Cross Alborz Mountains and ascend MT Alam kuh (4850m), the 2nd highest mountain in Iran

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  • From € 766

Services

Challenging

Accommodation

  • 2 Nights Hotel
  • 1 Night Camp
  • 4 Nights Local House

Meals

  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners

Transport

  • Private vehicle

Trip Highlights

  • Six days trekking from Alamut to Mt. Alam Kuh
  • Optional ascend of Mt.Alam Kuh “4880 m” second highest Iran's peak
  • Photography from Andej canyon “Red-Rock”
  • Visit fabled ruins of the Alamut historic castle “Eagle Nest”
  • Local home stay & socializing with indigenous people
  • Visit an old caravanserai on this route
  • Cross 2 vast valleys of Alamut and Sehezaar

Included

  • All transportation according to the itinerary
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Backpack handling by Mules/Horses (limited to 15kg per person)

Excluded

  • Entry fee for the sites not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Any extra hotel costs such as early check in or late checkout
  • laundry
  • mini bar used in the room
  • Meals not stipulated in the itinerary
  • Tips (optional)
  • Cost of medical immunizations
  • Bottled water
  • phone calls
  • Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary

Trip Notes

Summary  
We have designed this trip for hikers who would like to have long trekking in remote areas. This trip is one of our special trekking tours through the depth and breadth of Alborz mountain range and through a fascinating slice of Persian history. Passing many villages in the heart of Alborz, meeting local people and views of mountains make this journey a different one. This is a memorable trip not only because of its physical beauty and the variety of landscape encountered but also because of crossing paths with history and myth some of which have acquired world renown. We start from Tehran with one day exploring tour of the valley of assassin in the Alamut valley. Then we continue to an amazing huge canyon to visit the castle of assassins. Following an old historical Hashashin trail from Alamut valley will lead us to Mt Alam kuh. In this tour we will have 5 trekking days before reaching to Rood-Barak and Kelardasht, a village 50 km south of the Caspian Sea. There will be an optional ascend to Mt. Alam kuh (4850 m) from Hesarchal camp in the last day of trekking. The journey will finish in Tehran.

Itinerary

  • Depending on your arrival, you will check in to your hotel in Tehran. The hotel has been booked by Adventure Iran. Overnight stay at your hotel.

    Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
  • Depart hotel after 6.00 A.M and drive towards the city of Ghazvin. We will have full day Alamut exploring and sightseeing of the Valley. Overnight stay in local house.

    Accommodation
    Local House
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
    Transport
    Private vehicle
  • 6.00 A.M wake up for breakfast and start at 7.00. From Garmarud we will pick the old historic trail through the mountains and work our way up to another historic village. Overnight stay in local house/camp.

    Accommodation
    Local House
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • We are now traveling through the heart of the Alborz range towards the Caspian Sea. This means as we progress through the journey the climate becomes more humid and the vegetation increases till we have moved from a relatively barren landscape to a fully forested area. Overnight stay in local camp.

    Accommodation
    Local House
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Today after breakfast we will continue hiking through the 3000 valley up to the hot springs. We will have 2 hours or so stop at the springs. Plenty of time to soak our bodies in the rejuvenating springs. Overnight stay in local camp.

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    Local House
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • This is definitely the high Alpine day spent hiking close to glaciers and high mountain vistas. The pass we take today is around 4000m height and then will descend.

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    Camp
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Early morning rise up and start climbing towards Mt. Alam Kuh peak which will take about 5 hours. We stop at a point for photography from Central Alborz Mountain range. Back to the base camp and drive to the Capital.

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    Hotel
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • After breakfast the rest of the day is free to relax or follow your own interests. Transfer to the airport. Departure.

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    Meals
    Breakfast

Alamut is a region situated on the western edge of the Alborz Mountains (northeast of Qazvin province) between the dry and barren plains of Qazvin in the south and densely forested slopes of Mazandaran in the north.
Historically, the mountains of this area were ideal for construction of castles because of its natural heights that could be used as a section of the defensive structure of the castles. The nature of this area is covered by hills, curvatures, forms, scars and wrinkles. Two big citadels of the Ismailis (a branch of Shia Muslims whose adherents are also known as Seveners), Lambsar and Alamut castles are in this area. Hassan-e Sabbah (1050-1124) and his Hashshashin controlled the area for many years.  
Hassan-e Sabbāh was an Ismaili missionary who converted a community in the late 11th century in the heart of the Alborz Mountains, later he seized a mountain fortress called Alamut and used it as the headquarters for a decentralized Persian insurrection against the dominant Seljuk Turks. He formed a group of fadaiyan (those who sacrifice themselves) whose members are often referred to as the Hashshashin or "Assassins" in the western literature.

Alam kuh, is the name of a massive mountain located in northern Iran in Mazandaran province. It’s located in Takht-e Soleyman massif mountain chain. Also Takhte Soliman is a part of West Alborz Mountains’ range. The altitute of Alam Kuh is 4850 m from the Sea Level and is the second highest mountain in Iran after Damavand Mountain (5610 m). Alam kuh is the center of many Mountain Activities for nature lovers. The north face of Mt Alam Kuh is a massive vertical wall that made Alam kuh very famous mountain for all climbers around the world. The lengh of the wall rises up about 480 m vertical granite rock up to the summit. One of the main highlight is the base of the wall starts from 4400 m from the Sea level and its make the rock different for climbing. There are a lot of different route on this wall which began from 1936 till now. The south face of Alam kuh is the only route that most of the hikers choose this one during the summer for hiking up to the peak.

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