Lut Desert or Dasht-e Lut is one of the greatest wonders of Iranian unique nature covers central and south-eastern parts of Iran. Lut is a collection of small-scale internal deserts, with warm and dry climate includes Khorasan, Sistan and Baluchistan and Kerman. Fortunately, in recent years, the Lut Desert become the favourite destination for tourists who are eager to experience desert and desert life style.
The Lut Desert has been registered in UNESCO as Iran first natural site for its great geological value in 2016. One of the great features of this desert is its vast expanse -about 40000 km2– compared to other similar desert. About 70% of Kerman province covered with lut desert.
Walking in a desert from where you can see incredible natural and historical monuments is a memorable experience and the best reason why in recent years, foreign tourists prefer to visit it especially those from European countries. In addition to its pure and clean nature, Lut desert has many historical attractions. Since Lut desert was the home of great civilization of Jiroft and Shahr-e sukhte, its very wel known by the history lovers too.
Loot Desert Attractions
To describe the natural beauties and attractions of Lut, which have gained worldwide fame, it is important to know that 98% of them are located in Kerman province. Here is just a glimpse of the beauty of Lut desert that let you to estimate the value of this part of the world.
Kaluts are sandy towers and mounds that are formed as a result of wind erosion within a period of about 20 million years. Kalut is a part of shahdad desert, referred to a collection of natural phenomena which enhance the pleasure of seeing the deserts. Shahdad was the home of a great civilization in near east with the same name, shahdad Craftsmen were skilled in the industry of very high quality soapstone and traded with the civilizations of Mesopotamia and Indus civilization. visiting the high rocks, desert attractions and night sky is the other pleasure of a desert tour in Iran.
Gandom Beryan is the hottest part of Dasht-e Lut in Shahdad. This 450 km area is empty of any living creature. Gandom Beryan means ‘’Toasted wheat’’ in Persian. This area is located on the eastern side of the Cal Shur. According to the information from NASA’s Aqua satellite from 2003-2010, the hottest land surface on Earth is Gandom Beryan in Shahdad desert.
Professional teams with standard equipment choose only winter and early spring to enter the area. In order to see a dry, waterless and wild area in the heart of the Lut Desert, must derive 83 km from the center of Kerman to see the most amazing desert in the world.