Oshtoran-kuh is a mountain that is located about 15 kilometres southwest of the of Azna city in Lorestan Province With an elevation of 4050 meters, the Oshtorankuh is the highest mountain in Lorestan Province. Stretched in a northwest-southeast direction,
Oshtoran-kuh is a mountain that is located about 15 kilometres southwest of the of Azna city in Lorestan Province (Located 50 km. within the limits of Aligoodarz and Borujerd) in a north west and south east direction, spans the 'Oshtoran Kooh' Mountain Range. Its natural glaciers are full of snow and ice throughout the year. This mountain range has numerous peaks, the tallest being San Boran with an altitude of 4,050 m. above sea level. This range from east to west runs in a zigzag fashion and at every bend forms into a semi-circle known as 'chal'. At the end of each of these 'chals' a permanent glacier is present. The 'chals' of the Oshtoran Kooh are named as, Meeshan, Kabood, Boran, Panjom, Fiyal Soon, Panjom, Peyar and Homayoon.
Oshtorankuh means “mountain of camels” in Persian and is made of two words, “oshtoran” which is the plural form of ”oshtor” or “shotor” meaning “camel” with the plural suffix “an” and “kuh” that means “mountain”. So because of its eight high peaks of more than 4000 metres that look like a caravan of camels, this mountain is called “Oshtorkuh” or “Oshtorankuh”. Being a high mountain with snow-covered peaks and glacial valleys, the Oshtorankuh has a cold mountain climate with cold winters and cool summers.
AZNA is located 36 km. east of Dorood and 24 km. west of Aligoodarz in LORESTAN Province. It experiences cold winters and moderate summers. About 600 years ago the Armenians immigrated to this area, forming the village of Azna. Then the muslims replaced them and took over ...
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