Deserts are areas with scorching weather, because of the heat the water evaporates quickly, and thanks to it, no plants grow there. in this
There are areas of pure silence, and because there is no quiet in these areas, there is no light pollution and they have starry nights. Zardgah desert is one of the famous deserts of Iran which is located in the Zardgah region located in South Khorasan province. Why is the Zardgah desert called the greenest desert in Iran? Join us to get to know the Zardgah desert and the sights of this beautiful region.
A Guide to the Zardgah Desert
Zardgah desert is one of the most famous deserts in Iran (Iran tours) and most of the residents of the east of the country come to this region for desert wandering. Zardgah is actually the name of the nearest village located in this area and because of that, the name of Zardgah has been chosen for this beautiful and lovely desert. Zardgah village has warm-hearted and kind people who welcome tourists and desert dwellers well. The population of the village is very small and the villagers know each other.
Zardgah village is a green area and various gardens and groves can be seen here. One of the attractions of Zardgah village is an old woman named Khadijeh who has made a living through the tourism industry and is well known in the region. In fact, his job is mat weaving and he has attracted many customers with a variety of mat products that have very cheap prices and good quality. Other villagers also spend their time on activities such as animal husbandry, agriculture, and handicrafts.
Where is Zardgah Desert?
Zardgah desert is located in South Khorasan province or Birjand. Zardgah desert was a large region in the west and part of southwestern South Khorasan. Zardgah desert is located in the northwest of Zardgah village and Zardgah village is located in the northwest of the famous Nay Band village. Around the Zardgah desert, Nay Band mountain can be seen, which has made this region have beautiful nature with different vegetation and animals, and on the other hand, it has much more favorable weather than other desert regions of Iran.
The Best Time to Travel to the Zardgah Desert
All the deserts of Iran spend their hottest days in summer and the weather in these areas is so hot that Higgs will not last even for a few minutes. Therefore, autumn to early spring is the best time for desert wandering among the best deserts in Iran, and on the other hand, in some deserts in winter the air is so cold at night that desert dwellers prefer to visit there in autumn and spring.
Zardgah desert is very different from most deserts in Iran in terms of climate. Zardgah desert is located in a mountainous area and some consider this area to be summer. Most of the desert dwellers of Zardgah are residents of Birjand and since Birjand is a hot and desert city, people get used to this weather and go to this region in summer, which is the most secluded time to visit Zardgah.
Although the best time to travel to the Zardgah desert, like other deserts, is from autumn to early spring, in summer, the weather in the Zardgah region is much less than in other deserts, and various desert dwellers visit Zardgah these days. It should be noted that in the season of Zardgah, the eco-tourism resorts of the region have the cheapest prices.
Access Routes to the Zardgah Desert
Desert travelers from different cities go to the Zardgah desert to get more acquainted with the greenest desert of Iran and spend different and attractive moments of desert wandering in this region. In general, there are two routes to access the village of Zardgah, one is through the city of Tabas and the village of Dehuk, which is located in the north of Zardgah, and the other is the road from Jafroud village to Zardgah, which is located between the city of Kerman and Zarand. In the following, we want to introduce the best access routes to the Zardgah desert from some cities.
Distance From Tehran to Zardgah Desert
There are three routes to reach the Zardgah desert from Tehran. The closest route and the most popular route among Kavir Gardani, who want to go to Zardgah from Tehran, is Isfahan Road. In the south of Tehran, you enter the Persian Gulf freeway and reach Isfahan by passing through the cities of Qom and Kashan, and in the southeast of Isfahan, you go to the city of Nain.
In the northeast of Nain, take the Anarak road and reach the city of Tabas by passing through the villages of Anarak and Khor, and in the southeast of Tabas, you will reach the village and the desert of Zardagah through the Zardgah road. This route is approximately 1000 km long and takes over 12 hours to reach the Zardgah desert from Tehran through this route.
The second route is also popular in the Tehran Battalion desert, which crosses the Tehran-Mashhad road. In the east of Tehran, enter the Tehran-Mashhad road and you will reach Shahroud by passing through the city of Semnan.
