There are two lakes within 100 meters of each other named the Upper Gahar and the Lower Gahar on the southern summit of Mount Ashtaran in Lorestan province.
The lower lake is the larger of the two and its altitude is 1,600 meters (5,250 feet) lower than the other. The Upper Gahar Lake is situated at an altitude of 2,300 meters (7,545 feet).
Altogether, they are 2,100 meters (1.3 miles) long and 355 meters (1,164 feet) wide. The lake is situated between the towns of Aligoudarz and Doroud.
There is no motorway to the lakes and the best way to get there is a climb to Tpaleh Straight from Aligoudarz and from there a hike to the lakes.
Although you may alternatively arrive at the lakes from Doroud, if you set out from Aligoudarz, you will pass through a forest and enjoy the scenery.
The Gahar Lakes are dubbed “The Jewel of Mount Ashtaran,” and considered two of Iran’s most stunning lakes.
There is a no hunting or fishing policy in the vicinity of the lakes, since they fall under the Ashtaran Protected Zone.
With the exception of their eastern shore, which has a sandy beach, the lakes are not suitable for swimming.
Lorestan province, spread over approximately 31,384 square kilometers, ...see more is surrounded by the provinces of Markazi, Hamedan, Khuzestan, Isfahan, Kermanshah and Ilam, Irantourism wrote.
The province is the heart of a beautiful land surrounded by high mountains.
The highest point of the province is Ashtaran Peak at 4,050 meter. The low-lying areas in the southernmost sector of the province are approximately 500 meters above sea level.
The climate is generally sub-humid continental with winter precipitation, a lot of which falls as snow. Because it lies on the westernmost slopes of the Zagros Mountains, annual precipitation in Lorestan is among the highest anywhere in Iran south of Alborz Mountains.