If you are a fan of extreme sports and adventurous activities, and you like to enjoy these experiences in different places of the world, don’t miss the Eell Festival in Haygher Canyon of Iran this autumn before Qatar World Cup 2022, and enjoy thrilling experience of slacklining, highlining, bungee jumping, trail running, and about ten nights of camping with adventure seekers from all over the world for a few days in Iran, the neighbouring country of Qatar, where you can stay for 20 days without visa as a World Cup fan. The good news is that even if you are a beginner, you can join this fun festival and become a professional slackliner in 10 days.
Where is Haygher Valley?
The wonderful and picturesque Haygher Valley is located 35 kilometers away from Firouz Abad city, a historical town in south of Fars Province (110 km away from Shiraz), which is home to magnificent ancient heritages from Sassanid era, and also the Qashqai nomads of Fars Province, an ethnic group in Iran with very rich culture. With 450-meters depth, 18 kilometers length, and strong rock and stone, the Haygher Valley is known as the best place for sport performance and festivals in the field of extreme activities in the Middle East.
Different sports in Eell Festival
Highline and Slackline
Slacklining is sport of balancing and walking on a 2.5 or 5-centimetre-wide webbing stretched between two spots above the ground, and highlining is slacklining at a high altitude with 100% safety, support and required backups. With more than 10 years of experience in coaching and interactions with International Slackline Association, this team has designed an inclusive course for the first time, that allows anyone with any age and gender learn slacklining and then highling in 10 days. In Eell Festival you can also take part in highline competition in nature with a group of recorders from Iran and Asia.
Swinging is a fun and thrilling activity which is suitable for everyone, and includes swing above very deep valleys with standard equipment authorized by International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation. Here in Haygher Valley you can experience swinging at an altitude that you can’t experience in many places in the world.
The trail running competition includes a 15-kilometer route around the valley with scenic views with two checkpoints and facilities like T-shirt, race pack, scarf, snack, etc. will be provided.