Nomads

Nomads

There are about one and half million Nomads in modern Iran, extending from the border of Turkistan to the warm waters of the Persian Gulf. Most of these tribes, the Kurds, the Lurs, the Bakhtiaris, the Guilaks (on the Caspian Coast), the Baluchis, are the original invaders who, in the first millennium BC, swept down from Central Asia and settled in various parts of the Iranian Plateau. Most the tribes of central Iran are from pure Aryan stock, while other tribes such as the Arabs of Khuzestan and Khorassan, the Turkish tribes of Quchan, the Qashqai tribes, the Shahsevan and Afshar tribes of Azarbaijan and the Turkmans are remnants of races that have passed through Iran at various periods of history. There are many divisions and sub-Divisions for each of the main tribes and tens of smaller tribes. With the expansion of education and better communications the young generation of Iranian tribes has made great progress supplying very intelligent engineers, medical men, administrators, scientists and even women doctors to serve the country. Today over a hundred different tribes exist in Iran, each with its own dialect, picturesque dress, dwelling-place and chief. They are so interesting to visit due to different life styles they have.

 

 

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Bakhtyari

 

Bakhtyari Nomads Tour

 

Day 1: Pick you up from the hotel in Isfahan and travel to Shahr-e Kord and then drive to Chelgerd the main districts of Bakhtiari Nomads settlement. Visit Dimeh spring on the way and visit Koohrang Tunel which is the main source of Zayandehrood River. Have lunch in Nomad’s black tent (Siah Chador). Stay overnight in Chelgerd.Day 2: After breakfast, travel to Sar-e Agha Seyed village a special village through the Zagros Mountain which is covered by snow in 7 months of year. Drive back to chelgerd and after lunch drive back to Isfahan.
Tour group size: 4 pax.

Price from: 185 €