One night sleep in 2700 m altitude for acclimatization
Spectacular view of highest peaks in central Alborz mountains
Ascend Mt. Kolon Bastak 4156m
Climbing Sabalan mountain 4811 m, the third highest mountain in Iran
Shahbil mineral host spring spa
Sheikh Safi al-din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble world heritage site
|REGION(S)||Tehran & Ardebil Province|
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Northern Tehran is located on central Alborz mountains. Koloon Bastak is one of the highest summits in the region with 4170m altitude from sea level. The closest village to this summit is Shemshak. This village is at 40 km north of Tehran and 60 km to Tehran central areas. The village is trekking start point to Sarakchal and its altitude is 2700 m. Shemshak is famous as it was the first ski resort in Iran opened in 1958 and still is the third largest ski area after Dizin and Darbandsar.
Most of climbers ascend Mt Sabalan before Alamkuh and Damavand mountains as an acclimatization program while the amazing untouched region of Sabalan could be as an individual trekking itinerary for who would like to visit north west of Iran with combination of trekking in inactive volcano mountain of Sabalan. This mountain is one the most attractive mountains in Iran and it’s the third highest mountain of country. We also combine this mountain with Koloon Bastak peak for pre-acclimatization purposes which is in central Alborz mountain and its in north of Tehran. On the first day, you will be transferred to Shemshak village at 2700m height from sea level. You will stay in a local house. This altitude will prepare you physically and mentally for tomorrow’s climbing. The day after, we will drive up to 3300m by car and from there (base camp of Kolon Bastak) we will ascend to the peak at 4156m. Afterward you will be back to Tehran and you have domestic flight to Ardebil. Then there is a transfer to the base camp (2600 m) and hike up towards the first camp (3300 m) of the peak. The next day is summit day and transfer back to Ardebil. The last day of the tour will be city tour of Ardebil and fly back to Tehran.
This trekking itinerary is tight trip only for Sabalan Peak and it will start from Tehran and finish Tehran too. If you need a full package itinerary with Tehran accommodation or you would like a tailor make, please send your inquiry. If you would like to combine it with other mountain like Damavand and Alam Kuh, you can find it those trips in Adventure Iran web site.