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Mount Tochal, Tehran

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Tochal is a mountain and ski resort located on the Alborz mountain range, adjacent to the metropolitan area of Tehran in northern Iran. It includes a 12-kilometer-long ridge. Its highest peak, also called Tochal, is at an elevation of 3,933 meters (12,904 feet).A gondola lift runs from Tehran to the Tochal ski resort and hotel, all as a part of Tochal Complex.PeaksA number of peaks are accessible from the Tochal main ridge or by their own climbing paths. Peaks (from west to east) include: Lavarak (3560m): accessible by main Tochal ridge or Imamzade Davood climbing path. Bazarak (3753m): accessible by main Tochal ridge or Imamzade Davood climbing path. Palang-chal (3520m): accessible from Darakeh valley and Palangchal Shelter. Sar-Bazarak (3640m): accessible from Palangchal peak and main Tochal ridge. Shah-Neshin (3875m): accessible from Tochal main ridge, Hezarcham path and south (Abshar-Dogholoo) ridge. Tochal (3933m): The highest peak of the range, accessible by any climbing path that ends on the Tochal main ridge. The usual path from Tehran is by the south ridge (normally from Shirpala shelter and Siahsang hut). Spilit (3120m): through Band-yakh-chal and Shervin hut by rock climbing or Klakchal ridge. West Lezon (3585m): accessible from Tochal main ridge, Kolakchal shelter or Shirpala shelter. East Lezon or Piaz-chal (3540m): accessible from Tochal main ridge, Kolakchal shelter or Shirpala shelter. Kolak-chal (3350m): from Kolakchal shelter (through Golab-dareh valley, Vezbad valley or Jamshidieh park) Siah-band (3320m): from Dar-abad valley and Dar-abad hut.
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  • Amazing hiking and scenery close to the city. Worth the effort to climb, although the ski tram is also an option for those who don't want to do the hard work.  more »
  • It has seven station in Tochal resort. You can walk to the first station, after that you can go by telecabin. You can enjoy every moment in lovely weather in north of Tehran without pollution and...  more »

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