Alasht is one of the cities of Savadkuh county in Mazandaran province and the birthplace of Reza Shah Pahlavi. According to the population statistics of 2016, the population of the city is 1,200.
This city is isolated by surrounding mountains, which gives it a cooler climate than most regions of the province. The language of the people is Mazandarani, the name of Alasht also in the Mazandarani language means the Eagle’s nest. The birthplace of Reza Shah was known at the time of the Pahlavi regime as “The birthplace of the Pahlavi founder”, and then became the Museum of Anthropology.
After the Islamic Revolution, it is said that attempts have been made to destroy this place. The sign of this is probably the existence of many eagles in the high mountains of this region. This area has its own beautiful nature, with several waterfalls.
One of these waterfalls is Narm Waterfall in the village of Cherat, located 35 kilometers southwest of Alasht. Cherat is one of the villages near Alasht Savadkuh in Mazandaran province of Iran.
Alasht is located at an altitude of 1900 meters above sea level, with a temperature ranging from 7.5 to 10 degrees Celsius and an average annual rainfall of between 500 and 700 milliliters. Alasht has a protected wildlife and there are black root trees such as walnuts, hazelnuts and cherries in this area.
Alasht has a natural spring and is also noted for being one of the few cryotherapy spots of the province. In addition, caves in and around Alasht are rich with minerals, mostly anthracite coal reserves.