The Zagros Mountains- Trekking

The Zagros Mountains are a mountain range in western Iran, Iraq and southeastern Turkey. The range stretches from the border of Turkey in the northwest to the Strait of Hormuz in the southwest, and includes the Iranian provinces of West Azerbaijan, Kurdistan, Kermanshah and Ilam. The highest point in the Zagros Mountains is Dena, which has an elevation of 4,409 meters (14,465 feet).

The best time for trekking in the Zagros Mountains of Iran is during the spring and fall months, from April to June and September to October. The weather is milder during these months, making it more pleasant for outdoor activities such as trekking. Additionally, the mountain scenery is at its most beautiful during these times of year.

It is highly recommended to use a guide when trekking in the Zagros Mountains of Iran. A guide can provide valuable insight into the local terrain, culture, and history of the area. They can also help you plan your route and ensure that you stay safe during your trek.
The major ethnic groups inhabiting the Zagros Mountains of Iran include the Kurds, Lur, Bakhtiari, Qashqai, and Lurs.

The Zagros Mountains of Iran are home to a wide variety of plant and animal species. Some of the most common fauna include Persian leopards, brown bears, wild boars, wolves, and foxes. The mountains also provide habitat for a number of bird species such as eagles, vultures, owls and songbirds.

As for flora, the Zagros Mountains are home to a diverse range of trees and shrubs including oak, pistachio and almond trees as well as juniper bushes. Other plants that can be found in this region include wildflowers like poppies, irises and tulips.