Sabalan Trekking Tour

Sabalan Tour at a Glance

Day 1: Drive from Tehran to Ardabil.

Day 2: Drive to Shabil Village, Drive to Basecamp (Sabalan northeast Hut at 3650m), Acclimatization trek up to 4200m.

Day 3: Trek to Sabalan Summit (4811m), Descend to Basecam, Drive to Sarein City, Rejuvenate in hot spring pool.

Day 4: Drive back to Tehran.

Sabalan Tour Detailed Itinerary


Day 1

Today at 9:00 we drive to “Ardabil” (approx. 10 hours), we have lunch on the way at a restaurant, upon arrival we go to the hotel to have some rest, have dinner, overnight Ardabil at a hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel in Ardabil
  • Meals included:  Lunch | Dinner

Day 2

After having breakfast at the hotel at 8:00, we drive to visit Shahr YERI Historical Site, then we visit Suspended bridge around the Meshgin Shahr, after visit and taking photographs, at 11:00 we will continue to Meshgin Shahr (approx. 2 hours), have a good Lunch at a traditional Kebab House, rest for a while, we drive to Shabil Village at 2600m (approx. 1 hour and a half), Then we will be transferred to the base camp of northeast route of Mount Sabalan at 3650m with 4WD cars (approx. 2 hour), we trek up to 4200m (approx. 2 hours) and stay for a while to acclimatize, next we descend to the basecamp, have dinner, overnight the base camp in tents or hut.

  • Accommodation: hut / tents
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3

Today is the day we’ve been waiting for to climb the Third highest peak in the Iran, after having breakfast at 6:00 we will start trekking to the summit (approx. 5 hours), enjoy the great landscape from the top (depending on the weather condition not to be cloudy!) and the nice lake on it, taking lots of photographs, descend to the basecamp at 12:00 (approx. 3 hours), have some melon or watermelon, then we will be transferred by 4WD cars to Shabil Village, after having shower we go for dinner, overnight Shabil Village at the guest house. the lunch, drive to Sarein (approx. 5 hours), we go to the hotel, rest for a while, and pick up our swimming costumes to enjoy an hour in the hot spring; after such a hard day, it would be absolutely delightful, then we have lamb kebab and Dough soup in a local cozy restaurant, After a good dinner, Overnight Sarein in the hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4

After having breakfast at the guest house at 9:00 we drive to Sarein city (approx. 2 hours) to enjoy an hour at the hot spring pool (one of the nicest hot spring area in Iran) it would be absolutely delightful after climbing the summit to refresh, then we have lamb kebab and Ash-e Doogh (Traditional Iranian Soup) in a local cozy restaurant, next we drive back to Tehran (Alternatively you can choose to use a domestic flight from Ardabil to Tehran).

  • Accommodation:
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5

Extra day (Optional day 5): Today after having breakfast we leave the Hotel at 10:00, drive to the Ardabil (approx. 2-3 hours), Visit traditional bazaar and have lunch in bazaar, After having lunch we go to Visit Sheikh Safi al-din Khanegah, then we drive back to Tehran, you can see amazing path back after Ardabil named “Gardane Heyran”, after Gardaneh Heyran, we stand for a moment side the beach, then we continue to Tehran, at 19:00  We have Dinner in the restaurant, we arrive to Tehran at 24:00 and have rest in hotel.

  • Accommodation: –
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Note: The schedule may be subject to change according to the weather conditions and your guide suggestions.

Sabalan Tour Services


  • All Transfers with a private car (From Tehran to Ardabil and back to Tehran)
  • All Accommodations (1-night hotel in Ardabil, 1-night at the basecamp, 1-night at the guest house in Shabil)
  • 4WD cars for base camp transportations
  • Full board (all meals are included)
  • Sabalan permit fees
  • Hot spring pool in Sarein
  • An expert mountain guide

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Sabalan Tour Price List

Date Price / person
Jun. 2019 449
Jul. 2019 479
Aug. 2019 499
Sept. 2019 479
Oct. 2019 449
Jun. 2020 449
Jul. 2020 479
Aug. 2020 499
Sept. 2020 479
Oct. 2020 449

40€ will be added if you choose to take an airplane rather than driving to Tehran.

4 Days

Sabalan Trekking Tour

449 €

  • Valid from June to October
  • Age Requirement: +16
  • Group Size : Min 2 - Max 10
  • Physical Rating : 4 out of 5
  • Join in: Tehran - End in: Tehran
  • Max altitude: 4811 m
  • 2 nights at Hotel (twin/double)
  • 1 night in hut / tents
  • Surcharge may apply should you prefer other types of accommodations e.g.: Single Room
  • 3 Breakfasts
  • 4 Lunch
  • 4 Dinner
  • Private car from Tehran to Tehran
  • 4WD car to basecamp and back
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