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Location: Between Varzaghan (City in West Azarbayjan Province) and Kelibar (City in West Azarbayjan Province)

Walking path length: About 25 km (16 ml)

Days of trip: 3 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 12 hr driving from Tehran to Varzaghan. Depends on your speed ,10-12 hr walking and 12 hr from Kelibar to Tehran)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: May to October

Daily time visit: No limit, but in summer middle of the day maybe hot

Difficulty level: Moderately difficult (10-12 hr walking among jungle, night camping with no facilities)

Requirements: Guide or GPS track, water, food, warm and waterproof clothes and tent, waterproof shoes, satellite phone, headlamp

Legal permission need: No


Overall risk: -

Animal risk: There are a few number of wild animals like bear, wolf and leopard in this jungle. But no human attack has been reported.

Lost risk: Yes

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115 but rescue teams need a long time to find you because there is no road there.

GSM Mobile Antenna: No


Hotel: No hotel in the path

Village: Yes, in the middle of walking path

Shop: Yes. small one in the village

Gasoline: No gasoline in the path


How to get there:
1- Go to west terminal of buses in Tehran .
2- Take a bus ticket to Tabriz
3- Take a taxi from Tabriz to Varzaghan
4- Take a 4wd vehicle from Varzaghan to Chichakli (Begin of walking path)
5- Start walking,
6- Night camping in jungle or village
7- Get a taxi from end of the walking path to Kelaibar
8- Get a bus to Tehran or Tabriz and then Tehran

Nearest airport: No airport less than 100 km (Nearest is Tabriz airbport)

Nearest train station: No station less than 100 km (Nearest is Tabriz station)

Arasbārān (Persian: ارسباران‎) or Qaradağ ( قره*داغ or Garadagh in English texts), is a UNESCO registered biosphere reserve (since 1976) and an Iranian Dept. of Environment designated "Protected Area" in East Azarbaijan Province, Iran, with a varying altitude from 256 m in the vicinity of Aras River to 2896 m and covers an area of 78560 hectares. The biosphere is also home for 23,500 nomads who are living in transition buffer in 2000 altitude.

There are several hiking rout in this jungles, but we introduce one of the famous.

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