SABALAN, ALAMKUH, DAMAVAND
trekking tour


Overview

Category 
Participants 4-12
Duration 17 Days
Activities walking, Trekking, sightseeing
Price please contact us
Services 
Available on May Jun Jul Aug Sep




Mountains and valleys are nest for primary civilizations in area which called Iran. Zagros & Alburz are biggest ranges, still including most of cities. Hence seismic belt covering all country, Volcanoes spread every where as well.


Itinerary


Arrive to country and getting familiar to atmosphere and culture and sightseeing in Tabriz with remarkable architecture and culture. Here, historical bazar has the longest rout in country and including hundreds of section and directions. In afternoon we drivr to Meshkin.
Meshkin is the most closest city to mount Sabalan. Early morning after a short drive to Moeil villages and leave our luggage in mountain lodge, start a short ascend to one of surrounding peaks.
pack for high camp and leave toward it. It demands 70 km of drive in mountain roads. Our camp is in 3700m. later we will go for a trek to 4000 and get back
Today we would have our first peak, Mount Sabalan, 4811 m.
we gonna descend down from mountain and drive Caspian sea shores. after a walk in shores & lagoon continue to hotel in Lahijan. Lahijan is known for local tea and cookies.
drive along Caspian shores and turning south to forests and valley. road will turn to dirt & finally ending to mountain lodge, where we over night and get ready for second summit.
In morning first we start on 4x4 for an hour and arrive to a gorge. hiking for 3 hours will lead us to an open range in south face of Alamkuh. Mules will carry the luggage. The camp site is surrounded by many 4000 m peaks. setting camp and enjoy views of glaciers and rocks.
Of course that all surrounding peak are calling and all have different story, but we just could try 1 or 2 of them as acclimatization. on day 10 We will start our approach to Alamkuh by sunrise to summit at noon time and have enough time for descend.
Hiking down from mountain to cars and drive to lodge and continue to shores of Caspian sea. overnight there and in next morning following road to reach to last village on northeast face of Damavand.
1 hour on 4x4 cars will drove us to starting point of day. Then we have a long hike to high camp in 4400 m. setting camp and sleep soon. On day 14. we start before light to save our time. This will be a long and special day, summit Damavand 5670 m.
This could be a reserve day for summit in case of bad weather. We will descend to village and Tehran in afternoon anyway.
Today we have sightseeing in Tehran including complex of palaces and Grand bazaar, getting ready for flying back home.

Alburz is a range of mountains in Iran. It includes multiple ridges high above 4000m for 700 kilometers.


Trekking Days – Technical detail

Moeil
Hoseinie
Sabalan
Hesarchal
Setare
Alamkuh
Caspian sea
Takhtefreydum
Damavand
Descending Damavand
Moeil
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Ascend(m) Camp. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
3 Moeil Ayghar peak 3600 1400 2200 15 2/5
4 Mountain hut in Sabalan hike for acclimatization 4000 300 3700 3 2/5
5 Mountain hut in Sabalan Sabalan peak 4811 1111 3700 7 4/5
8 Tangelu Hesarchal 3800 300 3800 3 2/5
9 Hesarchal Stare 4400 600 3800 10 3/5
10 Hesarchal Alamkuh peak 4850 1050 3800 10 4/5
11 Hesarchal Tangelu 3800 -300 3 2/5
13 Gardanesar Takhtfreydun 4400 1500 4400 7 3/5
14 Takhtfreydun Damavand peak 5671 1270 4400 7 5/5
15 Takhtfreydun Gardanesar 4400 -1500 7 2/5
Hoseinie
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Ascend(m) Camp. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
3 Moeil Ayghar peak 3600 1400 2200 15 2/5
4 Mountain hut in Sabalan hike for acclimatization 4000 300 3700 3 2/5
5 Mountain hut in Sabalan Sabalan peak 4811 1111 3700 7 4/5
8 Tangelu Hesarchal 3800 300 3800 3 2/5
9 Hesarchal Stare 4400 600 3800 10 3/5
10 Hesarchal Alamkuh peak 4850 1050 3800 10 4/5
11 Hesarchal Tangelu 3800 -300 3 2/5
13 Gardanesar Takhtfreydun 4400 1500 4400 7 3/5
14 Takhtfreydun Damavand peak 5671 1270 4400 7 5/5
15 Takhtfreydun Gardanesar 4400 -1500 7 2/5
Sabalan
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Ascend(m) Camp. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
3 Moeil Ayghar peak 3600 1400 2200 15 2/5
4 Mountain hut in Sabalan hike for acclimatization 4000 300 3700 3 2/5
5 Mountain hut in Sabalan Sabalan peak 4811 1111 3700 7 4/5
8 Tangelu Hesarchal 3800 300 3800 3 2/5
9 Hesarchal Stare 4400 600 3800 10 3/5
10 Hesarchal Alamkuh peak 4850 1050 3800 10 4/5
11 Hesarchal Tangelu 3800 -300 3 2/5
13 Gardanesar Takhtfreydun 4400 1500 4400 7 3/5
14 Takhtfreydun Damavand peak 5671 1270 4400 7 5/5
15 Takhtfreydun Gardanesar 4400 -1500 7 2/5
Hesarchal
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Ascend(m) Camp. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
3 Moeil Ayghar peak 3600 1400 2200 15 2/5
4 Mountain hut in Sabalan hike for acclimatization 4000 300 3700 3 2/5
5 Mountain hut in Sabalan Sabalan peak 4811 1111 3700 7 4/5
8 Tangelu Hesarchal 3800 300 3800 3 2/5
9 Hesarchal Stare 4400 600 3800 10 3/5
10 Hesarchal Alamkuh peak 4850 1050 3800 10 4/5
11 Hesarchal Tangelu 3800 -300 3 2/5
13 Gardanesar Takhtfreydun 4400 1500 4400 7 3/5
14 Takhtfreydun

