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Qaleh Zo village, Mashhad

Zou Peak

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Zou Peak; Mashhad’s Highest Point

Mashhad, this spiritual city, is one of the most popular Iran Tours tourist destinations. But we will not talk about its pilgrimage or historical places today. We are going to take you to the highest point of this city, Zou Peak. If you like to see Mashhad from above or if you are into mountain climbing and cycling, this is an excellent place for you.

Where is Zou Peak?

These days, the peace and quiet of the mountain is the best place for solitude and solitude. When you get tired of the hustle and bustle of the city and the worries of life, Mashhad Zou Peak can take this tiredness out of your body. Just get in the car, cross a winding road, and reach the peak at any time of the day or night. Of course, it has a different mood at sunset and in the cool of the night.

Zou peak is known as Qoleh Zou or Bam-e (the roof of) Mashhad; Because its height is 1508 meters above sea level, and the whole city is under your feet.

So sit where the whole city is under your feet; Watch the flickering lights and forget your tiredness and worries for a few hours. Apart from silence and peace, there will be other forms of entertainment and facilities waiting for you, which we will mention below.

How to get here?

There are several routes to go to Bam-e Mashhad, from which you can choose the easiest way.

Haftir Path

 This route is for those who are into sports and mountaineering, as the way is a little harder and longer. When you reach Haftir Street, start your journey from the end of Water and Power Street and reach the peak in an hour and a half.

Khurshid Park route

This route is more suitable for ordinary people who want to change their mood and see the city from above. The path of movement and the way to reach the peak is more convenient and easier than Haftir. Mashhad will be under your feet with just a 45-minute walk.

Address: End of Hashemiye Boulevard, 91 Hashemiyeh, Khurshid Mountain Park

If you ever travel to Mashhad, be sure to go to its highest point. Don’t forget that you can visit the Iran Amiz site to rent a suite in Mashhad near the shrine and anywhere else in the city.

Fun activities at Zou Peak

The beautiful nature of Qoleh Zou and its surroundings, clean and pleasant weather, and healthy environment have made many people choose this place for recreation and spending charming time with their friends.

Mountaineering

Mountaineering is one of the main activities of Mount Zou; Or let’s say that Zou peak is a hangout for mountaineers. The easy and fast route, suitable facilities, clean weather, and the great view of Bam-e Mashhad have caused many climbers to flock to this place every day, especially on Fridays. Of course, you don’t need to have climbing equipment to climb this peak; It is enough to wear suitable shoes and comfortable clothes so as not to be bothered along the way.

Don’t forget to take the necessary water and snacks with you so that you can stop and catch your breath along the way if you get tired. Also, on Tuesdays, there is a climbing program in this place, which is very popular. You can walk along this path with other people.

Biking

Biking the mountains can be an enlivening experience for many reasons. The most common reason is to get a great workout. However, Biking in the mountains provides a whole new level of serenity that is hard to find in other parts of the country. The scenery is beautiful and varied and you get to see things from a new perspective. You are able to travel through areas that are inaccessible by other forms of transportation, and it is a fun way to explore different parts of the country that you may have never have had a chance to visit.

Mountain biking can be a great way to explore the outdoors, have fun, and be active. Most of those who bike are looking for new routes with exciting challenges. So, if you are looking for excitement and you want your adrenaline to rise a little, the route to the peak of Zou is waiting for you. Of course, many people have already discovered this way and turned cycling into one of the fun activities on the roof of Mashhad.

Hiking

Hiking trails can provide a sense of peace and tranquility for those that spend time in nature. Whether you are hiking alone or with a group, it is important to be prepared for the hike. It is particularly suitable for those who don’t primarily enjoy the excitement of heavy sports. If You want to have a relaxing few hours going for a short hike on the path of Zou peak is the best thing to do. Slowly and patiently, start walking down the stairs toward Khurshid Park in Mashhad and enjoy it to the fullest. There are 3 routes between Khurshid Park and Zou peak, each will approximately take you about 2 to 3 hours to go to and from.

Photography

We all love taking pictures, whether behind the camera or in front of it. Zou peak is an excellent place with a beautiful view where you can capture your memorable photos. Be sure that as soon as you reach the top, the first thing you will do is take out your mobile phone and start photographing this dreamy view.

Kite Flying

The appropriate height of the peak of Zou and the intensity of the wind have gone hand in hand and created a wonderful environment for kite flying. If you start playing on your own under the pretext of flying a kite for your child, Bam-e Mashhad is the best place for this game. Of course, on special days (occasions), paratroopers also go to Zou Peak to jump and experience more pleasure.

What are the facilities here?

Since Zou Peak is located in Khurshid Park, there are many recreational and tourist facilities in it.

There are many cafes in different parts of this park that offer dreamy views of Mashhad’s green and spectacular nature. These cafes are the hangouts of most Mashhad youths. If you are tired of hiking and climbing at Zou Peak, don’t miss the pleasure of drinking a cup of hot coffee in these cafes.

When to go to Zou Peak?

You might think that the answer to this question is simple; Spring and summer seasons. But many people love to see colorful autumn or winter snow from the rooftops of the city. Therefore, this prescription cannot be prescribed for everyone. However, the spring season is the best time to go for a walk and exercise in Zou peak with pleasant and pleasant weather.

However, it would be unfair to ignore the fantastic summer weather. Many people take refuge in the peak of the summer to escape the heat and change their mood. In short, the mount has particular beauties in every season, and depending on your mood, any time can be the best time to go to the roof of Mashhad.

Deserts are another form of the iconic natural landscape in Iran, so make sure to check out our Iran Desert Tours​ for more information.

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