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Mount Sabalan Crater Lake

Mount Sabalan which is part of the Alborz Mountain Range is located in the Ardabil Province in the northwestern side of Iran. In terms of popularity, its peak (15,784 ft) comes third to Damavand Peak in Iran and its slopes resemble a less glacial Alps. Mount Sabalan is an inactive volcano with a beautiful crater lake which has turned into a tourist attraction in Ardabil in its own right; the Mount Sabalan Crater Lake. This unique lake which is situated at the peak of the mountain looks like a mirror made out of blue glass held towards the skies. Its glowing water is surrounded by beautiful rock formations whose shapes somehow resemble mythical creatures and animals; for example, in one of the trails toward the peak of the mountain, there is famous and unique rock formation which appears quite like an eagle. This eagle shaped rock is considered as one of symbols for Mount Sabalan. That is not all. A notable number of Ardabil tourist attractions are located near if not on Mount Sabalan whose volcanic peak is slightly higher than Mount Blanc in the Alps. The Alvares Ski Resort is such an attraction as it offers great ski runs, hiking tracks and mountain climbing trails. This great facility is also equipped with chairlift which is quite popular among the visitors. Apart from this skiing facility there is a large number of hot springs in the province, and also a fantastic lake called Shorabil Lake. So if you are planning to visit the celestial Mount Sabalan Crater Lake, there is a lot of other nearby tourist attractions that you could see.

 

Mount Sabalan Crater Lake

Mount Sabalan Crater Lake

Mount Sabalan Crater Lake

Mount Sabalan Crater Lake

So, what would be the best way to visit this scenic region? It depends on your taste, of course. If you are interested in tours, there are a lot of Ardabil tours you can choose from. There are also Ardabil day tours if you have limited visit time. However, if you prefer visiting Ardabil on your own, that could easily be dealt with as well. There are great number of Ardabil hotels spread across the whole province; depending on where you prefer to stay and your budget, you can choose from the likes of Sabalan Grand Hotel, Negin Hotel, Espinas Hotel and Sarein International Laleh Hotel. By the way, Ardabil has some interesting cultural and historical places as well which could familiarize you with this area’s rich history and culture; Ardabil Anthropology Museum, Sheikh Safi Al-Din Shrine, and Shahar Yeri Historical Site are the most well-known among Ardabil tourist attractions. Anyhow, speaking of your transportation to Mount Sabalan Crater Lake, you can either go directly towards Sabalan Mount and the lake from Ardabil’s provincial center, or visit Meshginshahr City which is approximately 100 km away from Ardabil’s capital city first and then head to the mountain. The first option would mean a two and half hour drive taxi ride, traveling 113 km and costing roughly 37 dollars. Whatever route you take, do not miss this beautiful place sitting at the summit of Mount Sabalan. Remember, visiting this surreal lake is awarded only to those who are willing to make the climb.

 

Ardabil day tours

Ardabil day tours

Ardabil day tours

Ardabil day tours

Ardabil day tours

 

        


12/16/2017 7:24:39 AM

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