A desert trip to Varzaneh
About Varzaneh town
A small town near “The half of the world” (a very famous saying among Iranians ) or Isfahan. This town is a district of Isfahan located 105km southeast of the city. Varzaneh is one the oldest civilizations formed near the Zayhande-rood river.Therfore,the city looks quiet historical at the first glance.Because of this ,other than the desert, seeing some beautiful historical places is another chance for everyone participating in this tour.
About Varzaneh desert
Desert of Varzaneh is very close to the town,as a result it's considered as one the most accessible deserts in the region neighboring the people of the ancient town for thousands of years. A vast and endless looking area in which you can be drown deep into the silence of it and let your mind relax while staring at the infinitive space above your head which seems like to be in love with the desert and showing herself more clearly than anywhere else.
Salt lake of Varzaneh
Nearby the desert and sand dunes, there is a salt lake where people also mine salt from. The area is very large and completely flat .Therefore, sunset and sunrise are very different and unique compared with other places. There are days during which the surface of the salt lake is covered with a very shallow water that makes it a very wonderful place reflecting the blue sky above it and creating a astonishing landscape.
Things to do in Varzaneh
We leave Isfahan heading Varzaneh at 15:00 of the due day. We’ll be there in the town around 17:00. We directly go to visit the salt lake where we'll have a ride on the salty field and get of the car wandering around the lake taking photos,seeing the sun while fading in the horizon and having a cup of tea on the car's engine door . After the salt lake,we start moving towards the sand dunes continuing our journey deep into the the desert riding over the dunes of sand and through the hills surrounded by high sandy dunes which it self is a fascinating experience known as Safari.A dark spot with no light pollution somewhere in the desert’s heart among the sand dunes is our next stop where we can avoid seeing the mankind for a night and meet the incomparable silence of the desert.
Camping in Varzaneh
After we find a good place for camping,we will set up a fire camp and other camping equipment including tends and lighting. After setting up the camp, We hike a sand dune to be able to see the sunset. Activities like sand_boarding, playing music,discussing different topics and stargazing are some of the plans we'll have in the camping area. For the dinner we will have a barbecue or if you’re a vegetarian you can try vegetables barbecue. Everyone can stay awake till the dawn or sleep inside the tends .
Visiting Varzaneh town
We get up early in the morning to see the sunrise and will have a breakfast after it. Done with the breakfast and packing up the tends,We’ll go for another point in the region to see two ancient traditions of the villagers of the town which can be a highlight of our trip (Check out our blog).There are also historical sites and houses in the town we plan to visit.After sightseeing in Varzaneh, another village nearby is our next destination where we can visit a large historical citadel (picture below) as our last resort.!--more-->
- Camping in the desert
- Visiting a salt lake
- Visiting the town