Kalouts desert

Kalouts desert

Iran
Iran

When Is the Best Time

We visited this desert in the month of April. Overall you could say the best time to visit are the European our winter months November to April. The place is considered the hottest place on earth, measured by Nasa. They registered 70 degrees celcius in our summer!

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Location and Tips

Kerman
Iran
Iran

The desert is inhabited by several smaller villages. Buy enough water there. The biggest attraction are the sandhills in combination with the building like structures of stone, made by erosion of the wind. From a distance the stones look like buildings, that is where it got its name from Dasht -e- Kalut means "City of stone". We went on a guided tour. They take you for a whole day or 2 days, depending on your time and budget. We walked for some hours to reach a point from where we saw a spectacular sunset. After that, we drank tea and watched the stars lying on a carpet in the desert. No other visitors there, so we felt private and enjoyed every minute of this beautiful trip. Nearby is the Salt river (Shur river and the funny Camelhills can be visited on the same day). We also were explained about the irrigation system of the qanats, they run underground level, it was amazing to see this in only one day. Very much recommended.

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