What is Alam-Kuh, where is Alam-Kuh?
Alam-Kuh is the second highest mountain of country after Damavand. It is located in Mazandaran Province, and as part of Alborz mountain range, in a region known as Takht-e Suleiman which if translated to English would mean Solomon’s Throne. Alam-Kuh itself is a combination of two words, “Alam” that the Dehkhoda Dictionary defines as “flag”, “famous”, “tall” as well as “what is surrounded by sky”, and “Kuh” meaning mountain. together, they can mean a mountain that is surrounded by sky and refers to its height. What’s more, this region has many peaks that are all above 4000m.
This majestic mountain is around 4848m, and here in Iran we like to call it the K2 of country. If Damavand is known as the highest mountain of Iran, Alam-Kuh is known as the most technical one, mainly because of its big wall in Alam Chal area.
In trekking tours, we usually suggest a program that includes both Alam-Kuh and Damavand. Then, Alam-Kuh would provide the necessary acclimatization for Damavand. Besides, it would give you a chance to visit Caspian Sea and have a very relaxing time in one of northern cities of Iran.
How to Get there?
If you want to visit Alam-Kuh and you are in Tehran, then you have to head to Chalous road. Through this road, you will get to Kelardasht and then you have to move forward to Roodbarak and Vandarbon (2250m.). Next, you have to choose the route you want to take. The main routes of the mountain are Hesarchal and Alamchal.
How to Ascend?
Alam-Kuh with 4848m altitude is the second highest mountain of Iran and the most technical one. There are two main and popular routes that each one has its own beauty and level of difficulty for ascend. Southern face aka “Hesarchal” and the northern face known as “Alamchal”.