Bakhtiari nomads Iran

Gambling Partridges




Real experience of migrating with Iranian nomad and sightseeing nomadic area of Iran with 2-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 the nomadic areas like Shushtar watermill, Sar-Agha-Seyed village, Kouhrang spring and Masjed-Soleyman museum of the nomad.

In this package, we provide you 2 days migrating with a night accommodation with a Nomadic family and 4 days seeing around.

*Please note that we provide small group tours (max. 4 travelers). If you are traveling with a group or you have any special requirements or you just need to customize your itinerary, feel free to contact us via

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12 Sep – 17 Sep 2018


19 Sep – 24 Sep 2018


26 Sep – 1 Oct 2018


3 Oct – 8 Oct 2018


10 Oct – 15 Oct 2018


17 Oct – 22 Oct 2018


24 Oct – 29 Oct 2018


31 Oct – 5 Nov 2018


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Gambling partridges

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
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- camping tent
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
Destination: Babazahed
What do we do during day 3 & 4?

During two days we have an overall of 23 km trekking, accompanying the tribal family. There is no fixed plan due to the nomad’s decision which is depended on the weather & lambs’ status. They might decide that the lambs need more relaxing and eating in a day and walk slowly or maybe in another day they find no grass field so they go a bit faster… The most important factor for the decision of the Nomad family during the migration is their lambs and goats. We do not want to change their priorities so our plan will be compatible with theirs. Here is the most probable itinerary for the migration part of the tour:

Day 3 (Boveyr to Sarhooni): About 10 km trekking
Day 4 (Sarhooni to Baba Zahed): About 13Km trekking
Accommodations: We provide camping tent beside nomad family for nights.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner: Nomad families are baking bread on the way and they will cook some other foods from lamb’s milk. We also will bring some other foods with us if you have any special diet please let us know about it.
Transportation: Nomads’ mules carry our lodging but they could support up to 5 kilograms for each person so we do recommend to not bring heavy backpack. Our extra stuffs which we don’t need during the trekking days can be put in the car.
Start: Babazahed
Destination: Maverz village
What do we do during day 5?

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
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 do we do during day 6?

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

breakfast: Maverz village
Lunch: Chelgerd city
Transportation: 4wd car

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