June 23, 2005 The southeastern slopes of the Sorkhab Peaks
on May 9, 2006 8:49 pm
Image Type(s): Scenery
Image ID: 193000


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Romuald Kosina

Romuald Kosina - May 10, 2006 6:07 pm - Voted 10/10


Some others, like this, can be set into 'mountain flora' album.
Keep well!!!!!!!


nader - May 11, 2006 1:27 pm - Hasn't voted


Thank you for your votes. I loved your flora album. Had not seen it before.

photo61guy - Nov 18, 2006 5:50 am - Voted 10/10

Nice Composition

and colors, too.

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Sep 16, 2007 4:53 am - Voted 10/10


Wonderful picture.


nader - Sep 16, 2007 7:34 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful

Thank you Karrar,

The Sorkhab Peaks are quite beautiful but appear to be surrounded by walls or nasty talus fields.


Marcsoltan - Sep 3, 2008 6:10 pm - Voted 10/10


View to take your breathaway. Thank you for capturing and sharing it Nader.
The flowers look like Lupines. Are they?
Lupines have a strong and pleasant aroma.


nader - Sep 4, 2008 9:28 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Sorkhab

Thank you Marc

I don't know about lupines, but I think in Iran they call these "Gavan".

Dmitry Pruss

Dmitry Pruss - Sep 4, 2008 11:42 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Sorkhab

It's a milkwetch clearly, with very typical pea-like flowers consisiting of "banner, wing, and keel" as their petal shapes are known. There is an SP album just for those flowers.

And as far as I can tell "gavan" is Astragalus raddei.

Your Sorkhab is really a Red Valley indeed!


nader - Sep 4, 2008 2:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sorkhab

Thank you "Moskva"

I was never good in botany, will add the photo to the album you mentioned.

Sounds like you know Farsi. Yes, these peaks are quite red and very impressive. They look higher than what the map says they are, that could be an optical illusion but I doubt it.

Dmitry Pruss

Dmitry Pruss - Sep 4, 2008 3:01 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Farsi

Nah, just little insignificant shreds of language from the old times when the tallest peaks and the longest glaciers we could access were in Pamir Mountains.

One day the Farsi-speaking world may become an amazing travel attraction, not just for those who have strong roots there ... but alas the way the world changes, it isn't going to happen soon.


Marcsoltan - Oct 5, 2008 7:48 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Farsi

Knowing what sorkhab is, I would not call it insignificant shreds. You know Farsi a lot more than you think.


EricChu - Oct 30, 2009 6:26 am - Voted 10/10

A most interesting album!!

Thanks a lot for posting all of these excellent images of an area I'm sure not too many people know about! I'm looking forward to taking a much closer look at your album this evening! Best regards, Eric (MauriceRavel)


nader - Oct 30, 2009 9:37 am - Hasn't voted

Re: A most interesting album!!

Thank you for looking and commenting. I should say that I very much enjoy listening to your Bolero, Dapnis et Chloe...Mr. Maurice Ravel.


EricChu - Oct 30, 2009 1:45 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: A most interesting album!!

Sad to say, it's not me who wrote these masterpieces...but thank you all the same! ;-)

Many greetings,



caspiantrek - Apr 22, 2011 11:52 am - Hasn't voted

Nader the Great!!!

A great effort to introduce this lost paradise to the world, an amazing combination of mountains, culture and architecture in Mazandaran, Iran. Thank you Nader. Hope to see you in Khoonegeli and do some trekking next time you are in Iran (


nader - Apr 24, 2011 2:24 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nader the Great!!!

Thank yous so much for your encouraging words. I checked out your site and want to thank you for your efforts to introduce the paradise.

samira - Jun 2, 2011 4:24 am - Hasn't voted


i love you'r photoes


nader - Jun 2, 2011 10:16 am - Hasn't voted

Re: hello

Thank you for looking and commenting Samira. Welcome to Summitpost.


s_khandan - May 19, 2016 8:33 am - Hasn't voted

Plant's name

This post is so old but by the way, it's onobrychis cornuta and is very common in Alborz range.


nader - May 19, 2016 8:53 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Plant's name

Thank you for looking and commenting,

What is this called in Farsi? I do not think it is "Gavan".

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