A historical and cultural journey of Iran along multi day hiking on Zagros Mountains

Private Tour
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Services

Moderate

Accommodation

  • 7 Nights Hotel
  • 4 Nights Local House

Meals

  • 10 Breakfasts
  • 7 Lunches
  • 5 Dinners

Transport

  • Sedan

Trip Highlights

  • Best Iran hiking in two different regions of Zagros mountains
  • Crossing Oak trees forest of Dena UNESCO biosphere reserve
  • Hiking alongside of foothills of the mountain chains
  • Walk through seldom visited villages in non touristic areas of Mt Zagros
  • Taste of Persian cuisine in local houses
  • Explore off the beaten tracks of Iran
  • Interact and mingle with Bakhtiari nomadic tribe
  • Camp besides the nomad’s tents and share their food and lifestyle
  • Explore Abyaneh historical village
  • Visit Iran’s world famous & important UNESCO designated world heritage sites

Service Included

  • All transportation according to the itinerary
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Entrane fees for the sites according to the itinerary

Service 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

Trip Notes

HIKE AND DISCOVER IRAN tour is a soft adventure holiday with combination of Iran’s cultural-historical attractions with moderate hiking activity. Besides visiting Iran’s world famous highlights, we include 4 days hiking in two separate regions of the massive Zagros mountain range. As most of Iran classic tours are designed for spring and autumn, the same itinerary is offered during the summer. However we have designed this tour specifically  for the Persian summer season. The journey has two main segments. The first segment focuses on the hiking activity which we have designed in a manner that covers areas never mentioned in any guide book. We have chosen two regions of Zagros range (Nomadic region & a National Park) for the hiking segment . The second segment will be focused on cultural/historical sightseeing activities. These include visiting  cities of Shiraz, Esfahan and Kashan ; plus Abyaneh historical village as well as Persepolis . The trip begins in Shiraz and ends in Kashan with transfer to Tehran IKA airport. This trip does not include any time spent in Tehran since there is not sufficient time. If you would like to continue your trip and would like to spend time in the capital city, please contact us.

Itinerary

  • Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
    Transport
    Sedan
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    Hotel
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
  • Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Dinner
  • Accommodation
    Local House
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Accommodation
    Local House
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Accommodation
    Local House
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Accommodation
    Local House
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
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    Hotel
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
  • Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
    Breakfast
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    Hotel
    Meals
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    Lunch
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    Hotel
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    Breakfast
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    Meals
Zard Kuh or Zard Kouh is the name of a sub ranges of Zagros Mountains range which is in the centr of Zagros and is one the most great and famous mountains in Zagros. In Persian Zard Kuh mean "The yellow mountain".
The mountain range is located in Chaharmahal-e-Bakhtiary province, near the two famous cities of Shahr-e-kord and Koohrang which is one of the most beautiful places of Iran. Also Karoon and Zayandeh-roud rivers are two most major rivers of Iran coming from Zard Kuh mountains.
There a lot of mountains over 4000 m in this mountain range like : Haft Tanan 4019m, Shah-e-Shahidan 4180m, Ab-Sefid 4050m, Koloonchin (Do-Zardeh) 4221m, Khersan          4050m, Zard Kuh 4521

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 4000 meters or more above sea level. Ghach Mastan in Dena 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 and mountain biking. In addition there is also the possibility of the extremely exotic chance of observing tribal nomadic life styles.