In front of Shahroud, enter Khartouran National Park, after Miami, enter Biarjamand Road, and you will reach Dehuk village through Khankhori and Kashmar roads, and in the south of it, you will reach Zardgah desert. This route is less than 1200 km and you will be on the road for more than 13 hours, but this route is more popular among the deserts of Zardgah because of its charms.
The closest route from Tehran to Zardgah in terms of distance is Semnan Hosseinian Road. As the previous route in the east of Tehran, enter the Tehran-Mashhad road and in the city of Semnan, you will go to the Hosseinian road.
In the south of Hosseinian village, you will enter a road at the end of which you will reach Khor village, and on the east side of Khor, there is an access road to Tabas, Dehuk, and Zardgah. This route has a distance of 1016 km and in terms of time, it is a little longer than the Tehran-Isfahan and Nain roads.
Distance From Isfahan to Zardgah Desert
After the deserts of Maranjab, Mesr, and Abuzeid Abad, Zardgah desert is one of the closest deserts to Isfahan, but the distance of Zardgah desert or in other words, Zardgah village to Isfahan is less than 800 km. The route from Isfahan to Zardgah is more direct and, like the route from Tehran to Zardgah, does not have many twists and turns.
If you want to go to Zardgah from Isfahan, first go to the east of Isfahan and enter Nain road. When you reach the city of Nain, go to the northeast and enter the road that reaches the villages of Anarak and Khor, and then in the east of the village of Khor, you will have access to the city of Tabas and Zardgah. It will take you less than 10 hours to travel the 800 km route from Isfahan to Zardgah.
Distance From Tabas to Zardgah Desert
There are two ways to enter the Zardgah desert from Tabas city. Some people from the south of Tabas go to the northern part of the Zardgah desert, which has its own sights, and some people start their desert tour to the Zardgah desert from Zardgah village. To reach the village of Zardgah, you enter the road in Genbo Tabas and reach Dehuk bypassing the villages of Khosrowabad and Istafak.
In the southeast of Dehuk, the village of Zardgah was reached by road. In general, the distance from Tabas to Zardgah village is over 200 km, and the average time is 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach Zardgah from Tabas.
Distance From Mashhad to Zardgah Desert
If you want to go to the Zardgah desert from Mashhad, prepare yourself for a 6-hour route. To access the Zardgah desert from Mashhad, first refer to Torbat Heydariyeh, and in the southwest of Torbat Heydariyeh, along the Dehuk road, and in the village of Dehuk, you will have access to this beautiful and lovely area through the Zardgah road. The distance from Mashhad to the desert of Zardgah is over 600 km and there is another route to reach Zardgah from Mashhad which is more than 800 km and few people use it to reach Zardgah.
Distance From Birjand to Zardgah Desert
Zardgah is the closest desert to Birjand city and Birjandi desert travelers travel to this region for off-road riding. The average distance from Birjand to Zardgah is 260 km and it takes 3 hours to reach Birjand from Zardgah.
The route from Birjand to Zardgah is as follows: In the west of Birjand, you enter the road along Shohadae Ebadi Boulevard and go to the end of the road to reach Ezzatabad village. Then enter the road to the south and you will reach Zardgah by walking for an hour.
Zardgah Desert Sights
There are various sights in the Zardgah desert, some of which have been observed in other deserts and some of them are special features of the Zardgah desert that have distinguished this region from other deserts. In the following, we want to introduce some of the most famous and best sights of the Zardgah desert.
Nay Band Mountain
One of the most famous mountains in the region, especially in South Khorasan province, is Nay Band Mountain, which is known by this name because of its location near the Nay Band region. Zardgah village and desert owe their favorable and lovely weather to Nay Band mountain. Nay Band peak is about 3005 meters high and because it is the highest peak in South Khorasan province, it is known as Bam Birjand. Nay Band peak is located in the northwest of Zardgah and the distance from the mountain to Tabas city is about 220 km and from Ravar city located in Kerman province is 180 km.
Although Nay Band Mountain is the highest peak in South Khorasan, it has an easy path and most amateur climbers can climb the peak. At the top of Nay Band, there is a unique view of desert areas, mountains, and plains, which has made it a pleasure to climb along with its sports and entertainment.
