The Mystery of Alam Kuh
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The Mystery of Alam Kuh
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Duration

7-day trip

Start

Tehran

Finish

Tehran

Included meals

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Group Size

Min 2 ,Max 10

Alam Kuh Climbing Tour

Your Detailed Route

hotel

Howeyzeh 4* - Vandarbon Mountain Hut

meals

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 1: Tehran

Arrive in Tehran and transfer to your hotel. Hotels are pre-booked from the previous night.

We will drive from Tehran to Vandarbon Village via Marzan Abad and Kelardasht. Vandarbon is one of the beautiful villages of Kelardasht which is located 10 km away from Rudbarak. It is an attractive tourist resort suitable for mountain climbers. In fact, this village is one of the routes for climbing the snowy summit of Alam Kuh, the second-highest peak in Iran. We will stay at Vandarbon mountain hut. (157km)
Overnight: Tehran-Vandarbon Mountain Hut

Tehran Iconic Landmark
Camping in Vandarbon Village in Kelardasht
Vandarbon Mountain Hut for Climbers
hotel

Hesarchal Camp

meals

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 2: Tang-e Galu

Today, we will drive to Tang-e Galu on 3200 m, which takes about one hour. Afterward, we head for Hesarchal Camp on 3700 m with 2 hours of hiking. Tonight, we will stay in this camp.

Overnight: Hesarchal Camp

Mountaineers Climbing Alamkuh via Hesarchal
Hesarchal Scenic View
Climbers Ascend Alamkuh via Hesarchal
hotel

Tent

meals

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 3: Lashgarak Peak

Today is the day of acclimatization and we are going to climb Lashgarak Peak at 4200m for about 2 hours, and then turn back to the camp. Here, you will have an amazing view of Alam Kuh from the peak as well.

Overnight: Tent

Lashgarak Peak- Iran Adventure Tour
Climbers Climbing Lashgarak Peak to Alamkuh Mountain
Iran Second Highest Mountain Alamkuh
hotel

Vandarbon Mountain Hut

meals

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 4: Tang-e Galu

Today will be dedicated to climbing Alamkuh with 4860 meters height. Its fascinating glaciers and snowfields as well as its steep foothills could be extremely challenging for mountain climbers. Early morning, the nearly five-hour climb to the peak will begin. There will be an opportunity to have a view of Damavand (the highest peak in Iran) from Alam Kuh Peak in case the weather is good. Then, we will turn back to the camp and continue our way to Tang-e Galoo and Vandarbon mountain hut.

Overnight: Vandarbon Mountain Hut

Climbers Exercising for Alamkuh Ascending
Climbers Ascending Alamkuh Mountain
Climbers Climbing Snow-capped Alamkuh Mountain
hotel

Parsian Khazar 4*

meals

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 5: Namakabrud

Drive to Namakabrud to spend a day in this dreamy green tourist place with various exciting activities to offer. The most popular entertainment of Namakabrud is its cable car. We can have an amazing view of the Caspian Sea and Chalus City at an elevation of about 700 meters above sea level. (81.3 km)

Overnight: Namakabrud

Crossing on Namakabrud Suspension Bridge
Namakabrud Telecabin
Namakabrud Sleigh Ride
hotel

Howeyzeh 4*

meals

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 6: Chalus-Tehran

Head for Tehran via Chalus Road, which is one of the most charming roads in Iran. Upon arrival at Tehran, we will go to our hotel and we will have free time for the rest of the day. (141km)

Overnight: Tehran

North Iran Pristine Nature
Iran Colorful Winding Chalus Road
Tehran Nature Bridge at Night
hotel

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meals

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Day 7: Tehran

The tour ends in Tehran and we take a flight back home.

Included

  • Accommodation
  • Profesisonal Tourguide
  • A.C. Minibus / Van
  • Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
  • Visa support & reference code for Visa

Excluded

  • Visa fee at Iranian Embassy
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