Damavand & Alamkuh Climbing Tour

An adventurous tour for climbing two of the highest peaks in Iran in 8 days


Damavand & Alamkuh Climbing Tour Brief Introduction

In the Damavand and Alamkuh Trekking Adventure tour, you can experience summiting two of the highest peaks in Iran. This fantastic experience takes eight days and includes visiting the Caspian Sea. Also, this tour includes visiting the local bazaar in the northern region of Iran. There you can enjoy seeing and buying local people’s handcrafts.

This amazing Iran tour starts by going to Kelardasht in Mazandaran Province. We spend three days climbing Alamkuh, the second highest peak in Iran. The height of this peak is 4850 meters. Then, we will spend the fourth day enjoying the local bazaars and the Caspian Sea shore. Then, we will start climbing Damavand mount by going to Rineh mountain village on the 5th day. Damavand is the highest peak in Iran plateau with  5610 meters height. Summiting the giant mountain takes three days. On the last day of this Iran tour package, we will spend some time with the local people in Rineh village. In the end, we will go back to Tehran.

Damavand & Alamkuh Climbing Tour At a Glance

Day 1: Arrival at Tehran; Drive to Kelardasht, Roodbarak Village, Vandarbon Mountain Camp.

Day 2: Trek to Alamkuh southern base camp; Acclimatization trek.

Day 3: Summit day; Reach the top of Alamkuh.

Day 4: Drive to The Caspian Sea.

Day 5: Start Damavand tour; Drive to Rineh Mountain Village.

Day 6: Trek to Bargah-e Sevom (Damavand southern shelter); Acclimatization trek.

Day 7: Summit day; Reach the top of mount Damavand.

Day 8: Drive back to Tehran; Departure.

Damavand & Alamkuh Climbing Tour Detailed Itinerary


Day 1    Kelardasht / Vandarbon Mountain Camp (2200 m)

Arrival at Tehran; You will be welcomed by our agents at Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKIA).

Note: We assume that you arrive in the morning. If you arrive in the evening you should request for one extra night in Tehran.(surcharge would apply)

After having breakfast at the hotel, at 9:00 we drive to “Kelardasht” (approx. 4-5 hours) via “Chaloos” Road (one of the most eye-catching roads to the North of Iran), have lunch at a local restaurant, drive to “Roodabarak” Village, be transferred  to the Federation Mountain Camp (equipped with rooms, beds, showers and a restaurant) in “Vandarbon” Village (2200m) by 4WD vehicles, have the dinner in the camp, overnight Vandarbon at the Federation Mountain Camp.

  • Accommodation: Mountain camp in Vandarbon
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 2      Alamkuh Basecamp (3750 m) 

You will have breakfast in the camp early at 6:00 am (in order not to be annoyed by the Sun!), then be transferred to Tang-e Galu at 2800m by 4WD vehicles around 7:00 AM for about 45 minutes, start trekking to the Alamkuh southern base camp named Hesarchal at 3750m (approx. 2 hours), set up our tents beside a narrow river on a green land (a replica of the Paradise on Earth!), after having lunch and some rest at the base camp we will have a short acclimatization trek to the summit of Mount “Lashgarak” (4250m) (approx. 2 hours) enjoying the beautiful landscape including 4000m peaks around Alamkuh and some seasonal lakes, descend back to the base camp, have the dinner, overnight the base camp in the tents.

  • Accommodation: Tents in Basecamp
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3     Alamkuh Summit (4850 m)

Summit day of Mount Alamkuh; after having breakfast early in the morning at 5:00, we will start trekking to the summit of Mount Alamkuh around 6:00 (approx. 4-5 hours), reaching the summit you are able to see “Alamchal” Glacier and beautiful peaks located at the north face, on the way back we will trek to the summit of Mount “Marjikosh” (4550m) as an easy extra summit and it would be much easier descending to the base camp from this summit in comparison with the normal route, have a watery soup, melons or watermelons and some tea or coffee, have the dinner, overnight Alamkuh southern base camp in the tents.

  • Accommodation: Tents in Basecamp
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4      Caspian Sea

After having breakfast at 8:00 we pack and descend to Tang-e Galu where 4WD vehicles are expecting us, then be transferred to Roodbarak Village, have lunch in a local restaurant at 12:00, drive to visit the Caspian Sea and have some fun at the beach, Have dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight motel in Mahmoud Abad.

  • Accommodation: Motel in Mahmoud Abad
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5      Damavand / Rineh Mountain Village (2300 m)      

 After having breakfast at the motel, at 9:00 we will drive to the local traditional Bazaar of the city full of handicrafts, sweets, pickles, spices, tea, rice, fishes and so on; visit the whole Bazaar (approx. 2 hours), then we will drive to “Rineh” mountain village next to the Mt. Damavand via “Haraz” road (approx. 3-4 hours), have a homemade lunch in a local guest house which is equipped with sleeping rooms, a hall, showers, kitchen, and a cozy yard, in the afternoon we will visit the village, then have some fun before the dinner, overnight Rineh in the guest house.

