Trek across Iran’s Lut desert and discover an otherworldly landscape of star dunes, shifting sands and wind-hewn kaluts. The Lut is home to the hottest recorded spot on earth and its soft sands and towering rock sculptures are the setting for an epic desert traverse.
The aim of this epic desert expedition is to carry out a 220km east to west traverse of Iran’s Lut desert, also known as the Dasht-e-Lut. As a member of this pioneering expedition team, you’ll pass through an ever-changing landscape of imposing sand dunes, some shaped like stars which radiate out across the desert plains.
Traversing dunes, rock corridors, kaluts, meteorite fields and rocky plateaux, this expedition will be carried out by the team on foot, with support and water supply from 4WD vehicles.
Secret Compass’s first expedition to the Lut was so unique it featured in National Geographic in 2016. This traverse remains a rare achievement, the desert having only ever been crossed on foot by a handful of adventurous travellers. If you’re passionate about Persia and intrigued by Iran, experience the geology, the desert stars and the solitude on this boundary-pushing desert venture.
Follow in the footsteps of Thesiger (1964) and Marco Polo (1271). Trek the world’s largest kalut system.
Cross the infamous ‘plain of pain’ (named by Secret Compass). Explore the region that’s home to the world’s hottest spot.
Pass through former Silk Road haunts. See Kerman, One of Iran’s oldest cities. Discover Tehran after the expedition.
3 wonderful days in Lut
Not all the desert adventures should be about a camel-back trip, sometime you just want to explore the unending horizons and at the end of the day sit by the fire and sleep under the glittering and shooting stars. This image might be a dream of all wanderlust lifestyle lovers who seek to go beyond unknowns.
If you think you’re one of them, if you’re bewildered by serenity and solitude of desert, join us on our adventure to the hottest land on the earth, we are headed to Lut desert fellas!