Mount Paraw

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Parâw covered with snow. from top of Mount Meywala
Highest point
Elevation3,415 m (11,204 ft) [1]
ListingThree thousanders
Coordinates34°23′31″N 47°14′13″E / 34.392°N 47.237°E / 34.392; 47.237Coordinates: 34°23′31″N 47°14′13″E / 34.392°N 47.237°E / 34.392; 47.237
Parâw is located in Iran
Location in Iran
LocationNE Kermanshah , Kermanshah Province
Parent rangeZagros
First ascent1970 by an English exploration team
Easiest routeChalabeh village

Parâw (Kurdish:په‌ڕاو means full of water) is a mount located in north east of Kermanshah city in west of Iran. Parâw With an approximate length of 80 km and an area of 880 square kilometers is part of the Zagros Mountains.[2] Paraw is one of the 1515 Ultra-prominent peak of world.


The mount was withdrawn during the third period of Geology (Tertiary) And in the fourth period (Quaternary) assumed its present form. Material of rocks are mainly sedimentary and limestone. This has caused a lot of caves and wells in the mountains arise.[3]

Highest cave[edit]

Paraw cave or Ghar Parau is located in 3050 meter above sea level which is the highest cave in the world and well known as Everest of world caves.[4][5] this cave has 751 meter depth and with D5 degree of difficulty recognized as one of hardest caves to caving.[6] The British caving team which discovered the cave named their group Ghar Parau foundation.[7] Five professional cavers have lost their lives in this cave.[8]

Deepest cave of Asia[edit]

Jujar is deepest cave of Asia. in 7 September 2015 Jujar cave in eastern front of the Paraw recognized as deepest cave of Iran. an Iranian caving team consist of 24 athlete has discovered 806 meter and 8 centimeter of this cave. before this event Paraw cave (also located in this mount ) was deepest cave of Iran.[9] in August 2016 an international expedition started to discover whole of the cave.[10] eventually they announced that they successfully achieved to more than 1000 meter depth of the cave.[11] thus Jujar became deepest cave of Asia and Iran.

Second deep natural well[edit]

Ghala cave is a natural wells located in outrace of Paraw. it has 559 meter and 60 centimeter depth and recognized as 2nd deepest natural well in the world.[12][13]


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  2. ^ "قلل و حدود جاده‌ای کوهستان پراو". Wikiloc - Rutas y puntos de interés GPS del Mundo.
  3. ^ "قلل و حدود جاده‌ای کوهستان پراو". Wikiloc - Rutas y puntos de interés GPS del Mundo.
  4. ^ "play with death in most dangerous cave of Iran" (in Persian). Isna. 1 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Paraw cave was registered as second national site of Kermanshah". Fars News.
  6. ^ "Global importance of Paraw". Department of environment of Iran (in Persian).
  7. ^ "The Ghar Parau Foundation". 11 March 2012.
  8. ^ "some pictures of murderer cave". YJc (in Persian).
  9. ^ "Jujar, deepest cave of Iran has been discovered" (in Persian).
  10. ^ "Iran\Kermanshah Paraw Jujar cave summer 2016". Iran caves.
  11. ^ "Jujar, first cave in Iran with more than 1000 meter depth" (in Persian). Fars News.
  12. ^ "Ghala natural well is 2nd natural well in the world". Hamshahri online (in Persian).
  13. ^ "Ghal cave 2nd natural well of the world". wiki mountain (in Persian). 13 March 2017.

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