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Live at the Time of Corona

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In the midst of these challenging Coronavirus days that we are all at home quarantine, more than any time we have the chance to appreciate the fact that we are blessed with an amazing mind that is equipped with an imagination that can take us to anywhere we want it to take us. Let our imagination take us to green grassy hills, impassable mighty mountains, spectacular landscapes, unknown territory, and ancient cities. Let get bewildered by the immensity of life.

beautiful landscape of zagros mountains- iran nomad tours

These days, we’d expected to be in Zagros mountains with the nomads … getting up by the sunrise, following the nomads when they take the herds to the surrounding pastures, hearing the nomads’ whoops and calls when they bounce around the valleys, fetching water from Zagros springs, sitting by the fire near the nomads’ tent, eating the fish bread made by nomad women and then sleeping by the sunset under the starry sky. Instead, we are self-isolating, taking our time thinking about the unsurpassed experiences and adventures we’ve had with the locals and nomads.

Iran Nomad Tours at the Time of Coronavirus

As you might probably guess, because of the Coronavirus situation taking over the world, we have also canceled our tours in spring (which is actually our busiest time of the year). But, just like many of you at home, we are trying to make the most out of this mandatory time at home, and branch out to try new things until the whole world is healed. Hoping that it’s resolved soon.

Nomads & the COVID-19

Coronavirus managed to shut down the world, but it didn’t manage to cancel the arrival of spring and with it the Kooch (transhumance) phenomenon. Living their lives mostly isolated from cities and other communities, the nomads of Iran haven’t been infected with this virus and are carrying on their lives the way they always did. In a few weeks, the nomads will start packing their stuff and move to the cooler regions to spend the summer. Springtime in Zagros mountains is the most beautiful time to visit the nomads and we are daydreaming about the breathtaking Zagros plains every day while being stuck at home. Every now and then, when the nomads have signals on the mountains, they call us to see how we are doing now that we’re fighting with the Coronavirus.

nomads and coronoviruses

Nomads & the COVID-19

Coronavirus managed to shut down the world, but it didn’t manage to cancel the arrival of spring and with it the Kooch (transhumance) phenomenon. Living their lives mostly isolated from cities and other communities, the nomads of Iran haven’t been infected with this virus and are carrying on their lives the way they always did. In a few weeks, the nomads will start packing their stuff and move to the cooler regions to spend the summer. Springtime in Zagros mountains is the most beautiful time to visit the nomads and we are daydreaming about the breathtaking Zagros plains every day while being stuck at home. Every now and then, when the nomads have signals on the mountains, they call us to see how we are doing now that we’re fighting with the Coronavirus.

nomads and coronoviruses

A Virtual Kooch

However, this doesn’t mean we have been sitting around, empty-handed! We miss going on Kooch so much, that we decided to reminisce by inviting our previous travelers and friends to an online live meeting on Instagram where we will talk about the experience of living with the Nomads among other travel-related subjects. We are planning to invite very special guests to our Instagram lives, so follow our account and tune in for more information.

A shepherd passing the herd through the road
Passing the rivers at the time of Kooch

A Virtual Kooch

However, this doesn’t mean we have been sitting around, empty-handed! We miss going on Kooch so much, that we decided to reminisce by inviting our previous travelers and friends to an online live meeting on Instagram where we will talk about the experience of living with the Nomads among other travel-related subjects. We are planning to invite very special guests to our Instagram lives, so follow our account and tune in for more information.

A shepherd passing the herd through the road
Passing the rivers at the time of Kooch

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