Deviating from this itinerary is unpreventable sometimes due to weather conditions, seasonal changes, frequency of visits to a village or for any other factor which may influence our travel times and schedules. Furthermore, this is the tight itinerary and sometimes we must skip a place or two depending on the season.
This tour has been designed for people who like having a special desert trekking in the remote non-touristic areas of Iran Central desert. In this package we visit some oases and special landscapes which enables trekkers to escape modern life for a couple of days and disconnect with civilization. For 3 days we will have desert trekking tour staying one night in an oasis and two nights in the camp in the heart of Central Desert.
Alfons Gabriel (1894 – 1976) was an Austrian geographer and travel writer who made several trips to the deserts of Iran, during 1927-8, 1933, and 1937. Gabriel wrote five books about his trips and findings. His book Durch Persiens Wüsten (1935) is translated into Persian. On his second trip to Iran in 1933 he crossed Dasht-e Kavir and discovered the flagstones road belonged to the times of Shah Abbas, the Safavid King. He made the third trip to Iran in 1937 and crossed the southern part of Dasht-e Lut. There is not many pictures left from Gabriel but it is said that one of them taken with his wife in front of their tent belongs to the Aroosan village (this picture can be found on our website) in the Central Desert of Iran which you will visit in this tour. Gabriel has said lots of beautiful things about this village in his books.
We will visit some of the villages and small towns including the villages of Mesr, Farahzad, Aroosaan, Iraaj, Kharanagh, Anarak, Nain and Meybod each with something interesting to offer. If possible, it is worth stopping in these villages in order to taste some of their local food offerings. We will also visit a Zoroastrian fire temple in the historical town of Meybod.
We will have 3 days walking for more than 70 km covering 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 travelers with their caravans of merchandise crossing the desert on the Silk Road. At the end of the trip we will explore Yazd city a sample of an ancient town on the Silk road.
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