A travel guide to the deserts of Iran

November 30, 2019

It is common to hear from individuals living all around the globe, particularly the ones who have not been gone to Iran, that Iran is a nation with the sweltering and dry climate condition. In any case, in the event that you take a gander at the guide of Iran all the more cautiously, you will comprehend that notwithstanding the deserts, around 33% of Iran is mountains. Here, we are going to quickly present the primary deserts and the most visited territories in Iran.

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The Dasht-e Kavir

The Dasht-e Kavir or Kavire Namak, or the Incomparable Salt Desert, is the biggest salted desert in focal of Iran level. It is arranged in the southeast piece of the Alborz Mountain which covers a zone of around 800 km (500 mi) by 320 km (200 mi). The desert has an all-out surface territory of around 77,600 km2 (30,000 mile2).

The desert is situated at a height of around 700 meters (2,300 feet). Here, winter is very cold, while summer is scorching hot. The desert gets little rain and snow every year. Nonetheless, the encompassing mountains on all side, give a lot of spillovers to make huge occasional lakes, marshlands, and playas. Temperatures can arrive at 50 °C in summer, and the normal temperature in January is 22 °C.

The main plants that could adjust this climate condition are species like bushes and grasses on peaks and Mugwort which is the most across the board plant.

Wild sheep, camels, goats, and Persian panthers are normal in rugged territories, and Persian gazelles live in parts of steppe and desert regions of the focal level.

It is conceivable to get to the Dasht-e Kavir from Aran and Bidgol, Choopanan, Mesr Town, Khor and Biabanak, Naeein, Jandagh, and Garmeh Town.

The absolute best attractions of Dasht-e Kavir will be Kavir National Park, Houze Soltan, Houze Ghilooghe, Sefidab Caravanserai, and Sirjan Salt Bog.

The Kavir-e Lut

Kavir-e Lut or the Dasht-e Lut is the principal regular thing from Iran which was engraved on the UNESCO’s Reality Legacy Rundown. The most extreme yearly precipitation is around 100 mm. The normal height of the desert is practically 600m over the ocean level with the absolute bottom near “khabis” is practically 300m over the ocean level.

The desert covers a region of 51,800 km2 (20,000 mile2) with 320 km (200 miles) from northwest to southeast and around 160 km (100 miles) wide. While the eastern part is a low level secured with salt pads, the focal part has been etched by the breeze into a progression of parallel edges and wrinkles.

Kavir-e Lut spreads between three areas of Iran; Sistan and Baluchestan, Kerman and South Khorasan. The most sights and attractions of the desert are in Kerman Area, close to the city of Kerman, to be progressively indicated in Shahdad Town. There are various ecolodges in Shahdad, so on the off chance that you are hoping to venture out to this stunning zone and see the daylight in Kaluts, be certain that there is constantly an empty spot to remain!


Maranjab Desert

Maranjab Salt Lake is arranged around 100 kilometres toward the eastern piece of the Qom, and 50 km toward the north-east of Aran and Bidgol. The lake has a triangle shape which covers a region of 1800 km². The normal profundity of the lake is around five meters, and its most profound purpose is 50 meters.

Notwithstanding being one of the most wonderful deserts of Iran, the primary utilization of the Maranjab salt lake is for salt extraction. As a proposal, we profoundly suggest visiting the salt lake region with an expert neighbourhood control since the encompassed terrains of the lake are swampy.

To get to the Maranjab Salt Lake, there are two principal streets:

From Aran district, in the wake of traveling around 35 kilometres, you will see the indications of the lake.

From Maranjab Caravanserai, there are just 10 kilometres good ways from the lake.

The best sights to visit in the Maranjab Desert are Sand Dums, Aran and Bidgol Salt Lake, Maranjab Stronghold, a Caravanserai and a Qanat by it.

maranjab desert

Mesr Desert

Mesr desert is really a desert village situated at the Focal Region of Khur and Biabanak Area in Isfahan territory. The desert is 45 km a long way from Jandag province and 371 km a long way from Yazd.

Mesr Desert is one of a kind desert of Iran because of the stunning landscape. The territory is one of the most appealing vacation destinations in Iran. Mesr Desert visits are one of the most well known days by day desert visits from Tehran and close-by urban areas. While the region is so hot and bone-dry in most time, there are lovely and great gardens and date palm trees in the zone. In the event that you are anticipating some outside exercises at the core of a desert, you will appreciate camel riding, safari, and trekking in sand ridges. You will likewise be stunned by the excellent night sky and watch stars so close to your face.

Mesr and Farahzad village are the zones where you can without much of a stretch discover settlement to remain in for a night or even a couple of days. Khur Salt Lake, lovely Date Gardens, the stunning sky around evening time and Chal Eskanon are just a couple of spots that you can appreciate visiting during your movement to Mesr Desert.

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 Shahdad Desert

At the core of the Lut Desert, there is a territory with the amazing sight of Shahdad desert. Shahdad Desert is situated in the eastern piece of Kerman city. The most famous scene in the desert to visit is the great Kaluts in the territory. The Kaluts is arranged precisely in a region in the east and upper east of Shahdad Desert.

The Kaluts create by outrageous soil and water disintegration. They stretch out from northwest toward the southeast of the area. The best time to visit Kaluts is from December to Spring. Be that as it may, in the event that you are keen on watching the stars around evening time, the best time to venture out to this grand region is from June to September.

Notwithstanding wonderful characteristic touring in the zone, there are noteworthy manors and antiquated water stores to see.

shahdad desert

Varzaneh Desert

To get to Varzaneh Desert you need to travel around a hundred kilometers from Isfahan or 200 from Yazd. The region is prominent for its astonishing sandhills. Travelers who are anticipating remaining at a camp beside the fire setting generally pick this spot. Be that as it may, on the off chance that you are keen on watching the stars in the quietness of a desert, this is the spot!

There is a town close to this region; Kharanagh, which has a past filled with over 1000 years. All the structure at this town were made by dry mud. The town is nearly destroyed, be that as it may, you can discover extraordinary perspectives for photography! There is additionally an excellent caravanserai at Kharanagh Town which goes back to in any event 400 years prior.

Pigeon towers, Anahita temple, Ghoortan Stronghold, Gavkhooni Vetland, Mirmiran House, Verifiable Scaffold, and Jameh Mosque of Varzaneh are every one of the spots that you can visit in Varzaneh Desert.

varzaneh desert



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