Damavand peak

5671 1270 4400 7 5/5
15 Takhtfreydun Gardanesar 4400 -1500 7 2/5
Setare
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Ascend(m) Camp. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
3 Moeil Ayghar peak 3600 1400 2200 15 2/5
4 Mountain hut in Sabalan hike for acclimatization 4000 300 3700 3 2/5
5 Mountain hut in Sabalan Sabalan peak 4811 1111 3700 7 4/5
8 Tangelu Hesarchal 3800 300 3800 3 2/5
9 Hesarchal Stare 4400 600 3800 10 3/5
10 Hesarchal Alamkuh peak 4850 1050 3800 10 4/5
11 Hesarchal Tangelu 3800 -300 3 2/5
13 Gardanesar Takhtfreydun 4400 1500 4400 7 3/5
14 Takhtfreydun Damavand peak 5671 1270 4400 7 5/5
15 Takhtfreydun Gardanesar 4400 -1500 7 2/5
Alamkuh
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Ascend(m) Camp. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
3 Moeil Ayghar peak 3600 1400 2200 15 2/5
4 Mountain hut in Sabalan hike for acclimatization 4000 300 3700 3 2/5
5 Mountain hut in Sabalan Sabalan peak 4811 1111 3700 7 4/5
8 Tangelu Hesarchal 3800 300 3800 3 2/5
9 Hesarchal Stare 4400 600 3800 10 3/5
10 Hesarchal Alamkuh peak 4850 1050 3800 10 4/5
11 Hesarchal Tangelu 3800 -300 3 2/5
13 Gardanesar Takhtfreydun 4400 1500 4400 7 3/5
14 Takhtfreydun Damavand peak 5671 1270 4400 7 5/5
15 Takhtfreydun Gardanesar 4400 -1500 7 2/5
Caspian sea
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Ascend(m) Camp. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
3 Moeil Ayghar peak 3600 1400 2200 15 2/5
4 Mountain hut in Sabalan hike for acclimatization 4000 300 3700 3 2/5
5 Mountain hut in Sabalan Sabalan peak 4811 1111 3700 7 4/5
8 Tangelu Hesarchal 3800 300 3800 3 2/5
9 Hesarchal Stare 4400 600 3800 10 3/5
10 Hesarchal Alamkuh peak 4850 1050 3800 10 4/5
11 Hesarchal Tangelu 3800 -300 3 2/5
13 Gardanesar Takhtfreydun 4400 1500 4400 7 3/5
14 Takhtfreydun Damavand peak 5671 1270 4400 7 5/5
15 Takhtfreydun Gardanesar 4400 -1500 7 2/5
Takhtefreydum
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Ascend(m) Camp. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
3 Moeil Ayghar peak 3600 1400 2200 15 2/5
4 Mountain hut in Sabalan hike for acclimatization 4000 300 3700 3 2/5
5 Mountain hut in Sabalan Sabalan peak 4811 1111 3700 7 4/5
8 Tangelu Hesarchal 3800 300 3800 3 2/5
9 Hesarchal Stare 4400 600 3800 10 3/5
10 Hesarchal Alamkuh peak 4850 1050 3800 10 4/5
11 Hesarchal Tangelu 3800 -300 3 2/5
13 Gardanesar Takhtfreydun 4400 1500 4400 7 3/5
14 Takhtfreydun Damavand peak 5671 1270 4400 7 5/5
15 Takhtfreydun Gardanesar 4400 -1500 7 2/5
Damavand
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Ascend(m) Camp. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
3 Moeil Ayghar peak 3600 1400 2200 15 2/5
4 Mountain hut in Sabalan hike for acclimatization 4000 300 3700 3 2/5
5 Mountain hut in Sabalan Sabalan peak 4811 1111 3700 7 4/5
8 Tangelu Hesarchal 3800 300 3800 3 2/5
9 Hesarchal Stare 4400 600 3800 10 3/5
10 Hesarchal Alamkuh peak 4850 1050 3800 10 4/5
11 Hesarchal Tangelu 3800 -300 3 2/5
13 Gardanesar Takhtfreydun 4400 1500 4400 7 3/5
14 Takhtfreydun Damavand peak 5671 1270 4400 7 5/5
15 Takhtfreydun Gardanesar 4400 -1500 7 2/5
Descending Damavand
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Ascend(m) Camp. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
3 Moeil Ayghar peak 3600 1400 2200 15 2/5
4 Mountain hut in Sabalan hike for acclimatization 4000 300 3700 3 2/5
5 Mountain hut in Sabalan Sabalan peak 4811 1111 3700 7 4/5
8 Tangelu Hesarchal 3800 300 3800 3 2/5
9 Hesarchal Stare 4400 600 3800 10 3/5
10 Hesarchal Alamkuh peak 4850 1050 3800 10 4/5
11 Hesarchal Tangelu 3800 -300 3 2/5
13 Gardanesar Takhtfreydun 4400 1500 4400 7 3/5
14 Takhtfreydun Damavand peak 5671 1270 4400 7 5/5
15 Takhtfreydun Gardanesar 4400 -1500 7 2/5

