Zagros mountain range is the second highest in Iran and presents a natural barrier for Bakhtiari nomads on their seasonal migration between their winter and summer settlements in Khuzestan and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari/Isfahan provinces. Many of the nomads seasonally settle inside the mountains and their tents can be found scattered all around the Poshtkuh area. The area is also famous for some of the most beautiful villages in Iran that nomads from the past decided to permanently settle in. In our 2-day Zagros Nomadic Tour we will drive with a private 4WD car to show you a little bit of everything in the Poshtkuh area – we will visit nomads and sleep in their tent to witness traditional Bakhtiari way of life, we will visit the museum and Eco centre Khoye where a group of enthusiasts run a sustainable tourism project of preserving the nomadic tradition and we will hike pass the waterfall and salt mine to reach the exotic village Sar Agha Seyed.
In the morning we leave Isfahan and drive to Poshtkuh area and village Khoye where we visit the nomadic museum, have lunch and get to know more about the activities of Eco centre that was founded there. In the afternoon we will go to the family of nomads that will host us for the night. We will use our time with them to witness their daily routine of collecting wood, gathering and milking sheep and preparing a fire for making bread. The night we sleep in the million stars hotel or inside the nomadic tent.
In the morning we begin hiking from Khoye to the picturesque village of Sar Agha Seyed. At the beginning of our hike, we will stop by a waterfall that fiercely comes running out of the cliffs, climb up the mountain and walk down the other side to reach the salt mine local people of Sar Agha Seyed have been using for centuries. Time after lunch we will use for photographing, refreshing ourselves in the river and getting lost in steep alleys of the village many consider to be the most beautiful in Iran. In the evening dinner in Shahrekord and drive back to Isfahan.