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Note about name and elevation:
Khers Char is also known as “Lashgarak Sarband”. The Iranian 1:50 000 Map shows an elevation of 4017 m for this peak. My GPS showed 4030 m so I decided to use that figure.
Khers Char Peak:
Elevation: 4030 m, 13222 ft
Coordinates: 36.31838 North, 50.98493 East
SE Face Summit from SE
Khers Char is a small but very pointy peak that rises on the crest of the ridgeline that forms the southeastern arm of the Takhte Soleyman Massif. Although lower than its neighbors, the rocky triangular shape of Khers Char gives it prominence among the peaks of the area.
To the northwest, Khers Char is connected to the 4184 m Lashgarak the Small
Peak and to the southeast, it is connected to the 4065 m Alaneh Sar
Peak (via Peak 3990 m, see below). The northeastern slopes of Khers Char are walls/steep rocky slopes that drop 200 vertical meters into a snow-filled alpine bowl. This bowl drains into a branch of the Chalus River. The southeastern slopes of Khers Char go down into a branch of the Shah Rood (Taleghan) Valley.
Khers Char is a long way from any trailhead. Reaching its summit requires a multi-day hiking program. It is usually climbed by those who do a ridge-top traverse of the southeastern arm of the Takhte Soleyman Massif: from Lashgarak the Great
Peak to Zarrin Kooh
Peak. Reaching the summit of Khers Char or even bypassing it requires route finding and rock climbing skills but in my opinion is not hard enough to be classified as a technical climb.
views from the summit of Khers Char:
| |Southwest Slopes Southwest Slopes Summit Block from NW