Mesr Desert

The Mesr desert is a familiar destination for nature lovers, who also seek the open sun in autumn and winter. If you go here, you are going to climb the golden sand dunes, sit around the fire, pick up a handful of stars, go to see the bride’s bed, and say hello to Chal Selencon, and so on.

iran desert tour

Here, right in the heart of the desert plain of Iran, you experience silence and excitement together. So read this article from Iran Royal Holidays Magazine to know where the Mesr desert is, how to get there, what entertainment awaits you and which eco-lodge to choose.


The Mesr desert, known as “Yusuf Farm”, “Yusuf Kalateh” is located in a village of the same name in the Khor and Biabank area of Isfahan. If you want to know more precisely where the Mesr desert is, we must say that this desert is located 45 km from the city of Jandagh and 55 km from the city of Khor.

In fact, if you want to go from Tehran-Damghan to Nain and Isfahan, you can reach the brick village of Mesr in the middle of the road and after passing through the farms of Amirabad, and prepare yourself to watch the boundless desert of Mesr.

When traveling to this place, remember that you are going to travel to the heart of the desert plain of Iran; so expect hot and dry weather. The Mesr desert is known to be a destination for travel on cold days of the year.

namak lake in mesr desert

What is the best time to visit?

There is a general rule, and that is that the best time to travel to the desert is the cold seasons of the year, and Mesr is no exception. In summer, the heat makes you impatient and there is nothing to enjoy; But in autumn and winter, the temperature of this region is moderate and spring, so that wearing a summer dress during the day is enough for you; But do not be fooled by the scorching sun on desert days, at night (and sometimes some days) the temperature drops sharply and you will need warm clothes.

It is good to know that in cold seasons you are usually safe from the bites of animals such as snakes, scorpions and rutile; because they are hibernating. That is why it is said that the best time to visit the Mesr desert is from November to May every year.

Pleasant experiences

  • Watching the starry skyat nights
  • Overnight stay around the fire
  • Camping
  • Flowing sand dunes
  • Photography

No one seems to have heard the praise of the desert nights and the starry sky. The sky of desert is clear, cloudless, starry, clear and beautiful. The night sky of this desert cannot be described in words, you have to be there to reach out and pick a star for yourself from the sky. Since the night air is relatively cold in this area, lighting a fire and spending the night and talking to fellow travelers are memorable experiences.

night in mesr desert

During the day, it is enough to walk barefoot on the hills of quicksand and golden sands and silently seek to find yourself there. The sky is blue and the earth is painted the most beautiful earth color possible. This is where he comes to life to photograph and create pure photography ideas in the desert.

Frequently Asked Questions for Traveling to the Mesr Desert

Why this desert is called Mesr?
The Mesr Desert is so named because of its proximity to the Mesr village.

How to get there?
The best way to travel to the Mesr desert is to buy a travel tour; you can also travel to this area by private vehicle.

Distance from Tehran to the desert?
The distance from Tehran to the Mesr desert is about 716 km.

Distance from Isfahan to the Mesr desert?
The distance from Isfahan to the Mesr desert is about 405 km.

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