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Qasemi Canyon, Tang-e Qasemi, Ghasemi

Tang-e Qasemi Canyon in Karun 3 Dam
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Qasemi Canyon (تنگه قاسمی، تنگ قاسمی، Tang-e Ghasemi), the bride of the canyons of Iran, is a place where water and stone have created all kinds of beautiful architectural manifestations of nature in thousands of years. Each waterfall or pond is different and each has its own beauty. The large walls of Qasemi sometimes come together along the way and evoke a cave, and sometimes they distance themselves from each other and create a beautiful area. The pleasant sound of the waterfall, beautiful descents and ascents, swimming among the clear pools and seeing the beautiful salmon are all among the fascinating and memorable moments of being in the beautiful Strait of Qasemi.




The water that flows in the Qasemi Canyon originates from a spring in the heart of the mountains and flows to the southern valley, which returns to the ground, along a valley four kilometers long. Along the way, some beautiful natural ponds and lots of small and large waterfalls it does. 


Where is Qasemi Canyon?

Ghasemi Gorge is a natural attraction in the east of Khuzestan province and between the “Mangesht” mountains. Ghasemi Canyon is about 240 km from Ahvaz (the capital of Khuzestan province) and about 60 km from Izeh. With the construction and water intake of Karun 3 dam, a large lake was created behind the dam. With the formation of the lake, Izeh road and a part of Shahrekord axis to Izeh went under water. Since then, government landicraft or barges (for free) transport passengers and vehicles from one side of the lake to the other at certain times; Also, local motorboats are active to transfer passengers at other times.


Access route to Tang-e Qasemi

To access Ghasemi Strait (the western edge of the lake), you must enter the exit of Rekat village on the Dehdez-Izeh road and drive to Rekat wharf. Board a boat at this pier. You have to talk to the boatman to visit Ghasemi Strait. The total time required to visit Ghasemi Strait by boat is about 2 hours.
To enter the Ghasemi gorge valley and descend from the waterfalls, the route is from a village called Jokar, which is about 2 hours away by car.


The best time to travel to Qasemi canyon

The best time to travel to Qasemi is from late May to early October; However, it is possible to visit this canyon all year round and even during autumn and winter. Of course, more suitable equipment is needed in the cold seasons.


Necessary equipment to visit Qasemi canyon

  • To enter Qasemi canyon, it is necessary to have all the canyoning equipment. You should get a list of these equipments from the canyon guide.
  • Enough water
  • Food for a full day
  • Due to the cold water, be sure to wear appropriate clothing, ie wet-suit (diving clothing).
  • Be sure to bring proper shoes with you
  • You do not need a headlamp to cross the Raghez canyon, and there is enough light all the way through, only a flashlight is needed at night time.


What is needed for canyoning in Iran?

First, you need to have enough knowledge to do canyoning. This knowledge is acquired by participating in training courses. You can take these courses in your own country or in Iran. If you want to study these courses in Iran, you will need 2 to 3 days. After these trainings, you can visit a large part of the canyons of Iran.

Second, you will need canyoning equipment. Equipment without which it is not possible to cross a canyon. You can bring this equipment with you or get it in Iran.

Third, you need to select an experienced team to enter the canyon with. Without an experienced team, entering the canyon can be very dangerous.


Tang-e Qasemi Tour, Guide, Team

If you decide to go to Qasemi canyon; You can travel to this spectacular place in the form of Qasemi canyon tour, which is organized by agencies, tourist institutes and experienced guides. All you have to do is search the internet and choose the right tour from the prestigious tours and go on this adventurous trip to the amazing valleys. In addition, it is better to know that:

  • Some tours of Qasemi canyon are usually held in the form of two-day trip that are taught on the first day.
  • Some tours are for private groups (family, friends, etc.) whenever you want.
  • Because traveling to the canyon of Raghaez requires special skills, some professional tours offer training and practical classes, and you will want to travel more safely by choosing these tours and learning the necessary skills.
  • Necessary equipment such as diving suits, life jackets and helmets are provided.


Women’s canyoning in Tang-e Qasemi

canyoning is one of the sports that has grown rapidly in recent years in Iran and women are also active in it. In Iran, there is no restriction on the presence of women in this sport and thousands of interested people do this sport.


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