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Parsoon & Dashteh
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Parsoon & Dashteh

 
Parsoon & Dashteh

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Tehran, Iran, Asia

Lat/Lon: 35.88772°N / 51.72886°E

Object Title: Parsoon & Dashteh

County: Tehran

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 10400 ft / 3170 m

 

Page By: kamran

Created/Edited: Jun 20, 2014 / Jun 27, 2014

Object ID: 901295

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Overview

In Lavasanat region in northeastern Tehran there is a ridgeline with the average height of 3000m going from south to north. This ridgeline, called Parsoon ridgeline, is about 6km long, and it consists of several peaks. The last 3 peaks in the northern side are higher than 3000m. Parsoon peak at 3170m is the highest.

This season (2013/2014), The Alborz mountain range experienced the worst drought on record. The precipitation was the lowest ever. Therefore, as the pictures show the snow cover is not that much compared to what you see in a typical year.

The most popular starting point to climb Mt. Parsoon is the village of Afjeh. From Afjeh it takes about 45 minutes to get to a place called Dasht-e Havij (Carrot plain). Apparently, they used to grow carrots in this area.

Here are some pictures I took on my way to Dasht-e Havij:


Mt. Rizan
Mt. Rizan

Afjeh Waterfall
Afjeh waterfall

Mt. Rizan
Mt. Rizan

Nice waterfalls
Nice waterfalls

Atashkooh
Atashkooh and Saka


Dasht-e Havij is 2400m above sea level, and you can climb several peaks from there including Saka (3320m), Atashkooh (3720m), Rizan(3570m), Siahriz (3300m), siahchal (3350m), Sarsiahghar (3420m), Parsoon(3170m), Dashteh (3100m) and the other peaks in Parsoon ridgeline. Here are some views from Dasht-e Havij:


Mt. Parsoon
Mt. Parsoon

Mt. Rizan
Mt. Rizan

Atashkooh and Rizan
Rizan and Atashkooh

The village of Afjeh
The village of Afjeh

Part of the Parsoon ridgeline
Dasht-e Havij

Dasht-e Havij
Dasht-e Havij

Atashkooh and the waterfalls
Mt. Atashkooh and the waterfalls

The waterfalls
A close-up view of the waterfalls

Mt. Rizan
Mt. Rizan

Mt. Atashkooh
Mt. Atashkooh

Mt. Rizan
Mt. Rizan

Atashkooh and Saka
Saka and Atashkooh

Mt. Saka
Mt. Saka


Since I was planning to hike the last 3 peaks in Parsoon ridgeline, I didn’t take the normal rout which takes you to the saddle between Parsoon and the last peak. Instead, at some point close to the end of the Carrot plain, I climbed a slope to the right to get to the ridgeline somewhere before the last 3 peaks. The following photo shows the slope I took to get to the ridgeline:

route to the ridgeline
The slope


Here are some Pictures I took on the way to the ridgeline:


Rizan and Atashkooh
Atashkooh and Rizan

A snow field on the way up
A snow field

Atashkooh
Atashkooh

Mt. Parsoon
Mt. Parsoon

Saka, Atashkooh and Rizan
Saka, Atashkooh and Rizan

getting close to the ridgeline
Getting close to the ridgeline


When I reached the ridgeline, I hiked towards the summit of Dashteh (3100m). Dashteh is the first peak higher than 3000m in the ridge as you go from south to north. Here are the views from the ridgeline:


On the ridgeline
Looking south

Latian lake
Latian lake

Sarsiahghar and Gavbini
Gavbini and Sarsiahghar

Dashteh
Dashteh

Saka, Atashkooh and Rizan
Saka, Atashkooh and Rizan

Sarsiahghar
Sarsiahghar


here are the views from the summit of Dashteh:


Summit of Dashteh
Mt. kamardasht


Mt. Parsoon
Parsoon

Siahriz, Kafareh and Parsoon
Siahriz, Kafareh and Parsoon

Kafareh
Mt. Kafareh

Looking NE
 

 

The ridgeline
The ridgeline

Looking SE
Looking SE

Siahchal, Sarsiahghar and Gavbini
Looking east

Siahchal, Sarsiahghar and Gavbini
Looking ENE


Atashkooh, Rizan, Siahriz and Kafareh
Atashkooh, Rizan, Siahriz and Kafareh

Summit of Parsoon
Summit of Parsoon


The next peak after Dashteh is Parsoon (3170m). Many peaks in the Alborz including Damavand are visible from the summit of Mt. Parsoon. Here are some views from there:

 

Looking south
Looking south

 

Looking SE
Looking SE

Looking east
Siahchal and Gavbini (Looking east)

Damavand and Siahchal
Damavand and Siahchal

Damavand
Damavand

Asemankooh, Kamardasht and Damavand
Asemankooh, Kamardasht and Damavand

Looking north
The last peak on the ridge

Siahriz, Kasoonak and Kafareh
Siahriz, Kasoonak and Kafareh

Atashkooh, Rizan, Siahriz and Kasoonak
Atashkooh, Rizan, Siahriz and Kasoonak

Atashkooh and Rizan
Atashkooh and Rizan

Parsoon summit
Parsoon summit


The next peak is the last peak in the Parsoon ridgeline. This peak is also on the Siahriz-Siahchal ridge. Here are some photos on the way to the peak.


Kamardasht, Damavand and Siahchal
Kamardasht, Damavand and Siahchal

Atashkooh and Rizan
Atashkooh and Rizan

Parsoon north face
Parsoon north face

When you get to the last peak of the ridge, The Lareh (or Lar the small) plain will be also visible. Lareh plain is different from Lar plain. They join together at some point down to the east. Here are some photos from the summit of the last peak:

Parsoon summit
Parsoon summit

Looking SSE
Looking SSE

Looking east
damavand and Siahchal

Kamardasht and Damavand
Kamardasht and Damavand

Asemankooh and Kamardasht
Asemankooh and Kamardasht

Kafareh, Kasoonak and Shivarkesh
Kafareh, Kasoonak and Shivarkesh

Kasoonak, Shivarkesh and Siahriz
Kasoonak, Shivarkesh and Siahriz

Looking WNW
Atashkooh, Rizan, Siahriz, Shivarkesh and Kasoonak


On the way back I took the normal route. Here are some photos I took on my way back to Dasht-e Havij:


Saka, Atashkooh and Rizan
Saka, Atashkooh and Rizan

Parsoon north face
Parsoon north face

Saka
Saka

tiny waterfalls
Tiny waterfalls

Mt. Saka and Dasht-e Havij
Saka

Another tiny waterfall
Another tiny waterfall

Dasht-e Havij
Back to Dasht-e Havij

Getting There

To get to the village of Afjeh, you need to take Lashgarak road in northeastern Tehran which takes you to the small town of Galandovak. At the end of the main boulevard take Sinak road which takes you to the village of Afjeh.

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