazandaran Province of Iran. With an elevation of 4860 meters, it is the second highest peak in Iran after Mount Damavand .The first recorded ascent of the Alamkuh  peak was made from Hesarchal over the south face by the German brothers Bornmüller during their six-month botanical exploration of the Alborz in 1902.Douglas Busk, a British mountaineer, climbed Alam-Kuh via the east ridge in 1933 and again in 1934 from over the west ridge.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 alongside major climbing routes in the European Alps. In addition to local climbers, the north face attracts European climbing teams. The first known ascent from the north was by a German party (Gorter/Steinauer) in 1936 via the northwest ridge. Subsequently, French and Polish teams established other routes on the north face during the 1960s and 1970, these being multi-day routes of high alpine standard. A British team followed with a successful ascent in 1978. The first winter ascent of the north face was made by Mohammad Nouri in 1991.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • All transfers ( Sedan & 4WD )
  • All meals ( Breakfast . Lunch . Dinner . Snack )
  • All accommodations ( Local house . Tents )
  • Mule or horse for carrying luggage
  • Alborz mountains professional mountain guide
  • Trekking tour permission
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Visa fees and entry clearing fees
  • Tip for tour guide & other Personal expenses 
  • International flight ticket
  1. Day 1 Domche green land
    • Driving to Taleghan valley (mountainous area in north west of the Tehran) about 2 hours
    • Trekking up to Domche green land ( 3400 M ) about 5 hours
    • Overnight in tent
  2. Day 2 Alamkouh base camp
    • Trekking up to Hezarcham passage ( 4200 M ) about 3 hours.
    • Trekking down to Hesarchal highland (3800M) about 3 hours.
    • Overnight stay in tent near the Hesarchal lake
  3. Day 3 Alamkouh summit (4860 M)
    • Trekking up to Alamkouh summit (4860 M) about 6 hours
    • Return to Hesarchal
    • Overnight in tent
  4. Day 4 Trekking down
    • Trekking down to Tangegalou (3300 M) about 2 hours
    • Driving to Kelardasht town with 4WD car about 2 hours
    • Visiting Caspian sea coast
    • Return to Tehran by car about 4 hours
Trekking highlights
  • Climbing to the second highest peak of Iran (Alamkouh summit 4860 M)
  • Trekking in middle of the Alborz mountains
  • Watching  beautiful Taleghan Valley and the Taleghan unique Lake in the middle of the Alborz Mountains
  • Watching the high alpine villages and meet with local people
  • Staying in tents at the Alborz Highlands and watch the beautiful sunset
  • Trekking in amazing Taleghan valley
  • Watching the Alborz mountains forest and Caspian sea
  • Meeting with local people and enjoying with local foods and local dairy
  • Duration : 4 days
  • Activity Level : strenuous
  • Trekking grade : suitable for people who can walk 7 hours a day
  • Max altitude : 4860 m
  • Average trekking time per day : 7 hours
  • Best season : June – September
  • Vacation style : hiking-trekking-camping-climbing
  • Group size : maximum 10
  • Age : 18-60
  • Regions : Tehran-Taleghan -Kelardasht-Mazandaran-Caspian sea
  • Start from : Tehran
  • End : Tehran
  • Price : tour price is calculated on the basis of tour season and the group size


Overall Rating
Oriol codina
Reviewed On 24/07/2019

We hiked to the top of Alan Khu mountain, theough ancient forests, swam in a frozen lake, stayed in a local village with amazing people and so on. It was awesome trip that i always remember it. I highly recommend Hesam as a tour guide!!