At Adventure Iran we try to excel at offering suitable and appropriate tours for each season. This tour is designed for late spring, summer and early autumn time period. One of the key reasons that we offer this tour during this period is to be able to meet and follow the nomadic tribes during their seasonal migration. This is a short trip but we try to include as much activity as possible during these 10 days.
In the cultural and historical part of the trip we cover 4 UNESCO sites in Esfahan and Shiraz provinces. In the active part of your journey we include two regions in Zagros range. The first region is Dena Mountain chain which is a national park and protected area. The second hiking activity takes place in Zardkuh Mountain chain, which is part of the territory of the Bakhtiari nomadic tribe. The grade of difficulty is moderate which is suitable for most hikers. However as a private tour, it’s possible to modify the hiking route, and make it more challenging and longer according to the desires of our customers.
We start this trip from Shiraz and end it in Esfahan, airport transfer included. We operate this trip from May to end of September. For more information and questions, please contact us.
Depending on your arrival time you'll likely have free time to relax, get adjusted and explore the famous city of Shiraz. Overnight stay at hotel.
In Persepolis we start a full sightseeing of Persia’s imperial past by visiting Naghseh Rajab and Nagshe-Rostam. In the late afternoon we will drive back to Shiraz. Overnight stay at hotel
In the morning we will start a walking tour to visit Karimkhan citadel, Vakil mosque & baths, Nasirolmolk mosque, the grand bazaar and the old part of the town. Afternoon we will spend a while for visiting Hafez mausoleum Persia’s beloved poet and Eram garden registered in UNESCO World Heritage sites. late afternoon we will leave Shiraz towards Sisakht “ Dena mountains foothill” which is 216 km away. Overnight stay in a traditional guesthouse.
After breakfast start your long day 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 local house.
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
After breakfast, we will pack our bags and we will drive to a cave around the region to explore hidden attraction of the mountains. Afterward, we will have a long drive to Mts Zardkuh, the nomadic region of Zagros takes about 5-6 hours. We have two hours mountain off road in the last part of the road. We reach to a nomadic region of Bakhtiari tribes and we will wall to the village. We stay the night in the village.
After early breakfast with local in the house, we will start our hiking through the nomadic tents of Bakhtiari who they moved from low land up to highland during spring and summer. We are going to have between 6- 8 hours hike. In the late afternoon you will arrive to another nomadic region. You will stay in the tent or a very basic house for this night.
We will have early breakfast in the camp and continue our hiking toward another region. In the afternoon we will finish our today hike in a village. Afterward a local vehicle pickup us and we have off road driving towards a main town. Afterwards we will drive to Isfahan city take 4-5 hours. In the evening we will be in Isfahan. Overnight stay in a hotel.
A full day Esfahan city walking tour to visit all of the UNESCO’s world heritage sites on Naqshe Jahan Square, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Imam Mosque as well as Aali Qapu Building, Chehel Sotun (Forty Pillar) and Hasht Behest (Eight Heaven) building on this day. Overnight stay at hotel.
Based on your flight time, we will drive you to the Esfahan’s International Airport.
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.
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