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ANOTHER TREK INTO THE UNKNOWN, THIS TIME A SALT FLAT

I will keep the place a secret,  I will not name it. The reason is so that it is saved from mass tourism and an inevitable destruction. This place is out of this world and deserves to stay this way. 
I had been thinking of trekking the entire length of this salt lake for some years. Due to several factors it had not been possible to pull it off. Firstly, very few people had trekked it. Secondly, the window period in which it could be safely undertaken is short, from the intense heat to the extreme cold and the fact that in winter it is flooded. 
From the moment the decision to trek the salt flat was taken to the day we started the trek only 2 weeks lapsed.We had to be quick.  Three of us met in a city somewhere in northern Iran and we set off one early morning to what we had decided would be the starting point.
The old Iranian assembled 4WD got as far as it could. We get off only to discover that the front tire was ruptured. The driver, an old friend of one of the participants is alone a…
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Lut desert crossing on foot

Lut desert in south eastern Iran is a beautiful desert unlike any in the country. It houses the famous Yardangs and the Mega-dunes as well as other surprise attractions.
This trek would involve some 25 KM of walking per day.
4WD support with highly experienced drivers and guides are provided.
The total trip would be 10 days from the south eastern city of Birjand to the village of Keshit where the expedition will end.


Location: Lut desert SE Iran, the hottest place on Earth Duration 10 days Trekking days 8 Total distance trekked approximately250KM Pick up point: the city of Birjand, although transfer from any point in Iran can be arranged. Starting village Deh Salm , altitude 815m ASL, 31°11'49.70"N 59°19'20.62"E End point the village of Kechit 425m ASL, 29°51'4.18"N 58° 8'47.71"E Highest point approximately 1000m, lowest point approximately 240m, the lowest point of Iranian plateau Main attractions: Megadunes 400m high, Lut Spring, Kaluts or Yardangs (https:…

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Caspian Trek es una empresa con varios años de experiencia en turismo de naturaleza. Brindamos un servicio único y especial a viajeros interesados en hacer montañismo, así como también rutas culturales y de recreación en Irán, principalmente en las cordilleras de Alborz y Zagros. Organizamos las mejores rutas para hacer trekking, senderismo, excursiones, así como montañismo de altura (en Damavand / Alam Kuh / Sabalan), incluyendo escaladas en roca y escaladas en hielo. También ofrecemos platos combinados de deportes de montaña con viajes culturales por el resto del país, o incluso con paseos por el desierto, creando así una experiencia diseñada a medida de cada uno de nuestros clientes. Contamos con un guía de habla hispana que te facilitará la información necesaria para planificar tu viaje y te acompañará en el recorrido de tu preferencia. Nuestra base y hogar es “Khoone Geli”, una casa rural donde podrás alojarte y experimentar la arquitectura tradicional del norte de Irán. Ahí tendrás…

Khoonegeli eco-lodge and trek reservation-useful to know!

To book a room in Khoonegeli eco-lodge the first night is payable in full.

To book a trek:

If you are booking over 4 weeks prior to the start of the trek then 30% of the estimated total is payable in order to book a trek.

If you are booking less than 4 weeks prior to the start then 50% is payable.

If the booking is made from within Iran and is less than a week before the start of the trek 100% of the cost of the trek may be payable.

Deposits may be paid by bank transfer into an account in the EU or via Pay Pal, all bank and Pay Pal charges for the transfer is to be covered by the person making the transfer.

When booking from within Iran then the deposit may be paid into an Iranian bank account, this may be done 1. By personally taking cash into a branch or 2. Asking your hotel or a third party to do an on-line or card to card transfer. Full refund is made if travellers are rejected entry into the country.

Any other cancellation will incur a penalty depending on the season and the time …