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SABALAN is the third highest peak of IRAN after DAMAVAND and ALAM KUH . This mount has so beautiful lake on its crater and green flanks.

Elevation (feet): 15,784
Elevation (meters): 4,811
Continent: Asia
Country: Iran
Range/Region: Northwest Iran Ranges
Latitude: 38.266944
Longitude: 47.836944
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Convenient Center: Ardabil

Thanks to Behrang Asghariyan and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 9 trip reports for Sabalan.

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  • Log #14679 - by M. Mortazavi on Sep 11, 2004
    I finally posted some pictures from the climb. You can find them at
  • Log #14680 - by Leif Fredriksson on Aug 14, 2004
    The greatest peak I ever climbed, very beautiful mountain! The weather was great the first day when we (Sabalan Club) entered the monistery base camp (3500 m) of Sabalan. But in the evening it...
  • Log #14681 - by Masood Mortazavi on Aug 03, 2004
    We did it in 1 day. I will write more about it in my web log at I will also include some photos there. We left from Ardabil at 4 am towards Meshkin Shahr.
  • Log #14682 - by Daniel Michalek on July 30, 2004
    We start track from the ski resort 3100m. We climbed from the west side directly to the summit with full backpacks. Very nice very hard.
  • Log #14683 - by Anders Joergensen on May 23, 2004
    Lots of very deep snow early in may. The lake was frozen, but denfinately worth the effort.
  • Log #14684 - by Morteza Lakpour on Apr 14, 2003
    I've been there few times and I've enjoyed every single time and I wish I could go one more time. I am from Tabriz. Good Luck every one
  • Log #14685 - by amirsasan on Jan 14, 2003
    sabalan is one of the most beutiful montains of iran.i have climbed it for once,and i will never forget its memory.if u see my web page u can fined some picturs of sabalan.
  • Log #14686 - by SABER HAGHVIRDY on Aug 28, 2002
    IN THE NAME OF GOD i think savalan(sabalan)is the best mountine in iran. i climb the most of mountines in iran but sabalan is reallybeautifull,nature &axciting. i climb 3or 4 in year and...
  • Log #14688 - by ali imani on Nov 28, 2001
    i thibk it's one of the best mountains in the world the beautiful nature and exciting views specialy in spring. there 4 other mountains behind this mount named pyramid 1,2,3 and kasra. they are all...