Trip Highlights

Hike in non-touristic areas of Zagros Mountains

Cross through a vast canyon and a wild river

A long river walking adventure

Visit the nomad tribes of Boyer-Ahmadi

Hike in Dena protected area

Visit an amazing cave in MT Dena foothills

Stay in a traditional house in Sisakht

Socialize with locals and taste their cuisine

  • Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
  • Trip Code: 211
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Activities: Trekking,
  • Regions: Yasuj, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, Iran
  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 6 - 15 )
  • Tour Type: Private Departure
  • Price: On Request
  • Single Supplement: N/A

This trip is a trekking journey among Bakhtiari tribes in a non-touristic area. It is a 3 day adventure tour with two hiking days and one day for exploring and sightseeing. The hiking area is in two different regions; through a canyon and along a river and in Dena National Park and protected area. In the third day we will spend our time visiting nomad tribes and a village plus an amazing cave which was recently discovered by local people. This tour starts from Shiraz and ends in Isfahan but for private groups there is a possibility to start from Isfahan and end in Shiraz.

Services Included

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

Meals

3 B

 

Accommodation

1 night hotel in Yasuj, 1 night guest house in Sisakht

Transport

All transports from Shiraz to Esfahan according to the itinerary

Other Services

Local guide, daily refreshments, all entrance fees

Not Included

Items of personal nature, travel insurance

Day 1: Shiraz to Yasuj – River hiking

At 6:00 A.M you will be picked up from your hotel in Shiraz to Yasuj.  Hiking will start in a canyon along a river in the foothills of Dena Mountain.  In the afternoon we will go back to the beginning of the route to drive to Yasuj. We will stay in a hotel tonight. (B, L, D)

Day 2: Hiking in Dena protected area

6.00 A.M wake up for breakfast and getting ready to start at 7.00 A.M. Today we have around 15 km hiking through the national park.  Tonight we will stay in a local house. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Visiting nomad tribes and cave- Drive to Isfahan

After breakfast at 7:30 A.M we will have a half day exploring tour around the mountains. First we drive to a nomad camp to see their lifestyle and then there will be a short hiking to a cave.  On return to the local house we will have lunch. In the afternoon you will transfer to Isfahan which is take about 5 hours. (B, L, D)

Introduction:

This trip is performed in Dena Mountains (a sub range of Zagros) between two cities of Shiraz and Isfahan.  Zagros with a total length of 1500 km and 240 km wide is the largest mountain range in Iran. It begins in northwestern Iran and ends at the Strait of Hormuz. The highest peaks of Zagros, of which the highest one is Ghashmastan (4435m), are located in the high mountains of Dena.

Dena range has 80 km length and 15 km average width with more than 47 peaks higher than 4000 meters. This vast area with its beauties is ideal for many adventure activities like mountaineering, trekking, wildlife adventures, river trekking, swimming, climbing and nomad adventures.

Dena is a protected area by Iranian Department of Environment because of its vast range of plants, several endangered endemic mammals and natural resources.

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.

The doable season for this trip is from April to November sometimes water level is high or there is rapid currents, in this case the walking excursion along the river will be replaced with a trekking in the canyon.

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