Over Night: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Sheikh Ali Khan Waterfall
The life of the nomads has been defined by migration. As shepherds, the nomads follow their sheep to mountains and plains to find them food. So if they do not have sheep, they are not shepherds and if they do not migrate, they are not nomads any more.
Two times a year, the nomads, young and old, man and woman set off to cross the mountains, plains, and rivers along with their sheep to reach the dense meadows. They migrate to cool mountainous areas as the weather gets hot (Yeylaq), while they go to moderate and warm plains as it gets cold in the mountainous areas (Qeshlaq). There are a thousand of years that they have chosen this way of living creating a culture which has the color and smell of the nature. The nomads are in love with the nature and a part of it. Their black tents woven of the hair of the goats , the barking of their dogs, the smell of their firewood, the sound of their sheep and goats’ bells, and the smell of their just cooked bread are signs of a friendly resort in the heart of the wild nature. They try to keep the order of their tribe and respect their family and the chef of the tribe. If you get close to them friendly and enter their tents they would share whatever they have with you and welcome you warmly at their nap on the ground to eat with them.
This culture of the nomads of Iran is not specific to a single tribe like the Kurds, the Balutch, the Qashqai, the Turkman or Shahsavan or a specific region, but to whoever called nomad everywhere in Iran.
Itinerary: Tehran,Golpayegan,Yasuj, Shiraz.
Arrive in Tehran International Airport (IKA). Our guide will welcome and transfer you to the hotel.
Full day city tour to Tehran including a visit to National Museum of Iran, Golestan Palace (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE),Grand bazar, jewellery museum. O/N in Tehran.
Early morning, leave Tehran to Golpayegan via Qom, visit the shrine in Qom Continue to Gugad (visit mudbrick fortress) and Golpayegan (visit austere Jameh Mosque from Seljuq times)arrive at Khoyghan Village with Armenian Christians, continue to Daran.O/N Daran.
Drive from Daran via Dimeh spring to Chelgerd. Make excursion direction Zardekuh mountain and visit Sheikh Ali Khan waterfall and nomad area, hike to Kuhrang spring. Then back to sheikh ALi khan’s tent where you will see the view of nomads trail across Zardkuh Pass.O/N Tent.
Drive to Bazoft Valley which is hub of migrations of Bakhtiari nomads, then via Ardal, Naghan to Choqhakhor Lake, then continue to Yasuj.O/N Yasuj.
Drive to Shiraz. Have half day city tour in Shiraz.O/N Shiraz.
After breakfast drive to persepolice & Naghsh e Rostam necropolis. pasargadea. Drive back to Shiraz,O/N Shiraz.
In the morning visit Nasir Ol Molk mosque,Karim Khan Castle, vakil bazar then drive to air port for departure.