Zard kouh

zard Kuh (meaning “Yellow Mountain”, also spelled Zardkuh, Zarduh Kuh or Zard Kuh-e Bakhtiari; Persian: زردكوه بختياري) is a sub-range in the central Zagros Range, Iran. With an elevation of 4221 metres, the Zardkuh is located in the Zagros Mountains in the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province of Iran. The Karun and also Zayanderud rivers start in the Zagros mountains near the Zardkuh.

There are small glaciers on the mountain owing to the relatively high precipitation, which are the only glaciers in the subtropics outside the Himalayas, Andes and Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt Geologically, the Zardkuh is situated in the Sanandaj-Sirjan geologic and structural zone of Iran and is mainly made of Cretaceous limestone. The famous early documentary Grass captures on film the Bakhtiari tribe’s amazing crossing of Zard-Kuh barefoot in the snow with 50,000 people and 500,000 animals

BEST TIME: January-February-March-April

TRIP LENGTH: 6 days

INCLUDED:

• full services of a professional expedition leader plus local guides
• 4×4 vehicle support as required
• all meals
• all transport as outlined in the itinerary
• all accommodation
• any specialist kit

NOT INCLUDED:

• international flights
• local airport taxes and international visas
• tips to local guides
• personal equipment (once booked you’ll receive a short kit list)
• travel insurance

Itinerary:

Day 1: Transfer from airport IKA to hotel in Tehran. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2: Driving to Esfahan and Chelgerd (small city). Overnight in Local hose or hotel.

Day 3: Ascend and descend Ski touring to some of peaks around. Back to chelgerd. Overnight in Local hose or hotel.

Day 4: Start ascending to Haft Tanan peak 4180m. Overnight in camp.

Day 5: Climbing summit Haft Tanan. Back to Chelgerd. Overnight in Local hose or hotel.

Day 6: Driving to Tehran. Departure.

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