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Photos: First Snow in Tehran and Mount Tochal

tehran-snow-14-iMount Tochal is a mountain in the Alborz range and a ski resort adjacent to metropolitan Tehran, Iran.

The mountain has a 12 km long ridgeline. The highest peak, also called Mount Tochal, is at an elevation of 3,964 m (13,005 feet).

Tochal is a popular recreational region for Tehran’s residents. A gondola lift, named Tochal Telecabin runs from Tehran to the Tochal Ski Resort and the modern Tochal Hotel, all are part of Tochal Complex.

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Tochal has a long gondola lift which begins from Velenjak valley at 1900m 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.

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Photo Sources: Ehsan Hashemi and Mohamad Hossin Velayati from javanonline.ir/ ,  Azin Haghighi from IIPA, Moein Fouzui and Parizad Goodarzi from BornaNews, and Tochal photos are from Mesam Alaghemand from IRNA