Taftan Mountain In Iran

Taftan Mountain In Iran

The land of Sistan plays a very prominent role in preparing and compiling the mythological and religious stories of Iran before Islam. These legends are somehow related to the highest eastern roof of Iran, Mount Taftan. When it comes to Taftan mountain, most of us know less about it than the Zagros or Damavand mountain ranges, and maybe our information about this mountain is not as good as other mountain ranges in Iran. Considering this issue, this time we at Hey Persia blog have decided to talk to you about the famous mountain and peak of Taftan. If you also interested, get more information about this natural work of Iran, stay with us in the rest of the article.

Where is Taftan Mountain In Iran

The first challenge we have to address is, where is the peak of Taftan? This peak is the second semi-volcanic mountain in Iran, which is located in Sistan and Baluchistan province, between Sarhad and Taftan regions.

What are the characteristics of Taftan Mountain In Iran

Taftan is the name of a semi-active volcano and the highest mountain in southeastern Iran, which is located at an altitude of 3,700 to 4,100 meters above sea level. The Taftan mountain range is 12 kilometers long and has an area of 224 hectares, it has 4 peaks and 3 volcanic craters, which always emit sulfur vapor and smoke and sometimes make a sound. Taftan peak is also as “Forty Tons” and “Ziyarat”. This peak, along with “Narkoh” and “Madeh Kouh” erupted 7 thousand years ago and today they are classified as semi-active volcanic peaks. In geological classifications, mountains that have been active for less than 10,000 years are classified as semi-active volcanic mountains, such as Damavand.

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What are the characteristics of Taftan Mountain In Iran

Taftan Peak, Sistan

Taftan peak was as a natural monument in 1380. Near the peaks of Mount Taftan, there are 3 lakes with fresh water, which are as “Driaser” and are to be one of the must-see places in Khash. These shallow lakes are located in the northern part of Taftan Peak in Sistan and Baluchistan and their water is fresh, but there is also a deep lake with salty water in this area. On the way to the peaks of Taftan, there are rivers such as “Ladiza” and “Gezd” which in the rainy season, their water increases, but in other times they are dry and have no water.

Among other features of Taftan peak in Sistan and Baluchistan province is the presence of hot and fresh water springs near it. The most important and famous hot spring of Taftan peak is the “Jem Chen” or “Jem Chin” mineral water spring, which is located in the northwestern part of the Taftan mountain range. In this area, in addition to Jam Chen spring, there are other springs such as: “Amini spring”, “Barabak spring”, “Yousef Abad spring”, “Tershab spring”, “Marghab spring” and “Amin’s treasure spring”.

Weather condition of Taftan peak

Taftan peak is in a hot and dry climate and is covered with snow and ice during short periods of the year. The climate of this region is hot in spring days and very cold at night. Therefore, the best time to travel to Taftan peak is late winter and early spring in the months of April and May, when the weather is cooler during the day and does not make climbing difficult and tiring. The weather in this area is cold in autumn and winter with very strong and dry winds, making it difficult to travel and camp in this area.

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How is the vegetation and wildlife of Taftan Peak?

Around Mount Taftan, there are mountain shrubs and trees of mountain pistachios, mountain almonds, gaz, siyechob, beneh, arjen, thyme, oregano, yarrow, rhubarb, kakuti, goon, kharglek, gromone and Kenya. In addition, animals such as wolves, jackals and foxes can seen in this area.

Conclusion

Taftan peak, one of Iran’s mountaineering attractions, has three volcanic craters that continuously emit steam and yellow sulfur gases, and sometimes a sound can be heard from them. In this article, we tried to introduce you to all the features of Taftan mountain range and peak. If you have more information about this pristine and natural attraction of our country, you can write it in the comments and suggestions section and share it with us.

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