Dez River

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Dez River

Postby Shahram » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:16 am

Introduction: The Dez River (Persian: دز‎), the ancient Coprates (Greek: Κοπράτης or Κοπράτας), is a tributary of the Karun River and is 400 km long. It is the site of the Dez Dam.

It is believed that a fortress protected a strategic bridge across the river at Dezful, whence the name, although no trace of this castle remains. The old part of the city adjacent to the bridge is known as the Qaleh (castle).


Location: Khouzestan Province

Walking path length: Depends on your plan

Days of trip: 3-4 Days from Tehran to Tehran

Best time to visit: May to October

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

Difficulty level: Depends on your plan

Requirements: (Depends on your plan:) Guide or GPS track, water, food, warm and waterproof clothes and tent, waterproof shoes, satellite phone, headlamp

Legal permission need: Depends on your plan maybe Yes or No


Overall risk: -

Animal risk: There are a few number of wild animals like bear, wolf and leopard in this area. But no human attack has been reported.

Lost risk: Depends on your plan maybe Yes or No

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: Depends on your plan maybe Yes or No


Hotel: Depends on your plan maybe Yes or No

Village: Depends on your plan maybe Yes or No

Shop: Depends on your plan maybe Yes or No

Gasoline: Depends on your plan maybe Yes or No


How to get there:
1- Go to Baihaghi or south terminal of buses in Tehran (more info)
2- Take a bus ticket to Shahre Kord or Yasuj (Depends on your plan)

Nearest airport: No airport less than 100 km (Nearest is Shahre kord airbport)

Nearest train station: No station less than 100 km


Location on map:

GPS elevation profile:


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Re: Dez River

Postby Kathrine321 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:11 am

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