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Azad Kouh is one of the highest peaks at at central Alborz.
Azad Kouh is located at Mazandaran province.
Azad kouh means “Liberty Mountain”.
It is called so by the locals because the mountain is separated from the mountains around and it is cone shaped.
The alternative name of Azad kouh is the “ Broken-neck prince”.
You can climb Azad kouh from four routes.
The nearest route is Kalak.
Azad kouh is attached to other mountains only through southern edge.
In this article we try to give you a comprehensive report about ascending Azad kouh.
Other three routes to climb Azad kouh are included of Nessen village, Eastern edge route, Sootak edge & Varangeh River.
From the road to foot of Azad kouh there is eleven kilometers.
On the route, you have a big river and many natural springs on the way.
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There is no shelter around Azad kouh.
The place that you can spend the night is Nessen valley and before Choren rage.
The nearest Medical center to Azad Kouh is located at Kalak and is entitled as “ Eskandari Medical Center”.
Azad Kouh is 4355 meters high.
You start trekking from the altitude of 2650 meters.
The best season to climb this peak is June and July.
There is a variety of plants in the area such as aster, thyme and nettle.
At this mountain you can find wolves, bears, eagles, foxes and salamanders.
It is four hours from Tehran to Kalak.
After one hour walk from Kalak, you will reach to a place where two rivers cross. The river on the right is more water filled. And the valley where the river lies is the route to the peak.
After four hours walk you will reach to a natural spring.
From the spring to the top, you have two hours.
From the place you have breakfast (river cross) to the top is five hours walk.
From top to the Kalak it is four hours walk (descending).
At summer time, Azad Kouh is very crowded.
In summer there is a possibility of hit thinning.
From Azad Kouh you have a view of Mt. Damavand.
At summer time, you can climb Azad Kouh in one day conditioned that, you are in good physical condition.