At some point in your life, you’ve probably given some thought on the ways our decisions and actions influence the world. In today’s modern world, nothing comes without a price, and even a concept as neutral or innocent-looking as travelling can come with a number of negative consequences. If we depend on the joy we get from travelling, we should also be aware of its not so joyful side, “economy”: tourism is considered as one of the major industries around the world and countless people’s livelihoods depend on it. That’s why being a responsible & sustainable traveller is now more important than ever. Because we’re faced with a multitude of people who want to travel, and if we’re not mindful of the effects we have on our host communities, they might gradually deteriorate. That’s when the essential role of a sustainable tourist, travelling responsibly comes into play. In IRANomad, our ultimate goal is to create a positive atmosphere between the travellers (guests) and the host communities and impact them both (without changing them or their lifestyle in any significant way) through our trips, we aspire to travel as eco friendly as possible and we hope you will join us in our nomadic odyssey. Make sure you stay up-to-date with the nomadic projects your trips are supporting.
Sustainable travelling means that as travellers we are responsible for the state of wellbeing and the changes that we make to our host country or community. That we should leave our travel destination in the same shape as (if not better than) we found it. As much as travelling can be a positive source of revenue and cultural exchange for the local communities, it can also be their end! Nowadays, many people want to take it up a notch and have a meaningful experience with the locals and at the same time have a clear conscience that they are doing the community well.
By Travelling with IRANomad you experience untouched natural landscapes, less travelled paths & authentic nomadic tribes and make meaningful connections with them. You are also contributing to a great cause: Preservation of Nomadic Heritage. You will make a difference to the world by your deep, slow, responsible travelling.
Iran is home to one of the world’s largest nomadic populations. Traditionally, all the nomads of Iran took part in Kooch or seasonal transhumance to find better pastures for their livestock and avoid scorching summers and harsh winters. Unfortunately, in the past decades, the number of nomads have been rapidly declining. In addition to that, even the nomads that have not yet migrated to cities are slowly setting aside their ancient lifestyle and are now living a sedentary lifestyle in villages. Only a small group of nomads in Iran still do the seasonal migration just like their ancestors did. It’s crucial to save these micro-cultures for many reasons:
These are the principles that we have in mind for these tours: