Introduction: Qeshm or Gheshm (Persian: قشم, Persian pronunciation: [ɢeʃm]) is an Iranian island situated in the Strait of Hormuz, and separated from the mainland by the Clarence Strait/Khuran in the Persian Gulf. Qeshm Island is located a few kilometers off the southern coast of Iran (Persian Gulf), opposite the port cities of Bandar Abbas and Bandar Khamir. Chahkouh Valley, Portuguese castle, Stars Valley, Naaz Islands, Dolphins in the water Strait are most famous features of this island.
Location: South of Hormozgan province in Persian golf.
Distance from shore: About 15 km
Days of trip: (Without plane) 4-5 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 20 hr driving from Tehran to Bandar Abbas, then 1 hr by boat to Qeshm island)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.
Best time to visit: October to May
Daily time visit: No limit
Difficulty level: Easy
Requirements: (Depend on your plan) Guide or GPS track, water, food, warm and waterproof clothes and tent, waterproof shoes, headlamp
Legal permission need: No
Overall risk: –
Animal risk: No
Lost risk: No
Rescue: Yes, you can call 115
GSM Mobile Antenna: Yes
How to get there:
1- Go to Baihaghi or sout terminal of buses in Tehran (more info), Also you can use air plane or traine.
2- Take a bus ticket to Bandar Abbas
3- Take a boat to Qeshm island
Nearest airport: Bandar Abbas airport
Nearest train station: Bandar Abbas station