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11-16-2015, 12:00 PM

Introduction: Gahar lake (Persian: دریاچه گهر)is located in the slopes of the Oshtoran Kooh Mountains, is the permanent sweet-water lake of the upper and lower Gahar. This lake obtains its water from melting snows of the mountains, thus forming into a lake behind the mountains. The length of the main lake being 1.5 km. and the average breadth 600 m. The area it is recorded approximately 100 hectares. A variety of flora and fauna can be observed here, turning the surrounding area of the lake into a wonderful park.

Location: Between Dorood and Aligodarz in Lorestan province

Walking path length: 27 km (17 ml)

Days of trip: 2-3 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 6-8 hr driving from Tehran to Dorood and then to end of the road. Also you need 2 days to see the lake.
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

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

Legal permission need: This lake located in Oshtran Kuh protected area, so you must check before your trip. however in most of the time your do not need.


Overall risk: The path of this lake is not safe for small group.

Animal risk: There are a few number of wild animals like bear, wolf and leopard in this area. 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: There is a BTS near the lake, so in most of the time Yes


Hotel: No hotel near the lake

Village: No village near the lake

Shop: No shop near the lake

Gasoline: No gasoline near the lake


How to get there:
1- Go to Baihaghi or south terminal of buses in Tehran
2- Take a bus ticket to Dorood
3- Take a taxi from Ardabil to end of the road to Gahar lake
4- Start hiking (13-14 km)

Nearest airport: No airport less than 100 km

Nearest train station: No station less than 100 km

11-16-2015, 12:01 PM