Trip Highlights

Hike in Zagros mountain ranges

Cross Dena protected area and National park

Visit nomad tribes

Visit an amazing cave in MT Dena foothills

Taste local cuisine

  • Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Trip Code: 212-STN-TRK
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Activities: Trekking,
  • Regions: Yasuj, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, Iran
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  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 6 - 12 )
  • Tour Type: Group Tour
  • Price: € 558
  • Single Supplement: N/A

This tour suits real trekkers who enjoy long trekking in a non-touristic region. Most trekking routes in Iran have been developed in Alborz Mountain range while Zagros is richer in terms of untouched nature, landscape, variety of plants, animals and people. This Adventure Iran tour will take you to a remote area for one week. You will hike along Dena mountains from north west to south east around 50 km, ascending the highest peaks of Zagros.    

Your one week adventure will start from Shiraz with hiking along the mountains and ascending some of the highest peaks over 4000 meters. The hiking highlight would be Dena National Park and protected area with its rivers, forests and waterfalls with the possibility of visiting nomad tribes. After trek you will travel to Esfahan.

Services Included

Meal Abbreviations (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Meals

7 B

7 L

 6 D

Accommodation

1 night in nomadic tent, , 5 nights camping in Dena mountains

Transport

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

Other Services

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

Not Included

Items of personal nature, travel insurance, entrance fees

Day 1: Shiraz - Drive to nomad camp

In the early moring 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: Dena mountain trek- 1st camp

After breakfast start your long trekking. Starting point is national park’s gate for 6 days. The altitude of starting point is 2500m from sea level. More or less we will traverse around 15 km per day taking us to the central part of the region. Dinner in the camp. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Dena mountain trek- towards 2nd camp

Second day walk is also around 7.5 km passing forest and mountain foothills. Today we will visit a waterfall which is the highest waterfall in Dena region. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Dena mountain trek- towards 3rd camp

Third day walking length is also approximately 10 km crossing some rivers and visiting another waterfall. We will arrive in the late afternoon to the 3rd camp, having dinner in our tents. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Dena mountain trek- 4th camp

After breakfast we will collect our camps and continue trekking towards a shelter at 3780m height. Hiking will start from 2580m from sea level hiking to a mountain to reach the shelter. (B, L, D)

Day 6: 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 7: Decend to the base - drive to cave  -transfer 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 andUral 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 to 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.

Sep 7, 2018- Sep 13, 2018

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Price: 690

Single Supplement: N/A

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