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Dasht-e Lut

Le Premier Patrimoine Mondial Naturel d’Iran

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L’opportunité d’une Vie

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Lut Desert

Le désert de Lut, parfois appelé Dasht-e Lut ou Lout, est situé dans le sud-est de l’Iran; principalement dans la province de Kerman. Lut est devenu le premier patrimoine mondial naturel d’Iran après son inscription sur la Liste du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO le 17 juillet 2016.
Le désert de Lut est certainement l’un des endroits les plus bizarres d’Iran et probablement du monde. Même si le désert hyperaride est l’un des endroits les plus chauds et les plus secs de la planète; vous pouvez toujours trouver la vie dans tous les coins. Tout a une façon de s’adapter à ces conditions extrêmes. ainsi, voir comment les habitants ont pu y vivre pendant au moins les 4000 dernières années est un voyage que vous devriez faire!

Hottest Place on Earth?

Iran’s Lut holds the record for having the Earth’s hottest surface temperature, which can climb as high as 159 degrees Fahrenheit (70 degrees Celsius).

Kaluts, Sand Dunes & other wonders

Moreover, this region is unique in many other cases. For instance, we can mention gigantic rock formations or Kaluts, some of the tallest sand dunes in the world (Yalan Sand Dunes), salt plains, salt lake, forgotten castles and rivers.

Do you remember the surreal desert in the first star wars? We have heard many times that Kalouts of Lut desert could be the perfect location! So, come with us and camp outside under the stars to have a memory you will never forget.

Salt Lake?!

The only thing that was missing from this surreal landscape was a lake and…
After the floods of early spring 2019, part of the salt river that was near the road has become a lake! So, nowadays we have a salt lake near the Kaluts of Lut desert in Kerman.

 

All About Kaluts

Find out everything that you need to know about Kaluts of Lut desert

Temperature of Lut desert?
Lut desert is considered as one of the hottest places on earth. As a result, being there in summers and during days when the temperature surpass 50 degrees Celsius whould be a challenge. Even in nights it’s too hot that you can’t stay or sleep there (the least temperature is around 33 degrees)! 
On the other hand you may experience a cold night during winters (the least temperature can get around 0; so, it’s not that cold).

However, on the other seasons of the year Lut desert will be most agreeable and you can enjoy a perfect camping unfer the stars!

Temperature of Lut at night?
In contrast to what you may think, the nights of Lut are never too cold. Even in winters the temperature wouldn’t drop below zero. However it may be too hot in summers and specially in July.
Animals of Lut?
Lut is a hugely vast and diverse desert; so, it’s difficult to pinpoint a specific characteristic to it.

Nevertheless in the parts that we usually go, you can find sand fox, cheesman’s gerbil, Persian jird, Branford’s jerboa and sometimes wolf.

Kaluts Desert

Actualy the Kaluts (or Kalouts) are not a desert but a large area in which the rough, rocky Lut Desert has been sculpted by millennia of water and wind erosion into long lines of photogenic formations. Much the most impressive of these are five- to 10-storey high yardangs (‘sand castles’) with vertical or stepped sides. They are especially spectacular at sunset and sunrise when light and shadows turn the scene into a glowing canvas of gold and brown.

Our Simple Lut Desert Tours:

Kaluts 

Starting €35/person

Durations: 1 Day

Group Size: Up to 12

Physical rating: 1 out of 5

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This is a one day tour in amazing Lut desert and you will see Nebka mounds, Salt River and sunset of Kaluts along with Shazdeh garden of Mahan. 

Camping at Kaluts

Starting €45/person

Durations: 2 Days

Group Size: Up to 4

Physical rating: 2 out of 5

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We will guide you to Lut desert of Kerman, camp in Kaluts, see sunset, stars, sunrise, salt river and many more attractions and finally on our way back Shazdeh garden of Mahan.

Kaluts & Citadel of Bam or Rayen

Starting €50/person

Durations: 2 Days

Group Size: Up to 12

Physical rating: 2 out of 5

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In this Lut desert tour you will see kaluts, camp there to see sunset and night sky. In the second day you will see either the citadel of Bam or Rayen and finally Shazdeh garden of Mahan.

Keshit Canyon

Keshit village is located in Golbaf restrict of Kerman. The nature of that region is mesmerizing with colorful mountains alongside the desert, palm trees, amazing landscapes and lively villages.

Keshit was once located on a commercial road which  connected Khorasan to Bam. That’s why you can find a huge citadel in Keshit that has the most genuine decorations and most of it is intact.

However, these are not the reason why we chose this place! In the middle of a vast flat and barren land in Lut desert there is crack and if you descend that crack you will get to this unimaginable place. A canyon where the water is coming out of its huge walls and running through the canyon it feed the plants, trees and wild life. To make it more unique, there is a waterfall and pool where you can chill out and swim.

Here are our tours for visiting Keshit:

Kaluts & Keshit 

Starting €50/person

Durations: 2 Days

Group Size: Up to 4

Physical rating: 2 out of 5

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In this Lut desert tour you will see kaluts, camp there to see sunset and night sky as well as swimming in Keshit oasis and visit Shazdeh garden of Mahan.

Kaluts, Jahar & Keshit

Starting €70/person

Durations: 2 Days

Group Size: Up to 12

Physical rating: 2 out of 5

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Highlights: sunset of Kaluts, sunrise in sand dunes, swimming in Keshit oasis, ridge mountains, Nebka mounds, Jahar oasis, Qenat, living with locals & …

Looking for something else?

Kerman is packed with natural places, you can find whatever you’re looking for here. So, come along and checkout our vast range of tours.

Kaluts, Jahar & Keshit

Starting €70/person

Durations: 2 Days

Group Size: Up to 12

Physical rating: 2 out of 5

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Highlights: sunset of Kaluts, sunrise in sand dunes, swimming in Keshit oasis, ridge mountains, Nebka mounds, Jahar oasis, Qenat, living with locals & …

Jahar, Our All Exclusive

Jahar region has it all: an alluring village with a friendly inhabitants, couple of astonishing valleys, abounded old-style villages, sand mountains, sand dunes, caves, Nebka mounds, Kaluts and it is only 50km away Keshit oasis. consequently, Jahar is the best place to be based and discover the Lut Desert.

Going Off-road in Lut

Going deep by a 4×4 car in a desert is always tempting and you are allowed to go there if you acquire the legal license for entering the Lut.

In Azure Dome you can almost add an off-road option to all of our tours to full-fill that temptation. Yet, in this section we provide more serious off-road options and some of the best overall experiences. 

Kaluts & Gandom Beryan

Starting €70/person

Durations: 2 Days

Group Size: Up to 4

Physical rating: 2 out of 5

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Highlights: Off-road, Gandom Beryan, Salt river waterfall, camping, Kaluts, Nebka mounds & more

Kaluts, Jahar & Keshit

Starting €70/person

Durations: 2 Days

Group Size: Up to 12

Physical rating: 2 out of 5

More Details

Highlights: sunset of Kaluts, sunrise in sand dunes, swimming in Keshit oasis, ridge mountains, Nebka mounds, Jahar oasis, Qenat, living with locals & …

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