ZARD KUH - 4200M

Zagros mountain range / Center

Summit 4200m
Min altitude 2900m
Max vertical drop +1600m

Grade: Hard
Min equipment: Crampons
Base camp: Chelgerd
Shelters: Oui

Climbing permit X$

Access: Easy – 4×4 recommended
Nearest city: Isfahan


Chelgerd’s area in the Zagros mountain range, is one of the best location in Iran for ski touring. You will find there a wide variety of itineraries for all levels. Its highest peak “Zard Kuh” has an elevation of 4200m. Its ascent remains difficult in winter as a long walk is usually mandatory – Roads are closed due to the snow.

In Chelgerd, you will find everything you need. The village is the perfect base camp when willing to ski in this area. Best period for ski touring lasts from February to April.

Regarding weather conditions, expect short but heavy snowfalls, cold nights and warm days when the sun is at its highest!

Video: Zard-Kuh “Classique”

This video was shot during the Iran 7 Summits SkiMo Project