15 Days
Activity Level
Apr, May, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Best Season
Adventure, Nomadic
Travel Style
Group Tours
Trip Type

Trip Highlights:

  • Hiking on long trail of nomads with their animal and family

  • Unforgettable journey with Bakhtiari tribe through their route

  • Different experience with nomad’s seasonal migration

  • Experience nomadic life of Bakhtiyari tribes

  • Hiking in the heights of Zardkuh mountains

  • Staying inside of a nomad’s tent

  • Visiting life style of local people during their seasonal migration

  • Beautiful scenery of high mountains of Zagros

  • Overnight camp with nomads

  • Adventure travel with crossing rivers, canyon and high pass of mountains

  • Explore basic life of shipper

START Esfahan
FINISH Esfahan
REGION(S) Chahar Mahal & Bakhtiari province
MEALS: 15 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches, 13 Dinners
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotel: 2 Nights, Camp: 5 Nights, Local House: 7 Nights
All transportation according to the itinerary
Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
English speaking tour guide
Backpack handling by Mules/Horses (limited to 15kg per person)
NOT INCLUDED Entry fee for the sites not mentioned in the itinerary
Travel insurance
International airfare
Excess baggage charges
Airport and departure taxes
Any extra hotel costs such as early check in or late checkout
Mini bar used in the room
Meals not stipulated in the itinerary
Tips (optional)
Cost of medical immunizations
Bottled water
Phone calls
Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary

One of the main reason for writing this itinerary is transforming experience of journey different. Life is going to change very quickly and local formers and nomads life style also is going to change now. Now a day in most part of Iran the traditional style of seasonal movement with animals and whole families going to change. In many regions most of nomads transfer their animal with big truck and you cant see much people kept their old custom these days. Also technology and smart phones are everywhere and most of tradition and customs of local effected by many new toys and we might be the last generation have chance to see special nomad people who still have their old tradition. We had studied about the best place to see these type of people who they are real nomads with their old history of life and we have a couple of trip softer trip for their region. All of the trip we have in nomadic area are for the time they already settled in their region. But this trip is for when they wanted to move. From over 300 different itineraries of Adventure Iran trips this is the only one we cant write our fix itinerary because they have their own plan and the time of their seasonal travel is not fix. So we cant say start date but it might to be a couple of day later and we spend some exploration before they start they trip to high land.

In Persian language to this seasonal migration we call it KOOCH. Also Kooch is the name of our Persian company name as well. During a year the nomads has two season Kooch, the first time on the year is in the spring and the second one is in in these two seasonal migration the nomad will travel from low land to high land in early spring and after summer they will back to low land again. Depend of the tribes and their location of their tent this migration takes from 7 days up to one mount sometimes. For this journey we only have two trips in a year. The first trip will start from around Mid- April from lower part of Zagros in Khozestam province and we will finished it in Chahal Mahal and Bakhtiari province. The second trip route is the same but wise versa which is start around mid- September. The journey is migrate alongside nomad tribes and we have chosen one of the shorter route that they have which is takes around 10 days. During this time we will bring our own tent and food but we have the same palce to stay and we will be a part of their family during this short time life. For the night we will cook and sometimes we share and exchange our meals with them and we will have unforgettable journey with full of new experience of our trip in heart of Zagros mountains.

travel with we have not saying the exact date for real departure. The mission of this expedition hiking journey is experience nomadic life, knowing their customs, way of life by walking through their tents in heights and foothills of the Zagros mountain range. You will see how women works hard in their life and how children cooperate with their family in their basic life. This Adventure Iran hiking tour is suitable for who would like to hike in a remote area which is not in any guide book, blog or a site. It’s a tailor made itinerary to have a long continuous day hiking through different families of nomads alongside a mountain chain of Zardkuh. Every day we move and in each night, we will stay in different areas and we have an unforgettable night with a nomadic family and we explore different villages of nomad on our trip. Visiting their simple lifestyle, knowing their costumes, tasting of their foods and socialize with them during the night and listening to their stories are our experience of this journey. We have a continuous walk mainly through cols of nomads with challenging level of difficulty. We have totally around 100 km for 5 days and total ascent will be 4418 and total decent 4315 m. The hike will start from a village through oak forest of Zagros mountains. During the 5 day hiking in MT ZardKuh chains we should cross many times rivers, passing various canyons, walk on the ridge of mountains and cross the pass many times. We have to be fully prepared physically and mentally as we are going inside of tribes with very old custom and beliefs. This trip is suitable only for experienced hikers who have been before on such a trip like this. We have to be able to handle different cases on this trip because of local situation. We have to be flexible totally for any changes like the length of the trek, the volume of the water of rivers, very cold water of rivers and hot day temperature. If you are coming in early spring or late autumn for this trip you have to be prepared for rain and cold temperature of the nights. This journey will start from Esfahan city by a long drive through mountain dirt road to a village in the heart of the mountain and after the trek we will finish it in Esfahan too. If you want to joint this trip from Tehran or Shiraz, please get in touch.

“This is trip is Exclusive to Adventure Iran . If you are interested in reserving a spot or would like more information please contact us.”

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