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Alternative Iran / Pakistan border crossing

I'm getting mixed information regarding the southerly Iran-Pakistan border crossing, i.e. from Mand in Pakistan to Pishin in Iran. Anyone done it??

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I did the Iran-Pakistan crossing a few months ago and had no problem.The Pakistan side was called Taftan, cant remember the Iranian town though.That puts you onto the Taftan_Quetta road which is better if you have a dual purpose bike, as opposed to a road bike.Read my blog at A Triumph to Nelson to read my thoughts on the crossing and road to Quetta.
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That's the conventional, northerly border. I'm talking about the southerly border crossing, which may or may not be open to foreigners.

Ive done the Taftan to Quetta journey twice already, and want to avoid a repeat.

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Unless this has changed in 1 year, there´s only one international border crossing between the two. The remote coastal area of Balochistan would most likely require permits, and I remember hearing there were some severe floods a few years back, which destroyed many of the roads there.
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The remote coastal area of Balochistan would most likely require permits, and I remember hearing there were some severe floods a few years back, which destroyed many of the roads there.
no permits are required, as it was last year in november.
I took the road from Bandar Abbas - along the coast - Jask - Chabahar -Iranshah - Khash - Mirjahve.
Roads are in a quite good condition.

YouTube - Baluchistan, Iran by bike

Only the last 70km from Khash to Mirjahve were painful.
Unsealed and sandy.



I only can recommand the this route, aweful landscape.







On the route from Chabahar (on the coast) to Iranshah, you come very near (~50 km) to a border crossing to Pakistan (think it`s called Phishin in Iran), but i didn`t try to cross over.
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Yes, you probably can ride around freely in southeastern Iran, unless you come by the main road from Teheran, in which case you´re likely to be escorted some way before Mirjaveh.

On the Pakistani side of the border you probably arent allowed to go to the coastal area without permits (but this is just what I read, didnt try to do that myself).
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Question Southern crossing not northern

Hello all, as I see there seems to be some misunderstanding here.

All you lucky folks who travelled in Iran already seem to have taken the 1) nothern route (Mir Javeh Iran to Juzzak and on to Quetta in Pakistan). From what i read it is in good condition, no problem except proximity to Afghanistan.

The thread started because someone was asking about alternate routes. I would also be interested if anyone tried any of the following:

2) Southern route: Rask-Jekegur-Pishin (Iran) crossing into Mand (Pakistan) and on to Turbat.
3) There is one more small crossing in the middle: Saravan-Penak-Kuhak (Iran) into Gar / Panjgur (Pakistan)

Has anyone travelled the latter?
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More border crossing points: Pakistan, Iran agree to promote trade - DAWN.COM
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As far as I understand this statement is from 2011....
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As far as I understand this statement is from 2011....

We get similar statements every year, not necessarily to be followed.


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Just to confirm, I spoke to the police, customs etc in Gwadar, and was told that there is no way to cross the border at Mand - Pishin. It seems to be open for local residents only. That was December 2008. I doubt it has changed to be honest.
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crossing with family?

I want to keep as far south as I can for this crossing! what with the new wall they are building, does any one have any idea if there will be some more crossing points opened by 2015?

Boosting bilateral trade: Pakistan ready to work on Iran border crossings – The Express Tribune

I will have my 8 year old daughter with me too.....
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looks good then, would be perfect as we are going to Iran in a few months and would like to continue to Pakistan... and more southern would suit us better!
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