• Rural home in Roodfarg
    Rural home in Roodfarg

Provided by Nomad Tours one of Alibabatrek partners

Description

Escape the routine life and normal tourist attractions of Iran and join us to migrate with one of the handfuls of remaining nomad tribes in the world.
you’re going to walk with a nomad family and their livestock through magnificent intact natural beauties during these days. live, eat and experience like a nomad!

nomad is a member of a community of people who are used to live in different locations each season, moving from one place to another. At 1995, it was estimated that 30–40 million nomads are living in the world. Not to mention that this lifestyle has been vanishing rapidly in this century.

In some parts of Iran, this 12000-year-old culture is still alive and their tribal structure is managing the natural resources as well. Nomads of Iran make up to about 2 percent of the whole population and they produce 25 percent of animal products of the country.

The most important feature of Tribal life is that they practice seasonal migration to protect nature; As a result, they are always ready to load all their Home furniture on their livestock and travel around.
In this tour, we will travel with Nomads through their Migration and live and learn their Culture.

Active Packages

Nomads Lifestyle

A Small but Enough Bite of Bakhtiari Nomads Lifestyle!

Day 1: Isfahan or Tehran to Baznavid

Start driving from Isfahan at 6:00 AM. After 4 hours driving, we will Visit the stunning Absefid (whitewater) waterfall with 70m height.

We continue our way through Ghalikouh mountain to Baznavid (it will take about half an hour) and then you will visit an ancient cemetery known as Lion’s cemetery because of lion’s statues on the graves.

After Baznavid we will drive for 15 minutes and around 12:30 we will arrive at the Nomads’ Tent. For lunch, we will be welcomed by Nomad people. Till night we’ll experience (shortly) and see nomads lifestyle. Baking bread, milking, and pasture.

Day 2: Temmi Lake and Staying with Nomads

In the Morning nomads will wake up at 5:00. We can rest or we can wake up and see their works at the start of the day.

At 9:00 we will leave the village to the protected area of Poshtkouh and see the dense forests of Oak trees.

Trough the way, we will see some villages like Chin, where some Bakhtiari nomads have become finally settled. We continue through the villages. One of them is Kish. For lunch, we will be in a rural home, in Khoye village where it is probable to see some Nomad people who are in the middle of their migration.

In the afternoon we will arrive at Sar-Aqa-Seyyed village, one of the most wonderful villages in Iran. There, we will visit salt extraction and a salt mine. For the night we will be in a rural home-stay in the Sar-Agha-Seyed.

Day 3: Sar-Agha-Seyed Village to Isfahan

Early in the morning, we will leave the village to Chelgerd, Shahre-Kord, and Isfahan. Along the way, we will take a look at an ice cave, named Chama ice cave (approx. 4 hours driving on dirt roads).

We will be in Isfahan around 12:00 pm.

Sightseeing

Sightseeing around Bakhtiari nomads

Day 1: Shahre-Kord or Isfahan to Keyno Mountain

We can start this tour from Koohrang (at 8:00) from Shahre-Kord (at 7:00) or from Isfahan (at 6:00). Then we will drive to Lebd village where our trekking starts.

We will immediately start Climbing Keyno mountain. In the afternoon we will reach the summit. Then we will continue our path to some float Ridge of the mountain. After one hour walking, we will be in nomad people’s tent.

In the first day the altitude starts from 1800m, the pick is 3700m. and nomads camp is 3500m.

Day 2: Temmi Lake and Staying with Nomads

Walking along Keyno ridge to Temmi Lake, this will be about 8 hours walking and about 20k.m. and there will be lots of Nomad Families, where we can have a tea with them.

For the night, we will be welcomed by another nomadic family in their tent beside the lake where we can learn more about nomad’s lifestyle.

Day 3: Liork Village to Shahre-Kord or Isfahan

In the third day we will have breakfast with Nomads and then go Walk around the lake Temmi.

And then we should walk down to Dez river, including smooth walking, high valley, steep slopes, hot springs, rivers and amazing perspectives

In the afternoon we will have lunch at Liroak village, at the end we will drive to Koohrang or Isfahan till night.

This tour can be done in 4 days (from Isfahan to Isfahan). In this case each day we have more time to get more familiar with nomads and to enjoy the nature.

Ancient Nomad Roads

Trekking in Ancient Nomad Roads

Day 1: Isfahan to Loshtar

We drive to Shahrekord and we will have breakfast there then we continue with a vehicle to the village Loshtar that we start our hiking. Through our hiking, we will see the migration of nomads, ancient cemetery of Bakhtiari people, and extraordinary natural beauties of Zagros. We will have lunch in the middle of the road and we will continue hiking up to sunset that we may reach a nomad family and we will stay with them over the night.

Day 2: Zard-O-Lime Waterfall and Staying with Nomads

We will start hiking after a complete breakfast with fresh sheep milk. We continue the road to the Zard-O-Lime waterfall. At first, we reach the great source of a waterfall and we will have lunch in this beautiful place then continue the road to see whole of the unique waterfall named Zard-O-Lime. We will spend an hour beside the waterfall for photographing and touching the natural beauties. Then for continuing the road, we should pass the Bazoft River by rope and pulley that is very exciting. After that, we continue hiking up to sunset and we will again spend the night beside a Bakhtiari nomad family.

Day 3: Trekking in 6000-years Ancient Roads

After breakfast, we start hiking to the Khoda-Afarin Bridge that is a stone bridge that was made after a huge earth quick and people believe that God made that for them to pass the river more easily. Ancient people made Dezpart ancient stairs to reach that bridge and Bakhtiari nomads used to use these stairs and Khoda-Afarin Bridge for their migration. After passing this bridge we will have launch and the journey will end beside the red tulip flower lands and the calm river. From here that is named Gazeshtan we will drive to Isfahan.

