Duration

day: 10
night: 9

Activities

Mountaineering, Moderate Rock Climbing

Trip Rating

Strenuous


Meals

10 Breakfast

Trip Cost Includes

1-Iran Visa support & all paper works in Tehran..
2- All accommodation as itinerary in F/B in trekking days and B/B city days 4*Hotels Tehran 5nights+Isfahan 3nights
3- All transfer & Transportation according to itinerary land and mules
5- Expert mountain guide + assist (English speaking) for trekking days and German speaking cultural Guide for city tours

Trip Doesn't Include

1-Entrance fee.
2-Meals (dinner and Lunch) according itinerary.
3-Personal expenses.
4-Tips for guide and driver.
5-Tips in hotels and restaurants

Price In double share bedroom

Tour route

Tehran, Chlous, Sarchal, Alamkouh, Tehran

Alamkouh German Flank (Rock Climbing)

Highlights of this trip

The high light of This Iran mountaineering trip is two highest peak of Iran.
Damavand (5671m) is the highest peak in Iran and most of Iranian mountaineers and also tourists climb from south route that is very crowded in summer, but we want to climb from north face. It’s very beautiful and interesting and you will not suffer by sulfur smoke like in south route.

The second peak in Iran that is located in Takht-e Soleyman
Takht-e Soleyman area is one of the best mountaineering areas in Iran that is located in Mazandaran province ,north of Iran that is close to Caspian Sea. The most famous peak in Takht-e-soleyman range called Alamkouh. Alamkouh (4850m) is second highest peak in Iran. For climbing this peak you can find out various route that the German flank is second Strenuous rout for climb. The first strenuous rout is big wall that famous in the entire world. You climb 450m vertical granite wall with different levels and routes.

Necessary Equipment: Tent, Sleeping bag, back packing boots, warm apparels, Harness, Helmet, Rope, carabineers.

Description:
Takht-e-soleiman is one of the best mountaineering areas in Iran. It’s located in north of Iran, close to Caspian Sea. In summer we have amazing weather in these areas. The most famous peak in Takht-e-soleiman range called Alamkouh.   Alamkouh (4850m) is second highest peak in Iran. For climbing Alamkouh you have many choices, if you like normal trekking and mountaineering, south face that called Hesarchal route is your best choice. But you can also climb from Siahsang route that with a little scrambling you reach the summit. For technical climbers we recommend Alamkouh big wall that famous in the entire world. You climb 450m vertical granite wall with different levels and routes. But if you are not so professional you can climb German Flank that the climbing rate is moderate rock climbing. First time two German climbers opened this route and later it’s called Germans Flank.  
Damavand (5671m) is the highest peak in Iran and most of Iranian mountaineers and also tourists climb from south route that is very crowded in summer, but we want to climb from north face.  It’s very beautiful and interesting and you will not suffer by sulfur smoke like in south route.
  • 1st Day:

    After welcoming you in Tehran International Airport, you will transfer by guide to Hotel in center of Tehran.  After rest in hotel you have time to visit Tehran specially the Bazaar and some museums.Overnight hotel , Bed/ Breakfast.

  • 2nd Day:

    Early morning we drive by car trough Chlous road that connect Tehran to Caspian Sea. This road is mountainous and one of the favorite places many people like to have picnic beside it. After 4 hours driving we are in Kelardasht city. Kelardasht with cool weather in summer is touristy city in Iran and you see many villas in all around the city. We have lunch in restaurant (especially Caspian Sea fishes) and then we stay in Mountaineering Federation Guest House. This place have good view to surrounding mountains and evening you can walk beside river or do some light trekking inside the forest and take picture of this area from up hills. We have dinner in Mountaineering Federation Guest House and prepare our staff for tomorrow.

  • 3rd Day:

    We wake up and eat our breakfast and take small backpack including lunch box and some beverage for trekking way to Sarchal shelter. By Jeep we drive 30 minutes to Vandarbon and the muleteer waiting for us and after hand over our heavy backpacks, start trekking with beautiful views in all side of us. After 4 hours we reach Sarchal shelter (3200m) and stay over there for two hours for rest and have lunch. Then we continue to Alamchal area and in one and half an hour we are in camping place in front of Alamkouh big wall (4000m). We fix our tent and later control the equipment we need for tomorrow.

  • 4th Day:

     we wake up and have breakfast and start the climbing. After one an hour we are in Germans Flank path north face of Alamkouh. We wear harness and helmet and start normal rock climbing. After 45 minutes we need to use rope and should climb by belying. In route there are some pitons but we using Friend and Shaft in cracks. The route is not very technical and maximum level is 9a . In some parts you see old plastic ropes but we never use them and the expert guide climb first one and bellying others. After two hours we turn the left side and if you look at down you see Spilet glacier and you are about 300 meters upper than glacier. The last part of route is very interesting and when you finished, after 15 minutes you are in top of Alamkouh(4850m). We rest for while and return to our camp trough Siahsang route. In two hours we reach camp and enjoy our climbing.

  • 5th Day:

    We descend from our camp and leave the staff for muleteer to carry down and from same trekking route we come back to Roudbarak and after taking shower we go to Kelardasht and have lunch in restaurant or if you will be patient we can have lunch beside Caspian Sea and also you can swim in sea shore. We continue our trip beside sea shore and via Haraz road we go to Nandal village. Haraz is another way from Tehran to Caspian Sea and Nandal is base of climbing North face of Damavand. We stay overnight in Nandal mountaineering shelter (2500m).

  • 6th Day:

    Early morning we eat breakfast and go by car to start point. We hand over the loads and began normal trekking towards first Hut that will take 3 hours. Near hut we have steep slope for one hour and we stay in first Hut (4000m) for lunch and rest. Because we already acclimatized in Alamkouh we continue to second Hut in 4600 meters. We pass rocks and in two hours we reach second Hut. During night this area is very cold and you should have good sleeping bag and warm apparel.

  • 7th Day:

     we wake up and after light breakfast we ascend. Normally it takes 5 hours with steep route but you should know that it’s so beautiful you will not remember when you reach summit. The summit has big volcano bowel and in North East side you can see sulfur smoke and shows that Damavand is semi active volcano mountain.  We take picture and descent from same route. It takes two hours till Hut and we celebrate our climbing in Hut. We stay overnight in Hut.

  • 8th Day:

    One day we will have extra as a reserve for probably bad weather in Alamkouh or Damavand.

  • 9th Day:

    After enough rest slowly we descent and we go to Nandal village by car and change the cloth and in Haraz road we stop for lunch in restaurant and come back to Tehran. We stay overnight in Hotel.

  • 10th Day:

    Transport to Tehran international Airport and Flight back to your destination.

  • (It’s should be mentioned that if we don’t have bad weather, for one day reserve we will have alternative plan.)