climbing mountain Alamkuh Iran adventure in mazandaran Province

Enjoy glaciers in summer with Iran Alps


Alamkuh is in the area with more than 45 peaks above 4000 meters height in the Mazandaran province in Iran. It’s the second highest mountain in Iran with 4850 meters altitude after mount Damavand. The north face (a little toward north-west) is actually a giant vertical wall. This wall and impression of climbing it, is what makes Alamkuh famous and demanded for climbers.

Ascend Mount Alamkuh from south face. After one night between glaciers and acclimatization, you will climb to the second highest peak of Iran. The three days tour is an experience of winter in the summer! However the climb is not for everyone, it takes 9 to 10 hours of physical effort and sometimes steep climbing to reach the top.At the top when you stare down at the world below, you will see Alps of Iran with high raised mountains and fantastic glaciers.




3 Days and 2 nights


Camp (tent)


Private Car


3 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 2 Dinner

Other services

Climbing permit fee

None included

Insurance, Mule


1 to 4 persons

150 Euros


Day 1: Drive from Tehran to Kelardasht In the early morning (around 6 A.M), you will be picked up from your hotel driving to Roodbarak Shelter (base camp) which will take about 5 hours. Then take a pickup to reach Tang-e-galu (3200 m). Climb to Hesarchal (3750 m) which is surrounded by glaciers. Visit Hesarchal Lake and overnight in camp (B, L, D)

Day 2: Hike to summit (4850m). We will push for the summit which usually takes about 5 to 6 hours. (B, L, D). Then return to Hesarchal camp. Stay in Hesarchal for recovering.

Day 3: Descend the mountain and drive back to Tehran. Descending time would be approx 3 hours. (B, L)

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