Hiking in Zagros Mountains and explore Iran’s main classic sites

Fixed Departure
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Services

Moderate

Accommodation

  • 5 Nights Hotel
  • 4 Nights Local House

Meals

  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 5 Dinners

Transport

  • Sedan

Trip Highlights

  • Visit Iran’s most famous UNESCO site of Persepolis
  • City of Shiraz and UNESCO Persian Garden of Eram
  • Two days off the beaten track hike through Dena UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • Local home stay inside the National Park
  • Two days hiking through the territory of Bakhtiari nomadic tribe
  • Overnight stay with the Bakhtiari tribe
  • Visit Masjed-e Jame (mosque) of Esfahan (UNESCO designated)
  • Visit Esfahan’s Meidan Emam (Nagsheh Jahan square) heritage site

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

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.

Itinerary

  • 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. 

    Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
    Transport
    Sedan
  • 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

    Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
  • 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. 

    Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Dinner
  • 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.

    Accommodation
    Local House
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • 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

    Accommodation
    Local House
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • 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. 

    Accommodation
    Local House
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • 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. 

    Accommodation
    Local House
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • 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. 

    Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
  • 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. 

    Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
    Breakfast
  • Based on your flight time, we will drive you to the Esfahan’s International Airport.

     

    Accommodation
    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.

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