Zarde Limeh waterfall is located among the cliffs and high mountains of Zagros and at the end of a very green and beautiful valley. The height of this waterfall is 40 meters and the width of its crown (where the water starts to fall down, it is called the waterfall crown) is about 65 meters, which has made it known as one of the widest waterfalls in Iran. Everything you would expect from a nature destination can be found in this area. High mountains, a beautiful river, forests, lush pastures and, of course, a 6,000-year-old monument are gathered in this area.
The most famous type of vegetation in the foothills of the Zagros is its scattered oak forests. These forests are the second most valuable natural forest resources in Iran after the forests of the north of the country and are known as the breathing lungs of the Zagros. The extent of these forests in the vicinity of the Zard Limeh waterfall, has created a very attractive area from the point of view of nature tourism. Wild almond and spruce trees are another type of extensive vegetation in this area.
In the pastures of Zard Limeh valley, all kinds of valuable pasture plants of the country can be seen. Astragalus is the main rangeland species of this area, which is adjacent to the dryland wheat and barley fields of the locals and the roaring Bazoft River. If you are interested in history, you can also visit the Zard Limeh Waterfall, to visit the Khoda-afarin Bridge, the ancient road tribe and the 6,000-year-old carved stone. To do this, continue your journey after watching the Zard Limeh waterfall. It takes about 6-8 hours of trekking from the waterfall to the Khoda-afarin Bridge and the ancient Dejpat tribe. A local guide is essential to visit these two. This area is one of the nomadic areas in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari and if you are a little lucky, you will see their black tents in this area.
Despite all the beauties of this region and its pristine and unique nature, you have to take a relatively difficult path to reach it. Zard Limeh is one of the most impassable areas in Iran and maybe that is why it has remained untouched until now. To access this waterfall as well as the historical monuments in this area, you have to trek for hours. Once you start your walk, you will be about 7 to 8 hours away. Therefore, you should definitely spend a night in the heart of nature.
The access route to this waterfall is very long and in some parts of it there is no Pakoob! Therefore, be sure to travel to this area as a group, with nature equipment and with a local guide. Of course, it is worth it along this difficult path. Watching one of the widest waterfalls in the country, along with the vast oak forests and high cliffs of the Zagros, will take the tiredness of this road out of you.
Lima Valley has a warm climate. Undoubtedly, the best season to visit this region is spring, from mid-April to late May. In May, many wildflowers grow throughout the valley.
First, you have to go to the center of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province, Shahrekord. From this city, move to Ardal district. On the way to Ardal, after passing the villages of Kaj, Rostamabad, you should take the road to Dinaran area. The last village you will reach is Loshtar village. After 5 km you will take to the abandoned building of the nomadic cooperative, which is the beginning of the trekking path. From the cooperative building, with about 7 to 8 hours of trekking , you will reach the Zard Limeh waterfall.
Zard Limeh waterfall is one of the pristine and untouched areas of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. Be sure to visit this area as a group with a local guide. Having a GPS will also help you a lot. Having enough water, food and equipment are other necessities of traveling to this area.