Within a corner of the vast Dasht-e Lut, you could be forgiven for wondering if you’ve stumbled into a lost city – as miles of eroded sand towers, walls, forts, blocks stick out of the desert.
A ruined city – so, it seems.
These strange desert formations are shaped by centuries of extreme water and soil erosion.
Sitting only at 56 meters above sea level, this is the lowest region in Iran.
And also, the world.
The temperature in the Lut Desert can exceed 65 degrees centigrade in the shade in summer.
So don’t visit in summer, okay.
I was there in early-winter and it was still very hot at mid-day.
… And I kept hanging-out for the impossible dream of an ice-cold 6-pack.
INFORMATION: I was in the Kaluts Desert in 2011 and things change so for recent info about getting there, etc, read this post on the Kaluts from 2019.
Travels in Iran – 2011
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