Long desert trekking in the heart of Dasht-e Kavir desert
Passing through 120 km of desert by foot during 5 days of Open air camp experiencing amazing visibility of stars in the night
Staying in desert guest house and socializing with locals
Taste of the local desert cuisine
Visiting the last remain of oases in Central Desert of Iran
|REGION(S)||Dasht-e Kavir (Iran Central Desert)|
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This package is suitable for real trekkers wishing to have long desert trekking in Iran. The route that we chose was created by Adventure Iran and we’ve been doing this route for many years. Your adventure journey start from Yazd at 6:00 am and we will pick you up from the hotel you are staying at. After a 3 hours and a half drive to the heart of desert you will start your trekking from an old town which was a part of the ancient Silk Road route many years ago. From there you will have 5 days of trekking which is about 120 km distance which you’ll do by foot. You will be passing through a couple of villages which are the last of their kind in the desert with a few families living there and keeping their traditional life style. Also you will visit different type of desert terrain and seeing a variety of desert plants and trees according to your travel time. The route is designed to have a combination of different types of landscapes of sand dunes, mountains, flat desert and salt lake in the heart of Dasht-e Kavir. You’ll be only carrying your daypack and water and your personals stuff for the day and our crew of professional desert drivers with 4×4 vehicles will support you during the trek and an expert desert tour guide would be with the group. At the end of the trek on day 5 we will pick you up from the desert and transfer you to Kashan city which takes about 5 hours (450 km). We arrange your accommodation for Kashan which is a traditional guest house for the last night of your trip. The doable seasons are from September to May but the best time, climate and temperature wise is from October to December and March and April.
In this tour you will walk more or less on the same route that Sven Anders Hedin, the Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer and travel writer travelled by paddle steamer in 1886. He travelled to Persia twice in 1886 and 1890. In 1887, Hedin published a book about these travels entitled Through Persia, Mesopotamia and the Caucasus.
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