Mount Kolon Bastak Northern Tehran has countless mountains above 4000 m. which are geographically located in central Alborz mountains.  Mount Kolon Bastak is one of the highest summits in the region with an altitude of 4170 m. above sea level.  The closest village to this summit is Shemshak being 40 km north of Tehran and

Mount Sarak Chal Mount Sarak Chal is one of the highest summits in the central Alborz Mountains at 4210m above sea level. There are actually three Sarak Chal peaks which are located on the famous Kolon Bastak-Sarak Chal mountain ridge line. All three mountains are above 4000 m. The closest village to this mountain is

Mount Sabalan Mt Sabalan is the third highest peak in Iran at an altitude of 4811 m. It is located in Ardabil province, the northwest part of the country. Sabalan or Savalan Mountain is an inactive volcano and at 4811 m is one of the most beautiful mountains in Iran.  So far, not too many

Azad Kuh Mountain, with a giant rocky summit, is one of the highest peaks in Iran, and located in the high central Alborz mountains. Azad means ‘free’ and Kuh means ‘mountain’. The free mountain might be the local name, due to it being cone shaped, so dissimilar from the other surrounding mountains. If you assume

Talesh also spelled Talysh and Talish, is a region in northwest Iran, west of Alborz Mountain range along the southwest of the Caspian Sea. The Talesh area is believed to be the place where the Aryan People first settled. (These are Indo-European people who moved down from, what are today, the Russian steppes to Europe,

Iran, with its numerous high peaks in the Alborz and Zagros mountains, is absolutely the loneliest destination for skiing and Ski touring in the Middle East. Having a high snowfall starting from November till June in the towering mountains on the one hand, and having 150 mountains above 4,000 m on the other, makes Iran

Hiking in Iran is one of the most attractive activities for many individuals especially considering Iran is a mountainous country with many of them over 4,000 m. Hiking is a popular sport for Iranians at weekends. Iran is a vast country with two huge deserts, where even from the desert area it is possible to

Alborz-e Markazi Protected Area is one of the biggest protected areas in Alborz Mountain Range observed by the Department of Environment of Iran. The area starts north of Tehran city and stretches to the Caspian Sea. It is situated in three provinces, Tehran, Alborz and Mazandaran. The whole area is around 400,000 hectares and is

Alborz mountain range is a major mountain range in Northern Iran, located south of the Caspian Sea. In Persian it’s called Resht-e Kouh-hayeh Alborz. There are various spellings of these mountains as follows: Elborz, Alburz, Albourz, and Elburz. The length is around 900 km, stretching from Azarbaijan, (“northeast Iran”, close to the Turkish border), all

The boundary between the Chalus and Haraaz Rivers in the Alborz mountain range is the Central Alborz Mountain. In Persian it’s called Reshte Kuh-hay Alborz Markazi. The two main highest peaks of Iran, (Mt Damavand and Alamkuh), are located in these mountains. Both are the most popular peaks for nearly all trekkers from around the