Visit Kalut

One of the phenomena in Lut is its Kaluts which are located in 40km of Shahdad, Kerman. (Lut desert is the world’s 25th largest desert, is inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list on July 17, 2016.) These tall strange looking sand formations that are shaped by centuries of water and soil erosion create spectacular scenery in desert giving a real sense of isolation. They are extended from north-west to south-east of the region. Shahdad Kaluts which cover part of the western fringe of the Lut desert with an average length of 145 km are often called one of Iran’s wonders. Every year thousands of overseas tourists fly to Kerman to visit these breathtaking sights. Taking a tour from Kerman to Kaluts between Autumn-Spring (skipping summer!) is really recommended. It would also be a good idea to arrange a camp nearby to watch sunset and the starlit sky for an unforgettable experience and enjoy the pure silence. The lights on the horizon create an inspiring canvas of shimmering brown and gold patterns.