Sabalan Mountain | Iran’s third highest mountain
Sabalan Mountain is located in Ardebil province, northwest of Iran and is the third highest mountain in Iran after Damavand and Alamkoh. This beautiful mountain was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Features of Sabalan Mountain
It is an inactive volcano and has a height of 4811 meters. One of the most attractive features of this mountain is that it has a permanent lake at its summit. This lake is oval-shaped, 40 meters in depth, with clear and clean water and is one of the highest sweet water lakes in the world. Being one of the most beautiful attractions in Iran, it has 3 summits overall. The largest summit is known as Soltan, and the other two summits are called Heram and Kasra.
Its beautiful scenes, mineral-terminal springs which are located in its foothills and its glaciers are among the reasons of the popularity of this natural attraction. In Turkish dialect, it is called Savallan. Sabalan is highly regarded in the culture of the local people and some believe that this was the place where Zoroaster came to his religion. The mountain’s region has become one of the centers of beekeeping and growing herbal plants. On the west side of the mountain, there is a rock in the shape of an eagle, which is the symbol of Sabalan Mountain. In addition to all the natural attractions of this beautiful mountain, there is a ski route named Alvares on its south ridge, popular among visitors.
* Written by Arefeh Firouzan.
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