Alamkuh through Siahsang Flank

  • Overview

  • Here is the Alamkuh trekking program through Alamchal and Siahsang route. This eight-day program begins and ends in Tehran. First, we will head to northern regions of Iran, to Kelardasht, Roodbarak and Vandarbon. Then, we start trekking to Sarchal. From Sarchal we go to Alamchal and then we take the Siahsang route to the summit. After that, we will return to Tehran for a final touch of Iranian culture. With a one-day city tour of Tehran, our trip ends.
  • Services

What is included in our services
What is excluded from our services
What is included in our services
  • Accommodation (hotel, lodge, shelter, villa, local house, …)
  • Transportation (domestic flight, airport, city, between cities, 4×4, …)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, lunchbox)
  • Beverages (only those served with food)
  • Guide (mountain, ski, city tour)
  • Means of carrying loads (mule, porter, camel)
  • Entrances (lifts, historic sites, …)
  • Ascend Permits
  • Visa reference code
  • Mountain Accidents Insurance
What is excluded from our services
  • International flight
  • Visa fee
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Hotel minibar or café
  • Tips to guides and staff
  • Services not mentioned above
  • Extra days or reservations
  • Single room supplement
  • Itinerary

Here is what happens on each day
Here is what happens on each day
    • Day 1: Arrival to Tehran (1189m)
    • Now, the Alamkuh trekking through Alamchal and Siahsang officially begins. Upon arrival to Tehran (IKA Airport), you will meet Atour representative and then transfer to hotel.
    • Day 2: Heading to Vandarbon (2250m)
    • Day 2: Transfer to Vandarbon (2250m)

    After breakfast, we will head to the northern regions of Iran and pass the cities of Kelardasht and Roodbarak. Then we will get to the Vandarbon and spend the night in the mountaineering lodge there. The drive will take around five to six hours. We will have the lunch in a restaurant and the guide will prepare the dinner.

    • Day 3: Getting to Sarchal (3850m)

    On this day, we will trek from vandarbon to Sarchal. It will take around five to six hours to get there. We will only have to carry our essential stuff and the rest will be carried by mules. For the night, we will stay at the Sarchal shelter or camp in the area. Be aware that the shelter lacks any facility. Our guide will prepare the meals for us.

    • Day 4: Reaching Alamchal (4100m)

    Now, we trek from Sarchal to Alamchal. We have two to three hours of trekking and then we will reach the Alamchal area. We will camp for the night. We will carry only the most essential stuff and the rest are carried by the mules. The night will be in camp and the guide will prepare the meals.

    • Day 5: Summiting Alamkuh (4848m)

    Finally, it’s time to summit Alamkuh. First, we will have to trek to Chaloon neck. Then, we reach the Siahsang rift. From there, we will have two hours of technical mountaineering/rock climbing to the Siahsang shelter. Then we trek three hours to the peak. Then we will descend back which will take around three to four hours. In Alamchal, we will gather the stuff and return to Sarchal, which will take one hour, and spend the night there. Our overnight is in shelter or camp and our guide will prepare the meals.

    • Day 6: Back to the Tehran (1189m)

    On this day, we will get down to Vandarbon and then transfer to Tehran. We have three to four hours of trekking. Here, our transfer is prepared to take us back to Tehran. Again, we will have a five-hour drive. We go to a restaurant for lunch and the hotel restaurant for dinner.

    • Day 7: Tehran City Tour (1189)

    We have enjoyed the beauty of Iran’s nature, now it is time to get to know Iran’s history, art, and architecture better. It is also a chance to see the everyday life of Iranian.

    • Day 8: Time to say goodbye

    Based on the departure time, we arrange for hotel to airport transportation.

  • Spots

  • Cultural Extension

    • Destination: Tehran City Tour
    • Cultural Sites: Golestan Palace, Tehran Grand Bazaar, Iran National Museum
  •  General Equipment List for Ski

Camping
Shoes
Bags
Clothes
General
Camping
  • Sleeping bag up to – 5 ° comfort
  • Sleeping mat
Shoes
  • Sports Shoes / Sandals
  • Trekking shoes category B
  • Trekking socks + replacement
Bags
  • Duffle Bag
  • Day Backpack 30-40 liter
Clothes
  • Cap
  • Warm hat
  • Scarf
  • T-Shirt
  • Long sleeve shirt or Blouse
  • Polar Jacket
  • Wind and waterproof jacket
  • Feather jacket
  • Thin finger gloves
  • Warm waterproof gloves
  • Trekking pants
  • Wind and waterproof pants
General
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Sun cream
  • Hiking poles
  • Headlamp
  • 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
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