Introducing the Martian Mountains of Chabahar
Chabahar Martian Mountains, which are also known as the miniature mountains, are one of the tourist attractions of Iran tours packages in Sistan and Baluchistan and have become part of the beautiful nature of the always spring city of Chabahar province. At a distance of 40 to 50 kilometers after Chabahar, you can find the Martian Mountains that stretch for kilometers. Among these mountains, there is a unique pink lake called Lipar. The combination of these mountains with Lipar Lake has created a stunning view that cannot be ignored easily. Every year, a conference is held as a rover in Chabahar, during which enthusiasts can walk a certain route from the coast of the Oman Sea and miniature mountains and enjoy the region’s unique scenery.
History of Martian Mountains of Chabahar
The Martian mountains of Chabahar are sedimentary, and according to experts, they were buried under a mound of soil in the distant past, which emerged due to the passage of time and monsoon rains. Tectonic processes due to the subduction of Oman’s crust under Makran and water and wind erosion have been among the most important reasons for the formation of these mountains. The small and uniform grooves on the mountains have caused them to take the name of miniature and have a truly extraterrestrial effect.
The age of these mountains has been estimated to be more than five million years. The interesting point is the finding of all kinds of fish and aquatic fossils in these mountains, which proves that the miniature mountains were underwater in the past. Also, since the mountains are located near the sea, the effect of tides on them cannot be ignored.
The Martian Mountains of Chabahar are located in Sistan and Baluchistan province, 50 km from Chabahar, on the Chabahar-Gwadar road.
Access to the Martian Mountains of Chabahar
Once you have traveled to Chabahar, enter the road leading to Gwadar port on the east side. After traveling for about 50 km, you can see the Martian mountains of Chabahar on the left side of the road. This road is one of the most attractive roads in Iran, along which you can see the Martian Mountains, Lipar Lake, and the Oman Sea.
The Best Time to Travel to the Martian Mountains of Chabahar
Due to its location in the south of the country, this region has hot and dry weather in summers. Also, the presence of wind and dust can make visiting difficult. Therefore, the best time to travel to Chabahar Martian Mountains is in early spring, autumn, and winter. To visit, try to choose the early hours of the day or in the evening so that direct sunlight does not bother you.
Activities of Chabahar Martian Mountains
The first and most common recreation that you can enjoy in the Martian Mountains of Chabahar is hiking. Just spice up your imagination a little and create an experience of Martian exploration for yourself.
Watching the Stars
Since this area is in very good condition in terms of light pollution, one of the best and most popular pastimes is stargazing in the night sky. The sky at this location allows visitors to observe 14 constellations simultaneously.
Fortunately, rock climbing is possible in the Martian mountains. So if you are interested in rock climbing, carry rock climbing equipment with you.
Undoubtedly, one of the most popular pastimes in any nature tourism experience is photography. If you plan to take professional photos, don’t forget the relevant equipment.
Facilities of Chabahar Martian Mountains
Fortunately, the Martian Mountains tourism complex has been established for the well-being of tourists and the use of its potential capacity, which provides suitable facilities to travelers. This complex has been built with an area of seven hectares, between the Martian Mountains and the coast of the Oman Sea, and includes two halls for student camps, green space, restrooms, six suites, pavilions, and an exceptional platform for stargazing.
Staying in the Martian Mountains of Chabahar
If you plan to spend a night in Chabahar, the exciting option of camping is in front of you. Martian Mountains Tourist Camping is located near the Oman Sea and is a suitable place to set up a tent. If you are not interested in camping, you can stay in eco-tourist lodges in nearby villages or hotels in Chabahar.
Martian Mountains of Chabahar as a Natural Phenomenon
The attraction, which is a natural phenomenon, offers both visitors and nature enthusiasts a very exceptional vacation experience. Although it may be difficult to get to the mountains because the route is twisting and steep when you do arrive it can be difficult to decide what to see and enjoy first. On the one side, there is a wide, golden beach and deep blue waters and on the other are the greyish-white alien mountains.
The mountains range in height from a few meters to a hundred meters, with crevasses devoid of vegetation. If you attempt to climb the mountains you will find the texture to be hard and very resistive. However, as the majesty of seeing these mountains from below surpasses the pleasure of climbing, it is an uncommon climbing area.
Theese Martian mountains of Chabahar are 40 kilometers away from Chabahar and Gwadar Bay, and they cover the entire region, which tourists can watch closely. These miniature mountains, which date back to about 5 million years ago, have become today’s shape due to erosion, and they are made of sandstone and marl. These beautiful mountains depict a view of the planet Mars in the visitor’s mind.
It is interesting to know that the Martian mountains of Chabahar have been under the waters of the Oman Sea for many years, and for this reason, traces of sea creatures can still be seen on them. Many parts of the Martian mountains of Chabahar are composed of calcareous deposits of the remains of the bodies of marine crustaceans.
There is not much vegetation in this area, and only a few birds live near it. The irregularities on these mountains have been formed so precisely that it is as if a master artist has designed these grooves for a long time.
These gray-colored mountains have identical and shaped grooves, which are amazing to see. The road that reaches this fantastic attraction is very spectacular. It is good to know that the locals call these mountains “Arya” or “Kalani”. These stubborn mountains have different heights that can be changed from 5 meters to 100 meters.
The sky of the Chabahar Martian Mountains at night shows a wonderful picture of stars that astronomy enthusiasts can travel to this area when the weather is dark and enjoy watching thousands of stars in the clear and blue sky without bringing a telescope. If you are interested in rock climbing, you can go to the top of these mountains and conquer them.
The Martian mountains of Chabahar are sedimentary, and according to experts, they were buried under a pile of soil in the distant past, which came out due to the passage of time and monsoon rains. Tectonic processes due to the subduction of the crust of Oman under Makran and water and wind erosion have been among the most important causes of the formation of these mountains. The small and uniform grooves on the mountains have caused them to take the name of miniature and to find an extraterrestrial effect.
The age of these mountains has been determined to be more than five million years. The interesting thing is to find all kinds of fish and aquatic fossils in these mountains, which proves that the miniature mountains were underwater in the past. Also, since the mountains are located near the sea, the effect of tides on them cannot be ignored.
The best time to travel to Chabahar Martian Mountains are in early spring, autumn and winter. However, if you intend to visit Iran in the summer our Mount Damavand Tours are a better option.