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Where is Binalud Mountain?

Mount Binalud and How to Climb It

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The plains of Nishapur and Mashhad are divided by Mount Binalud and its range. Situated in northeastern Iran, this stunning peak can be found to the northeast of Nishapur and southwest of Mashhad. The stunning Binalud mountain range, which rises to a height of 3211 metres, is in fact part of the larger Alborz mountain range.

Binalud mountain range is famous as a source for the Nishapuri turquoise gemstones. On the western side of the strip a portion of rocks exist in this mountain range that have volcanic origins; these eroded and fractured volcanic rocks in this region of the mountain range are where the Nishabur turquoise is found. The primary turquoise mines are located close to the village of Madan, around 50 kilometres northwest of the city of Nishapur.

Where is Binalud Peak?

Mount Binalud is the most famous mountain in Khorasan province, which has a height of 3211 meters and is located a few kilometers north of Neishabur city. Binalud, which is a part of the Alborz mountain range, is famous as the roof of Khorasan. This mountain is between Neishabur and Mashhad, and because it is located in a hot and dry region, it has relatively significant rainfall, something like 400 to 5000 mm per year. Among the other peaks of this mountain range, we can mention Shirbad (3250 meters high), Felske (3100), and Kuchgar (3050). In its northern part, there is a sub-mountain range with rocky valleys with a depth of 200 to 300 meters, of which the most famous and the most watery is Akhlamad, the village of Akhlamad and its waterfalls, whose main waterfall reaches a height of 40 meters. We have also explained in another article in Iranamaze, and this time we intend to provide explanations about Binalud peak and the ways to climb to the peak.

In the summer season, it is possible to climb the peak of Binalud in a one-and-a-half-day program, and in winter, if the weather is suitable, it is possible to climb the mountain peak with a 4-day program. It allows you to reach the top slowly and steadily. It is more suitable for climbing in winter, and climbers usually use this route in winter; the reason for choosing this route is to avoid the risk of avalanches. The time it takes to reach the peak from this route is about 33.5 hours. It should be noted that there are several springs along this route that you can use for the water you need.

But the fastest way to reach Binalud peak is through the Yal-Gerde path, which leads you precisely to the peak, which makes you reach the peak in a shorter distance, and for this reason, it is popular with mountaineers because it reaches the peak faster. This ridge is located between the ridges of Do-Kohi and Suzani and is visible on the north side of the shelter of Do-Shahid. At the beginning of the trail from this ridge, there is a permanent spring that can be a suitable water source for climbers before climbing. After passing this spring, you will reach the peak only after two and a half hours. But the point is that this route is suitable for summer because, in winter, there is a risk that the place of avalanche, and if you choose this route in winter, you should be very careful.

But one of the most technical and exciting ways to climb to the peak of Binalud is the path of the needles. After 11.5 hours from the shelter of Do-Shahid, you will reach the beginning of Suzani route, where a shelter has been built with the efforts of mountaineers. It is called Modares shelter. From there, you can reach the peak in 33 hours. But in this route, climbers must be aware of climbing techniques, and because the climber has to go through rocky passages, that’s why this route has a lot of excitement and attraction.

Ways to Climb Binalud Mountian

You can choose several ways to reach Binalud Peak on Iran Tours, which include:

Northern Face includes Yal-Farizi; in fact, Farizi village is one of the villages of Chenaran city, which is the beginning of this route.

South Dace: which includes three climbing routes. 1- Yal Do-Kohi, 2- Yal Garde, and 3- Suzani Path.

Do-Kohi Mountain Path: This ridge is located in the northwest direction of Do Shahid Shelter and continues through the pass between Zargaran Peak and Binalud Peak. With its gentle slope, this ridge allows the climber to reach the summit slowly and continuously. Mountaineers usually use this ridge for winter climb because they are safe from the danger of avalanches on the way to this ridge. Along the way, there are several springs from which the required water can be supplied.

Yal Garde Path: This route is the fastest way to reach the peak. This route leads directly to the peak and makes the climber reach the peak in a shorter distance than other routes, and that is why most climbers use this route for fast ascents. Garde is located between the ridge of two mountains and the needles and stands out on the north side of the shelter of Do-Shahid. At the beginning of this ridge, there is a permanent spring where the dear mountaineers can drink the water they need during this climb. After taking the water, we reach the peak after 2.5 hours. The end of this ridge is the place of avalanches in winter, and dear climbers should be cautious when climbing this ridge in winter.

Suzani Path: There is a third route through Janpanah Do Shahid, which is known as Suzani route. To climb through this route, you have to traverse towards Janpanah Modares and then change the route towards the falls when you reach the refuge. This route is one of the most technical and exciting ways to climb Binalud Peak. The shelter of Modares can also be seen from the ridge of Do-Shahid and its height is 2900 meters. It is necessary to remember that in this route, climbers must be aware of climbing techniques and because the climber has to pass stone passages along the route, for this reason, this route has a particular excitement and attraction and entices many enthusiasts.

Each of the climbing routes that were announced nowadays, with the effort of the climbers, has a shelter that helps the climbers a lot on the way, to the shelter of the Do-Shahid, in order to climb the peak, one must go to the villages of Soumea and Aishabad, both of which are 15 kilometers away. They are located north of Neyshabur, and they are located on both sides of the Mirabad river. It is possible to reach these villages from Neyshabur in 20 minutes. After passing through these villages, follow the road that reaches the river, and then continue on the opposite side of the river.

After two and a half hours, you will reach an area called Kemer Kandol, and after 5 minutes, you will reach a crossroads called Ketri crossroads, which is separated from the left side of the river. Here, you have the possibility to drive to this crossroads to speed up the program and save energy. After 1.5 hours of walking in Ketri Valley, you will reach a garden located on the slopes of Ras. We continue on the path that is located on the mountain. After about 40 minutes, we will reach the ridge. From this point, you can see the shelter of Do-Shahid. Of course, the weather conditions must be suitable to see it. After walking, we will reach the Neh spring, which can be considered the first camp for climbers in winter climbs. By continuing the path, we will reach Zereshk Zar, and after standing on the ridge leading to the shelter, after 20 minutes, we will reach the shelter of Do-Shahid.

Perhaps the most famous mountain on the Alborz mountain range however, is Damavand if you interested in exploring this mountain range and the highest mountain in eastern Asia visit our Mount Damavand Tours.

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