Tag Archives: Hiking in Iran

Hiking in Iran: Landi waterfall in Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari Province (Photos)

Landi is a 700-inhabitants village surrounded by beautiful nature in Ardal County, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Iran. A one night hiking trip away from a waterfall surrounded by pristine nature.

Photos: Road and hiking trip – From Tehran to Landi Waterfall

Sources: Mehr News, Wikipedia | Landi Village, anobanini.com 1, anobanini.com 2 (in Persian)

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Photos: Hiking in Iran – Shirbarfy (Snow Lion) near Borujerd

Borujerd is located on the Silakhor Plain, the largest agricultural land in Iran’s Lorestan Province, at approximately 1670 meters above sea level. The Zagros Mountains surround the city from South East to North West. The city of Borujerd is one of the oldest cities in Iran. It owes much of its early development to the Jews that fled to Persia from Mesopotamia.

The people of Borujerd speak mostly the Borujerdi dialect – a distinctive dialect between Lori and Farsi affected by the specific accent common among the Jewish population of Borujerd – Luri, Laki, and the local Judæo-Iranian dialect can be heard as well.

For other posts on nature in Iran click here: Iran’s diverse nature

Photos: The mountains and peaks on the way from Borujerd to Bayranshahr (Chaghalvandy) – along the villages of Zereshgah, Chenarestan, Keyvareh and Buryabaf – are a popular destination for hikers during winter. They are called Shirbarfy (snow lion) and are located at 2995 meters above sea level.

Sources: Wikipedia | Borujerd, Wikipedia | Shirbarfy (in Persian), Mehr News Agency (Photos),

Beautiful landscapes on the road from Pounel to Khalkhal (Photos)

Pounel (Poonel or Punel) is a village of 2,300 inhabitants in Rezvanshahr County, Gilan Province, Iran. Khalkhal lies in the eastern part of the historical Azerbaijan plateau and with a population of 38,521 (2006), is the capital of Khalkhal County, in Ardabil Province.

The main ethnic groups living in Khalkhal are Azeris (95%), followed by Talishs and Tats (3%), Kurds (1%) and Persians (1%).

The road from Pounel to Khalkhal has wonderful sights that can be enjoyed by car. If you like hiking, you can visit Ardeh, a village thirty kilometers from Pounel, with beautiful hiking trails.

Sources: IRNA, Instagram, Panoramio | Alireza Jahaveri, Panoramio | Ali Memari, Panoramio | Peyman Azimi, Wikipedia | PunelWkipedia | Khalkhal, Iran Travel Information Forum

Iran’s Tehran Province: Tangeh Savashi (Photos)

Tangeh Savashi (or Tangeh Vashi) is a gorge and narrow mountain pass in the Alborz range. Located 15 kilometers west of Firouzkouh, the narrow gorge was created by a perennial stream which comes down from a series of waterfalls upstream.

Slightly lower, in a hilly area, the stream provided a patch of lush grazing land within the mountains. Until the 20th century the area was a royal hunting reserve, populated by various wildlife. Fath Ali Shah (1772 – 1834), Qajar Shah of Persia, maintained a hunting lodge there and to commemorate his hunts he ordered the carving of a relief in the mid way point of the pass. There are ruins of a Qajar guard tower at the top of one of entrances to the gorge.

Today, the relief is a popular tourist attraction and the location is also highly popular among trekking and hiking fans.

Sources: Wikipedia | Tangeh Savashi, Wiki Commons | Tangeh Savashi, Mehr News | Photos

Photos: Hiking in Iran – From Lake Neor to Soobatan

Lake Neor, at an altitude of 2,700 meters above sea level, is located 48 km southeast of the city of Ardabil, Ardabil Province. The village of Soobatan, at 1,950 mamsl, is located 32km northwest of the city of Talesh, Gilan Province. The region is known for its breathtaking landscape.

Sources: Jamejam Online | Images (Photos: A. Niyati), Payvand News of Iran, Dream of Iran