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Shah Neshin

Shah Neshin

Shah Neshin

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Tehran, Iran, Asia

Lat/Lon: 35.88986°N / 51.38000°E

Object Title: Shah Neshin

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 12779 ft / 3895 m


Page By: kamran

Created/Edited: May 18, 2008 / Jul 25, 2012

Object ID: 404733

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Page Score: 82.33%  - 15 Votes 

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Mt. Shah Neshin is one of the mountains in northern Tehran located to the west of Mt. Tochal. "Shah Neshin" means a place where a king sits or camps. This name comes from the fact that 100-150 years ago king Nasereddin-shah from Qajar dynasty on his way from Tehran to the village of Shahrestanak camped in the northern side of this mountain very close to where Tochal hotel is located now. The eastern side of the northern slopes of this mountain is part of Tochal ski resort which is skiable for about 8 months a year. This resort is open till first day of summer (June 21st). The base elevation is 3545m, and the top of the resort is 3850m high. In 2008 the precipitation was unusually low which was 40% below the annual average, and they closed the ski resort 5 weeks earlier.
Ski area for the future
Ski area for the future

Tochal ski resort
Tochal ski resort
Tochal ski resort
Tochal Hotel (3545m)

Tochal and Damavand
Tochal and Damavand

Getting There

The easiest way to get to this mountain is to go to the end of Velenjak Avenue in northern Tehran, and take Tochal Tele-cabin (Gondola) and go to the 7th station (3730 meter). Then go to the west and hike for about 30-45 minutes.
Another way is to go to the village of Darakeh from where you can go towards Palangchal shelter. Now you can either take the route to Palangchal mountain and then go to Mt. Shah Neshin, or you can pass the shelter and go to the north for half an hour and hike up to the east towards Tochal 5th station and go from there.
If you take the route through Darakeh, you can also visit some nice places such as Kara waterfall and the springs at the lower slopes of Mt Shah Neshin which are the main sources of Darakeh water stream.
Kara waterfall
Kara Waterfall

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rohambanidarbanwild winds


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in winter if yuo want to go to the SHAHNESHIN Mt. from TOCHAL Mt. wild winds from west to east may be difficule this hiking.

and this path is very hard
Posted Jun 19, 2008 3:10 am
kamranRe: wild winds


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You are right. However, sometimes the conditions are not that bad

and you can manage it.
Posted Jun 20, 2008 10:13 am

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