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Location: Mazandaran, Iran, Asia

Lat/Lon: 36.14230°N / 51.43240°E

Object Title: From Varengeh Rood Village

Route Type: Hike+scramble at top

Time Required: One to two days

Difficulty: Walk-up+Class III at top

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Page By: nader

Created/Edited: Aug 27, 2005 / Aug 27, 2005

Object ID: 166486

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Approach


See "Getting There".

Route Description


All distances are per my GPS.

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

VR Village...........Zero................................2450
Stream Jct..........4.8...................................2650
Shelter................4.0...................................3300
Saddle…............1.2...................................3524
Kharsarak…..…0.8…………..….....……3706


Total.....................10.8 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.

Hike above the shelter to the 3524 m saddle where the north slopes of Kharsarak will come into full view. Follow any path up the slopes. The last 100 or so meters will require some Class III scrambling.

Essential Gear


In summer, nothing more than good hiking boots.

Miscellaneous Info


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