Oshtoran kooh

Oshtoran kooh

Oshtoran Kooh is a massive sub range of Zagros located in Lorestan province about 18Km south-west to Azna city east of Lorestan province is one of the highest mountains of Zagros mountain range. Its highest peak is Sanberan at 4150m. Oshtoran Kooh has east and west faces that are totally walls, cliffs, rock routes and banded rock blocks which brings an impressive challenge, anyway the east face is easier and the route to San-Boran and nearby peaks is the easiest, the others peaks like Kool-e-Jennoo(3980m) are harder and need technical climbing knowledge. Another feature of the area that makes Oshtoran Kooh one of the favorites of Iranian mountain climbers is the beautiful south face with two lakes named Small Gahar and Big Gahar being great for camping. The lakes, with a span of about 100 hectares, a length of 2500 meters, a width of 800 meters, and a depth of about 28 meters is situated 2400 meters above sea level. There are more beautiful places for sightseeing around the Oshtoran Kooh, such as Negar valley (Dare-y-Negar), Bisheh Waterfall (Abshar Bisheh), Talezang waterfall(Abshar Talezang)… . Snowy and high peaks, long and deep valleys, permanent rivers, variable flora and fauna, foothill villages and Gahar Lake are some features of Oshtoran Kooh.

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