In this program, we ascend Alamkuh that is 4848 meters and Damavand that is 5610 meters. Naturally, the ascend will happen in the mentioned order beginning with the lower mountain. First, we have Alamkuh as the second highest mountain. Next, there is Damavand that is the highest mountain of Iran. While Alamkuh is famous for the difficulty of its routes, Damavand is notable for its heights. In fact, Alamkuh is one of the most technical mountains of Iran. It has two usual passages of Hesarchal and Alamchal. Here, we have the route through Alamchal (4050m).
Alamchal is an area in Alamkuh. It has one of the most difficult big walls of Iran very popular among climbers. Clearly, the passage through Alamchal is the more difficult of the two passages. Naturally, the mountaineers that choose this route should be experienced. Usually, the travelers of this route camp in the Alamchal area. As mentioned, the camping section is right under the big wall and one of the ways to summit the mountain. there is also a shelter with no facilities in Sarchal area. At the end of the program, there is a one-day city tour of Tehran.
- Mountain guide
- City tour guide
- Permits for ascend
- Beverages (Only served with food)
- Entrance fee to visited sites.
- Tips to Guides and Staffs
- Extra Hotel Reservation
- Single Room
- Visa Fee
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Beverages not Served with Food
- Ski and Trekking Equipment
When you get to the IKA airport, we will be there waiting for you with a “Atour Adventure Group” sign. Then, we will head to a hotel in Tehran (1189m). Naturally, the arrangement is highly depended on your arrival flight.
After breakfast, the car is waiting to take us to Roodbarak and then Vandarbon (2250m). The drive would be around 5 hour. We will spend the night in the mountaineering lodge of Vandarbon.
The trekking begins now. In the morning, and after breakfast, we will trek to Sarchal (3850m) which will take around 4 hours. Then, we will find a suitable place to camp. Our overnight is in camp. If the weather is not suitable and the shelter is available, we can use that as well.
Now, its time for acclimatization. Early in the morning, we will pack up our stuff and head to Alamchal (4050m). After a 5-6 hours trek, we will reach the Alamchal area. Then, we will find a suitable place for camping and set up out tents. Our overnight would be in camp.
Finally, its time for summiting the Alamkuh mountain. Early in the morning, after having breakfast and packing necessary stuff for the ascend, we will head to the Alamkuh peak. It will take 7-8 ours to get to peak and then return to camp. Our overnight is in camp.
At last, the trekking period is over. Now, we have to head back to where it started, The City of Tehran. After breakfast, we will descend back to Vandarbon where the car is ready to ـtake us back. After a 5-hour drive we will reach the city and check in to hotel.
Although the trekking is over, the trip is yet to continue. Here, we will have a city tour of Tehran. We will visit Golestan Palace, Tehran Grand Bazaar and National Museum. However, if you have any place in mind, you can tell us and we will include it in the program. In addition, we can change the sites to those you want. Then, we will head back to hotel.
Finally, your adventure in Iran comes to an end. Based on the flight time, we will arrange for the transfer.
What we suggest and offer
- Cultural tours
- Shopping Assistance
- Domestic Flight
- Destination: Tehran CityTour
- Cultural Sites: GolestanPalace, National Museum, Tehran Grand Bazaar.
General Equipment List for Summer
- Sports Shoes / Sandals
- Trekking shoes category B
- Trekking socks + replacement
- Trekking pants
- comfortable leisure trousers
- windproof and waterproof over pants (breathable)
- Long sleeve shirts or blouses
- Sweater or jacket (wool, fleece, softshell)
- wind and waterproof jacket (ideal: breathable)
- Underwear + replacement
- short functional underwear
- Scarf / Scarf / Buff as dust or cold protection
- thin hat for summer – Warm hat in June and September
- thin finger gloves
- Warm gloves in June and September
- sun cream
- Day and hiking backpack approx. 25 l
- Rain cover for backpack
- Telescopic hiking poles (who would like)
- Headlamp with spare batteries
- Sleeping bag up to – 5 ° in the comfort area
- Sleeping mat (Therm-a-rest self-inflatable)
- waterproof bag for documents
- Drinking bottle or hydration system at least 1 liter
- Insect repellent for skin and possibly for clothing
- First aid kit (including blister plaster, tape, disinfection)
- small travel pharmacy
- important personal medicines (hand luggage!)