• Duration

    07 Days & 06 Nights

  • Location

    Tabriz, Meshginshahr, Sabalan

  • Start

    Tabriz – Iran

  • Finish

    Tabriz – Iran

  • Type

    Ski Touring

  • Group Size

    2-15

  • Physical Grading

    Extra Moderate

  • Tour Code

    # 28415

  • Max Sea Level

    4811

  • Best Time

    Winter
    Spring

  • Start Date
    • 22 /12/2018
    • 5 /1/2019 (Limited)
    • 19 /1/2019
    • 2 /2/2019
    • 16 /2/2019 (Limited)
    • 2 /3/2019
    • 16 /3/2019
    • 30 /3/2019
    • 13 /4/2019
  • Price
    • 1 PAX
    • 2 PAX
    • 3-5 PAX
    • 6-8 PAX
    • 9-11 PAX
    • 12-14 PAX
    • 15 PAX

Sabalan Ski Touring

Ski touring is skiing in the backcountry on unmarked or unpatrolled areas. It is similar to backcountry skiing. Typically touring is done off-piste and outside of ski resorts, and may extend over a period of more than one day. Ski touring uses wider, shorter skis and there is no or very little mechanical assistance such as ski lifts and other infrastructure as in more conventional skiing. In ski touring, you will never see a snow machine and you are very likely to get a first run on virgin powder. Here, the mantra is “earn your turns” since you put in the hike to get yourself up there and a lot of skiers prefer ski touring to conventional alpine skiing with lifts because it affords access to remote locations, incredible views and most importantly, almost nobody else

Highlights

• Meshginshahr
• Sabalan
• Tabriz

Itinerary

1st Day Arrival-Tabriz-Meshginshahr

Arrival in Tabriz International Airport; Meet and greet by your tour guide. There you will be picked up and transferred to Meshginshahr. Settle in Durna camp.
O/N Durna Camp
Meals: Dinner

2nd Day Skiing

After breakfast, collect your skis. Hike up the Aygar summit (3900 m) and ski down the north face to the camp. SKI, SKI, SKI all afternoon long, and jump in the hot spring to ease those muscles. After dinner spend night in igloo-shaped rooms.
O/N Durna Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

3rd Day Skiing

After breakfast the skiers will head off for the west summit of Sabalan (4000 m) for yet another fun filled action day in the snow. Return to the camp.
O/N Durna Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

4th Day Skiing

After an energy boosting breakfast transfer to Shabil, the skiers will head off to the Sabalan east shelter (3700 m). Feeling a lot more confident and progressing well onto the another difficult slopes.
O/N Sabalan Hut
Meals: Breakfast

5th Day Skiing

Wake up early in the morning, after breakfast, hike up the eastern rout to the summit. Trekking for 6 hours, the trip there requires plenty of energy and pluck but the views are certainly worth the effort. We have a short stop beside the frozen lake atop Sabalan (4811 m). Get a kick out of the fabulous view, hit the slopes for some more skiing again and ski down the north east face.
O/N Sabalan Hut
Meals: Breakfast

6th Day Skiing

After spending the day in skies, ski to the Shabil Hot spring. Last chance to take in the scenery and hospitality you have grown accustomed to in the last week. Get together with your friends, refresh memories of the journey at last night in Durna Camp.
O/N Durna Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

7th Day Meshginshahr-Tabriz

Hearty breakfast, final packing and coach departure. Drive to Tabriz and enjoy some time at leisure for shopping, sightseeing and lunch in Tabriz before heading off to the airport for the flight home.
Meals: Breakfast

Gallery

Inclusion

Service level : Standard
Transport: Air conditioned transport throughout the tour & local transportation in all road & dirt roads (Safari)
Accommodation :02 nights in hotel (BB). | 01 early check in upon arrival | 07 nights in Traditional local House (FB) | 17 nights in Camp/Tent (FB)
Meals: Daily Refreshments, 24 Lunches & Dinners
Group Leader : Speaking Guide in cities and villages / Local expert desert guide
Insurance: Travel insurance
Other Services: Visa Reference number, Desert permission

Exclusion

• International air ticket
• Lunch and Dinner
• Any expenses such as telephone calls, laundry, mini bar used in the room, tips etc.
• Tips and porter charges
• Any other services not specified above
• Entrance fees

Important Note

  • Please bear in mind in local houses single room is only available upon request. Clean mattress is available.
    • On sea trips in case of bad conditions, routes and timing may change
    • In trips close to nature, in case of climate changes and lousy weather,  accommodation and schedule may change
    • Booking process of the hotels starts upon receiving the flight details.
    • Changes in the hotels may occur

Visa

In order to get the visa, we need 7 working days to get the invitation ref number from Iran foreign ministry.
Required documents :Completed visa application form (please Click here to fill the application form),
Copy of your passport; and also the scan of your former visa if you have traveled to Iran before .
Passport copy file should be as follow:
• Size 40 kb/5.5 cm *4.3 cm
• Format should be JPEG or GIF

Responsible Travel

As the executive of nature tours in Iran & Globe, we have assumed our responsibility & role so seriously, know the tourism effect on our surrounded environment & local society, and try to plan & operate our tours in accordance with this foreground thought; For, we believe that the tour executive has a great effect on the means of transferring his/her experiments, to guarantee both the passengers health & environment conservation .