Frequently asked questions. More questions? Contact us via our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
How much does a tour cost?
They vary depending on the number of people attending and the type of the tour, but as a rough estimate, they start from about 250 euros per person in case there are 4 people in the group, so the common prices( vehicle, transportation, guide, etc…) will be shared.
What things and equipment do I need to bring?
Depending on your package type, we will send and email including information about the equipment that you need to bring. The basic package includes the tent and sleeping bag and the meals already. Furthermore, we can provide you with the trekking shoes or backpacks if you don’t have them. And the rest is on yourselves, personal equipment such as sunglasses, sunscreen, …
How do we take a shower or go to the toilet while doing the tour?
Again depending on the type of your trip, in some of them you will be staying in villages each night so it will not be hard to arrange a shower. In the migrations that take several days with no stay in the villages in between, the opportunity to take a warm shower while trekking is almost zero, however what the nomads and us sometimes do with them is to take a shower in the rivers, anyway according to Iranian culture, we are used to wash ourselves using water bottles (outdoor) or hoses (at homes) after each time that we use the “toilet”. So we feel fresh and clean all day time. In fact, the way we go to toilet is highly compatible with the nature. We should not do it near the rivers, also, before that we dig in the soil and after we are done we cover it by the soil or stone. The nomads normally put a stone on it when they are finished.
What are we going to eat?
The idea is to try to experience nomads life, so we would prefer if you could eat their food during the trip. However, since their food might not be desirable for everyone or in case of any allergy or special diet, we would negotiate the details with you beforehand and we can take our food with ourselves during the trip. Actually, during the registration we would get your food preferences. Their food is basically made of diary products taken from fresh ship or goat milk, hand made bread and tea. We usually ask them to serve you an Iranian “kebab” to for one meal, but that’s just a proposition and the food schedule is flexible due to your wishes.
Do we need to carry all our stuff?
If you are taking the trekking tours, there will be donkeys carrying your backpacks along the way. But there is a maximum of 5 kilo. More than that? You need to leave them in the car while trekking.
How will be the sleeping arrangement?
If we are in the villages we sleep in rooms. When we are in the middle of the trekking we would sleep in sleeping bags in the tents. We would sleep as nomadic people sleep and we would wake up whenever they get up in the morning.
How are you helping the nomads, don’t you think that your activities would harm them?
Nomad tours is trying to minimize its negative impact and try to optimize the nomad’s motivation in order to stay in their original habitats. We will do this by the means of the tourists and their payments in exchange for the services that the nomads will give to them. So we do our best to keep this relationship fair and sustainable, and we are open to any comments and critics.
How can we help the nomads as their guests?
Furthermore if you feel like encouraging these people to continue this business and show them how valuable are their activities, you can buy some of their products and take them as original Iranian souvenirs and delicates to you countries!