Introduction: Shir Abaad cave (Persian: شیرآباد) (Also: Shir Abaad) is a beautiful cave at the north of Iran.
Location: Khan bebin, Mazandaran province
Walking path length: About 3-4 km
Days of trip: 2 Day from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need about 7 hr driving from Tehran to last village, and 1 Day hiking and canyoning)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.
Best time to visit: May to Sept
Daily time visit: No limit
Difficulty level: Moderately Difficult
Requirements: (Depend on your plan) Guide or GPS track, water, food, warm and waterproof clothes, waterproof shoes, headlamp, satellite phone and…
Also need technical canyoning gear like helmet
Legal permission need: No
Overall risk: –
Animal risk: There are a few number of wild animals like bear, wolf and leopard in this jungle. But no human attack has been reported and also in hot seasons mosquito bites may hurt during night sleep.
Lost risk: Yes
Rescue: Yes, you can call 115 but maybe take a long time to find you. There is no road.
GSM Mobile Antenna: No
Hotel: Yes, 5 km far
Village: Yes, 5 km far
Shop: Yes, 5 km far
Gasoline: in Khan bebin city
How to get there:
1- Go to East terminal of buses in Tehran (more info)
2- Take a bus ticket to Ali Abaad or Khan bebin
3- Take a taksi to Shir abaad village
4- Start hiking to the cave
Nearest airport: There is no airport less than 100 km
Nearest train station: There is no station less than 100 km