Shirpala Camp

Shirpala Mountain Resort
In the middle of Alborz mountains to the north of Tehran, there is a mountain camping area called Shirpala camp. Its route is via Sarband sq., Pas-Qala, and Twin Waterfalls, and it is situated at a height of 2,750 meters above sea level. For Tochal hiking and trekking tours, the Shirpala Hut is the most well-liked camping location. The shortest way to reach Tochal summit is via Shirpala shelter. Depending on your schedule and physical condition, you can complete this hike in 5-7 hours in summer season, (ie 2 to 3 hours to Shirpala hut and 3 to 4 hours to Tochal summit). Shirpala resort to Tochal Peak is typically a three to four-hour trekking.

Shirpala Mountain Resort - Mount Tochal, Iran - Mount Tochal Hiking Trekking and Climbing Tour Guide
Shirpala Complex Campsite- Tochal Mountain, Iran
Mount Tochal Hiking Trekking and Climbing Tour Guide

This complex mountain resort was built by the Iran Boy Scout Association in collaboration with the Iranian Mountain Climbing Federation. Keep in mind that during Iranian weekends (Thursday/Friday) and during Iranian Holidays, Shirpala camp become very crowded and filled. On Thursday evenings, it is difficult to find a place to stay the night at Shirpala Hut. Visit also Tochal ski tour guide.

Shirpala resort, which has an area of 800 square meters, has its amenities. This two-story structure’s amenities include two dormitories with a 150–200 person capacity, a buffet, and complete sanitary and plumbing services, drinking water, electricity, a dining hall, and a restroom. The Shirpal resort also offers some basic food.

Shirpala can be reached by taking a winding path that travels between Darband’s restaurants and cafes on one side and the river on the other. Three kilometers further, a metal bridge links to the two-way intersection of Osun. There is a sign for the Twin Waterfalls at the Osun junction. After passing the twin waterfalls, you reach Shirpala. Climbers can stay one night in this campsite if they want to climb Tochal peak.

Shirpala is only a 3-4 hours trekking tour to the Tochal peak, thus climbers typically head there early in the morning after a night of resting in the Shirpala mountain complex. You must be experienced with some climbing skills or at the very least climb to the Shirpala mountain complex with climbing groups if you don’t already. Because there are some sections of the trail where you must use the safety ropes set on the mountain to guide you over treacherous terrain.


Shirpala resort, which has an area of 800 square meters, has its amenities. This two-story structure’s amenities include two dormitories with a 150–200 person capacity, a buffet, and complete sanitary and plumbing services, drinking water, electricity, a dining hall, and a restroom. The Shirpal resort also offers some basic food.

Shirpala Lodge Working Hours
Shipala Lodge is open 7 days a week from 5 AM to 10 PM for climbers of the Tochal, Piazchal, and Shah-Neshin summits to rest and pause at.

Shir-pala hut can be reached by taking a winding path that travels between Darband’s restaurants and cafes on one side and the river on the other. Three kilometers further, a metal bridge links to the two-way intersection of Osun. There is a sign for the Twin Waterfalls at the Osun junction. After passing the twin waterfalls, you reach Shirpala. Climbers can stay one night in this campsite if they want to climb Tochal peak.

Shirpala is only a 3-4 hours trekking tour to the Tochal peak, thus climbers typically head there early in the morning after a night of resting in the Shirpala mountain complex. You must be experienced with some climbing skills or at the very least climb to the Shirpala mountain complex with climbing groups if you don’t already. Because there are some sections of the trail where you must use the safety ropes set on the mountain to guide you over treacherous terrain.

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ShirPala Mountain Hut
Mt. Tochal Hiking Tour Guide

When to visit the Shirpala Refuge
The climbing path is slippery and covered with snow in the fall and winter, and there is a possibility of avalanches, therefore it is preferable to visit Shirpola Mountain Complex in the spring and summer. But you may go to the mountain complex whenever you wish to just see the twin waterfalls and go on nature treks. You have the option to stay in Shirpala for one night, with the exception of the winter. For new climbers, the rest of the year is acceptable. Visit also Mount Tochal weather forecast.

Access to Shirpala Resort
To get to the Shirpala Mountain Complex, use the directional markers to enter Derband Street from Tajrish Square, turn into Darband from Telesijh Square in Sarband Square, and then enter Pas-Qala hamlet. It takes two hours of hiking to get to the waterfall. The Shirpala mountain complex is 50 meters in front of the waterfall when you reach there.
Tehran > Tajrish Sq. > Darband St. > Sarband Sq. > Darband Valley > Pase-Ghale Village > Abshar Dogholou (Twin Falls) > Shirpala Mountain Hut

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Mount Tochal Summit in summer
Mt. Tochal Hike Trek Climb Tour Guide

Hike to Shirpala Hut
You must first go to Tehran’s Tajrish Square in order to use the Darband route to reach Mount Tochal. From Tajrish, proceed to Darband Square, then Sarband Square, where a statue of a mountaineer is situated. Starting from this climber sculpture, the true path begins. It starts with a rather steep slope heading north. You will reach Pas-Qaleh village, where there are cool gardens and coffee shops, after spending around 30 minutes wandering off the usual road.

You will enter the well-known Shir-Pala route after Pasqaleh village; some portions of the route are rope-secured for your safety and protection. You will arrive to ShirPala mountain resort after a 2 to 3 hours hike along this path. On Tochal Mountain, Shirpala Hut, which features a restaurant and a large number of rooms for overnight stays, is the best mountain camping. Depending on your goals, you can either spend the night there or simply take a little snooze in the campsite before continuing your ascent to the Tochal peak.

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Mout Tochal Hiking Trekking ski Touring Guide

Tochal Mountain Huts & Shelters
One of the best things about Mount Tochal is how simple it is for climbers to spend the night there thanks to the mountain’s wealth of hotels, lodges, huts, shelters, and resorts. Depending on your preferences and plan, you can pick any of these resorts for your Tochal trekking tour’s overnight accommodation. On Tochal Mountain, the most well-known huts and shelters are as follows, going from east to west:
Darabad shelter, Kolakchal campsite, Shervin refuge, Shirpala Mountain Resort, Tochal summit shelter, Amiri refuge, Osoun hotel, Tochal Godola lift 5th station resort, Tochal TeleCabin 7th station hotel, Espidkamar refuge, and Palang-Chal mountain hut.

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Mount Tochal summit in Winter
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