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Options to get around Pakistan - the cheapest

I am currently in India and I can not obtain a visa from the New Delhi Pakistan Embassy as I am not from India. So i am starting to think about my options and is hoping someone could help me.

My original plan is to go through Pakistan to Iran, Iraq (if possible) then Turkey down into Syria, Jorden and Israel then onwards to Africa.

What I want to know is what can I do?
Has anyone flown/shipped a bike from India to Iran?
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And obtaining Pakistani visa from the embassy in your home country is not possible either..?

I´ve shipped by air out of Chennai, and yeah it was a bit complicated... could be even more so from Mumbai, simply getting to move around in the city is a pain. So do-able, but very laborous, and a real test of nerves for sure! I´d get quotes also by air from Mumbai or Delhi to Tehran, might be a bit easier and a whole lot faster that way.

Riding the other way 3 yrs ago, we also researched the option to ship from Iran to India, and many people said that it should be possible from Bandar Abbas, but I´ve got no firsthand info. And there were no ferries except across the Persian Gulf, I strongly suspect there still arent any.
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i've shipped my bike , but on the reverse way, four years ago.
i was in your same condition, no pak visa in tehran, so i managed to fly the bike from there to mumbay. iran air have a direct fly from/ to theran and i flew with my bike on the same plane. no cargo!
clear the bike in mumbay airport tooks me one day... the same amount of time required on last january at the kolkata airport to clear it to bangkok. i think it depend by the people you meet, i mean both officers and shipping company...
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I also struggled with the Pak visa for the same reasons but got it in 2 days in Kathmandu, Nepal. Did need a letter of no objection from the UK consulate but that was straightforward.

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Mike - May I ask when you got a Pakistani visa in Kathmandu?

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Did anyone manage to send the bike from Iran to India ?

I tried to contact Seco-shipping but they spend so many time to answer that I'm looking for another option.

any plan would be appreciated. Thank you very much in advance for your help.

p.s.: we are in Kazakhstan and planning to go from Iran to Indian mid-january.
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We have just come from Iran to Dubai Via Bandar abbas, it was a very simple process to get the ferry sorted. SO you could from India/Nepal Freight to Dubai then ferry over to Iran or if u are coming from Iran as we are come into Dubai then freight over to India or Nepal very easy.

We are in the process of getting it sorted but i think to Nepal or Deli its going to cost around $1500, but i think you could get sea freight for far less if you had the time and wanted to.

I will try keep you posted as to how it goes and if it works and how much it costs.

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