Accommodation
Transportation
Guide
Camp
suppurting
Accommodation

Accommodation in different cities are defined due primary basic agreements of this tour and  might goes to 5 star or local houses. Stars and branding of hotels in Iran may not match some of detailed standards but includes all of basic comfort necessities. According to location all may not be possible, but simple 3 star hotel with shower and fresh bed sheets are always possible. Overnight in camp tents are all supported by us with suitable tent and mattress.

Transportation

Roads are most developed transportation substructure in Iran and easily reliable for planning a tour. Also drive and driving services are available every where. Its always better to hire locals special when we get far from big cities. Quality of service may not be guaranteed but they wont let you down.

for longer routs bus transportation will be reasonable, because its the main system. If you are not sensitive to accurate minutes in public buses, then you would enjoy comfort of seats and sometimes magnificent sideview in long drives.

Private van or buses are wonderful for groups. With a simple organizing they can go everywhere anytime.

Train trips are accessible but rails are not conducted to every corner and and station sometimes are far from city. Even in this situation its recommended for some routs.

Flights are daily available from Tehran to big cities. To fly between other cities it may not be possible every day or every time. 

Guide

Training and classification of guiding service is young here, as its industry, Tourism.

But guides are always respected & recommended several times, they may not be trained but they have big heart. In cities or mountain they have great experience in technical subjects and also long history to travel with foreigners.

In recent years, there is a big wave of graduated guides that had join to business and grow it to a different stages. accuracy and standards are easy to feel with them.

Camp

In exploring wonders of nature and approaching far destination, it is inevitable to set a camp in different locations, based on local information. Water sources or rain and flood streams or ... are important to locate camp site. We support all equipment such as suitable tent and mattresses beside all necessary info and connections, and also we can provide a quiet service like kitchen and dinning tent with variable menu.

suppurting

We do always try to plan and predict every aspect of  tour and also ready to add or call other supporting options to handle any surprising condition. 


Damavand is a stratovolcano in Iran, in 5670 m altitude. It’s about thausand meter above every thing to the west till american continent. highest peak in Iran and middle-east as well. phumolar drains are many at top and exhausting yellow and white gas.

Sabalan volcano in northwest of Iran, consist of several stratocolanos higher that 4000 around each other. highest point is 4811m above free oceans. This mountain plays an important national roll for local people and all Azerian people respect it very much.

Caspian sea is surrounded by five countries and Iran shared all southern shores. It’s mostly known by caviars of its sturgeons. It also has oil & gas resources underneath.

Alamkuh, Second highest peak in Iran is placed in a departed area which surrounded by mountains an all valleys are long and has glaciers running in.

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