Trip Highlights

One night sleep in 2700 m altitude for acclimatization
Speactacular view of highest peaks in central Alborz mountains
Ascend Mt. Koloon 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


  • Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Trip Code: 031-STN-TRK
  • Difficulty: challenging
  • Activities: Trekking,
  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 2 - 12 )
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Price: On Request
  • Single Supplement: N/A

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 combin 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 combin it with other mountain like Damavand and Alam Kuh, you can find it those trips in Adventure Iran web site.

Services Included



4 L

 4 D


1 night local house in Shemshak, 2 nights hotel in Ardebil and 1 night in the camp/shelter of Sabalan first camp


Private vehicle according to the group size, 2 domestic flight Tehran/Ardebil/Tehran

Other Services

English spoken mountain guide,  4x4 vehicle to transfer to the base camp, Mules / horses support (limited by 15kg per person). Provided gear: eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, sleeping bags, mattress, pillows,


Travel insurance, International airfare, Excess baggage charges, Airport and departure taxes, Any extra hotel costs such as early check in or late checkout, laundry, mini bar used in the room, Meals not stipulated in the itinerary, Tips (optional), Cost of medical immunizations, Bottled water, phone calls, Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary

Day 1: Tehran to Shemshak village

Day 2: Ascending Mt. Koloon Bastak (4125 m) - acclimatization day

Day 3: Drive to Shahbil- Hike up to the base camp (Shahbil)

Day 4: Summit day – transfer to Ardebil

Day 5: Ardebil city tour –flight to Tehran

Kolon Bastak Peak

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.

Sabalan Peak

The peak of Sabalan is the third highest peak of Iran with 4811m heigh, it's located on the Ardebil city in Ardebil province, the northwest part of the country. Sabalan or Savalan Mountain as an inactive volcano with 4811 m is one of the most beautiful mountains in Iran. As it is on corner of the country (north west) and it's far from the capital, only special foreigner climbers choose to climb.  For most of the year, the peak is covered with snow as it is in the north of Iran. At the summit there is a beautiful lake in the bowl on the top situated in over 4800 m which makes it one of the world’s highest lakes. Mount Sabalan is actually an inactive stratovolcano and the lake have been formed in the volcano’s hole, which is covered with ice from October till May. From the peak, there is a 360 degree panoramic view of the area and if the weather will be clear you can see many mountains in the north west of Iran and the Caspian Sea as well. Also, there is a lot of wide range of plant and flower around the mountain and during spring it makes magnificent view around the mountain. Also, there are a lot of birds and animals living in the area makes the mountain more attractive. Also, there are a lot of nomad live around the mountain and one of the most famous one is called Shah Savan tribe.

Deviating from this itinerary is sometimes unpreventable due to weather conditions, seasonal changes, frequency of visits to a village or for any other factor which may influence our travel times and schedules. Furthermore, this is a tight itinerary and sometimes we must skip a place or two depending on the local conditions. For any reason, such as weather situation or unexpected health problems for participants further stay is inevitable, extra costs would be chargeable.

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