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Dasht-e Lut Desert, Iran

The Hottest Place on Earth

Dasht-e Lut Desert, Iran

€300 per person

Iran is a mysterious country with an ancient and extremely rich culture.

Who among us has not heard the word Persia or does not know about the powerful ruler of Darius? The boundaries of this ancient state spread from the Balkans to the Indus. Iran has preserved the richest culture to our times. In many cities, ancient mosques and temples are preserved in almost perfect condition. Palaces of the Shahs and residences of merchants, medieval Persian gardens and pedestrian bridges. There is only one Persepol – the ancient Persian city which was built 25(!!) centuries ago, or the Zoroastrian towers of silence – the burial places of ancient fire worshipers.

Mount Damavand, a potentially active volcano, is a stratovolcano which is the highest peak in Iran and the highest volcano in Asia; the Kunlun Volcanic Group in Tibet is higher than Damāvand, but are not considered to be volcanic mountains. Damāvand has a special place in Persian mythology and folklore. It is in the middle of the Alborz range, adjacent to Varārū, Sesang, Gol-e Zard, and Mīānrūd. It is near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea, in Amol County, Mazandaran Province, 66 kilometres (41 miles) northeast of the city of Tehran.

Mount Damāvand is the 12th most prominent peak in the world, and the second most prominent in Asia after Mount Everest. It is the highest volcanic mountain in Asia, and part of the Volcanic Seven Summits mountaineering challenge.

Also in Iran, you will find irresistible beauty of the desert. In Deshte-Lut, the Earth’s thermal pole is located. It is considered to be the hottest point on the globe. And in the area of Kelot you will see a mirage.

We will visit Iran in October of 2019 and invite you to discover this fabulous country called Persia. In 2019, 3 different trips are planned, one after another. You can take part either in all three at once, or in each of them individually for your choice.

The Lut Desert, widely referred to as Dasht-e Lut, is a large salt desert located in the provinces of Kerman and Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran. It is the world’s 27th-largest desert, and was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List on July 17, 2016. The surface of its sand has been measured at temperatures as high as 70 °C (159 °F), making it one of the world’s driest and hottest places.

IRAN: LUT DESERT

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  • Departure/Return Location
    Yazd or Kerman, Iran
  • Departure Time
    October 19, 2019
  • Return Time
    October 23, 2019

Tour Plan

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Day 1-2
Closer to dinner we arrive in Kerman, then we head towards the desert Dasht-e Lut, we spend the night in a tent. Deserts occupy the fourth part of Iran. The eastern part of the Iranian plateau is covered with two salt deserts, Deshte-Kavir (Large salt desert) and Dasht-e Lut (sand-salt saline desert). These deserts are uninhabited, with the exception of a few oases. One of them, the most interesting is Dasht-e Lut, we will see. We will spend here two days and feel for ourselves what one of the driest and hottest places on Earth means - the temperature of 71 ° C was recorded on the surface of the desert. This desert is famous for its yardangs - narrow relief sand formations that are formed by the wind. Here we will also find one of the highest dunes of the world - 407 m. We will try to see the most remote parts of the desert, where tourists do not go often.

  
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Day 3
A day in Dasht-e Lut desert

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Day 4
Departure to Tehran. Hotel in Tehran
4
Day 5
Day in Tehran, late evening transfer to the airport.
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Day 6
Early morning flight to Kiev


    The price includes:
  • Transportation costs throughout the entire route
  • All nights in tents in the desert
  • The burner and gas, as well as the use of common kitchen equipment.
  • Medical first aid kit for the group
  • Consultations for the trip, personal equipment, insurance, etc
The price doesn’t include:
  • Airfare
  • Meals (about 5 euros per person per day)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Iranian Visa fees
  • Souvenirs, optional excursions and entrance tickets not included in the program;
  • Equipment rental: tents, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, trekking poles, etc

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