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Tochal (Persian: توچال‎‎ Točāl) is a mountain and ski resort located on the Alborz mountain range, adjacent to the metropolitan area of Tehran in northern Iran. It includes a 12-kilometer-long ridge. Its highest peak, also called Tochal, is at an elevation of 3,933 meters (12,904 feet).

Tochal
Tochal-Tehran.jpg
Mount Tochal, located to the north of Tehran.
Highest point
Elevation 3,933 m (12,904 ft)
Coordinates 35°53′04″N 51°25′09″E / 35.88444°N 51.41917°E / 35.88444; 51.41917
Geography
Parent range Alborz

A gondola lift runs from Tehran to the Tochal ski resort and hotel, all as a part of Tochal Complex.

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PeaksEdit

A number of peaks are accessible from the Tochal main ridge or by their own climbing paths. Peaks (from west to east) include:

  • Lavarak (3560m): accessible by main Tochal ridge or Imamzade Davood climbing path.
  • Bazarak (3753m): accessible by main Tochal ridge or Imamzade Davood climbing path.
  • Palang-chal (3520m): accessible from Darakeh valley and Palangchal Shelter.
  • Sar-Bazarak (3640m): accessible from Palangchal peak and main Tochal ridge.
  • Shah-Neshin (3875m): accessible from Tochal main ridge, Hezarcham path and south (Abshar-Dogholoo) ridge.
  • Tochal (3933m): The highest peak of the range, accessible by any climbing path that ends on the Tochal main ridge. The usual path from Tehran is by the south ridge (normally from Shirpala shelter and Siahsang hut).
  • Spilit (3120m): through Band-yakh-chal and Shervin hut by rock climbing or Klakchal ridge.
  • West Lezon (3585m): accessible from Tochal main ridge, Kolakchal shelter or Shirpala shelter.
  • East Lezon or Piaz-chal (3540m): accessible from Tochal main ridge, Kolakchal shelter or Shirpala shelter.
  • Kolak-chal (3350m): from Kolakchal shelter (through Golab-dareh valley, Vezbad valley or Jamshidieh park)
  • Siah-band (3320m): from Dar-abad valley and Dar-abad hut.

Gondola liftEdit

 
A 360° View from Tochal peak. Visible are the two shelters on the peak, as well as Mount Damavand on the horizon, as well as Tehran.
 
View of Tochal peak from Velenjak mountains
 
shahneshin mountains, west side of Tochal peak
 
Tochal Ski Resort
 
Tochal Telecabin, gondola lift for skiers and other visitors to Tochal
 
Tochal Peak′s Shelter Nov 2012

Tochal has a long gondola lift which begins from Velenjak valley at 1900m and ends in the last station at 3740m near the main ridge of Tochal. This gondola lift is used for accessing ski resorts and other recreational centers on the mountain. The gondola lift has four stations:

  • Station 1 is at an elevation of 1900m and located at the beginning of Velenjak valley (end of Velenjak Street). Parking, inns and some other facilities are available.
  • Station 2 is at 2400m and has very limited facilities.
  • Station 5 is at 2935m. There is a restaurant and a rescue center. This station is in the middle of one of the ski slopes which is open only in mid winter. This station is also accessible through several climbing paths like Shirpala shelter, Osoon valley and Palang-chal shelter.
  • Station 7 is at 3740m and very close to the Tochal main ridge. It is the last station of the gondola lift. This station is in the middle of the Tochal ski slope. The Tochal main peak is 30 minutes walk from this point. This station is also reachable from Hezar-cham climbing path from Station 5.

Location in central AlborzEdit

Map of central Alborz Peaks: 1 Alam-Kuh
 
  -25 to 500 m
  500 to 1500 m
  1500 to 2500 m
  2500 to 3500 m
  3500 to 4500 m
  4500 to 5671 m
2 Azad Kuh 3 Damavand
4 Do Berar 5 Do Khaharan
6 Ghal'eh Gardan 7 Gorg
8 Kholeno 9 Mehr Chal
10 Mishineh Marg 11 Naz
12 Shah Alborz 13 Sialan
14 Tochal 15 Varavašt
Rivers: 0
1 Alamut 2 Chalus
3 Do Hezar 4 Haraz
5 Jajrood 6 Karaj
7 Kojoor 8 Lar
9 Noor 10 Sardab
11 Seh Hazar 12 Shahrood
Cities: 1 Amol
2 Chalus 3 Karaj
Other: D Dizin
E Emamzadeh Hashem K Kandovan Tunnel
* Latyan Dam ** Lar Dam

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