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Miankaleh peninsula

PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:46 am
by Azam
Introduction: Miyānkāle peninsula (Persian: شبه جزیره میان‌کاله‎) is a narrow but long peninsula in Māzandarān Province in the north of Iran situated in the extreme south-eastern part of the Caspian Sea. The long and narrow peninsula is 48 km long, and between 1300 and 3200 meters wide.
It sets apart the Gorgan Bay from the Caspian Sea. The elevation of the peninsula from the sea level is 23 meters and four villages are situated on it namely: Ashuradeh, Qezel-e shomali, Qezel-Mehdi and Qavasatl. The city situated at the opposite side of the peninsula's end is Bandar Torkaman. The island of Ashuradeh lies off the eastern tip of the peninsula.

Ecology
Miankaleh peninsula is one of the richest ecological havens in West Asia and perhaps in the whole world. It is home to many unique Caspian bird and reptile species native to this region. It's also a very important internationally-recognized refuge for migratory birds. Flora and fauna include:

Raspberry, common medlar, Mediterranean hackberry, Jerusalem Thorn, Populus, Salsola, Cyperaceae, and Polygonum;
Wolf, Jackal, fox, Hedgehog, Wild boar, Caspian seal, Flamingo, Black Francolin, Falcon, Peregrine Falcon, and Little Bustard;
Common carp, Caspian White Fish, Zander, Crucian carp, Mullet; and
endangered birds: Coot, Purple Swamphen, Smew, Flamingo, White-headed Duck, Red-breasted Goose, and Whooper Swan.
The peninsula, with Gorgan Bay, has been designated an International Wetland (Ramsar site) in 1975 and an international UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1976. On the national level, it is protected under the "Wildlife Refuge" status by the Iranian Dept. of Environment.


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Location: Gorgan province.

Walking path length: Depend on your plan

Days of trip: 2 or 3 Days from Tehran to Tehran

Best time to visit: November to March

Daily time visit: No limit, but in summer it is very hot.

Difficulty level: Moderately easy, (night camping with no facilities)

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

Legal permission need: Yes


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Overall risk: -

Animal risk: Yes

Lost risk: Yes

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115 but rescue teams need a long time to find you.

GSM Mobile Antenna: Yes


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Hotel: Not in near

Village: Not in near

Shop: Not in near

Gasoline: Not in near


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How to get there:
1- Go to East terminal of buses in Tehran (more info)
2- Take a bus ticket to Behshahr
3- Take a taxi to Miankale



Nearest airport: No airport less than 100 km

Nearest train station: Behshahr station


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More information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miankaleh_peninsula

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Re: Miankaleh peninsula

PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:51 am
by yulia.manko
Thanks for the post, it's so beautiful!

Re: Miankaleh peninsula

PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:08 pm
by floverow
How can a foreign traveler get the permission?