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Iran, Mt. Damavand & Mt. Alam-Kouh 10-day trek

Join our team of qualified guides, on this 10 day trek across the Iran Plateau. Follow them to the summits of Mt. Damavand and Mt. Alamkouh.

Mountain RangeAlborz
Duration10 days
Offer periodJul, Aug
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Reach Damavand’s summit, the highest point of Middle east

  • We'll spend time in Almakouh, Iran’s second highest peak for acclimatization

  • Get to the top of two mountains above the 4,000 meters

  • Enjoy enchanting sceneries, and breathtaking views of the Caspian sea


Join our team of local and qualified guides, on this hiking adventure across the Iranian plateau. Discover a very unique and stunning place on this 10-day trek. And reach the summit of two of the most beautiful peaks in Iran, Mt. Damavand (5,609m) and Mt. Alam-Kouh (4,850m).

Mt. Damavand and Mt. Alam-Kouh are two of the most stunning mountains not just in Iran, but the whole Middle East. Each one has their very unique beauty and personality. And on this trekking adventure we’ll get to reach the top of both!

For instance, Mt. Damavand is the highest point in Middle East. Rising above the 5,000 meters, it is also the highest volcano in Asia. Moreover, it has an ideal location, as it is only 1 hour drive from the city of Tehran.

Then Mt. Alam-Kouh stands high above the sky and into the clouds too. It is the second highest peak in Iran, after Mt. Damavand. It is also located near Tehran, between the city and the Caspian sea.

Reaching the top to these colossal peaks is not an easy trek. But the hypnotizing views you will get from both summits, will make it all worth it.

Moreover, we will not only explore the mesmerizing Iranian plateau, we will also spend some time in some of its towns and cities. Thus, you’ll get to learn about the interesting and millenary culture, walk through bazaars and enjoy the exquisite local cuisine. And, you’ll have to chance to explore the dazzling city of Tehran.

So if you want to join this trekking adventure in Iran, please send us a request. Let us show you this wonderful place and take you to the two highest peaks in the country.

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Day 1: Arrival

Sightseeing in Tehran (depending on your flight time). Then, driving to Shemshak (2,600m). Finally, overnight in a local house.

Day 2: Koloun-Bastak - Roudbarak

We’ll drive up to 3,400 meters. Then we will trek up to the Koloun-Bastak peak (4,150m). After that we’ll drive to Roudbarak. And we’ll spend the night in a mountain lodge.

Day 3: Advanced camp

The day will begin driving up to 3,200 meters. Then we’ll trek for about 2 hours towards the advanced camp at 3,700 meters. And we’ll camp that night under a dazzling sky.

Day 4: Menar - Gardoun-Kouh peak

We will start the day trekking up to the Menar (4,300m) or Gardoun-Kouh peak (4,400m). Finally we’ll also camp that night.

Day 5: Summit day Alamkouh

The day starts early morning. And after a 6-8 hours trek we’ll reach the summit of Alamkouh. Finally, we’ll camp again that night.

Day 6: Base camp

We will head back to base camp. Then, we’ll drive towards the Caspian sea. And that night, we’ll stay at a hotel.

Day 7: Local Bazaar - Damavand Base camp

On this day we’ll enjoy some shopping in a Local Bazaar. Then we’ll head to the Damavand Base camp. To end the day, we’ll stay at a local house or mountain lodge.

Day 8: Damavand Advanced camp

We’ll drive up to 3,000 meters. Then we’ll trek to the advanced camp at 4,200 meters. And we’ll camp that night.

Day 9: Summit day Damavand.

The day will start early as well to reach the summit of Damavand. Then, we’ll stay at a tent that night.

Day 10: Base camp - Tehran

Upon arrival at base camp, we’ll head towards Tehran. And that night we’ll lodge at a 3 stars hotel.

Day 11: Departure

About the guide

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We are a team of Mountain Leaders who are passionate about sharing the mountains and warm, friendly culture of Iran with visitors from around the world. We love being outdoors and lead ski, trekking, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountain biking, cycling, canyoning and caving tours all around Iran.

We run tours in all four seasons and work every day to put Iran on the map as a top outdoor adventure destination. Come and see what you have been missing here in Iran!

My name is Hamed, and along with Hussein, I co-created Iran Plateau - a Tehran based guiding agency who leads outdoor activities and adventures throughout the country. I also serve as the president of the National Mountain Leaders Association here in Iran.

We love what we do and look forward to having you join us.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1650 each

Group of 2

EUR 1495 each

Group of 3

EUR 1320 each

Group of 4

EUR 1186 each

Group of 5

EUR 1073 each

Group of 6

EUR 990 each

Group of 7

EUR 928 each

Group of 8

EUR 877 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Permit and entrance fees

• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• On top of the price includes: all land transfers according to itinerary, assistant, chef, accommodation during the trip according to the itinerary, breakfast and evening meal, lunch and dinner at the restaurant when we are in the cities, lunch pack for the days on the mountain, mule and porter, all entrance and permits, tent for the Advanced camp, mat, visa service(optional). The price does not include: visa fee, insurance, personal equipment & medicine, sleeping bag.

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