Alamkooh-Damavand trek (9 days)

Alamkuh and Damavand trek is the most popular trekking tour in Iran because Damavand (5671m) and Alamkooh(4850m) are first and second highest peaks in Iran plateau. since ascending these two peaks in summer is not so difficult and also it is not technical so that you do'nt need professional skills and tools it could be a good tour to have a experience of ascending high altitude mountains , before starting Damavand trek you do acclimatization by ascending mount Alamkooh from southern route.

See Damavand Gallery here and Alamkouh Gallery here

THE STRONG POINTS OF THIS JOURNEY
Alamkooh and damavand trek , Ascending  the roof of Iran and the highest volcano in Asia,  Damavand, at 5,671 meters.
Gradual acclimatization to altitude with the ascent of Alamkooh(4850m) , the second highest mountain of Iran

Day1 : Tehran- Rudbarak-Vandarbon (2400 m)

Day 2 : Mount Alam camp- Hesar Chal(3770m)

Day 3 : Ascending Lashgarak(4260m) and Gardoonkouh(4400m)

Day 4 : Ascending Alamkooh(4850m)

Day 5 : Return to Rudbarak

Day 6 : Caspian sea –Reyneh( Starting point for the ascent of Damavand)

Day 7 / Reyneh - Camp 1 (3000 m) - Bargah3 (4260 m)

Day 8 / Ascend Damavand(5671m)

Day 9 / Bargah3-Reyneh-Tehran

Day by day
Day1 / Tehran- Rudbarak-Vandarbon (2400 m)

In the morning transfer to Rudbarak village and then drive on dirt road to Vandarbon  mountain lodge

  • Transfer: about 6 hours.
  • Accommodation: mountain lodge
Day 2 /Mount Alam camp- Hesar Chal(3770m)

Early departure of  Vandarbon by 4wd car  by a dirt road  ending in Tang-e Galoo at 3540 meters. Our local team is waiting for us with their mules. our base camp, located at the foot of Mount Alam. We set up the camp on a plateau at 3770 meters. In the afternoon, acclimatization walk towards a "small" summit of 4000 meters

  • Transfer: 1 hours
  • Walking time: 3 to 4 hours.
  • Accommodation: tent.
Day 3 / Ascending Lashgarak(4260m) and Gardoonkouh(4400m)
Ascending two mountain in Alamkouh range fo acclimatization and preparing for Alamkouh.
  • Walking time: 5-6 hours
  • Accommodation: tent.
Day 4 / Ascending Alamkouh(4850m)
Early departure for Mount Alam. After three hours of walking on a well-marked path, we reach the foot of the summit slope. The summit, composed of large blocks of rock , offers us a superb 360 degree view. Descent by the same route to the camp
  • Walking time: 7 to 8 hours.
  • Accommodation: tent.
Day 5 /Return to Roudbarak
Return to Vandabon . After this return journey to Rudbarak. Overnight stay in the Guesthouse. There is the opportunity for a stroll through the town in the afternoon.
  • Transfer: about 2 hour.
  • Walking time :1.5 hours.
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse .
Day 6 / Caspian sea –Reyneh( Starting point for the ascent of Damavand)

Transfer to y car to Reyneh village , located  on the foot of mount Damavand , on the way we visit Caspean sea shore . overnight:  Guesthouse  in Reyneh

  • Transfer: 6 hrs.
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse.
Day 7 / Reyneh - Camp 1 (3000 m) - Bargah3 (4260 m)
Transfer by 4WD car to Camp1( Saheb alzaman mosque)  We start trekking from camp1 to camp2(bargah3) .The climb is done by a well traced and regular way. Our luggage will be carried by mules to Camp2 . overnight in  Hut or tent depending on conditions.
  • Walking time: 5-6 hrs.
  • Transfer: 1 h
  • Accommodation: tent/Hut
Day 8 / Ascend Damavand(5671m)

we start our trekking early in the morning(about 5 AM) , we will trek about 5-6 hours to summit , and 3-4 hours return to Hut . in good weather on the summit we will have a good views of Alborz mountain range and Also Caspian sea in North.

  • Walking time :10 hrs.
  • Accommodation: tent/Hut
Day 9 / Bargah3-Reyneh-Tehran
We leave Bargah3 and descend to camp1 then drive by car to Reyneh and after having lunch we leave Reyneh and drive to Tehran
  • Walking time: 3to 4 hrs.
  • Transfer :4 hours

Price:

Group Size 2 3-5 6-9 10-12 13-15
Price per person 960 € 880 € 750 € 700 € 640 €

The price includes:
Travel

  • 4x4 vehicles in the mountains and private minibus for other road transfers.

Accommodation

  • Vandarbon: Mountain Lodge
  • Alamkuh : Tent
  • Rudbarak & Reyneh : Guest house with local standard
  • Damavand: Hut/Tent

Meals

  • In the city meals taken in the restaurant.
  • In the mountains: hearty and varied meals prepared by the local team. The cook brings a special care to meals and will amaze you with the quality of its dishes.
  • In the morning: very substantial breakfast.
  • In the evening: hot meal.
  • Drinks: as a precaution, in Iran, it is better to treat the water. Tea and infusions are served during the day.

Baggage transport
Damavand And Alamkouh : the Mules carry individual (15kg per person) and group equipment up to Hut / camp and back.
Other climbs: only your business of the day.
Possibility to leave some of your belongings at the hotel in Tehran and recover them at the end of the stay.

  • Full board for the whole trip
  • Supervision by a high-altitude mountain guide.
  • Supervision by an Iranian-speaking or English-speaking -guide.
  • The assistance of the local team (drivers, cook).
  • Camping equipment (sleeping tents, foam mattresses) and cooking.
  • Entrances to the monuments and museums planned for the program and Permit fees for Damavand

The price does not include

  • Airport taxes
  • The flight to and from Tehran
  • Cancellation insurance / interruption of stay / loss of luggage and assistance
    Visa fees