Nomad’s Migration in the Eyes of Fritillaria!

Days
5
Nights
4
Style
Sightseeing
Difficulty
1
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Real experience of migrating with Iranian Nomad and sightseeing Nomadic area of Iran with 1 day migration

Live with an Iranian Bakhtiari nomad family and discover the nomadic area, food and their unique lifestyle!

In this tour we will experience a 12000-year-old nomadic culture and lifestyle by migrating with them between their seasonal places.

Here you will find the most important feature of tribal life which is their seasonal migration to protect nature; as a result they are always ready to load all their living stuff on their livestock and travel around.

In this tour we travel with nomads through their migration route, live and learn their culture, taste their delicious food and enjoy the intact nature.

Besides the migration experience we will also do sightseeing the attractions of cities in nomadic area like Shushtar watermill, Sar-Agha-Seyed village, Kouhrang spring and Masjed-Soleyman museum of nomad.

In this package we provide you 1 day migrating with a night accommodation with a nomadic family and 4 days seeing around.

Please note that although the itinerary starts from Ahwaz, we normally arrange the trips from Isfahan. For customizing your trip please contact us via email: info@nomad.tours

 


Our Partner | Mr. Ali Mowlah

Ali Mowla bakhtiari man

Remembering the great Jaffar Qoli as one of the last “kalanthar” of the Bakhtiyari. I was surprised to discover that Ali Mowlah – the father of our host family, is actually related to Jaffar. Being an old and respected member of the Bakhtiyari tribe, Ali proved himself to be a man of great experience and hospitality. He had many questions for me too, and with help of Elham from our team, who could speak Farsi, we could communicate and exchange some cultural backgrounds.

Children of Zagros

A bit later we met the mother and the shy daughters as well, Sumaye and another girl, whose name I have forgotten. They were in the camp, preparing food and the daily bread. The older daughter, Sumaye, is married, but her husband was in the city on business. The boys, who are usually in charge of shepherding, came a bit later. Sa’adi as the oldest son (21 year old), Sa’adat, and Peyman, the youngest, are the three sons who had joined the family for this migration.



Start :  
Ahwaz
Finish :  
Isfahan
Country :  
Iran
Style :  
Sightseeing
Code :  
01
Min Age :  
12
Group size :  
Min 2, Max 8

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12 Sep – 16 Sep 2018

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24 Sep – 28 Sep 2018

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30 Sep – 4 Oct 2018

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6 Oct – 10 Oct 2018

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12 Oct – 16 Oct 2018

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18 Oct – 22 Oct 2018

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24 Oct – 28 Oct 2018

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31 Oct – 3 Nov 2018

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Itinerary

Nomad’s migration in the eyes of Fritillaria!

Start: Ahwaz city
Destination: Fath-abad village
What do we do during day 1?

After breakfast we have a short visit to Ahwaz and Karoon River. Then we drive to Haft Tappeh (excavation site, which consists of dozens of hills) and Chogha-Zanbil (a ziggurat of the Elamite domination era). Then we go to visit Shushtar watermills and have lunch in traditional Mostofi museum and restaurant. Then we head to Masjed Soleyman, the cradle of the Iranian oil industry. There we will visit the ‘nomad museum’, a good place to learn about different aspects of the nomad’s life before joining them. We will continue our travel to Fath-abad village, near Qaleh-ye Khvajeh, to eat dinner and sleep.

Accommodation: Sleep in a rural house just beside nomads
Meals:
Lunch: Traditional Mostofi museum and restaurant
dinner: At Fath-abad village, local food
Transportation: 4WD car
Start: Fath-abad village
Destination: Boveyr Mausoleum
What do we do during day 2?

After breakfast we do a sight see in the village, then drive to the Mausoleum of ‘Shazdeh-Abdullah’ on a dirt road and have a lunch there. Then it is time to get familiar with the nomad family that we are going to migrate with. Based on the place the nomad family has chosen to start for migration, we may have about two hours trekking. For dinner and sleeping we are with the nomad family. We eat what they eat.

Accommodation: night with nomad family
Meals:
breakfast: Fath-abad village
Lunch: At Mausoleum of ‘Shazdeh-Abdullah’, local food
dinner: With nomad family, local food
Trekking: At most two-hours trekking
Transportation: 4wd car
Start: Boveyr Mausoleum
Destination: near Sarhooni village, the temporarily nomads camp during migration
What do we do during day 3?

We get up early in the morning and after eating breakfast, we start trekking with nomad family and their livestock. We have some stops for lunch but all day long we are migrating with the family. We experience exciting situations like shepherding or we may see a sheep birth! Finally at night we spend the night with nomad family and listening to their life story. Also we could milking sheep and goats. We pass the night in our tent beside nomad family.

Accommodation: night with nomad family
Meals:
breakfast: Local food- what nomad family eat
Lunch: Local food- what nomad family eat
dinner: With nomad family, local food
Trekking: trekking all the day with nomad family and their livestock- 14 km
Start: near Sarhooni village, the temporarily nomads camp during migration
Destination: Maverz village
What do we do during day 4?

After eating breakfast with nomad family, saying goodbye and hoping a safe and sound migration for them, we go to see Shimbar(or shirinbahar) waterfall and lake. These are wonderful places to enjoy after the migration. Then we go to Maverz village -a beautiful village just beside the Bazoft river among the mountains- where we eat lunch and do some rest. On our way to Shimbar waterfall and then Mavarz village we may see other nomad families migrating. In the afternoon we will go to Gazestan village. There we visit the attractions like Dezhpart Steps and Khoda-afarin (craft of God) bridge, which is over Karoon river. The only natural bridge from which nomads could pass the Karoon River since 2000 years ago. It takes about an hour trekking from Gazestan village to the Dezhpart historical steps. Then we will get back to Maverz village for dinner and sleeping.

Accommodation: A local house in the village
Meals:
breakfast: With nomad family
Lunch: Maverz village –local food
dinner: Maverz village –local food
Trekking: Two hours trekking
Transportation: 4wd car
Start: Maverz village
destination: Isfahan
What we do during day 5?

After eating breakfast at Maverz village, we will go to the Chelgerd city. It takes about 2 and half an hour, and then will go to and see Koohrang spring. Here we can see huge amounts of water coming out of the stones. Then we go back to the Chelgerd city for lunch. Depending on the period of the time and if is available we will go to see Dasht-laleh-vazhgoon (Fritillaria Imperialis plain) or the traditional arts and crafts museum in Shahrekord. Our final destination will be the beautiful Isfahan.

Accommodation: not included
Meals:
breakfast: Maverz village
Lunch: Chelgerd city Transportation: 4wd car


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