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11-16-2015, 11:26 AM

Abr in persian means "cloud" and Abr forest (جنگل ابر) is mostly covered by clouds. It's near Shahroud, Semnan province.


Location: Between Abr village (Semnan Province) and Shirin Abad village (Golestan Province)

Walking path length: About 18 km (11 ml)

Days of trip: 2 or 3 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 5-6 hr driving to Tehran to Abr village. Depends on your speed ,8-10 hr walking . Shirin Abad village to Tehran also need 7-8 hr driving)
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 (8-10 hr walking among jungle)

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.

GSM Mobile Antenna: No


Hotel: No hotel in the path

Village: No village in the middle of the path

Shop: No shop in the path, just at the beginning and at the end

Gasoline: No gasoline in the path


How to get there:
1- Go to East terminal of buses in Tehran
2- Take a bus ticket to Shahrood
3- Take a taxi from Shahrood to Abr village
4- Start walking
5- Get a taxi from Shirin Abad village to Ali Abad (first village visited when you go out jungle)
6- Get a bus or from Ali Abad to Tehran

Nearest airport: No airport less than 100 km

Nearest train station: Shahrood in begin and Gorgaan at the end

11-16-2015, 11:27 AM

The forests areas of the province are the natural forests located in the northern fringes which are the continuation of the mountainous forests of the Alborz mountains, the juniper forests on the southern skirts of the Alborz range with tall and dense trees, the desert forests situated in the vicinity of Chah Jam and Khar Tooran with tamarisk trees. Artificial forests that come under the category of parks alongside the cities. In addition to which the entrance and exit routes of the province have also been manually planted for about 160 km.
The most important parks in Semnan are, the Forest Parks of Sookan, Komesh and Mahalat in Semnan , the Forest Parks of Garmsar, Damqan and Shahrood.The major portion of Semnan province is in the desert area. The Kahak Desert, south of Garmsar and the Haj Ali Qoli Desert, south of Damqan can be quoted as good examples worth visiting.
Semnan province has such areas, like that of the Khosh Yelaq in the northeast of Shahrood, Parvar to the north of the township of Semnan, and Khar Tooran in the southeast of Shahrood. A special species of the 'wild ass' inhabit the region of Khar Tooran. Other species of wildlife noted in Semnan province are, partridge, bustard, grouse, hare, leopard, musk deer, wild sheep, wild goat, ram, gazelle, sable and Other different flora and fauna species are also scattered in the mountainous, plains and desert regions.