Hiking in Iranian Kurdistan
Crossing spectacular Howraman Valley
Discovering untraveled routes in Western Iran
Meeting locals and experiencing Kurdish culture
Enjoying adventures along the trail
Exploring Hamadan, ancient Achaemenid summer capital
Visiting UNESCO-listed rock relief at Bisotun
Staying overnight by the shores of the Zarivar Lake
Sailing on a boat across the Zarivar Lake
|REGION(S)||West of Iran|
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Iranian Kurdistan is one of the least explored and most pristine regions in Iran waiting to be discovered. The area is known for its untouched nature, spectacular landscape, high mountains, beautiful canyons, numerous rivers, rich flora and fauna, diversity in culture and language and much more.
We, at Adventure Iran, visited Iranian Kurdistan for the first time back in 2007 on a two-week mule trek across the mountains. There were seven of us in the group, including a mule man, two local mountain guides, two Adventure Iran members, one Italian and one British tourist. This first trip was unforgettable, as our original trail programme kept on changing from dirt to paved roads, from isolated villages deep in the mountains to more modern Kurdish towns. We now offer a number of various itineraries that we can customize based on your preference and schedule.
This tour is not only ideal for adventurous hikers, but offers a combination of cultural and historical experiences and insights into one of Iran’s least explored corners. We start from Tehran, driving past Hamadan and Sanandaj, the capital of Iranian Kurdistan, from where we will continue towards a Kurdish village to start our eight-day hike.
The Iranian Kurdistan Trail lies across the region’s most picturesque mountains, canyons, forests and villages. As the temperatures are often unstable, the exact programme of the tour is subject to the weather conditions. In early spring and late autumn, it is cloudy and rainy and the temperatures are cooler than in the summer.
After the hiking part of the programme, the tour continues by car to some of the most interesting cultural and historical sites of Western Iran. We will overnight by the Zarivar Lake, visit UNESCO World Heritage Site at Bisotun and then return to Tehran. After that we will bring you to Tehran’s International Imam Khomeini Airport for your flight back home.