The mountains of Iran are divided to two general ranges of mountains, Alborz that is extended from North-west to North-east and Zagros that is extended from north-west to Central part of Iran and Eastern. Every year many climber travel to Iran to climb Iran peaks.
Iran has 390 peaks with altitude of over 2000 meters and 92 peaks with a height of more than 4000 meters above sea level, so it put Iran name in countries with high altitude list.
The highest peaks in Iran are listed below:
Damavand Mount is 5671 meters high, the highest peak in Iran and the highest volcano in Asia. That located in the central part of the Alborz Mountain Range and has been recorded as the first natural effect of Iran in the list of national effect.
Alam Kouh, with a height of 4848 meters is located in the Takht-e-Soleyman area in Mazandaran province, the highest mountain after Damavend mount. The greatest reputation of this mountain is for rock climbing wall located on its northern side and it’s one of the most difficult route in rock climbing in Iran. It is also known as alpine of Iran.
Third Iranian mountains Sabalan or Savalan with 4811 meters height in the western part of the Alborz mountain range is located in the Ardabil province. This mountain is one of the active volcanic of Iran and there is a small lake on its peak. In reason of natural hot water springs and also Alvares Ski resort in Sabalan Mount, many tourists travel there.
Mount Azud Kuh is among the highest mountains in Iran, standing at a height of 4355 meters. Azud Kuh means ‘free mountain’ in Persian. Iranian natives gave it the name due to its prominent peak that stands alone. The mountain has beautiful vegetation comprising of meadows. Mount Azud Kuh is often visited by mountain climbers due to its unique landscapes.
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