Mt. Mehr-chal, A nice view to DamavandMarch 28, 2020
Places of interest around Mt. DamavandApril 7, 2020
Mount Tochal is located at central Alborz and north of Tehran.
At north of Tochal judge-rude and Shahrestanak valley and from west it leads to Karaj mountains.
Tochal is the highest mountain of Tehran western edge Tochal is known as Hoomand that is 3900meters high. Hoomand edge leads to Mt. Shah-Neshin-e-Borog that is 3850meters high..
Eastern edge of Tochal is Mt. Piaz-CHal and from Mt. Piaz-Chal you can reach yourself to Mt. Darabad.
Tochal also trough Hoomand edge is connected to Dizin area.
There are four shelters on the way to Tochal known as Shir-Pala, Palang-Chal and Istgah-Panj.
Each of the shelters is located on separate routes.
While ascending Tochal, on your right, you can see Band-e-Yakh-chal area that is hub of Iranian rock climbing maniacs. Band-e-Yakh-chal got a 150 meters high wall. If you are into rock climbing activities don’t miss Band-e-Yakh-chal high wall.
Best route to climb Mt. Tochal is trough Darband and Sar-e-Band.
If you want climb Mt. Tochal in one day, it’s better to start ascending on 4 am.
First, at the foothills you have deep steep but after 30 minutes ascending the slope of the mountain decreases.
After 30 minutes of ascending you will reach to an area that is full of coffee shops and restaurants.
Continue climbing another one hour, then you will reach to Shir-Pala shelter. There is a restaurant in the shelter where you can by foods and drinks for a reasonable price.
From Shir-Pala you have a nice view of Tehran and Band-e-Yakh-chal high wall.
During your ascending, everywhere you can hear sound of river.
From Shir-Pala shelter, take Gooleh-Wand edge and after 20hours walk, you will reach to Siah-Sang shelter at the altitude of 3500 meters. Take rest at Siah-Sang shelter and then continue ascending. After few minutes climbing you can see Mt. Damavand afar. After minutes walking you will reach to the top you need 4 hours for descending.
The best time to climb Tochal is June and July.
On winters Tochal is a dangerous mountain to climb.
Normally those who are preparing themselves for Damavand trekking use this mountain for acclimatization.
If you are doing so, in order to save your stamina for your Damavand trek, it’s better to reach top of Tochal and go back by Tele-Cabin.
If you acclimatize yourself by climbing Mt. Tochal, then on your Damavand trek, you can climb up to camp three of Damavand at first day.
It means you will be able to climb Damavand in 2 or 3 days!!!!
One may claim that after Damavand trek, that is the most favorable adventure activities in Iran, Mt. Tochal is very popular among Iranians.
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