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Mount Tochal, located to the north of Tehran.
Highest point
Elevation 3,963 m (13,002 ft)
Coordinates 35°53′04″N51°25′09″E / 35.88444°N 51.41917°E / 35.88444; 51.41917
Parent range Alborz

Tochal (Persian : توچالTočāl), is a mountain and ski resort located on the Alborz mountain range, adjacent to the metropolitan area of Tehran in northern Iran. It includes a 12-kilometre-long (7.5 mi) ridge. Its highest peak, also called Tochal, is at an elevation of 3,963 metres (13,002 ft).


A gondola lift runs from Tehran to the Tochal ski resort and hotel, all as a part of Tochal Complex.


A number of peaks are accessible from the Tochal main ridge or by their own climbing paths. Peaks (from west to east) include:

Gondola lift

A 360deg View from Tochal peak. Visible are the two shelters on the peak, as well as Mount Damavand on the horizon, as well as Tehran. Tochal Peak, 360deg View.jpg
A 360° View from Tochal peak. Visible are the two shelters on the peak, as well as Mount Damavand on the horizon, as well as Tehran.
View of Tochal peak from Velenjak mountains View of Tochal peak from Velenjak mountains.JPG
View of Tochal peak from Velenjak mountains
Shahneshin mountains, west side of Tochal peak Shahneshin mountain.JPG
Shahneshin mountains, west side of Tochal peak
Tochal Ski Resort Tochal Ski Resort, Teheran, Iran.JPG
Tochal Ski Resort
Kolakchal peak Kolakchal peak.JPG
Kolakchal peak
Tochal Telecabin, gondola lift for skiers and other visitors to Tochal Tochal-telecabin.jpg
Tochal Telecabin, gondola lift for skiers and other visitors to Tochal
Tochal Peak's Shelter November 2012 Tochal nov 2012.jpg
Tochal Peak's Shelter November 2012

Tochal has a long gondola lift which begins from Velenjak valley at 1,900 m (6,200 ft) and ends in the last station at 3740m near the main ridge of Tochal. This gondola lift is used for accessing ski resorts and other recreational centers on the mountain. The gondola lift has four stations:

Location in central Alborz

Map of central Alborz Peaks:1 Alam-Kuh
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-25 to 500 m (-82 to 1,640 ft)
500 to 1,500 m (1,600 to 4,900 ft)
1,500 to 2,500 m (4,900 to 8,200 ft)
2,500 to 3,500 m (8,200 to 11,500 ft)
3,500 to 4,500 m (11,500 to 14,800 ft)
4,500 to 5,610 m (14,760 to 18,410 ft) AlborzCentralColoredNumbered.png
  −25 to 500 m (−82 to 1,640 ft)
  500 to 1,500 m (1,600 to 4,900 ft)
  1,500 to 2,500 m (4,900 to 8,200 ft)
  2,500 to 3,500 m (8,200 to 11,500 ft)
  3,500 to 4,500 m (11,500 to 14,800 ft)
  4,500 to 5,610 m (14,760 to 18,410 ft)
2 Azad Kuh 3 Damavand
4 Do Berar 5 Do Khaharan
6 Ghal'eh Gardan 7 Gorg
8 Kholeno 9 Mehr Chal
10 Mishineh Marg 11 Naz
12 Shah Alborz 13 Sialan
14 Tochal 15 Varavašt
1 Alamut 2 Chalus
3 Do Hezar 4 Haraz
5 Jajrood 6 Karaj
7 Kojoor 8 Lar
9 Noor 10 Sardab
11 Seh Hazar 12 Shahrood
Cities:1 Amol
2 Chalus 3 Karaj
Other:D Dizin
E Emamzadeh Hashem K Kandovan Tunnel
* Latyan Dam ** Lar Dam


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