Haj-Ali-Gholi desert ( Haj-Ali-Gholi salt lake)

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Haj-Ali-Gholi desert ( Haj-Ali-Gholi salt lake)

Postby Shahram » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:38 pm

Introduction: In fact Haj-Ali-Gholi desert is a playa at the south east of Damghan city, Semnan province. it is drained salt lake.


Location: south east of Damghan city, Semnan province.

Walking path length: -

Days of trip: 2 Days from Tehran to Tehran

Best time to visit: November to March

Daily time visit: No limit, but in summer it is very hot.

Difficulty level: Moderately easy, (night camping with no facilities)

Requirements: Guide or GPS track, water, food, warm and waterproof clothes and tent, satellite phone, headlamp

Legal permission need: No


Overall risk: -

Animal risk: There are few number of wild animals like snake, scorpion which are active in hot seasons.

Lost risk: Yes

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115 but rescue teams need a long time to find you.

GSM Mobile Antenna: No


Hotel: No hotel in the path, just hotels in Damghan city.

Village: No village in the path, just some abandoned villages around playa.

Shop: No shop in the path, just at the beginning

Gasoline: No gasoline in the path


How to get there:
1- Go to East or south terminal of buses in Tehran
2- Take a bus ticket to Damghan
3- Get off bus in Khur (5 hours in bus)
4- Take a taxi from Damghan to Haj-Ali-Gholi desert
5- Start walking
6- Get back by taxi.
7- Get a bus from Damghan to Tehran

Nearest airport: No airport less than 100 km

Nearest train station: No station less than 100 km


Location on map:

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