ski touring in
Sahand & Sabalan


Overview

Category
Participants4-12
Duration12 Days
ActivitiesSki touring, walking, Trekking, sightseeing
Priceplease contact us
Services
Available on Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, April


Sahand & Sabalan are two stratovolcano in Azerbaijan province of Iran. Both had very old and respected root in local culture and believes and some make pilgrimage ascend to their peaks. In general, their slopes delivered a reach green range and suitable condition for local and nomads to feed their herds of sheet or …


Iran
Not just dry lands

winter is cold, winter is here

Snow
somewhere slight but some where ...

meet and sense a new winter

Mountains
high enough to remain white

Snow covered mountains are always a big surprise

ski touring
new destination for ski touring

one of oldest nations with ancient history hosting new adventure


Itinerary



Alborz mountain range, is a sedimentary range of rocks for more than 600km which stretch some parts to 130km could raised for more than 4000m. Its rocks may formed between 400-20 m years ago and define high barrier for Caspian sea clouds. So its green on the north and dry in the south. Valleys are reach and generated with water and peaks have snow over year.


Technical detail



Sabalan


Mt. Sabalan is a stratovolcano on northeastern Iran, where home to Azerbaijanian culture, stand as third highest peak for Iran and highly respected by local mountaineers.


Sahand


Mt. Sahand, Or better to say Sahand mountains, is a collection of several eroded stratovolcanoes gathered around an old one and forming a rounded plateau in 3000m, with several peaks. Highest is 3760m.


Tabriz


Tabriz, is biggest and most populated city on northwestern Iran. There, Azerbaijanian people live and play an important role in economy of all country. Tabriz were been main capital for years back in history and second greatest bench mark in early history started there, constitutional revolution.


Useful infos

Accommodation
Transportation
Guide
Camp
suppurting
Accommodation

Accommodation in different cities are defined due primary basic agreements of this tour and  might goes to 5 star or local houses. Stars and branding of hotels in Iran may not match some of detailed standards but includes all of basic comfort necessities. According to location all may not be possible, but simple 3 star hotel with shower and fresh bed sheets are always possible. Overnight in camp tents are all supported by us with suitable tent and mattress.

Transportation

Roads are most developed transportation substructure in Iran and easily reliable for planning a tour. Also drive and driving services are available every where. Its always better to hire locals special when we get far from big cities. Quality of service may not be guaranteed but they wont let you down.

for longer routs bus transportation will be reasonable, because its the main system. If you are not sensitive to accurate minutes in public buses, then you would enjoy comfort of seats and sometimes magnificent sideview in long drives.

Private van or buses are wonderful for groups. With a simple organizing they can go everywhere anytime.

Train trips are accessible but rails are not conducted to every corner and and station sometimes are far from city. Even in this situation its recommended for some routs.

Flights are daily available from Tehran to big cities. To fly between other cities it may not be possible every day or every time. 

Guide

Training and classification of guiding service is young here, as its industry, Tourism.

But guides are always respected & recommended several times, they may not be trained but they have big heart. In cities or mountain they have great experience in technical subjects and also long history to travel with foreigners.

In recent years, there is a big wave of graduated guides that had join to business and grow it to a different stages. accuracy and standards are easy to feel with them.

Camp

In exploring wonders of nature and approaching far destination, it is inevitable to set a camp in different locations, based on local information. Water sources or rain and flood streams or ... are important to locate camp site. We support all equipment such as suitable tent and mattresses beside all necessary info and connections, and also we can provide a quiet service like kitchen and dinning tent with variable menu.

suppurting

We do always try to plan and predict every aspect of  tour and also ready to add or call other supporting options to handle any surprising condition. 

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