In recent years, the number of Iran Nomads has decreased dramatically. Small in size, but big on charm, their beauty is unmatched. Apart from Nomad people, the verdant pastures of their lands full of sheep and goats are so eye-catching specially during their spring kooch. There’s plenty to see. For those who wish to be immersed in the history and culture of Iran, there is no better place to visit the indigenous people of Iran living in Zagros Mountain ranges. We’ve round up 5 main reasons for going and living with the Nomads of Iran.
Number one: It looks other-worldly
After reaching the magnificent Zagros mountains, over which the nomads migrate in search of grass for their flocks, we’ll see a whole other world totally away from a world full of distractions we are used to. Apart from the fantastic sceneries, the first-hand experience of living with Iran Nomads is so amazing… not like anything we’ve experienced before.
Number two: We will see what’s it like to be a Nomad
For some days, we’ll go to sleep by sunset, and wake up by sunrise in a primitive tent, we’ll make our bread, milk the sheep, fetch water, collect wood, and spend some peaceful nomadic afternoon with them in their tent. And all these would broaden our experiences. It will be a unique experience which will deeply affect us.
We’ll see how it likes to be a shepherd, away from hustle and bustle of life taking care of sheep and goats. We’ll see how these tough and indefatigable people spend their lives deep in the wilderness.
Number Three: It would be like an epic pilgrimage
We are going through some novel experiences that would affect us throughout our life. From that moment on, we are not the same previous person. We’ll remember the things we’ve long forgotten. There would be many memorable key moments which give us a real insight into a deeper meaning of life. The way they battle nature and all the struggles and obstacles can be metaphors of life’s difficulties. We’ll learn so much from these people and their practical approaches.
Number Four: It would be a cross-cultural experience
Knowing about a very special, obscure and ancient culture, of which we know so little, would be a very invaluable experience. It would be of mutual benefits for both groups; the nomads and the visitors. The visitors can gain first-hand experience of nomads’ unique culture and lifestyle. And nomads can be encouraged to preserve their lifestyle when they see how others are appreciative of their culture and lifestyle.
Number Five: It would be quite an adventure
Are you an avid adventurer looking for your next great adventure? Look no further! Being with Nomads and following them in their seasonal migration (‘kooch’) in Zagros hinterlands would be a novel trip which is really worth trying.