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Soha lake to Laton waterfall forest path

PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:36 am
by Mehdi
Introduction: Forest path of Soha lake to Laton waterfal (دریاچه سوها تا آبشار لاتون) 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 "Namin" city or "Ardebil" and begins walking from village "Soha" near this city.


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Location: Between Ardebil (City in Ardebil Province) and Lavandevil (City in Gilan Province)

Walking path length: About 21 km (13 ml)

Days of trip: 3 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 12 hr driving from Tehran to Ardabil and then Soha lake. Depends on your speed ,10-12 hr walking and 7-8 hr from Lavandevil city 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 rain

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.

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

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 Ardebil
3- Take a taxi from Ardebil to Niaragh or Soha village (both close to Soha lake)
4- Take a 4wd vehicle from Soha or Niaragh village to Soha lake
5- Start walking,
6- Night camping in jungle or near the Latoon waterfall
7- Get a taxi from end of the walking path to Lavandevil (City in Gilan provience)
8- Get a bus to Tehran

Nearest airport: Ardebil

Nearest train station: No station less than 100 km (Nearest is Tabriz station)


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More pictures:

http://www.anobanini.net/forum/showthread.php?3038

http://www.anobanini.net/forum/showthread.php?2167

http://www.anobanini.net/forum/showthread.php?3857

Re: Soha lake to Laton waterfall forest path

PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:51 am
by ssteven
Soha lake is one of my best travel destinations. It really attracts me for its beautiful natural views. i have been there two times yet. once with my family and once with my friends and both times we had great fun there. If you are adventure lover then this one is best place for you. there is a wide range of high peak mountains . we enjoyed trekking, beautiful sights and also arranged a pick in fabulous valley.It will be a pleasure for me to visit again.

Re: Soha lake to Laton waterfall forest path

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:20 am
by Waeterjo
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