Shirpala shelter

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Shirpalā Shelter and Abshar Dogholu (Twin Falls)

Shirpala shelter is a mountain shelter positioned in Alborz mountains, north of metropolitan Tehran, Iran.

It is situated at the elevation of 2750 meters above sea level and is accessible via a route passing through Sarband, Pas-Ghaleh and Abshar Dogholu. It usually takes 3 to 4 hours to ascend to mount Tochal from this shelter. This shelter was made by Iranian Mountain Climbing Federation with the help of Iranian Boy Scout Association.[1] The shelter has some basic facilities such as restaurants, snack bars, few private rooms and two public dormitories.

Shirpala's southern view at sunset

Folklore[edit]

It is believed that Kai Kobad, mythical Iranian king had lived in a fort located in Shirpala before ascending to the throne with the help of Rostam another Iranian mythical figure.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A.Soltani. "Mount Tochal | damawand.de". www.damawand.de. Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  2. ^ "کوهستان - شیرپلا (دژ کیقباد)". koooohestan.blogfa.com. Retrieved 2016-06-26.

Coordinates: 35°51′18″N 51°25′46″E / 35.8550°N 51.4294°E / 35.8550; 51.4294