This tour has been designed for people who would like to have a special desert trekking in the remote non-touristic areas of Iran Central desert. The journey will start from Esfahan off the beaten track and will end in Yazd. There is an option to join us on the way from Yazd in the first day of trip. In this package we visit some remote oases disconnecting you from modern life and civilization. First day you will have a full day excursion to explore the attractions on the way from Esfahan to desert. During these 4 days we will have desert trekking, will stay one night in a guest house and two nights in camp. You will also visit villages and small towns such as: Mesr, Farahzad, Qehi, Kuhpayeh, Anarak and Nain. We will try to cover most of these villages according to the season and daylight. We will trek for 3 days covering approximately 70 km in a variety of terrains including oasis, mountain slopes, heavily weathered rock formations, sand dunes, salt dunes and other large scale crystalline formations. This combination of desert trekking, local cuisine and open air desert camps combine to create an epic and unforgettable atmosphere that will help one imagine ancient travellers with their caravans of merchandise crossing the desert on the Silk Road.
Note: Travelers wishing to join us from Yazd will be picked up by a taxi joining us on the way. (€40 charge which is not included in the package price).
Desert journey will start from Esfahan at 8 AM driving around 450 km taking around 5-6 hours. Our driver will pick you up from your hotel. You will have stops in Naiin and Anarak. In Naiin you will visit its historic mosque which is one of the oldest mosques in Iran going back to 9th century. Anarak is located at the starting point of Iran Central Desert. In Anarak there is a special viewpoint from a tower to see the whole town. We will hike up to the tower for photography and watching the town. Proceeding after Anarak towards the desert we will arrive to our guest house in the afternoon. We will check-in, have lunch and take some rest. You are free to walk around the village and see the beautiful sunset of the oasis. In the evening you have a locally made dinner. The night time would be a great opportunity to watch the stars of the desert. Overnight stay in the guest house.
Early morning rise up. After breakfast we will start trekking. The first trekking day will involve 20-30 km about 6-8 hours. You will start walking with your day pack from the village towards the 1st camp. On the trekking route we will stop every now and then to rest and take photographs from spectacular and amazing sand dunes. We will continue walking until late afternoon. We will set up our camp at a suitable place and after a short rest; we would go to watch the sunset. Then we will make fire spending some time around it. We will have dinner in our camp enjoying the beauty of the desert sky. Overnight stay in tent
We will wake up at the crack of dawn (optional), walking for a while to watch the sunrise view of desert and will walk back to our camp for breakfast. After breakfast, you will start second hiking day for 20-40 km. Today you will go deeper inside the desert and there is a chance to see the free semi-wild camels wandering in the desert. We will pass beautiful different landscapes exploring more spots. We will be back to the camp area in the late afternoon. Overnight stay in camp. (B, L, D)
After breakfast there will be a half day walking around 10-15 km for 3-5 hours. After finishing the trek we will go back to the guest house, having lunch there we will drive to Yazd. Around late afternoon we will be in Yazd in your hotel.
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