  • Accommodation: Guesthouse in Rineh
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6      Damavand / Bargah sevon or Camp 3 (4200 m)     

 Today we leave the guest house at 7:00, drive to the base camp of southern route of Mt. Damavand named “Goosfandsara” (means the sheep pasture) or the mosque at 3100m with 4WD cars (approx. 45 minutes), hand the luggage to the porters, trek to the shelter at 4200m named “Bargah-e Sevom” (approx. 4 hours), have lunch in the shelter, rest for a while, then we go for a short acclimatization trek up to 4900m and descend to the shelter to have dinner, overnight the shelter.

  • Accommodation:  Beds/tents in camp 3
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7    Damavand Summit (5671 m)    

Today is the day you’ve been waiting for, after having breakfast at 5:00 am we will start trekking to the summit (approx. 5-6 hours), enjoy the magnificent landscape from the top (depending on the weather condition!), taking lots of photographs, descend to the shelter at 12:00 (approx. 2-3 hours), have a delicious lunch with some melon or watermelon, have some rest, descend to the base camp at 5:00 (approx. 2 hours), drive to the guest house and pick up our swimming costumes to enjoy an hour in the hot spring; after such a hard day it would be absolutely delightful! Then, we have lamb kebab in a cozy local restaurant, head back to the guest house and overnight there.

  • Accommodation: Guesthouse in Rineh
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8      Rineh / Tehran 

After having breakfast at 10:00 in the morning, we will go for short sightseeing around the village for an hour to get to know the area a little bit.  Before saying goodbye to Damavand, MountWe will pack our things up and leave for Tehran at about noon so that we will have lunch at a cozy local restaurant on the way back. We will say goodbye to the office by the afternoon.

  • Accommodation: –
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch 

Damavand & Alamkuh Climbing Tour Required Equipment

Here is the check list of equipment that you need for this trip:

  • Base layers
  • Backpack (35 to 45 Litre)
  • Wind stoppers (polar jacket)
  • Warm trekking pants
  • Light down jacket
  • Gore-Tex jacket (waterproof)
  • Warm hat
  • Trekking boots (waterproof)
  • Sleeping bag with the comfort level of +10 to +5
  • Warm gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun creams
  • Headlights
  • Sticks, poles
  • Mattress

Note: If you do not have one or all of these equipment you can rent from us.

Damavand & Alamkuh Climbing Tour Services

  • Airport Transfers (Pick-up & Drop-off)
  • Transfer from Tehran to Tehran by private Air-co Cars
  • All accommodations (1 night at Federation mountain’s camp, two nights in tents, one night at the shelter, two nights guesthouse)
  • Transfer to basecamps (Alamkuh and Damavand) and back by 4WD cars
  • Full board (All meals are included)
  • All Permit fees (Alamkuh and Damavand)
  • Entrance fees to the mineral hot spring pool
  • An expert mountain guide
  • Visa Services

Damavand & Alamkuh Climbing Tour Trip Map

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8 Days

Damavand & Alamkuh Climbing Tour

From  899 € 

799 €

  • Save up to 120 € on ​fix date departures 
  • Flexible dates for private tours (Group/Solo)
  • Volume discount for groups more than 4 pax.
  • Surcharge applies for solo travelers
  • Valid from June to October
  • Age Requirement: +16
  • Physical Rating : 4 out of 5
  • Join in: Tehran (IKIA) - End in: Tehran (IKIA)
  • Max altitude: 5671 m
  • 1 night Mountain camp at Vandarbon
  • 2 nights tent at the basecamp
  • 1 night Motel in MahmoudAbad
  • 2 nights Guest house in Rineh
  • 1 night Beds / tents in camp 3
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 8 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners
  • Private car from Tehran to Tehran
  • 4WD car to basecamp and back
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Damavand & Alamkuh Climbing Tour Price List

Flexible Date Private Tours

  • Departure dates are flexible, you can choose your preferred dates.
  • Prices listed are for private small group tours (up to 4 people).
  • Volume discount would apply for bigger groups.
  • Surcharge would apply for solo travelers.

Flexible Date Departures Price/person Book
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Fix Date Group Tours

  • Prices listed are on a per person basis.
  • Departure dates are fixed and tours will start and end in the mentioned dates.
  • These departures are guaranteed and our tours will run even with one person.


  • Start: 23 Jul 2019
  • End: 30 Jul 2019


  • Start: 07 Aug 2019
  • End: 14 Aug 2019


  • Start: 12 Sep 2019
  • End: 19 Sep 2019


  • Start: 2 Oct 2019
  • End: 9 Oct 2019


  • Start: 11 Jun 2020
  • End: 18 Jun 2020

Terms & Conditions


  • To confirm your booking 25% of the tour price is required as the deposit in advance, you can transfer it online to our bank account. (Account details available upon booking request)

Cancellation Policy

  • Prior to 60 days to trip start date, cancellation would be free of charge (The deposit will be fully refunded).
  • 60 to 30 days to trip start date, the cancellation fee would be 50% of the deposit (12.5% of the total price will be refunded).
  • Less than 30 days to trip start date, the cancellation fee would be full amount of deposit (nothing will be refunded).

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