About the tour

Alam Kuh and Damavand tour

EXPEDITION TO ALAM KUH and DAMAVAND is intended for all those who want to conquer the highest peak in Iran – 5,610 m above sea level, and acclimatize on the second peak of Iran – Alam Kuh – 4,850 m above sea level. Each  trek lasts 4 days. The entire trip lasts 11 days (+1 day of flight to Iran). The expedition requires average physical condition because we enter the camp lightly. Some of the luggage is carried by horses. However, we invite active people to the expedition, for whom several hours of hiking and (even!) a dozen-hour-long summit attack on the highest mountain in Iran (over 1,400 meters up and over 1,400 meters down) will not be a problem.

The obstruction on the highest volcano in the Middle East is a stinking sulfur cloud floating around. The program of our trip includes a reserve day in case of bad weather. When you don’t need this day on the 5,000-meter peak, there will be time for an optional trip.

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1st Day – Arrival in Tehran

Arrival in Tehran, transfer from the airport to the hotel in Tehran, rest, a relaxed day in Tehran. Overnight stay at a hotel.

2nd Day – Tehran – Vandarbon.

Transfer to the village of Vandarbon, located at an altitude of approximately 2,250 m above sea level. There Accommodation in a mountain guest house. Dinner and overnight stay.

3rd Day – Vandarbon – Hesar Chal

Transfer to the Teng-e Galoo Valley. Here our luggage is loaded onto horses and we set off on foot towards our camp. The hike takes about 3 hours, after which we reach a place called Hesarchal. It is a beautiful plain surrounded by 4,000-meter peaks. We set up our tents and eat dinner.

4th Day – Acclimatization on a 4,000-meter peak

Today, as part of acclimatization, we are trying to climb one of the lower 4,000-meter peaks surrounding our campsite. It will probably be Lashgarak (4256 m above sea level). If weather conditions are good, we will be able to admire Alam Kuh and Damawand, as well as other peaks of the Albroz mountain range. Accommodation in tents.

5th Day – Mount Alam – 4850 m above sea level

We get up before sunrise, eat breakfast and set off to climb the second highest mountain in Iran – Alam. We go up, and the brighter it gets, the more clear the views around us become: mountains, glaciers and lakes. After a few hours of hiking, we are at the top. We’re going downstairs. Our trekking today lasted about 7-9 hours. At camp we pack up and descend to Tange Galoo and then drive to Vandarbon. Dinner and overnight stay in the village.

6th Day – Vandarbon – Camp 1.

Breakfast at the guest house, transfer to Larijan – one of the small, picturesque mountain villages located at the foot of Damawand. However, before we get there, we drive along the coast of the Caspian Sea. We admire the views: mountains and forests on the right, the sea on the left. We make a longer stop in a convenient place. After reaching Damavand, we have dinner in a restaurant. Accommodation.

7th Day – Bargah Sevom Shelter

After breakfast, drive by car to an altitude of approximately 3000 m (Goosfansara), from here the hike takes approximately 4-6 hours. We reach the Bargah Sevom shelter located at an altitude of 4,200 m above sea level. Dinner. Overnight stay in a shelter or tents.

8th Day – Summit attack on Damavand

After checking the weather conditions, leave the camp for the summit around 4.00 The hike up takes approximately 7-10 hours. There are no technical difficulties along the way. Only the fumes from the still active volcano make it difficult to breathe freely. After reaching the peak – 5610 m above sea level. descent to Bargah shelter, which takes about 3-5 hours. Dinner. Overnight stay in a shelter or tents.

9th Day – Descent

Descent to Gosfandsara camp and transfer to Larijan. Transfer to Tehran or hot springs. Accommodation.

10th Day – Reserve

Reserve day in case of bad weather on Damavanda. If unused at the top, free time – sightseeing in Tehran. Overnight in Tehran.

11th Day  – Return home

Transfer to the airport. Departure by morning flight* to Poland with selected airlines.

*flights take place without the assistance of “ARARATTREK”

A DETAILED EXPEDITION PLAN is sent by e-mail. Please contact us.


19.09 – 29.09.2024 Available spots!


Price: 1250 USD


  • Iranian mountain guide
  • transport according to the program
  • luggage transport on horses
  • meals according to the program
  • accommodation according to the program in hotels and tents
  • permission for Damavand

Extra services

  • flights
  • visa
  • insurance
  • food outside trekking
  • additional nights
  • additional trips
  • and other necessary expenses


  • the highest volcano in Asia – 5610 m above sea level
  • active volcano
  • wonderful Persian landscapes
  • second peak of Iran – 4,850 m above sea level
  • experienced local guides
  • real reserve day
  • certificates confirming reaching the peaks
  • Tehran – the largest city in Iran
  • door to the world of the Orient
  • bazaars, carpets, spices