Mount Gargash

Mount Gargash

Mount Gargash is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.578m (11,738ft) above the sea level, located in Isfahan province, in central Iran.

The peak is the home to the Iranian National Observatory. The road to the summit is asphalted, pretty steep, with some hairpin turns. It’s 9.9 km long starting from the national road network (Road 587). Due to the high elevations and exposure, the road is subject to strong winds and rapid weather changes. Be prepared for the cold and wind! High winds blow here all year long.
The landscape is dominated by rugged mountain ranges. This road has innumerable twists and turns. This route is not recommended if your passengers are prone to car sickness. The construction of the road began in 2012 to offer a convenient and safe route, both for users and equipment. It was completed in 2016.
Pic: http://ino.org.ir/en/mount-gargash-road-becomes-operational/