Dangers & Annoyances

  • Don't go far off-road without an experienced driver/guide – it's easy to get lost, and if you venture more than a couple of kilometres into the desert you could run into the minefields designed to deter opium smugglers.
  • The Lut Desert is one of the world's hottest places, so if you're visiting in the summer you'll need to arrive at dawn or sunset – don't even think of coming through at midday in July.