Trip Highlights

7 days & 6 nights multi sport desert adventure tour
5 days trekking more than 120 km, passing through many villages and oases
An epic passage through Iran's Central Desert following part of the historical "silk road"
Visiting Naiin, Anarak and Meybod towns
Explore elegant historical villages such as Kharanagh, Anarak, Mesr and Iraj
Passing many quintessential oases on the trek like Farahzad, Aroosan, Koreh gaz,

Most travellers travelling to Iran miss out the opportunities of Iranian deserts. Some of them just touch the desert and have no idea about the attractions of this quintessential place. Trekking in the central desert would be a great opportunity for hikers as this area is fabulous and untouched without many tourists.
This expedition journey is suitable for those who wish to have long trekking. This tour is a combination of different types of landscapes in the heart of Dasht-e Kavir with local cuisine and open air desert camps, combined to create an epic and unforgettable atmosphere that will help one imagine early travelers with their caravans of merchandise crossing the desert on the Silk Road. Our crew of professional desert drivers with 4x4 vehicles will support us during the trek and an expert English speaking desert tour guide would be with the group.
On this trip we provide a memorable journey, an adventurous 5 days trek in the heart of the desert along with exploring desert towns.
The tour will get you out of modern vehicles into the desert on foot. Camels will carry all the supplies necessary for such trips. The route chosen is part of the ancient Silk Road that was in more or less continuous usage for about 2000 years before modern transportation put an end to it. The same route was taken by a recent Swedish explorer by the name of Sven Hedin who followed this path in about 100 years ago.
We will be covering a variety of terrains, including oasis, mountain slopes, heavily weathered rock formations, sand dunes, salt dunes and other large scale crystalline formations. We will pass an old underground water reservoir, date palm orchards and ancient villages with still standing primitive buildings. It is worth stopping in these villages in order to taste some of their local food offerings.

The feasible season for this tour is from September to May but the best time in terms of climate and temperature is from October to December and March to April. We start from Esfahan but there is an option to start from Yazd or Tehran and you can finish in Tehran, Yazd or Esfahan as well.

Services Included

Meal Abbreviations (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Meals

6 B

7 L

6 D

Accommodation

1 nights traditional guest house, 2 nights in the local house in the oasis and 3 nights tent camping

Transport

All transportation, backpack handling during the trek (up to 15 Kg)

Other Services

English speaking desert guide, drinking water, guide assistant (for groups more than 4 people), backpack handling by 4WD or Mules/Horses (limited by 15kg per person)

Provided gear: eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, duffel bag for non-trek items left at our office

Not Included

Items of personal nature, travel insurance

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About Sven Hedin
Sven Hedin is Sweden's greatest explorer and adventurer of all time. He set out on a three month journey through Persia – today's Iran. This was the beginning of a lifelong love affair with Iran's rich nature, history and culture and he was to return twice.
Hedin's second visit to Iran was as a member of the Swedish King Oscar II's diplomatic mission to the Persian king Naser-ed-din Shah in 1890. After the formal assignment Hedin followed the Shah to the Alborz Mountains and made a successful attempt to ascend Mount Damāvand – a snow capped volcano reaching 5,671 meters above sea level and also the highest mountain in the Middle East. Before returning to Sweden Hedin set off on a reconnaissance trip from Tehran towards Central Asia that took him all the way to Kashgar in westernmost China. Along this route he got a first glimpse of Iran's central salt desert, the Dasht-e Kavir.
Hedin's third expedition, 1905-1908, was like the previous two, the Tibetan plateau as primary goal, but he decided to take an approach route through the deserts of eastern Persia – overland to India. This resulted in a two volume scientific work with a detailed series of maps of Iran based on his 232 sheets of original map sketches. The vast deserts and drainage-less basins of Iran provided him with an area for comparative research. Hedin was a relentless field researcher and recorded all information he could get in the form of diaries, photographs, drawings and water colors.
This itinerary has been designed taking into account the travels of Sven Hedin in Iran. Keeping his book (Through Persia, Mesopotamia and the Caucasus) in mind guided us through the routes he had taken while travelling in the desert. For those who are in love with books and adventures, reading his book before starting the journey can be so inspirational. You will experience a route travelled by a European adventurist and scientist and will probably see the scenes seen by him more than a hundred years ago.

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