Kandevān Pass

Kandevān Pass, a paved mountain road in Iran

Kandevān Pass, also known as Kandovan Pass, is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.989m (9,806ft) above the sea level, located in Karaj County, Alborz Province, Iran.

The pass is located between the Karaj and the Chālūs rivers. The road to the real summit is paved. It’s 12.2km long.

In 1939, the climb was bypassed by the Kandovan tunnel, part of the Chalus Road. When the snow falls - which it does in the winter – things get tough and slippery. The road is usually impassable in winters. It’s hairpinned and very steep.
Pic: Kasra Qasempour


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