Shamkhal Canyon has unique nature with long walls and low width. The valley is about 18 kilometers long and has an estimated wall height of up to 200 meters. The valley has a gentle slope Which at its entrance a village of the same name is located in a dense residential district.
Shamkhal in Kurdish Kermanji is the name of an old, hand-made gun. There is a saying in the Kurdish language that says"Has the Shamkhal bullet struck you?", This proverb applies to people who mourn for minor issues. The beautiful, winding, meandering name of the valley is from a village near the valley.
Shamkhal Canyon is 25 km south of Turkmenistan border and the border town of Bajgiran in Khorasan Razavi province and is 5 km far from Quchan city.
There is a seasonal river at the entrance of the valley. At a distance of 10 kilometers from the entrance of valley, there is a spectacular water bath, which welcomes a large number of tourists in summer.
The vegetation of the valley includes walnut, fig, apricot, plantain, willow, poplar, raspberry, moss,cherry, astragalus, barberry, Hawthorn and other wild and medicinal plants.
Shamkhal Canyon has many mazes and many attractions as it presents unique perspectives behind each screw.
There is a possibility of flooding in the valley, so be sure to check the weather before going to the valley, because with the high walls of the valley, it will be very difficult and even impossible to escape during the flood. This valley is not recommended for people under the age of 12 and over 50 due to its winding and sometimes impassable path as well as river walks.
The vegetation of this area is mostly walnut, fig, apricot, plantain, willow, poplar, raspberry, moss,cherry, astragalus, barberry, Hawthorn and other wild and medicinal plants and hundreds of other wild and medicinal plants.
Shamkhal Canyon blends in with green vegetation and clear water and a beautiful, colorful display of time-lapse artifacts, such as fractures and pores, can be seen on the walls.
The fragrance of walnut trees scatters the fragrance of life at the beginning of the path with the fragrance and moisture of the stone walls.
The farther you go on the number of wild raspberries, Shallots, Charbish(A kind of vegetable used in local bread),Astragalus, wild barberry bushes and a thousand medicinal herbs that are a long-standing familiarity to the people of the area. This magnificence, beauty, loneliness has a kind of enchantment that captivates the eyes of every viewer.
At Quchan Palestine Square, private passenger cars take the valley travelers to Shamkhal village and If coordinated with the driver, they return to Quchan at the end of the valley path. The road to Shamkhal village is asphalted and passes through a long tunnel of Bajgiran.