Trip Highlights

Ascend the highest peaks of Zagros mountains
Sceptaculare scenry of Dena national Park
Chance to see the wild animals
Walking through the ridge line
Overnigh staying in high altitute campTaste of local food 
Traditional local house
Visiting amazing cave in Dena mountains foothills 
Biosphere Reserve sites
 

  • Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
  • Trip Code: 213-STN-TRK
  • Difficulty: challenging
  • Activities: Trekking,
  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 4 - 15 )
  • Tour Type: Group Tour
  • Price: € 0
  • Single Supplement: N/A

This tour is designed for who have limited time and interested to have a tough hiking in one of the most beafifull peaks in Iran in Zagros mountains. The mountain is located in northern Shiraz on the way to Esfahan city. So its suites for who would like to start from Shiraz and Finished it in Esfahan. Dena is not the name of the peak. It’s a name of mountain chain witharound 80 km and above this chain there is a trail on the ridge with a lot of peaks over 4000 m. On this hike we have a plan to ascent one of the most populare peak “ Hoszad Peak” with 4350 m height. According to the group fithness and the season and daylight we can ascent a couple of peak as well. The mountain chain also located inside of a National Park and there are a lot of wild animals and on the foothills of this mountain there are a lot of plant, trees and farm as well as villages. This area is noyt touristic area but its more interesting than many regions you may read on your guide book. Most trekking routes in Iran have been developed in Alborz Mountain range while Zagros is more rich in terms of untouched nature, landscape, a variety of plants, animals and special nomadic people.

Services Included

Meals

2 B

3 L

 2 D

Accommodation

1 night in a traditional guest house, 1 night in high shelter/camp

Transport

All transfers and transport according to the itinerary and number of people, Backpack is handled during the trek up to 5 Kg

Other Services

English speaking mountain guide, daily refreshments, entrance fee for national Park

Excluded

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, laundry, 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

Day 1: Shiraz to sisakht

Afternoon at 14:00 you will leave Shiraz towards Yasuj “ Dena mountains foothill” which is 190 km away. There are some nomadic spots in Zagros mountains for their temporary stay and live. Overnight nomad’s tent stay. (B, L, D)

Day 2: Summits day – the highest Zagros peaks- 5th camp

6.00 A.M wake up for breakfast to get ready to start at 7.00 A.M. Today we have chosen a couple of peaks to ascend. (B, L, D)

Day 3: descend to the base - drive to Isfahan

After collecting our camps we will continue trekking to the base (3000m) to be picked up by our vehicle to drive towards a recently discovered cave. After visiting this cave, you will be transferred to Bus Station to take the bus to Esfahan. (B, L)

Zagros Mountain:

Zagros is one of the longest mountain ranges in Asia (sixth) after the Himalaya, Kunlun Mountains, Tian Shan Mountains, Altay Mountains and Ural Mountains.Zagros forms the largest mountain range in Iran and Iraq, spreading across the whole length of the western and southwestern Iranian plateau, begining in northwestern Iran and ending at Strait of Hormuz. Zagros range is about 932 miles (1,500 km) long and more than 150 miles (240 km) wide. The mountains are separated into many sub-ranges and organically have the same age as the age as The Alps. Zagros is also home for rich and complex flora widely oak-dominated.

Dena mountain chain:

Dena is the name for a sub-range within the Zagros Mountains. Dena is in the middle part of Zagros with 90 km length and 15 km average width which is the main important sub range of Zagros mountains. Dena Mountains are the home of some of the highest mountains in the entire Zagros with more than 40 peaks rising to elevations of 4,000 meters or more above sea level. Ghach Mastan in Dean is the highest peak in Zagros with an elevation of 4,450 meters. This vast area with its beauties is ideal for many adventure activities like mountaineering, trekking, wildlife adventures, river trekking, river swimming, climbing and nomad adventures.

Dena National Park

Dena is a protected area by the Iranian Department of Environment because of its vast range of plants, several endangered endemic mammals and natural resources. Oak species dominate the highlands, while pistachio and almond are common at lower elevations. Hackberry, walnut, and pear trees are scattered throughout this eco-region. A variety of animal life, such as brown bear, eagles, wolves, various wild cats including caracals, lynxes and leopards, wild goat have long made their homes in the region. On the other hand many large rivers, including Karun, Dez, and Karkheh originate from the area flowing into the Persian Gulf and the Oman Sea. Scenic waterfalls, pools, and lakes add beauty to the mountainous landscape.

The central part of Dena (Dena National Park) was registered by UNESCO on their list of Biosphere Reserve sites. A biosphere reserve is an ecosystem with plants and animals of unusual scientific and natural interest. It is a label given by UNESCO to help protect the sites in the world. Untill now the vast majority of people living in the area practice a nomadic lifestyle. The cultural diversity of the local communities, including the nomad communities are manifested by their languages, traditional production activities, herding, food products, dresses, festivals and dances.

The doable season for this trip is from April to November. Sometimes in the high altitude the weather in not stable so the program might change according to local situation.

As Nomads live in different locations and moving from one place to another in search of grasslands for their animals, visiting them depends on the season and the weather changes.

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