Trekking Iran’s Lut abandon: a wild, remote experience – in pictures


Trekking Iran’s Lut abandon: a wild, remote experience – in pictures

Iran’s Dasht-e Lut with its mammoth rises, salt fields and kaluts gives an epic excursion of amazing magnificence and wild, as found in these pictures

Iran’s Lut abandon is a powerful place of moving sands and wind-impacted shake arrangements. It is the setting for an epic trek offered by Secret Compass. Here a gathering cross the Mega-Dunes on the eastern flank of the Dasht-e-Lut.
The trekking group assembles to the western edge of the Mega-Dunes.
Support vehicles race across the flat desert plain heading towards the Eye of the Lut.
Pillars of fossilised escarpments in the Eye of the Lut.
Star Dune fields west of the Eye of the Lut.
Remnants of fossilised dune fields west of the Star Dunes.
Descending towards the Kalut valleys of the western Dasht-e-Lut.
Plain leading to the broken escarpments of the Kaluts.
Search for a passageway through the Kalut field.
The Kalut fields nearing the western edge of the Dasht-e-Lut.




Sand ski
by Ahmad Moghanizade

One of the nice and joyful recreations in Iran is skiing on sand dunes in the deserts of Iran. You can ask for sand ski tours in Yazd travel agencies. The tour is consisting of camel riding, sand dune trekking and sand skiing. Also the tour of camping in the desert is available in Yazd by the travel agencies. In some tours sky watching is also available.


Iran Lut Desert | Earth hottest place

The hottest place on Earth as of 2005 is in the Lut Desert in Iran at 70.7 degrees Celsius. This inviting region is abiotic – meaning without life; not even bacteria have been found. The specific hot zone, covering 480 square kilometers is called Gandom Beriyan (the toasted wheat). The high temperatures are party as a result of the dried, black lava rock which absorbs the heat of the desert sun – kind of like walking across a 480 kilometer bed of coals! Kilometers and kilometers of mountains and sand fill corridors between high ridges of rock and 150 meter tall sand dunes.

Coming in at a distant second for hottest place on Earth is Death Valley in California reaching up to 56.6 degrees Celsius on occasion. El Azizia in Northern Africa reached a blistering 66 degrees Celsius in 1922.

Some of you may be wondering what effect global warming is having on the hottest temperatures on the planet. All the national science institutes of the major industrial countries agree that it is happening. Estimates are that the climate will rise in temperature from between 1.1 to 6.4 degrees Celsius over the 21st century. Expect these records to get broken.