Dasht-e Lut

The first Natural World Heritage of Iran

Salt Lake

Once in a lifetime opportunity

See The Stars

The Perfect Silence

Amateur Photography

Lut Desert

Lut Desert, sometimes referred to as Dasht-e Lut, is located in southeast Iran; mainly in the province of Kerman. Lut became the first natural World Heritage of Iran after it’s inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List on July 17, 2016.

Lut Desert is most certainly one of the most bizarre places in Iran and probably in the world. Even though the hyper-arid desert is one of the hottest and driest places on the planet; you still can find life in every corner. Everything has a way of adjusting to these extreme conditions. Thus, seeing how the locals were able to live there for at least the last 4000 years is a journey you should take!

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 €50/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 €65/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 €75/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 €75/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.

Yalan Sand Dunes

In eastern Lut and in Bam distict there is a accumulation of many dunes which are named Yalan. These dunes are about 470m and therefore are considered as the highest in Iran and one of the highest in the world.

You can Join us in a expedition to go deep into the rig-e Yalan which is one of the ultimate off-road drives in Iran, camp under the stars and release our adrenaline.

Yalan Sand Dunes  

Starting €150/person

Durations: 2 Days

Children Friendly: No

Physical rating: 3 out of 5

Vehicle: 4x4, Toyota Hilux

Full Board

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In this tour you will experience sand dunes like nowhere else! these massive sand dunes will get up to 480 m and are one of the highest in the world.

This is the most exotic 4×4 possible!!!

Yalan Sand Dunes & Kaluts

Starting €195/person

Durations: 3 Days

Children Friendly: No

Physical rating: 3 out of 5

Vehicle: 4x4, Toyota Hilux

Full Board

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Our most complete 4×4 and off-road experience in Lut desert:

Starting from Fahraj of Bam, we go for 3 days deep into the desert and visit Yalan sand dunes, snake’s tongue canyon and the amazing Kaluts of Lut desert.


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