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Sobatan - Lisar forest

PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:18 am
by Mehdi
Introduction: Forest path of Sobatan to Lisar (سوباتان-لیسار) is a beautiful hiking trails in the north of Iran, which every year attracts many enthusiasts.
To see this path, you must first go to the Hashtpar city and begins walking from village "Sobatan" near this city.


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Location: Between Sobatan (village in Gilan Province) and Lisar (City in Gilan Province)

Walking path length: About 21 km (13 ml)

Days of trip: 2 or 3 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 6-7 hr driving to Hashtpar. 2-3 hr driving from hashtpar to Sobatan by 4wd vehicle. Depends on your speed ,10-12 hr walking. 6-7 hr driving from lisar to Tehran)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: May to October

Daily time visit: No limit, but in summer middle of the day maybe hot

Difficulty level: Moderately difficult (10-12 hr walking among jungle, night camping with no facilities)

Requirements: Guide or GPS track, water, food, warm and waterproof clothes and tent, waterproof shoes, satellite phone, headlamp

Legal permission need: No


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Overall risk: River overflow in raining times

Animal risk: There are a few number of wild animals like bear, wolf and leopard in this jungle. But no human attack has been reported and also in hot seasons mosquito bites may hurt during night sleep.

Lost risk: Yes

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115 but rescue teams need a long time to find you because there is no road there.

GSM Mobile Antenna: No


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Hotel: No hotel in the path

Village: No village in the path

Shop: No shop in the path, just at the beginning and at the end

Gasoline: No gasoline in the path


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How to get there:
1- Go to west terminal of buses in Tehran (more info)
2- Take a bus ticket to Hashtpar
4- Take a 4wd vehicle from Hashtpar to Sobatan
5- Start walking
6- Get a taxi from first village visited to Lisar
7- Get a bus or from Lisar to Tehran

Nearest airport: No airport less than 100 km

Nearest train station: No station less than 100 km


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GPS elevation profile:

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More pictures:

http://www.anobanini.net/forum/showthread.php?3157

Re: Sobatan - Lisar forest

PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:33 am
by oregon
Mehdi wrote:
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Nice weather ;)

Re: Sobatan - Lisar forest

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:37 pm
by ssteven
I must say you shared very nice pictures of your trip. I visited many times in Iran but not a lot in forests but now I have decided to visits its jungle also would you like to share some well visited areas related to well known forests as well….?