Sofeh is a mountain nearby Isfahan, a city in central Iran. In fact, it’s part of the city located in the south part and can be seen from every point of the city. The mountain and the area around is covered with green zones and some entertainment infrastructures such as cable car, playgrounds, sport fields and a zoo . Therefore , Sofeh has become an attractive destination for the people of Isfahan. People of the city normally pack up for having a picnic with the family somewhere around the green zones.
Sofeh mount is actually a trace of a long mountain range called Zagros trailing from north of Iran to the south. The pick of the mountain is about 2257 meter above the sea level and elevation of the city is almost 1590 meter meaning that the mount is 658 meter high.
The mountain is actually a big rock surrounded by hills.Seen from the north side, it looks like a very challenging mount and truly, it is a challenging hike from this side. Because of that , many hikers and rock climbers love to give it a try and challenge themselves. However, normal people can have a fascinating hike from this side through the rocks without being challenged too much. Despite it’s being quite a tough hike form the northern side, from southern side it’s all a steep hill all the way near the summit and around the summit, a short distance to the pick is a rocky structure, as a result, it’s possible for everyone to hike this mount.
Why to hike this mount ?
There are number of reasons that you do need to try hiking this mountain. The main reason is the spectacular views and landscapes it provides you with while you’re on the summit. A brilliant view of the city in the night and daylight and a very exciting landscape of a series of mountain around the mount we climb . Beside all these, with our perfect timing, you will have chance to observe a breath taking sunset while seeing the city drowning in the dark and having a cup of Iranian tea in your hand.
What is our plan ?
We start going to the location of the mount around 2 hours before sunsets (differs based on the time of the year) our hike to the summit deepening on the people accompanying us, is around 1 and half hour. Our path to the summit is through the northern face of the mount. After reaching the summit we stay half an hour on the top seeing the sunset and the view of the city in the night. Done with observing the sunset and the view of the city, we start descending towards a point in the mountain where we take a cable car down the mountain. In general this hike takes 3-4 hours.
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