Alam Kuh - 4850, culmen - Iran

Alam Kuh

Iran

4850 m

Located in central Alborz mountain range and Takht-e Soleyman region, Mount Alam ( Alam Kuh ) is the second highest mountain in Iran and highest in the region with 4850 meters of Altitude .

This magnificent summit is located in Kelardasht village, northwest of Tehran and near Caspian Sea.

Alam Kuh is often called the paradise of mountaineers due to its steep foothills, beautiful glaciers and snowfields and challenging technical routes.

Although Mount Damavand, being the most prominent peak in Iran, has overshadowed Alam Kuh , this amazing summit has a lot to offer to those enthusiastic about mountains and trekking.

The 500 meters high granite wall in the northern face of Alam Kuh , known as Alam Kuh big wall, is one of the attractions of this beautiful summit . Mountaineers from all around the world such as France, Italy, Poland and etc. have opened routes in this wall. Each route is named after the nationality of the groups of mountaineers that opened it.

WEATHER CONDITIONS Alam Kuh has a rather humid climate due to its closeness to the Caspian Sea thus snowfall and rainfall is very often in this mountain. The trekking season in Mount Alam is between June to September and April and may are the best months for ski touring .The best time for climbing Mount Alam is in July and August due to the stable weather however; climbing this magnificent mountain in June gives mountaineers the opportunity to see snowfields and enjoy the green valleys. Between mid-September to mid-October the climate is rather dry and without rainfall/ snowfall. As winter approaches the weather in Mount Alam gets colder and heavy snowfall begins thus; No trekking tours are held after October.