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Zaban-e-Mar (Snake’s Tongue) canyon

Zaban-e Mar Canyon
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Kerman province is one of those attractive places that has both beautiful nature and rich history. That is why it is always on the list of professional tourist trips. One of the sights of Kerman province is the canyon of the Zaban-e-Mar (snake tongue). Kerman Zaban-e-Mar (snake tongue) is one of the spectacular attractions of Lut Desert in central Iran.

The appearance of the Zaban-e-Mar (snake tongue) canyon

Why do you think the name of this canyon is the snake tongue? ‌ You probably guessed right. This valley is very similar to the tongue of a snake; Of course, when you look at aerial maps.
This canyon is about 9 km long and has walls that reach a height of 30 meters. Of course, the further west you go, the lower the altitude.

The reason for the creation of the Zaban-e-Mar (snake tongue) canyon

Seeing the photo of this canyon, you may think that it was caused by an earthquake and a fault; But it is not. The canyon has been created over time by floods and completely natural issues. In fact, the erosion that the wind imposes on some areas of Lut and the lack of vegetation in this area, has caused the emergence of this canyon.

Travel guide to Zaban-e-Mar (snake tongue) canyon

A trip to Zaban-e-Mar (snake tongue), due to the size of the region and the absence of any town or village in it, requires the company of a professional group and familiar with the region. The only way to visit this area is to use SUV cars. To travel to it, you must bring enough food, water, gasoline and in general all the travel necessities. Undoubtedly, watching the grandeur of Lut and Zaban-e-Mar (snake tongue) is worth the hardships of traveling to this region.

It is important to note that a full visit to the Lut area also requires a permits. The Lut desert is actually divided into three parts: green, orange and red. Visiting the green area is open to the public, but presence in the orange and red areas is prohibited, and to enter this area you will need the presence of a guide and the necessary coordination with the relevant devices.

The best time and season to travel to Zaban-e-Mar (snake tongue)?

The best time to travel to Lut and Zaban-e-Mar (snake tongue) is autumn and winter. In the summer, the Lut Desert is not only one of the hottest spots in Iran, but according to NASA satellite data, this region is one of the hottest spots on Earth.

Necessary equipment for Zaban-e-Mar (snake tongue) Travel?

Although Zaban-e-Mar (snake tongue) is a desert and lowland region, it has cold nights. Therefore, having warm clothes and a sleeping bag is a necessity of travel. The only way to stay in this area is camping and it is definitely an adventurous trip.

What is the best planning to visit the Zaban-e-Mar (snake tongue)?

One of the best routes to visit Zaban-e-Mar (snake tongue) is Shahdad route. After about 120 km from Shahdad to Nehbandan road, you have to enter the side route of Zaban-e Mar (Snake Tongue) Strait. From this point to the Zaban-e Mar (Snake Tongue) strait is about 70 km. Along this route, you can also visit the Kaluts before the strait. After visiting the strait, go to the star sand and then go to Malek Mohammad’s hole. Depending on the desire, you should rest a night in one of these places as a camp and drive to Rig-e Yalan the next day. From Rig-e Yalan, the return route to Shahdad-Nehbandan road is about 120 km, which takes at least 4 hours.

What is needed for visit Zaban-e-Mar (snake tongue) in Iran?

First, you need to have enough knowledge to do. .

Second, you will need camp equipment. Equipment without which it is not possible to stay in desert. 

Third, you need to select an experienced team to enter the desert with. Without an experienced team, entering the desert can be very dangerous.

Trekking tours in Zaban-e-Mar (snake tongue)

It is possible to trekking in the Zaban-e-Mar (snake tongue), which of course requires professional teams.

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