For avid hikers who want to try Iran Mountains, Damavand & Zagros are the first best choices. Look no further! Embark on a hike of the legendary Mt. Zagros, trail through the classic Nomads path & delve into the authentic culture of the area. Experience Keyno peak & Tembi Lake. You will hike up to 12 feet in altitude passing other imposing mountains & spectacular nomadic pastures along the way. Modernity has not arrived here yet, so going on a tour to join them might be like traveling back in time.
Day 1: Isfahan / Shahr-e Kord / Gazstan Village
Day 2: Mt. Zagros, Tembi Lake
Day 3: Mt. Zagros, Keyno Peak
Day 4: Dez River / Isfahan
● Trek Mt. Zagros ranges
● Climb to the summit of Mount Keyno
● Stay at Nomad Lodge
● Wake early & enjoy watching sunrise over Keyno peak
● Join Nomads herding the flock in amazing Zagros pastures
Pristine nature of Mt. Zagros / Dezpart Steps / Khoda-Afarin Bridge / Karoon River / Gazestan Village / Mavarz Village / Tembi Lake / Isfahan
Land / Hiking / Camping / Anthropological Sites
● Dezpart Steps
● Bazoft River
In the morning, we drive from Isfahan to Shahr-e Kord, and then to settled Nomad villages. On our way, we have the opportunity to soak in the beauty of Zagros nature. After 5 hours of driving, we reach a tranquil village near the Mountain foothills called Gazestan. In the afternoon, we have 3-hour hiking in Dezpart Steps to reach Khoda-Afarin Bridge (made by God) which is a naturally-made bridge over Bazoft River. These 6000-year-old steps have been the only way for the Nomads to pass in their seasonal migrations since hundred years ago. Today, only 73 steps remained. At night, we will stay in a village house.
● Tembi Lake
● Camp by the Tembi Lake
Depart the village early in the morning. Around 8 am we are in the Lebd district ready to begin our hiking. Today’s hike is quite amazing; offering a view of imposing mountains & fantastic valleys (sometimes glacial valleys). It takes 7 hours to reach lovely Tembi Lake behind the mountain ranges. After enjoying our accomplishment we will camp near the lake.
● Mt. Keyno
The sunrise we are going to experience today is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Today is our final push to the summit of Mt. Keyno. It is an 8-hour hike and it is to some extend challenging, but very fulfilling. When you reach the peak, take your time to enjoy the amazing sceneries of the Zagros range of mountains. We will also meet the Nomads of the area. We will camp there for a well-deserved rest and we will have our last dinner on the mountain.
Today, our odyssey is finished. We say goodbye to the Nomads and descend down the mountain to reach our car. After some hours of driving, we arrive at Isfahan. A Persian bath would make our day after a few days in the mountains.
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