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11-18-2015, 11:21 AM

Introduction: Khara(خارا) desert covers a vast area near Varzaneh(ورزنه) city, Isfahan province. Due to myth "Saba" city is buried in these sand dunes.


Location: East of Varzaneh (City in Isfahan Province) and Aqda(City in Yazd Province)

Walking path length: -

Days of trip: 2 or 3 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 6-7 hr driving to Isfahan. Depends on your speed ,1-2 hr to Varzaneh.

Best time to visit: November to March

Daily time visit: No limit, but in summer middle of the day maybe hot

Difficulty level: Moderately Easy (2-3 hr walking among sand dunes)

Requirements: Guide or GPS track, water, food, warm and waterproof clothes and tent (hostel or home is available in varzaneh), waterproof shoes, satellite phone, headlamp

Legal permission need: No


Overall risk: Dehydration

Animal risk: Snake and scorpion in hot seasons.

Lost risk: Yes

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115 but rescue teams need a long time to find you because there is no road there.

GSM Mobile Antenna: No


Hotel: "Chapaker" traditional home

Village: No village in the path, just a caravanserai's in the east of Qavkhoni swamp.

Shop: No shop in the path, just at the beginning and at the end

Gasoline: No gasoline in the path


How to get there:
1- Go to west or Beihaghi terminal of buses in Tehran (more info)
2- Take a bus ticket to Isfahan.
3- Get off bus in Isfahan
4- Take a taxi from Isfahan to Varzaneh
5- Take a taxi in Varzaneh to Gavkhoni and Khara desert.
6- Get a taxi from Varzaneh to Isfahan
7- Get a bus or taxi from Isfahanto Tehran

Nearest airport: No airport less than 100 km

Nearest train station: No station less than 100 km

11-18-2015, 11:22 AM