Nomads Odyssey (Kuch Tour)
Migration with Nomads
This 7-day adventurous kuch with Nomads takes you to the heart of magnificent Mt. Zagros before heading to the Nomads black tent where you will find starry sky, green pastures and big herds of animals. Enjoy the best of Zagros trekking for a 7-day hiking and migrating on foot with a flock of sheep & goats with the sounds of bells in your ears and camping experience along the ancient nomadic trails in an unforgettable adventure!
Hike the famous Zagros Mountain in the wilds of Bakhtiari hinterlands on this 7-day hiking and camping adventure. Your path follows the ancient nomadic pathways accompanying a Nomad family in their seasonal migration. Experience panoramic view of Zagros when you reach the peak, witness Nomads epic migration, and enjoy a stay in Nomadic Tent. Explore the nomadic trail the best way possible on this 7-day trek!
DAY 1: Arrive Ahvaz / Explore Shushtar
An early morning flight brings you to Ahvaz. We pick you up from the airport. After breakfast, we will have a short visit to Ahvaz and Karoon River. Then we drive to Haft-Tappeh (excavation site, which consists of dozens of hills) and Tchogha-Zanbil (a ziggurat of the Elamite domination era). In the afternoon, you can tour Shushtar’s historical watermills. We will have lunch in the traditional Mostofi Museum and Restaurant. You will stay the night in Shushtar.
DAY 2: Shimbar / Join Nomads
This morning, we drive to Negin Bridge and Shimbar Waterfall. We will have lunch in a local home which is the last point we have electricity. In case we have more free time, we will visit Dezpart Steps. In the afternoon, we will have a 3/4-hour hiking to reach the Nomad’s black tent in Mt. Zagros. Tonight, under a starry sky, we will have a hot meal & cozy tent to camp to gather our strength for the next day which is the day of KUCH (Migration)!
Day 3, 4, 5 An Expedition to Nomad Land
This morning, take in the spectacular view of the flock wandering around the surrounding green pastures. Today is the day of Migration: A Great Day for the Nomads. For 3 days we accompany them in their epic migration in Zagros mountain ranges. During these 3 days, we have an overall of 42 km hiking. ‘Flexibility’ is a keyword, since there is no fixed plan due to the Nomad͛s flexible routine. While moving behind the flock in Zagros mountainous regions, don’t forget to devour the scenic beauty of the area – a view you never forget. You are all surrounded by imposing mountains or oak trees with the sound of sheep’s bell in your ears. Take photos and soak up the view. In the afternoon, when the Nomads stop moving & set up the black tent, you have planty of quiet to enjoy the spectacular surroundings. At nights, a cool night’s sleep under the starry sky in the lower mountain temperatures would be quite enjoyable. You never forget the authentic nomadic lifestyle you experience while doing Kuch.
On day 5, we say goodbye to the Nomads to continue our expedition to an amazing green village called Khouye. After 3 days migration with the nomads, a comfortable cozy village house would be a perfect lodge. Here we are rewarded with vast fruit gardens and wonderful old village houses. From the village, we will also have a fabulous view of the surrounding mountains. We will stay in the village for the night.
Day 6 Depart Nomads / Back to Civilization
After breakfast, we have the chance to go through the village. Then after bidding farewell to our host family, we will go to an amazing historical stepped village; Sar Agha Seyed Village. Here we have the chance of appreciating the views of the old village houses where the yard of one, is the roof of the other. Zagros has always been the highest and hardest part of each nomadic migration. For more than thousands of years, Nomads have stopped in this village on their way to summer or winter pastures. We will hike for 15 minutes and visit a salt mine near the village. Then we will continue our road to Chelgerd where we will stay in a Hotel. Koohrang Spring is the next awesome destination. It is the biggest spring in Iran which is very rarely visited by passengers due to the exposed nature of the place & the rough road. For the night, we will get back the hotel.
Day 7 Return to Isfahan
Today, we do some sightseeing. Visiting Dimeh Spring & the plain of Koohrang’s reversed tulips reward us with the most stunning view. We will then go to Shahr-e Kord and Isfahan.
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