Climbing Mt. Sabalan(4,811 m) IRAN
8 Days & 7 Nights
Sabalan Located in the extreme north west of Iran in meshkin shar (khiav), Sabalan is the country’s third highest peak after Damavand and Alam-Kuh. At 4,811 metres it is taller than Mount Blanc in the Alps. The mountain offers many attractions throughout the year. On the slopes of the mountain the mineral water from springs attracts large amounts of tourists each year, many have faith in healing properties believed to be in the springs. The nomadic people of the area (shah savan tribe ) live in small villages, with their round “Yurt” tents appealing to tourism. Sabalan is a volcanic peak, and at 3,600 metres you can see gigantic ‘sculptures’ which are eroded volcanic stone outcrops which resemble animals, birds and insects.
Day 1. Tehran
Arrival in Tehran, transfer to hotel, Half day city tour of Tehran .O/N Tehran.
Day 2. Tehran / Tabriz / Kaleibar
Fly to Tabriz and then drive to Ahar & Kaleibar start trekking to Babak castle (2700 m).O/N camp .
Day 3. Kaleibar / Meshkinshahr
Trek and visit around Babak castle and visit Azerbaijan nomads come back to Ahar and drive to Meshkin shahr city .O/N camp in meshkin shahr native jungle park.(2200m)
Day 4. Meshkinshahr / Lahroud village / Sabalan
Drive to lahroud village, climb (5hours) to north shelter (3400m) .O/N camp.
Day 5. Sabalan
Ascend (5 hours) to Sabalan summit (4811m) and swim in nice Sabalan lake on summit .back to the shelter .O/N
Day 6. Sabalan / Sarein
Trek to Sarein hot spring (8 hours) swim in hot spring .O/N
Day 7. Sarein / Ardebil
Early morning drive to Ardebil,city tour of Ardebil and visiting shorabil lake.O/N
Day 8. Ardebil / Tehran
Drive to Tehran ,half day city tour ,transfer to hotel .O/N
Day 9. Tehran
Transfer to airport for flight to your country.