In north of Iran in Mazandarin Province I found paradise. I went by car with a couple of Iranian friends who wanted to show me some of their favourite places. Getting to these locations does require a car, and a four wheel drive is not only recommended but in the mountains of Mazichal I think it’s almost required. You CAN do it with a small car but there will be bumps so get an off road car if possible. Or you could hike up there.

We started from Tehran around 9-10 in the morning taking the gorgeous Chalus Road. Weย did both of these locations, finishing as the sun went down. It was a perfect day trip but next time I will bring a tent and camp up at Mazichal.

Mazandaran Province, north of Iran

Chalus Road

Valasht Lake

Mazichal

 

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Swedish female solo traveler. Been to 6 continents and 60+ countries. Nature, hiking, adrenaline, responsible travel and minimalistic packing.

8 Comments

  1. Please write about transportation, how the hotels are prices etc.

  2. Anonymous

    Lovely!

    I’ve been to Iran, but unfortunately I didn’t have the time to see this part of the country.

  3. Lovely!

    I’ve been to Iran, but unfortunately I didn’t have the time to see this part of the country.

  4. Nice pics!
    Thank you for your explanation and wonderful photos!

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