Khersin salty dome has a relatively large area nearby Siaho village.
This dome consists of unique salt attractions such as waterfalls and springs,
crystals and icicles.
One of the natural structures of the dome is called Khersin cave.
This cave, with its various salty shapes, is one of the most pristine caves in Hormozgan Province.
Introduction of Khersin Cave
Khersin salt mountain is a kind of salt dome whose tip is covered
with mountain almond trees and its side parts are seen as salt
due to the internal pressures of the earth.
Due to salinization of the soil, side parts doesn’t have any significant vegetation.
The dissolved forms of salt created in this dome are in various ways.
However, the salt water originated from the dome has harmful
effects on the surrounding agricultural lands and the fresh water
of the area. Khersin Cave, located at the heart of the dome,
is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Hormozgan Province.
Khersin Cave is one of the few pristine and untouched salt caves in Hormozgan province.
The mountain environment is mostly made up of unstable rock salts;
Therefore, caving should be done with full caution.
The mouth of the cave has three meters high, four
meters width, and the length of the cave is 178 meters.
Salt icicles can be seen all along the cave’s path, which makes a unique experience.
The salt waterfall is also surprisingly visible in the
middle of the cave, with 12 meters height.
Where’s Khersin Cave?
Khersin Cave is located next to Khersin village, Siaho rural district,
central part of Bandar Abbas county.
The area has unique, natural landscapes, such as salt columns, waterfalls, and springs.
Caving in Khersin Cave
After entering the cave and within a few meters, you enter a chamber,
which is the largest and the only chamber in the cave.
After about 10 meters moving forward in it, you reach a hole
on the left and it enters you to the main corridor of the cave.
This corridor, with no secondary and misleading roads,
runs up to 170 meters inside the cave.
When you enter the corridor, you simply notice the cave’s slope.
This slope continues upwards until reaching the end of the cave.
The average height of this corridor to the end of the cave is three meters,
and the widest sections are about 5-10 meters.
Along the way, there are some holes and short, narrow corridors which
would slow down the progress.
You can see many salt icicles along the path that are
an integral part of this beautiful, pristine cave.
It should be noted that there is a flow of salt water in the cave;
and due to the cave’s slope, has a relatively high speed towards
the outside of the cave in winter and heavy rains.
After an hour of caving, you will reach the end of the cave.
Best Time to Visit Khersin Cave
The best time to visit Khersin Cave is early spring and summer;
times when there is less rainfall.
Due to the falling, unstable walls of the cave and generally
Khersin’s environment, it is not recommended to visit the cave in seasons with heavy rain.
Since there is no drinking water available inside or around the cave,
you must make the necessary predictions in advance.
Apply safety tips about visiting caves.
It is best to visit the cave with a guide or in the form of a tour.
Be respectful to local’s beliefs when traveling to different regions.
Play an effective role in the economic prosperity of the region by
buying indigenous products and staying in eco resorts.
Nature is a rich and valuable treasure, do not cause any damage to it.