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Haft Saran (means “Seven Heads”) is a rather odd name for a gentle dome-like mountain with a very broad summit that rises in the Central Alborz Mountains of northern Iran not far from Mt. Damavand. The most striking feature of Haft Saran is its long eastern ridgeline that gently drops down into the upper portions of the Sesang River Valley splitting it into two main sections.
To the southwest, Haft Saran connects to the Takhte Khers Peak and to the northeast it eventually connects to the Shekar Leghas Peak (via Point 3841m, Point 3848 m and the 4074 m Kooleh Peak). The steepest slopes of Haft Saran will be found to the west/northwest dropping down into the upper portions of the Yalrood River Valley.
Like the nearby Shekar Leghas and Kaoon Peaks, most of the summit of Haft Saran is made of gravel that has a gray/teal hue.
Haft Saran is usually climbed along with some of its nearby peaks in a multi-day hiking program. Being the lowest 4000 m peak of the area, Haft Saran is rarely a destination by itself ,however, ease of access and the fact that it sits “on the way” from Dokhaharan Peak (the highest peak of the area) to the Shekar Laghas Peak (the second highest peak of the area) make Haft Saran an attractive target.