Visit One of the off the
beaten tracks of Iran in a Trip to Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province
to Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province is the best option for nature
lovers who travel to Iran.
and Bakhtiari province is located in the Zagros Mountains, in the
southwestern part of Iran. Because of high altitude and having a considerable
amount of snow, the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province is home to
numerous natural tourist attractions in the form of rivers, jungles,
waterfalls, and springs. and a trip to Chaharmahal and
Bakhtiari would mesmerize you by sure.
travel tries to introduce the beautiful landscape of Chaharmahal and
Bakhtiari to improve your to-do list on Iran trip. except than
nature lovers who come to Iran to explore the country in-depth, have
a trip to Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari is also recommended for who
have visited many cultural sites in Iran and give them a break to
rest, absorb the fresh air and get ready for the rest.
good news is that Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province is next to
Isfahan and you can reach there after 1:30 driving.
is the best time to have a trip to Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province?
season to travel to Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province is the
end of spring and summer, nature is in its most beautiful shape and you can
soak up the atmosphere of fresh weather when many other Iran cities are
spending a hot season. Bakhtiari Nomads who emigrate to cold areas in
summer set up their tents in pristine nature and their hospitability
can be a highlight for your trip to Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, you
can stay with them for hours, eat their dairy products and apart from the
spectacular scenery, you will have the rare opportunity to camp in a remote
part of rural area and experience local life in its unspoiled state.
the advantages of trip to Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province in
summer, you can have many other experiences in other seasons as well.
ski resort (90 k.m. far from Shahrekord and 200 k.m. far from Isfahan) in
winter attracts many skiers from all over Iran.
And Fritillaria in
Koohrang area (100 k.m. far from Shahrekord) is one of the main
destinations for Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari travelers in April and
is not easy to offer a specific plan for visiting Chaharmahal and
Bakhtiari province, it wouldn't be a cultural tour with determined
destinations. I have visited this province several times and nature always had
something to surprise me, I mean it is enough to just go for a wander around,
drive through nature deeper and Wow! you will see a waterfall or spring you
haven't seen before.
going to offer an itinerary which I have offered to different Iran travelers
and they have enjoyed it. It is practical for everybody, not just professional
climbers or adventurers, and it also planned short enough as a rest after
visiting many UNESCO or historical parts.
An itinerary for the trip
to Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari:
place you can start the tour to Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari is
Isfahan, Isfahan is the main destination when you visit Iran and
fortunately, it is close enough to the breathtaking province of Chaharmahal
we start the tour from Isfahan at 8:00 a.m., after driving at 100 K.m. you'll
arrive in beautiful Saman city. Saman is located on the border of the
Zayandeh Roud river, so it is a green city with fresh air and the farms are
full of Almond and Walnut trees.
has few bridges on top of Zayandeh Roud River's path but the most famous
yet older one is Zamankhan Bridge. Except walking around the river, taking
photos and having a picnic, there are some extra activities like zip line from
one side of the river to the other side and rafting in roaring waters
is really exciting and passing through farms, gardens, local's houses make it
Saman in our tour to Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari we will go
to Dimeh Spring, it is 96 k.m. far from Saman. Dimeh Spring is one of the
richest water sources of the world and it is very useful for teeth and
considered as a medicine for Kidney stone.
this cold and freshwater, you can see lots of fish breeding pools and it gives
you the best offer for the lunch, a very tasty fish Kebab (barbecue).
the Dime spring, there is a huge land that Bakhtiari Nomads celebrate
their weddings there if you were lucky to be there at the right time, you would
watch their colorful ceremony and group dancing.
lunch and rest in the beautiful landscape of Dime spring, it is time to go
to Koohrang tunnel (waterfall), Koohrang tunnel is a human-made the
path to gather different water sources and join them to Zayandeh Rood
river. And thanks to gravity, drops fall sharply and make a mesmerizing
the scene with a special sound.
Koohrang there are many clean suites for staying at night and the sound of the
waterfall at the silence of the night and also, the pleasant weather encourages
tourists to rest the night there.
can start the second day with a delicious breakfast near the
waterfall's altars and then drive 12 k.m to marvelous Sheikh Ali Khan
Ali Khan waterfall is an amazing natural attraction and it is famous for
hiking, bird-watching, and sightseeing in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari.
Cave (Ice Cave) is the next interesting phenomena which are Located in
deep valleys and snow accumulation of several years in this cave has made tick
and strong ice and snow masses to remain permanently in all seasons.
should check the situation before going there, sometimes the height of the
water in the cave is too high for visiting and the temperature of the river
that you must pass to reach the Chama cave is that low that isn't recommended
and mountains of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province are the best
places for Paragliding and similar sports. So if you are the fan of adventurous
activities don't miss it during your tour to Chaharmahal and
is time to drive to the wonderful village of Sar Agha Seyyed to eat a
homemade tasty lunch and spend time with locals to see their in-depth life.
Agha Seyyed" is located at an altitude of 2500 meters above sea
level, its houses are all adorns and the windows and doors of all houses open
to green land. Sar Agha Seyyed is a village with a hilly
architecture. The adobe houses are packed one above another in a way that the
roofs of the lower houses form the yard or a small pass-way for the upper ones.
In the past, the village was one of the Bakhtiari nomadic bungalows and most of
the residents are Bakhtiari Nomads as well. If you pass through the
village in June, you can still see Bakhtiari
Nomad emigrants from Khuzestan to ChaharMahal and Bakhtiari province.
can enjoy wild, delightful nature with green orchards, water springs, and a
refreshing mountainous climate and after rest for a few hours, you can drive
back to Isfahan.
What is the souvenir of Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari?
to rich nature, many people especially in villages are farmers or ranchers and
agriculture and animal products like honey, curd, almond, walnut, dry cherry is
considered as the souvenir of this area.
Carpet, Kilim and felt products have their clients too.
Other places worth to be visited in Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari:
make the trip to Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari short, we just cover visiting
the above places but there are lots of other beautiful places that you can
visit there like:
dam, Dareye Esgh, marvelous Atashgah waterfall, Choghakhor
lagoon, Pire Ghar, Siasard spring, Helen protected area, Barm spring, Sendegan spring, Tang Sayyad
national Park, Parvaz the national park, Sarab cave, Gandoman wetland, and so
you need any help to make the itinerary to visit Chahar Mahal and
Bakhtiari, book accommodations there, request for having a professional
local guide there, and all related activities just contact Iran's travel and
feel relax about the rest.