Yakh Morad

Yakh Morad Cave

One of the most famous caves in Iran is Yakh Morad, located in Alborz province, along the famous Karaj-Chalus highway. Numerous stalactites and stalagmites of ice and other sediments have created fascinating and unique shapes in the heart of the cave. Its history dates back to the second geological period. Some specialists believe that the Yakh Morad cave was formed about fifty million years ago under the sea.

The holes in the cave walls act as natural fans that facilitate the circulation of air currents and increase the oxygen level in the cave. Cave conditions provide an ideal environment for ice formation. As a result, large masses of ice have formed in different parts of the cave. These masses, considered as stalactites and stalagmites, begin to form towards the end of autumn. This process continues due to the cold season, snowfall in the area, and infiltration of water through the cave walls. Thus, the months of March and April are considered the best time to visit this place, also because at the beginning of the warm season the ice begins to melt and in the months of May-June only the frozen lake remains.

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