Driving a military road to the summit of Kuhe Haji Ebrahim

Kuhe Haji Ebrahim is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.568m (11,706ft) above sea level, located on the border of western Iran and eastern Iraq. A military road to the summit has been recently built.

Kuhe Haji Ebrahim

Where is Kuhe Haji Ebrahim?

The peak links the northern Erbil Province of Iraq and the West Azerbaijan Province of Iran.

Who built the road to Kuhe Haji Ebrahim?

The road to the summit was built recently by the Iranian army to construct a military base at the summit and fence it with barbed wire. It’s totally unpaved.

How dangerous is driving to Kuhe Haji Ebrahim?

Set high in the Qandil Mountains, a subrange of the Zagros Mountains, the area is not safe for traveling and is better to avoid at all costs. There is a danger of land mines on the approach. This region sees no visitors, so be aware because you are moving in a very sensitive area very close to the border between both countries. Iraqi officials say that Iran has built dozens of military outposts in the border areas of Pishdar, Choman, and Sidakan.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: Mashal Sadiq