Zagros Trekking with Qashqai nomads

We usually do this tour from May to end of October ! On this tour we visit some nomads in Zagros mountains and also a short trekking is possible. For a long trekking we neet at least 2 or 3 days. There are 2 different plans for this tour: on plan A, we do a good trekking and just a short visit of nomads but on plan B we go directly to the nomads and spend more time with nomads.

Plan A:
Start from Shiraz in the morning at about 8:00am,
Drive to the northwest (114 km /1 hr 48 min) to the high mountains close to Ardekan (Sepidan) town,
Start trekking up to Barm-firuz mountains to visit Barm-firuz lake,
Trek down to a nomads family to visit and have lunch with them , About 8 km/5 hr trekking in total.
Get back to Shiraz around sunset.
Plan B:
Start from Shiraz in the morning,
Drive to northwest about 100km to a nomads family close to Ardekan (Sepidan) town,
Visit a nomads family and have lunch with them,
Take a short walk and visit some families around,
Get back to Shiraz around sunset.

Tips:
1.Nomads live at an elevation from 2000 to 3000 and always the weather is ok and not too hot. Just in July, August and September its hot in midday about +35.
2. The lake is located at an elevation of 3300m and we start trekking at an elevation about 2500m.
3. Th e path is good and you can do it even with normal shoes.

 We usually do this tour from May to November when our nomads are in summer place . On this trip we do a nice trekking in Ganbil valley and Barm-firuz mountain and lake in southern part of Zagros mountains ; visit some Qashqai nomads and spend a night with a nomad's family.

Tour plan:

Day 1:
Start from Shiraz in the morning ;
Drive to northwest of the city for about 110km/2 hr;
Arrive to Sheshpir region beside the town called Sepidan ( Ardekan);
Visit a nomad's family and have lunch with them,
Drive forward to Ganbil valley and start trekking for about 10km ;
Arrive to a nomad's family around sunset ;
Spend the night with the nomad's family ;
Day 2:
After breakfast start trekking up to Barm-firuz lake 3300m. ( about 3 km/3hr);
Trek up to Barm-firuz summit 3720 m. ( about 2km/ 2hr);
Have lunch on the lake,
Trek down to ganbil valley in the afternoon,
Drive back to Shiraz and finally get back to Shiraz around sunset.

Tips:
1.Trekking from the lake to the summit is optional.
2.The starting point of trekking is about 2800m from the sea level ;
3.the path is a bit steep ;
4.In summer there are some prickly bushes and its better to wear good trekking shoes.
5.Be sure to take enough water.
6.Always you need some warm clothes for the night but its hot in midday ( about +35) especially in July, August and September.

This is the best tour in our summer place in high mountains from May to November. By taking this tour you can do a very nice trekking and visit a lot of nomads. on this trip we usually pass several nice mountains, valleys , a nice canyon(Ganbil canyon) and also climb up to a high summit! ( Barm-firuz summit 3720 m.) Its a professional treekking, so you should be physically ready and also you need good trekking shoes.

Tour plan:

Day 1:
Pick up from Shiraz and drive to North of the city for about 120km/ 2hr45min,
Get to last paradise valley and start trekking up to Jiderzar village,(3km/ 1 hr 45 min trekking),
Visit a family at the village and have lunch with them,
Trekking in the afternoon to Kahkaran village ( 14km/5hr),
Spend the night with a nomad's family close to the village,
Day 2:
Trekking through some mountains and Ganbil canyon,
have lunch in Ganbil canyon and also swimming is possible in the canyon.
Get to a nomad's family in the afternoon (about 15-18 km/5-7hr),
Spend the night with a nomad's family.
Day3:
Trekking up to Barm-firuz lake and summit ( about 7km/5hr).
Trek down to the other side of the mountain to the road ( about 6km/3hr)and drive back to Shiraz ( about 130km/2hr30min)in the afternoon.
Get back to Shiraz around sunset.

Tips:
1.Its a professional treekking, so you should be physically ready.
2.you need good trekking shoes.
3.we do our trekking in our nomads region, so whenever you want we can stop at nomads families and visit them.
4. The altitude of the starting point is about 1700m and the max altitude is 3700m.
5. Its hot in July, August and September, especially in midday about +35 and because of that we dont do trekking in midday in these monthes.

When you are in Shiraz and your next destination is Isfahan , take this trip to experience something totally different, enjoy amazing landscapes of Zagros mountains, do a nice trekking, visit some nomads in their tents, spend some time with them and finally get to Isfahan instead of sitting on buses for a long time through the high way.

Also when you are in Isfahan and want to move to Shiraz, you can start the tour from Isfahan and finally get to Shiraz.


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Day 1:
start from Shiraz in the morning
Drive to the northwest of Shiraz about 120km
Get to high mountains and start trekking through Ganbil valley,
Get to a nomad's family in the afternoon and have lunch with them,
Take a short walk and visit some more nomads in the afternoon,
Spend the night with a nomad's family.
Day 2:
Trek up to Barm-firuz mountain to get to Barm-firuz lake in the morning,
Trek down from the other side of the mountain to get to the road and drive to Kakan village and have lunch,
Drive to Isfahan through Dena mountain in the afternoon,
Get to Isfahan around sunset.

Take this especial tour to get to Yazd through Zagros mountains to enjoy unique landscapes of Zagros mountains, do a nice trekking, visit some nomads, spend some time with them and finally reach to Yazd. Also when you are in Yazd you can take this tour from Yazd to Shiraz.

On this tour instead of normal way, we get to Yazd through Zagros mountains. We visit some nomads on the way, spend some time with them and also do a nice trekking.

Tour plan:
Day 1:
Start from Shiraz in the morning and drive to northwest of the city about 120km;
Get to high mountains and start trekking through Ganbil valley,
Get to a nomad's family in the afternoon and have lunch with them,
Take a short walk in the afternoon and visit some families around,
Spend the night with a nomad's family.
Day 2:
Trek up to Barm-firuz mountain to get to Barm-firuz lake,
Trek down from the other side to get to the road and drive to Kakan village,
Visit a family at the village and have lunch with them,
Drive to Yazd through Zagros mountains in the afternoon,
Get to Yazd around sunset.