Just got a message from biker friends whom I met a while ago in İstanbul and requested current inf. between zahedan and Lahore for the following bikers and our friends......
Valuable information with details...
Thanks a lot Agne,Daumantas..That is a most appreciated cooperation..
'''''' Sorry for us wrinting so late, but no facebook in Iran At the moment we are in Pakistan, in Lahore. We met very nice guys from Pakistan Bikers Club
Muhammed is very helpfull and kind. We are having some trouble with the bike, we have to send a part from Lithuania it should take a week, but it's ok, we can see Pakistan. It's beautiful country with very frendly people. we are enjoyng a lot, exept that is crazy hot in here. Anyway we are sending you the latest news about border crosing: as you know we have entered through the Tafttan border. We recommend travelers to
sleep in Zahedan the night before, since it is the last location where you
will find a hotel before the border. From there to tafttan you will be
scorted by the Irani police, maybe even from Bam to Tafttan. Sometimes it takes long time to wait for the escort, better to have water and some snacks. Anyway once
you get to the border the Irani soldier will help you with the paper work
at the border. On the Pakistani side don’t trust any person there but the
soldiers you will find 100 meters from the border line. Go to them and they
will help with everything otherwise it will be a nightmare.
Once all the paperwork is done they will escort to Quetta all the way.
Don´t expect to get to Quetta the same day, it take two very long days.
They will change escorts every 60 km first and the more close you get to
Quetta the less kilometers you will ride with the same escorts. Sometimes
they say that the car for the escorts is broken or simply that they can not
take the car to escort and ask to put a Levis (the escort police) on the
back of your motorbike. Do not do it if you don’t want. Just say that you
will wait until the car is fix and instantly the car will be fixed
Once in Quetta they will guide to the hotel and so you have to give them
the name of the hotel. We recomend Bloom Star witch is like 10 dollars per day. It is nice and clean and also has wifi. You will spend there at least
two days, three if you arrive on Sunday since the Home department is
closed. So the day after arriving you have to go to the Home department
witch is a police station (arrange the trip to there with the receptionist
because they will not let you out of the hotel without escorts). Once in
the Home department you have to arrange the escorts to leave Quetta. It
take some hours, but usually no problems. We went to Sibi, Jacobabad, Sukkur, Bahawalpur and then
Lahore. The escorts went with us until
Jacobabad. From there we were on our own, but it is safe.
I must say that the Levis and the police where very nice and worked very
efficient. You almost don’t have to wait for them in the controls to change
escorts. But this has it bad side. Be prepared to some long driving
journeys with almost none stop. If you need something and they refuse to
stop just tell them that you need to put petrol on your tank. We also
recommend to wear some food and water with you. . They are very nice and helpful. We have to say that it was no easy to cross Baluchistan, most of all because of the heat. with plus 60 and above in the shade
but it is really very big adventure and worth every single minute. Hope this information will be usefull for someone heading this direction. By the way we found very good mechanic in Esfahan,Iran. will send you his details later. and Iran is the most amazing country sofar for us. Hope everything is ok in Istambul,
Thanks for your links. Best wishes to everyone. '''''''
Hope will be useful for the following bikers heading there.
All the best...