Alamkouh (4860 M) hiking – 4 Days

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Price is depend to group size

one person – 740 € per person

two persons – 396 € per person

three persons – 282 € per person

If the number of persons in the group increases , price will be lower for each person.

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Alamkuh hiking Iran

After the single volcanic cone of Mt. Damavand that rises to 5671 m (see below), the Takhte Soleyman Massif contains the highest peaks of Central Alborz (and the only place where the elevation of the peaks exceeds 4400 m). The crest of the massif consists of a 19 km long ridgeline that runs (unlike the rest of the ridgelines in Central Alborz) north-south and is entirely above 4000 m. Two branch ridgelines (the Haft Khan and the Chaloon/Siah Kaman ridgelines) bring the total length of the interconnected ridgelines that are entirely above 4000 m to 30 km (there are other connecting ridgelines that are partially above 4000 m).

Deep “V-shaped” valleys that surround the massif to the east, north and west of it, are heavily forested and drop steeply to the Caspian Sea. Sheer walls and high “U-shaped” valleys point to extensive glacial activity in the area. In fact, the massif contains the largest collection of glaciers in Iran.

There are 160 peaks that are higher than 4000 m.  There are at least twenty peaks higher than 4400 m that probably meet the rule of 91 meters as listed below.

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  • Reviews 2 Reviews
  • 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 . Nuts ,Fruits ,tea or coffee )
  • All accommodations ( Tents )
  • Mule or horse for carrying luggage
  • Alborz mountains professional mountain guide
  • Trekking tour permission
What is 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 Tehran) about 2 hours
    • Trekking to Domche green land ( 3400 M ) about 5 hours
    • Overnight in tent
  2. Day 2 Alamkouh base camp
    • Trekking to Hezarcham passage ( 4200 M ) about 4 hours.
    • Trekking to Hesarchal highland (3800M) about 2 hours.
    • Overnight stay in tent near the Hesarchal lake
  3. Day 3 Alamkouh summit (4860 M)
    • Trekking to Alamkouh summit (4860 M) about 6 hours
    • Return to Hesarchal
    • Overnight in tent
  4. Day 4 Trekking down
    • Trekking 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 hike 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
Anna Krasheninnikova
Reviewed On 16/08/2022

Many thanks to Hesam for the trip! It was a true pleasure to do hiking with him. He Taligent us breathing techniques, how to go slowly and keep the energy up to the end. That was the first experience of going like that. In the end of hiking we reached the pick of Alam-Kuh mountain(4800), it was amazing and due to Hesam and his techniques, wasn’t that difficult. Hesam is very friendly, caring, with great sense is humour. He told us interesting things about Iran, Iranians, their history and religious events, answered all our questions, which is really precious when you come to the country with reach culture, it’s vitally important to understand things around, and Hesam was perfect story-teller. Special thing is that Hesam organized overnights at local houses (with opportunity to take a shower after hiking!) with local people who cooked local food for us, truly unique experience! That was one of the most interesting holidays we had!

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!!