Trip Highlights

Hike in Zagros mountain ranges

Cross Dena protected area and National park

Visit nomad tribes

Visit an amazing cave in MT Dena foothills

Stay in a traditional house and socialize with locals

Taste local cuisine

Thorough cultural, architectural and historical tour

Visit Shiraz, the Capital of Ancient Persia

Visit Persopolis, Naghshe Rostam & Rajab (UNESCO world heritage sites)

Visit Esfahan historic city

Naqshe Jahan Square & Imam Mosque (UNESCO world heritage sites)

Golestan Palace (UNESCO world heritage site)

Visit historic Anyaneh village

Visit Kashan historic city

  • Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
  • Trip Code: 212-STN-TRK
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Activities: Trekking,
  • Regions: Yasuj, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, Iran
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  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 6 - 15 )
  • Tour Type: Group Departure
  • Price:
  • Single Supplement: N/A

This tour suits real trekkers who enjoy long trekking in a non-touristic region. Most trekking routes in Iran have been developed in Alborz Mountain range while Zagros is richer in terms of untouched nature, landscape, variety of plants, animals and people. This Adventure Iran tour will take you to a remote area for one week. You will hike along Dena mountains from north west to south east around 50 km, ascending the highest peaks of Zagros.     

The journey will start from Tehran. After a swift visit of the capital and Golestan Palace (UNESCO site) you will fly to Shiraz. In Shiraz you will visit its numerous attractions, ancient capital of Persian empire and Persepolis before driving to Dena Mountains. Your one week adventure will start from here hiking along the mountains and ascending some of the highest peaks over 4000 meters. The hiking highlight would be Dena National Park and protected area with its rivers, forests and waterfalls with the possibility of visiting nomad tribes. After trek you will travel to Esfahan for a short visit followed by Abyaneh historic village. you will have a short hike in this village and then drive to Kashan which is the final point of this journey.

Services Included

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

Meals

13 B

7 L

 12 D

Accommodation

13 nights accommodation: 1 night in Tehran, 2 nights hotel in Shiraz, 1 night in nomad camp, 5 nights camping in Dena mountains, 1 night local house, 1 night hotel in Esfahan, 1 night hotel in Abyaneh, 1 night traditional house in Kashan

Transport

All transfers and transport according to the itinerary and number of people, Backpack is handled during the trek, Air ticket from Tehran to Shiraz

Other Services

English speaking mountain guide, cultural guide from Esfahan to Kashan, daily refreshments

Not Included

Items of personal nature, travel insurance, entrance fees

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Zagros Mountain:

Zagros is one of the longest mountain ranges in Asia (sixth) after the Himalaya, Kunlun Mountains, Tian Shan Mountains, Altay Mountains, Ural Mountains and twonthest.

Zagros forms the largest mountain range in Iran and Iraq, spreading across the whole length of the western and southwestern Iranian plateau, begining in northwestern Iran and ending at Strait of Hormuz. Zagros range is about 932 miles (1,500 km) long and more than 150 miles (240 km) wide. The mountains are separated into many sub-ranges and organically have the same age as the age as The Alps. Zagros is also  home to rich and complex flora widely oak-dominated.

Dena mountain chain:

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 4,000 meters or more above sea level. Ghach Mastan in Dean 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, wildlife adventures, river trekking, river swimming, climbing and nomad adventures.

Dena National Park

Dena is a protected area by the Iranian Department of Environment because of its vast range of plants, several endangered endemic mammals and natural resources. Oak species dominate the highlands, while pistachio and almond are common at lower elevations. Hackberry, walnut, and pear trees are scattered throughout this eco-region. A variety of animal life, such as brown bear, eagles, wolves, various wild cats including caracals, lynxes and leopards, wild goat have long made their homes in the region. On the other hand many large rivers, including Karun, Dez, and Karkheh originate from the area flowing into the Persian Gulf and the Oman Sea. Scenic waterfalls, pools, and lakes add beauty to the mountainous landscape.

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.

Untill now the vast majority of people living in the area practice a nomadic lifestyle.

The cultural diversity of the local communities, including the nomad communities are manifested by their languages, traditional production activities, herding, food products, dresses, festivals and dances.

 

The doable season for this trip is from April to November. Sometimes in the high altitude the weather in not stable so the program might change according to local situation.

May 16, 2018- May 29, 2018

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