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    Hemmat Abad Desert

    Introduction:Hemmat Abad Desert

    Hemmat Abad Desert: Distance to Birjand 240 km
    Hemmatabad desert (also known as Rig-e Ahangaran and Petregan) is located in geographical area specified by the longitude of 600 34 E and the latitude of 33o 35 N to 33o 17 N in Southern Khorasan Province near the border with Afghanistan and Petregan playa. The name of the sabulous is based on Hemmatabad village in the south. The village is located 150 km away from Qaenat County and 65 km away from Zirkooh city in Southern Khorasan Province. This sabulous is bounded on the north by Hajiabad city and river, on the south by Hemmatabad village and Gozokht desert, on the east by Petregan playa and on the west by Kuh Mirza Arab mountains and Tajnud. This area is one the richest and most active desert ecosystems in terms of plant and animal vegetation and diversity in Iran. The region's animal coverage includes desert birds such as Houbara Bustard, Podoces pleskei, falcon, Lark, Muscicapa striata and different kinds of snakes, scorpion, cat, sand fox, wolf, caracal, Gazella bennettii, Agma, Joko and so on
    Location: Hemmat Abad village is located at 140 km east of Zirkouh city and about 50 km of Haji Abad city which is near the great sabulous of Qaenat; the camping is constructing at a distance of 2 km.
    Aptitudes and possibilities of the region:
    Great barrier of Haji Abad with high water volume and recreational facilities
    Beautiful plain of Esfeden and rich plant and animal ecology
    Shaskouh highland heights, Zirkouh and Ahangaran with attractive routes of climbing and rock climbing and spectacular caves, wildlife and preserve
    Sabulous and abundant dunes, rich ecosystem and special animals of desert, holding of desert safari, desert trekking, and excursion tours in desert, etc.
    Domestic and wild herds of camels and cameleering possibility
    Participation of native communities with tribal life and interesting traditions and participation of the most prominent desert trekkers of Iran
    Unique souvenir of barberry and saffron
    Tajnoud summer village with beautiful waterfalls and rivers at 10 km of the desert
    Abandoned village in sand field with spa for camp construction
    Important historical monuments such as Buzarjomehr Tomb, old fort of Qaen, and the Great Mosque
    Beautiful barchan in desert dunes of Ahangaran for holding tours, desert trekking, car rally, and safari


    Location: Birjand City, Khorasan-e-Jonobi (south Khorasan) province.

    Walking path length: Depend on your plan

    Days of trip: 3 Days from Tehran to Tehran

    Best time to visit:Spring is the best time-in summer it is very hot.

    Daily time visit: No limit

    Difficulty level: Depend on your plan

    Requirements: Guide or GPS track...

    Legal permission need: No


    Overall risk: -

    Animal risk:Depend on your plan

    Lost risk:Depend on your plan

    Rescue: Yes, you can call 115 .

    GSM Mobile Antenna:Depend on your plan


    Hotel: No


    Shop: No

    Gasoline: in Birjand City Yes


    How to get there:
    1- Go to South or East terminal of buses in Tehran
    2- Take a bus ticket to Birjand (11-13 hours in bus)(Distance from Tehran City to Birjand is 1186 Km)
    3- Take a taxi from Birjand to Hemmat Abad Desert.(Distance from Birjand to Hemmat Abad Desert is 240 Km)

    Nearest airport: Birjand airport

    Nearest train station: No station less than 100 km

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