From Lehra Saddle

From Lehra Saddle

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 36.04490°N / 51.91420°E
Additional Information Route Type: Mountaineering
Seasons Season: Summer
Additional Information Time Required: A few days
Additional Information Difficulty: Hike
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Getting There

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Route Description

Please refer to the Detailed Map of Central Alborz for the below discussion. Having the 1:50 000 map (See the “Maps” section of Introduction to Central Alborz) can add much more detail. You will need Sheet “6362 II Baladeh” for Takhte Khers Peak and Sheet “6462 III Nomar” for Nomar Village.

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

Nomar Village.....2150.................Zero
Lehra Saddle......3650.................14.5
Base Camp.........3600..................4.5

Total..........................................21.5 Km

The village of Nomar is also known as Nomarostagh.

At the village of Nomar (2150 m), the stream splits. The W/NW branch goes up the slopes of the 3888 m Nazer Peak. The Southwestern branch is known as Daryook. A 4WD road follows the Daryook branch 3.5 Km to end at a place where a foot bridge crosses the stream. Hike or drive this road and then cross to the left (southeastern) side of the stream. Follow the trail less than 2 kilometers to reach a flat grassy plateau known as “Daryook Plain” (2350 m) where the stream makes many branches. The western branch is known as “Paniri” River and goes toward the Shekar Leghas Peak. You will need to follow the southern branch and will have to cross the branch to its west side. This can be done fairly easily but will get you wet above your knees.

Follow the well-established trail to a place called “Chehel Cheshmeh” (2800 m) where water pours down the side of the mountain onto the trail. At around 2950 m you will reach another relatively flat area. Kaoon Peak will be directly in front of you to the west and the Lehra Peaks will be visible as rocky summits to the south. Lehra Pass sits between the Kaoon and Lehra Peaks. Do not mistake the other saddle between Kaoon and Siyaroo Peaks for Lehra. Follow the trail to reach the 3650 m Lehra Saddle where Takhte Khers and its neighbors come into view.

At the Lehra Saddle, you could descend a drainage south to reach the Sesang River but a better option is to head west and go through another saddle north of Point 3662 m and south of Kaoon Peak to reach another drainage that can be descended down to the banks of the Sesang River (3470 m). Follow the river upstream (west). The river makes many branches here and having the 1:50 000 map can be very helpful. The most notable feature here is the very long and gentle eastern ridge of Haft Saran Peak. Follow the branch that goes directly to the south of this ridgeline and set up base camp at around 3600 m.

From base camp, hike up the drainage toward the saddle between Haft Saran and Takhte Khers Peaks. You actually do not want to go to this saddle because it leads to a rocky and difficult area. Before reaching the saddle, veer south into another drainage between Takhte Khers and Point 3983 m (This point is identified on the 1:50 000 map but not on the detailed map of Central Alborz at the above link). Hike up to the saddle between Point 3983 m and Takhte Khers, then turn SE and follow the ridgeline to the summit.

Essential Gear

In summer, only camping and general hiking equipment.

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