3 Day With Iran Nomads Tours
The life of the nomads has been defined by migration. As shepherds, the nomads follow their sheep to mountains and plains to find them food. So if they do not have sheep, they are not shepherds and if they do not migrate, they are not nomads any more.
Two times a year, the nomads, young and old, man and woman set off to cross the mountains, plains, and rivers along with their sheep to reach the dense meadows. They migrate to cool mountainous areas as the weather gets hot (Yeylaq), while they go to moderate and warm plains as it gets cold in the mountainous areas (Qeshlaq). It is a thousand of years that they have chosen this way of living creating a culture which has the color and smell of the nature. The nomads are in love with the nature and are themselves a part of it. Their black tents woven of the hair of the goats , the barking of their dogs, the smell of their firewood, the sound of their sheep and goats’ bells, and the smell of their just cooked bread are signs of a friendly resort in the heart of the wild nature. They try to keep the order of their tribe and respect their family and the chief the tribe. If you get close to them friendly and enter their tents they would share whatever they have with you and welcome you warmly at their nap on the ground to eat with them.
This culture of the nomads of Iran is not specific to a single tribe like the Kurds, the Balutch, the Qashqai, the Turkman or Shahsavan or a specific region, but to whoever called nomad everywhere in Iran.
Widespread plains and high mountainous regions at northern parts of the Khuzestan Province up to Lorestan and western parts of Chaharmahal Bakhtiyari province have housed the Bakhtiyari nomads. The nonstop migration and the difficult living conditions, has made their music sad and their funerals longer.
They dwell in the high grounds of Zard Kuh Mountain (Zagros range to the west of Isfahan) extending to the south of Isfahan, and around Shahr-e Kurd, with winter quarters in Khuzestan, particularly the kinder plains around Dezful, Susa, and Ramhormoz.
The Qashqai nomads:
They live in the Fars Province from the banks of the southern rivers of Iran up to Sarhadat Mountains; from the east of Khuzestan up the Boyerahmadi nomads is the residence of the Qashqai tribe. They are friendly and hardworking people who speak Turkish with a regional accent. Their music and wedding parties are famous. Drinking tea and smoking the hubble bubble are their never stopping hobbies. They design their tents with colorful pom poms and wear specific Qashqai hats.
They dwell among the high mountains of Fars province. Traditionally, they winter on pastures in the foothills of Zagros to south and west of Shiraz, near the Persian Gulf, and move north to the mountains in the spring.
The Shahsavan Nomads:
The mountains and green plains of north Azerbaijan from the banks of Aras River up to the foothills of Sabalan, and from the Sahand mountain range to Arasbaran Jungles are the residence of the Shahsavan nomads. The music specific to this tribe is happy and their cheer in ceremonies and weddings as well as the horse riding of their women is typical to them.
They have their summer quarters on the slopes of the Sabalan Mountain at 4860 meters (Azerbaijan), and their winter quarters are in the hot plains of Moghan, near the Caspian Coast.
The western plains of the Caspian Sea up to Atrak river banks and the south of eastern Alborz are the residence of the Turkmen. The red costumes of these nomads as well as their white animal skin hat are used by them for a thousand of years.
They dwell on the vast flatlands of Turkmen Sahra, which is situated between the Caspian Coast and the southern mountains.
Under the guidance of a local Iranian guide (m / f)
- Meet a nomad family
- Unique, adventurous experience
- Enjoy nature to the full
- Back to the origin of existence
- Primitive camping with real nomads
NOTE : Nomads live with the seasons. This means that they are on their winter spots in the months of September to March and in the warm months of April to August in the mountains where it is cooler and greener for their sheep. Each nomadic tribe has its own summer and winter residence.
Including Services : Transportation, camping gear, food, accommodation and English speaking guide
Price : from 325 € Per Person