The fourth journey to Iran: Dasht-e Lut desert and Kalouts

By May 19, 2018 September 16th, 2019 Iran, Online Community

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By Priska Seisenbacher, SYI Facebook Group Member

Our trip through Iran’s desert Dasht-e Lut
The fourth journey to Iran gave us the opportunity to explore the Dasht-e Lut much deeper than the short trip to the Kalouts just next to the road in 2016. Known as the hottest place of the world (because of several temperature records) the Lut is definetely worth a visit.
As we wanted to follow an off-road adventure this time it was pretty clear that we would have to drive with two jeeps to guarantee our safety in all the loneliness. Starting in Shafiabad we trusted in our well experienced guides to find a way to another superlative: The biggest sanddunes of the world are located a one day drive from the little village. Even we have seen a lot of other beautiful places in the deserts of Iran this trip amazed us because of the huge sanddunes and the variety of desert landscapes. So I am really convinced that such an off-road trip is one of the best desert trips you can do in the world. But also if it is such a beautiful area not many western people know it as a place to visit. That and the huge proportions of the area are the main reasons why we have not seen any other people during our three day trip through the Dasht-e Lut.

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