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From Varengeh Rood Village

 

Page Type: Route

Location: Mazandaran, Iran, Asia

Lat/Lon: 36.15410°N / 51.45630°E

Object Title: From Varengeh Rood Village

Route Type: Hike

Time Required: One to two days

Difficulty: Walk-Up

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Page By: nader

Created/Edited: Aug 9, 2005 / Aug 9, 2005

Object ID: 166194

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Approach


See "Getting There".

Route Description


Place..................Distance (Km)...............Elevation (m)

VR Village...........Zero................................2450
Stream Jct..........4.8...................................2650
Shelter................4.0...................................3300
1st Pass.............1.2...................................3525
2nd Pass............2.2...................................3590
Sootak Small…..1.0………...…………...3845

Total…………….13.2 (Km)

From Varengeh Rood Village (2450 m) hike a trail that soon crosses to the western/northern banks of the Varengeh Rood River. After 4.8 Km, you will reach a large grassy area where a stream joins the Varengeh Rood River from the left (north) (2650 m). This is the stream that goes in the valley between the Kharsarak and Sorkhab Peaks. You must turn left and follow the trail that goes along the banks of this stream (Beware that if you miss this stream and attempt to go up the second stream that goes between Kharsarak and Sootak the Great Peaks, you will encounter difficult rocky terrain). After 4 Km, you will reach a metal shack (3300 m) built for the wild life protection officers but often used by mountain climbers. You can spend the night in the shack or camp at a nice stream-side spot.

Follow the trail above the camp to a 3525 m saddle between the Kharsarak and Sootak the Small Peaks. You can go up the slopes of Sootak the Small from here or continue on the trail traversing the upper portions of the second stream mentioned above to reach a 3590 m saddle between Sootak the Small and Kaman Kooh Peaks and then climb to the top of Sootak the Small.

Essential Gear


In summer, nothing more than good hiking boots.

Miscellaneous Info


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