Dena mountain range tour
Dena is a mountain range located in the southwest of Iran.it's more than 90km spreading itself in 3 provinces of Iran. There are more than 40 peaks above 4000-meter elevation.This makes it a very interesting place for climbers. The region is very beautiful with eyecatching landscapes and also notable wildlife presence. The highest peak is called Qash Mastan or Bizhan 3. This peak is 4450 meter high.
How we climb it
We can climb this peak in 2 or 3 days plan, In a 2day plan, we'll move to Semirom city in Isfahan province from Isfahan city. After that, we head towards a village which is close to the mount range called Khafr village. We can plan to arrive before the sunset or after that which depends on the will of the participants. We spend the night in the village in house used by climbers coming from different provinces. The house is called Borje Aseman a house dedicated to the climbers.
We most have had walked towards the mountain for 1 or 2 hours before the sun is up, this means that we'll be quiet early. The reason for that is that we must reach the peak around 12 or 13 so that we can get back to the village before the sunset. of course, this is more needed to be done when striking to a 2days plan.
2 hours before the sunrise is the start of the ascent, our way is through the apple gardens and parallel to the river ( you'll hear the water sound for almost 4 hours). after 1 hour walk you will see a great waterfall on the left. continuing the ascent, we will reach a Glacier that has covered the river and the river is flowing beneath it. by the time you reach the Glacier, it's almost 8 in the morning. 1 hour more walking and we reach the shelter.
this area is flat, we can rest here and have breakfast. after half an hour, we continue our way to reach the summit (2 or 3 or maximally 4 hours left to the summit). in the summit, we will have a quick refresh and photography. after that we get back to the shelter and we must be there by 15 or 16. If the team is consisted of beginners, it's a good idea to spend the night in the shelter and move on to the village the next morning.
visiting a village
4450 meter high summit ascent achievement