Reaching an elevation of some 4800 meters above sea level, Alam Kooh (Alam Kuh) is the second highest peak after Mount Damavand.
The best months to hike and climb there are July and August. Having two faces of south and north have made it the right place both for climbers and hikers as the southern face is the easiest route to hike whereas the northern face contains a rocky wall that has the most technical climbing route in the mountains of Iran, meaning after trekking up to 4000m, a gigantic wall of 800m is waiting for you to conquer the peak.
The etymology of the word “Alam Kooh” also reveals an interesting fact: In Persian language “Kooh/Kouh” means mountain, while “Alam” means a kind of tall object that stands firm and straight like a flag. This, too, tells some reality about the rocky wall of the northern face.
Early morning drive in a 4WD from Roudbarak to Galou gorge (2 hours). Hit the trail to Hesarchal, pass a fantastic Glacier along the way and go on towards Hesarchal. Savour the most exotic natural highlights and continue to Siah Sang peak (4604 m) to set up camp near the peak.
Totally 8 hours climbing.
Start this day's tour off trailing towards Alamkouh summit. Along the way scale the direction beneath the majestic Takht-e Soleiman peak. Conquer Alamkouh, the second highest peak in Iran and then return to the camp to pack everything. Return to Galou gorge and finally to the wonderful village of Roudbarak. Stay overnight in the Climbers lodge and visit the region.