Plan A

Trekking with the Bakhtiari Nomads Plan A

Day 1: Ahwaz to Masjed Soleyman

After breakfast, we will have a short visit to Ahwaz and Karoon River. Then we drive to Haft Tappeh (excavation site, which consists of dozens of hills) and Chogha- Zanbil (a ziggurat of the Elamite domination era). Continuing with a drive through the Sugar cane plantations to Susa (visiting the ruins of Achaemenid royal residence, the Museum of Susa and Daniels’ tomb, a small local shrine). After lunch in Susa, we go to Shushtar and visit the watermills. What’s better than a tea break in a traditional restaurant to refresh? Then we head to Masjed Soleyman, the cradle of the Iranian oil industry. We will have dinner and stay at Masjed Soleyman Tourist Inn.

Day 2: Masjed Soleyman and Pariyo Chazb Village

After a two-hour drive on the way to Shimbar, we will see the remains of Temples from the Achaemenid and Parthian era (Bard-e Neshande Temple). In Shimbar we will visit Shimbar Waterfall and have our lunch there. Then We drive to Mausoleum of Shazdeh Abdullah and then to the Pariyo Chazb village as the point of start of our trekking. We will prepare ourselves there for the next day. Dinner and overnight stay will be with the Bakhtiari Nomads In their winter settlement in that village.

Day 3-5: Trekking with the Bakhtiari Nomads

The most important part of our trip is this three days, in which we can learn a lot about the Nomads, their lifestyle and of course enjoy the intact nature.

  • Day 3 (from Pariyo Chazb after Imamzadeh Boyer): The trek begins around lunchtime → about 8 km.
  • Day 4 (Imamzadeh Boyer to Baba Zahed): We follow the paths of the nomads (Ilrah) and leave the Monar Mountain. → Furthermore, we pass Chal-Monar and some other villages.→ approx. 22 Km.
  • Day 5 (From Babazadeh to Morez village): We accompany the nomads until noon in the Taraz area. Approx. 10Km.

Day 6: From Morez to Kuhrang

From Morez we will continue and visit the Bazroft area. Then we travel to the Gazestan village. It would take about 1.5 hours. There we will enjoy the breathtaking beauty of nature and the remarkable monument: Dezhpart Steps and Khoda-afarin (craft of God) bridge, which is over Karoon river. The only bridge from which Nomads could pass the Karoon River since (at least) 2000 years ago. We have to hike about one hour to arrive at this wonderful area. After this visit, we will continue our way to Kuhrang.

Day 7: Kuhrang to Khoye

We will go to Aqa-Seyyed village, one of the most wonderful villages in Iran. There, we will visit salt extraction and a salt mine. Along the way, we will take a look at an ice cave, named Chama ice cave.

Day 8: From Khoye to Aligudarz

Then we go through the Zagros Mountains to Aligudarz and visit some villages like Chin, where some Bakhtiari nomads have become finally settled. We continue through the villages. One of them is Kish Baznavid with its interesting cemetery. Then, we will drive to White waterfall (Abshar-e Sefid). The night will be in Aligudarz Tourist Inn.

Plan B

Trekking with the Bakhtiari Nomads Plan B

Day 1: From Ahwaz to Masjed Soleyman

After breakfast, we will have a short visit to Ahwaz and Karoon River. Then we drive to Haft Tappeh (excavation site, which consists of dozens of hills) and Chogha- Zanbil (a ziggurat of the Elamite domination era). Continuing with a drive through the Sugarcane plantations to Susa (visiting the ruins of Achaemenid royal residence, the Museum of Susa and Daniels’ tomb, a small local shrine). After lunch in Susa, we go to Shushtar and visit the watermills. What’s better than a tea break in a traditional restaurant to refresh. Then we head to Masjed Soleyman, the cradle of the Iranian oil industry. We will have dinner and stay at Masjed Soleyman Tourist Inn.

Day 2: Masjed Soleyman and Pariyo Chazb Village

After a two-hour drive on the way to Shimbar, we will see the remains of Temples from the Achaemenid and Parthian era (Bard-e Neshande Temple). In Shimbar we will visit Shimbar Waterfall and have our lunch there. Then We drive to Mausoleum of Shazdeh Abdullah and then to the Pariyo Chazb village as the point of start of our trekking. We will prepare ourselves there for the next day. Dinner and overnight stay will be with the Bakhtiari Nomads In their winter settlement in that village.

Day 3-5: Trekking with Bakhtiari Nomads

The most important part of our trip is this three days, in which we can learn a lot about the Nomads, their lifestyle and of course enjoy the intact nature.

  • Day 3 (from Pariyo Chazb after Imamzadeh Boyer): The trek begins around lunchtime → about 8 km.
  • Day 4 (Imamzadeh Boyer to Baba Zahed): We follow the paths of the nomads (Ilrah) and leave the Monar Mountain. → Furthermore, we pass Chal-Monar and some other villages.→ approx. 22 Km.
  • Day 5 (From Babazadeh to Morez village): We accompany the nomads until noon in the Taraz area. Approx. 10Km.

Day 6: From Morez to Isfahan

From Morez we will continue and visit the Bazroft area. Then we travel to the Gazestan village. It would take about 1.5 hours. There we will enjoy the breathtaking beauty of nature and the remarkable monument: Dezhpart Steps and Khoda-afarin (craft of God) bridge, which is over Karoon river. The only bridge from which Nomads could pass the Karoon River since (at least) 2000 years ago. We have to hike about one hour to arrive at this wonderful area.

After Dezhpart Steps and God-made Bridge, we will have lunch in the Mavarz village. Then we will drive to Isfahan. This ride would be about 5 hours and in the evening we will arrive in Isfahan.