Please submit any useful information about climbing Touchal that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Touchal, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
Naser Ramezani from IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF writes:
Touchal (height 3962 meters) is located just in north of Tehran and is popular for Tehran clibmers. They can claim this hight only in a half a day and eat their lunch at home because Tele-cabin is available for return to Tehran from 3700 meters height. An this level there is a five star hotel with full accommodation for rest, open 4 seasons.
8 months of skiing is possible. For climbing this mountain there are 10 well known ways. First of all and oldest way is from Tajrish and Darband that is the most beautiful way to get to the Shirpala shelter and Amiri (Siah Sang) hut and Touchal summit. It takes about 6 to 8 hours for semi professionals climber to reach the peak. On this route, climbers have to face some rocky and stony paths for the first 2 hr of climbing and then Shirpala shelter appears.
In this place you can rest and eat breakfast. Inside the shelter there is some accommodation for staying the night and a restaurant with light food.
Other ways to Touchal are from Colakcal (Jamshidieh park). Velenjak. Darabad. Emamzadeh Davoud. Shahrestanak. Shekarab. Eegoal. Darakeh.
Tochal one of the most attractive destinations for professional mountain climbers lies north of the capital and is the highest peak with 3964 meters height.
Shirpala is one of the shelters on the way to the peak and its height is about 2500 meters. Most of the climbers prefer to stay there during the night if they start climbing the night before.
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With 3964 meters height, Touchal stands in the North of Tehran.
With more than 5 different ways to climb, it is one of the best places for those who want to spend a day out of weather and sound pollution.
There is a small shelter on top, and a beautiful ski resort near the summit with cable car.
most of the days the summit is windy, and there is snow on it in about half of the year.
c=Climbing Touchal is so unforgettable, especially for climbers who want to experience difficult situation in winter.
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Yochal is really accessible for mountain climbers and it's located north of Tehran. The best season for climbing is May.