Mountaineering in Zagros – Dena
Dena (in Persian and Luri: دنا) is the name for a sub-range within the Zagros Mountains. Mount Dena, with 80 km length and 15 km average width, is situated on the boundary of the Isfahan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari provinces.
Mount Dena has more than 40 peaks higher than 4000 metres. With an elevation of 4,409 metres above sea level, Qash-Mastan is the highest peak in the Dena Range and in the Zagros Mountains in general. Another famous peak in this range is Hose-Daal close to the city of Sisakht, 30 km to the north of Yasuj.
Annual precipitation in Mount Dena is from 600 to 1800 mm and various rivers including a branch of the Karun rise in this range. Geologically, Mount Dena is located in the Sanandaj-Sirjan geologic and structural zone of Iran and is mainly made of Cretaceous limestone.
|1||arrival to Shiraz airport. Drive direct to Sisakht city 3hours. Base of Dena range. Take breakfast drive to visit Kuhgol waterfall. Also trekking in the area and visit local people. Take the local meal. Back to Sisakht.|
|2||After breakfast start trekking in the south face of Dena mountain range via beautiful Bozkosh Valley. 5-6 hours beside the river. Have the lunch pack in the way. Visit great south wall of Dena mountains. Set up the camp and enjoy the virgin nature.|
|3||After breakfast continue trekking toward the Pataveh. Visit nomads. Photography and meet nomads life style. Spend the night with nomad people.|
|4||After breakfast continue trekking for 5-6 hours. Visit Patave area. Take the car to Borojen. Visit Choghakhor wetland 2200m. bird watching and photography. Drive to Shahrkord.|