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Tochal
Tochal mountain
Tochal hut
Trekking Tochal
Tochal directing signs
Tochal Darband mountaineers
Tochal- Amiri shelter
Tochal twine waterfall (Shirpala complex)
About

So you wanna climb Mt. Damavand and need acclimatization? the best mountain for Damavand acclimatization is Tochal.  Tochal is located at Tehran and its altitude is 3964 meters. Every weekend many people from Tehran climb this mountain and the slopes of Tochal hosts many domestic and foreign tourists.  You can climb Tochal every season but you should be cautious if climbing Tochal in winter. Many people think because Tochal is near Tehran its a very safe mountain to climb but its a big big mistake.  every year people lose their lives on mount Tochal mostly due to avalanches and hypothermia. 

If you are a mountain climber and visiting Tehran, don't miss this beautiful and unique mountain. 

There are more than 400 species of butterflies living in Iran , among which you can find 100 species in Mt. Tochal. 

Tochal

Peaks

Packages
Trekking - Tochal and Damavand
Trekking - Tochal and Damavand
This trip is about trekking mount Damavand and Mount Tochal in Tehran. Damavand is the highest Volcano of Asia, regarding that many around the world and the country plan to climb Damavand each year in the climbing season. In this package you can also have this chance to climb the highest summit in Tehran (Capital of Iran). Climb Tochal, to acclimatize with a 3962 meters, and then enjoy your ascend on top of Damavand without any high altitude issue. 
Trekking
400
Ski in Tochal – Dizin – Darbandsar Resorts
Ski in Tochal – Dizin – Darbandsar Resorts
Enjoy the winter by taking an exciting trip to ski in Tochal, Dizin and Darbandsar resorts. at the end, you have the opportunity to visit the notable spots of Tehran City.
Ski
800
Tochal and Dizin Ski Resorts
Tochal and Dizin Ski Resorts
Here comes an exciting 6 day ski program for you to ski in Tochal and Dizin ski resorts. At the end you can have this opportunity to visit notable spots of Tehran.
Ski
600
Tochal, Dizin and Darbandsar
Tochal, Dizin and Darbandsar
This trip is about skiing on the Tehran’s ski resorts. Including Tochal, Dizin and Darbandsar by the order. Also in this trip you can enjoy a full day city tour in Tehran, and also move from neighborhood to neighborhood so can have a chance to get familiar with a lot of places in your journey to Iran.
Ski
700
About

So you wanna climb Mt. Damavand and need acclimatization? the best mountain for Damavand acclimatization is Tochal.  Tochal is located at Tehran and its altitude is 3964 meters. Every weekend many people from Tehran climb this mountain and the slopes of Tochal hosts many domestic and foreign tourists.  You can climb Tochal every season but you should be cautious if climbing Tochal in winter. Many people think because Tochal is near Tehran its a very safe mountain to climb but its a big big mistake.  every year people lose their lives on mount Tochal mostly due to avalanches and hypothermia. 

If you are a mountain climber and visiting Tehran, don't miss this beautiful and unique mountain. 

There are more than 400 species of butterflies living in Iran , among which you can find 100 species in Mt. Tochal. 

General view

Tochal is located at Alborz range with the altitude of 3960 meters.  There are more than eleven peaks near Tochal all of them above 3000 meters.  Also at the top of Tochal there a ski resort that is the fourth highest ski resort in the world.  People climb Damavand every season and it is one of them most accessible mountains in Iran. moreover, there is Tele-cabin o this mountain so in any case of trouble people can go back Tehran easily.   You can enjoy the beautiful mountain of Tochal and its special environment.  Some people after reaching to the top cannot believe their eyes because it is as if they have arrived a European State.  Also at top of Tochal there is a hotel so you can spend the night at one of the highest hotels in the world.   Tochal ski resort opens at November.  Some people believe that no ski resort in the world can compete with Tochal ski resort. 

Climate

on spring the weather is so pleasing, at summertime its very hot and on winters and falls its extremely cold.  Annually it rains 300-400 mm in Mt. Tochal and the temperature is 16.7 degrees by average. 

Rivers, springs and waterfalls

There are springs on Mt. Tochal such as "Jafar" spring and "Narges" springs. Also there is a river running in Darake route. If you are about to climb Tochal its better to take enough water with yourself and don't count on the springs because they are mostly located at remote areas and not very accessible.  

Glaciers

Tochal means "a place where there is always snow and ice there". At top of Tochal; always there is snow but one may not claim that its a glacier.  On winters Tochal is covered with snow and its very cold so you may expect icy slopes on it. 

Vegetation

At Mt. Tochal there are more than 296 species of plants such as wild warts, wild apples, almonds, plum tress, barberry, raspberry, thyme, savory, mountain tea and kinds of mushrooms. 

Wildlife

Wolves, dogs, foxes, rabbits, snakes, partridge and other kinds of birds are living on this mountain. 

Routes

You can climb Tochal from six different routes included of:

  • Shir Pala 
  • Kolak Chaal
  • Dar Abad
  • Velen Jack 
  • Palang Chaal 
  • Usun

Velen Jack is the safest route and Shir Pala is the most technical one. 

Cultural view
Lodges

There are shelters and hotels on Mt. Tochal included of :

  • Tochal Hotel.
  • Tochal shelter.
  • Usun Hotel .
  • Shir Pala shelter.
  • Palang Chaal shelter.
  • Dar Abad shelter.
  • Kolak Chaal Shelter.
  • Velen Jack stations (station 1, Station 5, Station 7).
  • Amiri shelter. 
Nomads
Local guides

Well, Tochal is so crowded and most of the times the Red Cross station is at your service so, no worries if climbing this mountain. On winters, climb the mountain in accompanying of a professional climber and take suitable gear with yourself. 

Environmental damages