7/10/19 Iran - northern Tehran. Alborz mountains. Hiking Darakeh River Valley
Gorgeous! This is a moderately challenging hike. Difficult in mid summer due to the heat. Plenty of beautiful restaurants along the way until midpoint before reaching Palangchal camp. plenty of views.
One can go all the way to Tochal and return downwards on the eastside to Darband - that would be for a long hike and I imagine full daytrip.