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Final route through Pakistan?! - But only have 15 days to get from Nepal to Iran

Hi,

I will be traveling from Nepal back to Germany in two weeks and this is what my route looks like:




The only problem is that my Iranian Visa is only valid if I enter Iran within 15 days after I pick it up at my embassy (something about elections and that this is the only visa they issue... ).

So it will probably take me 5 days (starting from pickup) to enter Pakistan so I will have approx. 10 days there.

Looking at my limited time does my route make sense, is there a better route (like the ones marked with ?) and what places are a must to visit?


Thanks you so much,

Chris
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Both those ?-marks are on areas, that are off-limits for foreigners. If you only have 10 days, I'm not sure you'll be able to visit KKH, and exit to Iran.
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Both those ?-marks are on areas, that are off-limits for foreigners. If you only have 10 days, I'm not sure you'll be able to visit KKH, and exit to Iran.
Well I thought so too but I read of some people going from KKH straight to Quetta and I mean 10 days is not that little time:

As I see it:

from India cross into Pakistan and sleep 1 night in Lahore
drive up to KKH and sleep 2 nights there
drive back to Lahore +1 night
then to Multa +1 night
Sukkur +2 nights
Quetta +1 night
and then exit into Iran

making 9 days

Is this unreasonable?
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As I see it:

from India cross into Pakistan and sleep 1 night in Lahore
drive up to KKH and sleep 2 nights there
drive back to Lahore +1 night
then to Multa +1 night
Sukkur +2 nights
Quetta +1 night
and then exit into Iran

making 9 days

Is this unreasonable?

Hi Chris!

Sounds like a plan. For myself I would probably count with more variables, which really can and will show up in those countries tear up your schedule...

But I'm very interested about your trip, because I want to pass the opposite direction within 2 - 3 months. So keep us posted how you are doing and how it goes!

Have a good ride and enjoy!!

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Well I thought so too but I read of some people going from KKH straight to Quetta and I mean 10 days is not that little time:

As I see it:

from India cross into Pakistan and sleep 1 night in Lahore
drive up to KKH and sleep 2 nights there
drive back to Lahore +1 night
then to Multa +1 night
Sukkur +2 nights
Quetta +1 night
and then exit into Iran

making 9 days




Is this unreasonable?

3 nights on your way to Quetta appear to be to many as it is plain with good divided roads most of the way. Similarly 2 nights for KKH are also too few.
Still I feel you can explore a bit of Pakistan in 10 days and if you can add a few more days, KKH too.
Lot depends on your riding stamina.
Have a nice and safe trip.
Cheers
Omar
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Thanks a lot for your help so far.

I am currently in Lahore and will be heading to Multan tomorrow, then Sukhar and then put my bike onto the train and head via Quetta to the Iranian Boarder - because my Iranian Visa expires if I dont enter by the 25th.

Its really amazing what kind of people you meet on such a trip and who hospital and friendly everyone is!

Once I have a little bit more time I will write a detailed report

Best,
Chris

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