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Mehrchal & Pirzankoloom
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Mehrchal & Pirzankoloom

 
Mehrchal & Pirzankoloom

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Tehran, Iran, Asia

Lat/Lon: 35.92809°N / 51.64278°E

Object Title: Mehrchal & Pirzankoloom

County: Tehran

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Bouldering, Ice Climbing, Big Wall

Season: Summer

Elevation: 12864 ft / 3921 m

 

Page By: kamran

Created/Edited: Oct 30, 2010 / Nov 24, 2010

Object ID: 675392

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Overview

Located to the north of the Lavasanat region and to the east of the Jajrood river from Garmabdar to Lashgarak, Mehrchal massif consists of several high peaks, the highest of which is Mehrchal (3921m). There are 8 peaks higher than 3500m in this region:

1) Mehrchal (3921m)
2) Pirzankoloom (3850m)
3) Sai (3800m)
4) Atashkooh (3720m)
5) Bozhalehchal (3600m)
6) Ham-e-hen (3590)
7) Ashyord (3550m)
8) Rizan (3570m)

Mehrchal
Mehrchal massif from janestoon slopes


View from Abnik
part of Mehrchal massif from Abnik


There are many routes going to the Mehrchal summit. The most popular one is the one starting from the village of Emameh. Another popular route is the one from the village of Garmabdar going through the Sirbandy canyon. We took the route from the village of Zagoon. The elevation of Zagoon is about 2200m, and it takes about 1700m vertical climb to get to the Mehrchal summit. The elevation of Emameh and Garmabdar is higher than Zagoon, and the vertical climb is about 1500m.

The village of Zagoon
The village of Zagoon


The first part of the climb is going through the Hessarak Canyon. At the beginning the canyon has gentle slopes, but it gradually becomes very steep. The route in the steep area is called “Gordeh mahi-e Chehel peech” meaning a steep route with 40 turns.

Chehel peech route
On the Chehel peech route


As you climb the canyon the view of the Kholeno massif is spectacular.

Kholeno massif
Kholeno massif

Zagoon and Laloon
 


 
Bacheh-owak spring
Bacheh-owak spring

 
Making tea near the spring
Making tea near Bacheh-owak spring



A little after passing the Hessarak Canyon There is a small spring called Bache-owak. It is a good place to take a rest and have some hot tea.

 
Ham-e-hen
Ham-e-hen

 
Mt. Ashyord
Ashyord









While you are drinking tea you can enjoy the view.
Tochal
Tochal


The next destination is Molarsam peak (3200m).
Grazing horses
On the way to Molarsam peak

Molarsam peak
Molarsam peak


Here are the views from Molarsam peak:

 
Looking W/NW
Looking W/NW
 
Looking north
Looking N/NW
Looking NW
Looking NW

 
Looking N/NE
Looking N/NE

 
Looking east
Looking E

Looking NE
Looking NE
 
Looking SE
Looking SE
 
Looking SSE
Looking SSE

Looking south
Looking S


From Molarsam peak it takes about 30 minutes to get to Bozghalehchal peak. From there it takes another 30 minutes to get to Pirzankoloom, and another 30 minutes to get to Mehrchal. Here are some of the views:

 
Bozghalehchal
Bozghalehchal

 
Dog laying down on the snow
Dog laying down on the snow

Mehrchal & Pirzankoloom
Pirzankoloom and Mehrchal


 
Mehrchal & Sai
Mehrchal and Sai

 
Ham-e-hen & Tochal
Ham-e-hen and Tochal
Damavand
Damavand


The summit of Pirzankoloom
Summmit of Pirzankoloom

Kholeno massif
Kholeno massif

Damavand
Damavand

Atashkooh
Atashkooh and Rizan

Mehrchal & Atashkooh
Rizann, Atashkooh, Saka and Mehrchal

Mehrchal
On the way to the summit of Mehrchal

Mehrchal summit
Summit of Mehrchal

Atashkooh
Atashkooh and saka

Sai & Tochal
Sai and Tochal

Lavasanat
Lavasanat




Getting There

From Northeastern Tehran take the road that takes you to the village of Fasham. From Fasham square take the road to the right, and after about 6Km you will get to the village of Zagoon. Park you car there, and start from Hessarak Canyon.

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