Winter Is Coming for Iran’s Bakhtiari Nomads

Bakhtiari tribes spend the six coldest months of the year in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, then, after climbing the cold and snowy heights of Zardkooh, arrive in the western region of Koohrang to spend the six hotter months. These nomads walk the long distance in one month. Since Khuzestan province warms up very early […]

Bakhtiari tribes spend the six coldest months of the year in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, then, after climbing the cold and snowy heights of Zardkooh, arrive in the western region of Koohrang to spend the six hotter months.

These nomads walk the long distance in one month. Since Khuzestan province warms up very early in the year, and the Koohrang region very late, this one-month journey is necessary so as to prevent the cattle from dying of heatstroke.

This year, the spring snow and frost caused problems for the nomads and their cattle in the early part of their migration.

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