Gardens and Groves of Zardgah
Zardgah village is a very green and lovely area compared to the villages located near the famous deserts of Iran, and if you live in Tehran, Zardgah is considered for Birjandis as Kurds and to some extent Lavasan for Tehranians. Green plains, vast groves, and orchards of dates, oranges, tangerines, oranges, and lemons make this village an attractive area for nature tourism. Most desert and nature lovers spend time in the village of Zardgah under the shade of large palm leaves to enjoy the silence of nature.
Nay Band village
Nay Band village is one of the most important and valuable villages around the Zardgah desert, which is one of the most popular among the villages of South Khorasan province. Nay Band village has a historical texture and still retains its traditional and historical architecture.
Since Nay Band is a part of the Lut desert, it is one of the few green areas that can be found in the hot and dry region of the Lut desert (Where Nature Meets History and Culture). Nay Band village is 210 km away from Tabas city and the distance from the village to Birjand city is more than 250 km.
Living in the village of Nay Band dates back hundreds of years ago. At that time, because of the fertile lands and the very good weather that Nayband had, along with being on the caravan route, the people decided to build and live in this area.
Zardgah Desert Entertainment
The best pastimes in the Zardgah desert include off-road riding, sandboarding, camping in the desert, picnic stalls under palm trees, and more. Off-roading camps are also held in the Zardgah desert, which offers entertainment such as off-road tours in the heart of the Zardgah desert.
Zardgah Ecotourism Resorts
If you do not want to camp in the heart of the desert to stay in the desert of Zardgah, you can refer to the eco-tourism resorts of the region. In Zardgah village, Nay Band village, and even Dehuk village, there are various eco-tourism resorts that have different facilities and prices. In the following, we want to introduce some of the best accommodations in the region.
Mohsen Ecotourism Resort
Mohsen Golanbari Ecotourism Resort is one of the small ecotourism resorts in Zardgah village, which has few bedrooms and, by its nature, has a small capacity. This resort is very popular among desert groups, which are a small number, so desert travelers can sit together and enjoy staying in this ecotourism resort to the fullest.
Mohsen Eco-Resort is an old building with historical architecture; therefore, it is one of the oldest buildings in the region that has undergone minor renovations. It should be noted that Mohsen Ecotourism Resort is located northwest of Nay Band and southeast of Zardgah.
Nay Band Ecotourism Resort
The most famous ecotourism resort in Nay Band village is Nay Band ecotourism resort, which has more facilities than other ecotourism resorts, and in addition, favorable costs are paid for each rental night. Nay Band Ecotourism Resort is located on a hill and offers a beautiful view of the surrounding nature and Nay Band village.
The residence has 7 rooms and a total capacity of 54 people. The rooms are on the floor and separate from the other accommodation, and in the center of the accommodation, there is a small courtyard, a public toilet, and a kitchen.
Tahoud Ecotourism Resort
Opposite Nay Band Ecotourism Resort is Tahoud Ecotourism Resort, another famous resort in Nay Band village. This residence also has different rooms that are separate, in other words, each building has a separate building. All rooms of Tahoud eco-tourism accommodation are in the form of sleeping floors.
The accommodation also has a suitable capacity. There is a bed and TV service in the rooms, but it is necessary to have a sleeping bag and so on. The bathroom and kitchen of Tahoud’s eco-tourism residence are also public.
Tips for Desert Wandering in Zardgah
Zardgah desert is different from other deserts of Iran ( Iran Desert Tours ) due to its greenery, but this greenery is at the beginning of the desert and when they travel to the heart of the desert, they encounter an area like other deserts.
Zardgah desert is a region with a good climate and mountains, which has more favorable weather due to Nay Band mountain, and in summer, various desert travelers travel to this region, but in summer, desert travelers are only at the beginning of the desert and the weather is warm. It does not let them go further.
Desert wandering is not everyone’s job and if you do not have enough experience, you should take professionals with you, because in desert areas, thanks to sand dunes and salt marshes, there is a danger of being ambushed, and since mobile phones do not have antennas in these areas. Be sure to travel in groups.
In front of Zardgah village, where the desert groves of Zardgah end and you enter a dry and desert area, you will encounter various salt marshes, so it is suggested that you bring a map of the marshes of the area to avoid them. . Also, Zardagah desert, unlike most desert areas, has rocks and impassable paths that are rocky and require powerful Off-road vehicles.