4 Day Alamkuh Trekking Tour

The Remanence of Ice Age: Alamkuh

From € 465

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4 Days

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Age Range:

15 - 70

Group Size:

2 - 10


1 night at the shelter, 2 nights camping

Tour Description

Alamkuh is the second highest peak in Iran, right after Damavand peak. This mountain has 4848 meters’ height and is known for its technical conquers. On the north face of this mountain, there is a 600 meters’ tall wall. There are different routes for reaching the summit of this mountain. Usually, the routes are called by the name of the first people who found them. German, Polish, French routes are some of the most well-known ones as well as Kermanshah and Hamedan routes. Also, there are more than 47 peaks of more than 4000 meters’ height in this area. The reasons mentioned above are why Alamkuh is known as the Alps of Iran. Furthermore, there is one more route on the southern face of the Alamkuh summit, which does not require rock climbing techniques. The south face route is more accessible, and this package has been designed through the southern route as well.

Alamkuh is the second highest peak in Iran, right after Damavand peak. This mountain has 4848 meters’ height and is known for its technical conquers. On the north face of this mountain, there is a 600 meters’ tall wall. There are different routes for reaching the summit of this mountain.
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  • Starting Altitude: 1400 m
  • Driving Distance: 205 km
  • Trekking Distance: 0
  • Average Slope: –
  • Highest Altitude: 2200 m
  • Sleeping Altitude: 2200 m
  • Overnight stay at a room in Shelter


On the first day of our tour, we will enter Chalus road from Tehran. Iranians know this road as one of the most beautiful roads in the country. After about 5 hours of driving, we will reach the spectacular Kelardasht city. We will have lunch there, and after half an hour driving, we will reach the Vandarbon Mountain Complex at the height of 2200 meters. We will take a rest at this camp and make ourselves ready to begin climbing the next day. Before having dinner, your guide will mention all the technical tips you need to know for having a successful ascend.


  • Driving Distance: 10 km
  • Starting Altitude: 3210 m
  • Upward Trekking Distance: 4.85 km3.05 km from Tang Galu to Hesarchal and 1.8 km for acclimatization
  • Average Slope: 17.7 %
  • Highest Altitude: 4150 m
  • Sleeping Altitude: 3750 m
  • Overnight stay in tent at Hesarchal


Climbing Alamkuh from the southern route is quite easy. It would only require about 2 hours of trekking on the 2nd day. We will go to the ascending base and slowly start trekking until we get to the 3750 meters’ height. There, we will set up the tents, rest a bit, and have lunch. Magnificent mountains and lakes surround all around the Hesarchal plain. We will choose one of them depending on the Participants’ choice and physical preparedness for acclimatization. We will ascend at least 400 meters and then have a stop at that point for half an hour. After that, we will come back to the camp to have dinner and rest. So, we can be ready for the trekking the next day.


  • Starting Altitude: 3750
  • mUpward Trekking Distance: 4.63 km
  • Average Slope: 23.8 %
  • Highest Altitude: 4850 m
  • Sleeping Altitude: 3750 m
  • Overnight stay in tent at Hesarchal



We will wake up and have breakfast at 5 a.m. Then, we will put on our backpacks and start trekking to the summit. Ascending will take almost 4 hours. Our path mostly includes light trekking and some minutes of walking by the valleys. In the last minutes, we will get to a rocky and steep route. Because we are ascending by the southern route, we will be able to see the amazing northern wall of Alamkuh. Also, we can have an unforgettable experience of watching the Alborz mountain range if the sky is clear. After capturing some photos, we will go back to our camp. There, we will spend the evening entertaining ourselves in Hesarchal plain.


  • Starting Altitude: 3750 m
  • Downward Trekking Distance: 3.05 km
  • Average Slop: 17.7 %
  • Driving Distance: 280 km
  • Ending Altitude: 1400 m



On the morning of the fourth day, we will get on the road filled with the joy of our successful ascend. We will go on a fantastic jungle road leading to the Caspian Sea. Then, we can swim a bit in the sea and go back to Tehran after having lunch. Finally, we will be in Tehran at almost 9 o’clock.

Acclimatization Plan

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What’s included?

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All land transportation by Air-co vehicles
4WD for Dirty Roads


1 Night at a Shelter
2 Nights Camping


Full Board
3 Breakfast
4 Lunch
3 Dinner
Daily snack & mineral water

Guide & Support

Professional Englishspeaking
Mountaineering Guide
Mountaineering consultant 24/7 support

Additional Services

Visiting Chalus & Caspian Sea
Riding throughout hyrcanian
Iranian Sim Card
Local Debit Card
Wi-Fi Modem


International airfares, taxes, surcharges
Travel Insurance
Equipment **

  • Backpack (BS to 45 Litre)
  • Sleeping bag with the comfort level of +10 to +5
  • Trekking boots (waterproof)
  • Base layers
  • Wind stoppers
  • Polar jacket
  • Light down jacket
  • Gore-Tex jacket (waterproof)
  • Warm trekking pants
  • Warm hat & gloves
  • Sunglasses & Sun creams
  • Headlights
  • Sticks, poles
  • Mattress

** Damavand would not require professional mountain equipment during the high season. However, it requires some gears listed above.

You can also rent these items from us.

Your Flexibility Options

  • We never rush anyone. You can climb the mountain at your own pace. Whether you’re a professional or a beginner, you will have a joyful experience on our Iran trekking tours. Each day’s schedule is set based on the climate and your hiking abilities. The time of arriving at Vandarbon, excursion in Hyrcanian forests and entertainment on the fourth day is flexible.

This Tour’s Features

High Rate of Success

All of our Iran hiking tours have a high rate of success. Having professional guides, a suitable acclimatization program, and constant quality checks of trekking equipment ensures the highest success rate during our hiking tours.

Nutritious Food

Nutrition has a crucial role in trekking. We have consulted with nutrition and sports specialists to prepare the best meal plan for our trekking tour packages. We have included meals that provide all the essentials necessary for your health.

Safety & Support

Safety is the priority in our hiking tours. Our professional guides and support team evaluate the risks of trekking based on the environment and mountaineers' situation and make safe decisions during the tour.


For Private Tours

A 30% Surcharge would apply for solo travelers.
Volume discounts would apply for groups.

Months Price / person
€ 475
July & August
€ 495
€ 465
Other Months (Off season)
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Booking Terms & Conditions

Payment method

After finalizing the price of the tour you have selected, you should pay a deposit equal to 25% of your tour cost. Then, we will issue a booking confirmation. You should pay the rest (75%) in cash at the beginning of your tour in our office in Iran.

Cancellation policy

In case you cancel your tour booking, cancellation fees will apply:

• Up to 90 days before arrival: We’ll fully refund the paid deposit.

• 90-60 days before arrival: We’ll refund 50% of the paid deposit.

• 60-30 days before arrival: We’ll refund 25% of the paid deposit.

• From 30 days before arrival to actual arrival: We will hold the deposit (25% of the package price) as a cancellation fee.

How Is This Trip Responsible?

Before starting the tour, we provide our travelers with the necessary information.

We leave no trace behind in nature, and we encourage others not to do so.

We value the pristine areas and choose the beaten tracks as our route.

We treat our local porters respectfully and fairly.

Around the mountains, we use local transportation.

We appreciate nomad people and don’t disturb their life.

We minimize our use of plastic in our trip

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