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Pakistan??

anybody out there in pakistan?
wanna enter pakistan this week, how's the situation?
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Hi - I'm in Yazd and heading for the border in 3-4 days time. I've just met Martin who is also going that way. join us! we'll be in Shiraz thursday and poss fri, then Kerman, Zahedan etc. ie crossing late on sat/sun or early on sun/mon.
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hi, i'm currently in bandar-e-abbas. come from the south over iranshah,
want to go directly to mirjaveh.
when you are passing mirjaveh, check the tourist inn.
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I should be there in a month, any chance of a weather update please
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hot and sunny, dude. hot and sunny except at night when its cold and dark, but still really nice.
I have no access to a one-month forecast and wouldn't particularly trust one, but I'd hazard a guess that the "hot" might have been dropped from the above. I gather it snows here, but don't plan to hang around and find out!
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hot and sunny, dude. hot and sunny except at night when its cold and dark, but still really nice.
I have no access to a one-month forecast and wouldn't particularly trust one, but I'd hazard a guess that the "hot" might have been dropped from the above. I gather it snows here, but don't plan to hang around and find out!
Oh it snows there. Not much actual snow, but it gets bitter cold and windy. I'd say get somewhere that you can head south for a while. Pronto.

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at these days, weather is perfect. 33 - 35 C at day, 20 C at night. today i spoke with a guy from abbas, he said in janaruary it might be cold (he meaned about 5 C at night, but warm at day)
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Current situation in Pakistan?

Hi, anyone crossed into Pakistan lately..? We are planning to do that in a week or so. Now in Iran. Planning to go Mirjaveh-Quetta-Multan-Lahore then into India, maybe not staying longer than we have to. Surely will steer clear of any group gatherings, etc.
But any recent experiences about the country would be warmly welcomed!
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hi pecha,
expect to be in mirjavhe saturday or sunday.
hope to meet you there.

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hekoheko, we are in Esfahan heading to Yazd tomorrow. I should do some small maintenance to the bike, that might take us about half day, so we thought wed stay in Yazd a couple nights. But sat/sun in Mirjaveh.. think its about 1400km from here, so well have to see how it goes.

Actually I hear a lot of people here saying that Bam-Zahedan-Mirjaveh is not safe, either. Note that we are very low on ground clearance (2-up and you wont believe the load we have on the bike!), so if that road from Dalbandin to Quetta really is as bad as some say, I'll be forced to go veeeeery slowly not to break something.

I will keep you updated how we progress. Would be nice to meet, and also definitely a good idea to get company going into that area now. Pekka
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hi pecha,
i'm currently in queshm.tommorrow i want to ride along the coast to chabahar,
iranshahr straight ahead to mirjahve.
i expect to arrive mirjahve on sunday.want to stay there at tourist inn.
check it out, when you are there.
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Hi all we are in the Bloom Star Hotel in Quetta and have been for 3 weeks.

No problems in the country even though an emergancy has been declaired just more arm on the streets.

Bloom is great very friendly and only 500 to 600 Rupies a night the secure parking is excelent with a guard on the gate and easy to find.

No I dont work here LOL

Have an overnight stop at the customs house in Dalbabin as the roads get very bad from Dalbabin to Quetta.

The weather is hot during the day about 25 and chilly at night but refreshing.

Pakistan customs is a brezze. and plenty of fuel on route.

Have fun if you are at Quetta by friday then see you there.

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Hi hekoheko, we're now in Yazd, Mirjaveh on Sunday seems realistic if there arent any unexpected problems. Hopefully will meet you there.

andyb43, youve done the route to Quetta.. can you describe the road condition a bit more? Or about how long did you spend from Dalbandin to Quetta on your Discovery? Im riding a very heavy loaded bike, so not really looking for the tricky stuff, but this stretch we cannot avoid I guess.

And you had a police escort from the border or not?
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Pech,

We traveled strait fron Taftan to Quetta in one leg, not recomended we left the border at 1pm ariving at 10 pm at the bloomstar Quetta.

the road from Taftan to Dalbadin is fine 1 short streach of Pakistan road works but great road just watch out for the spped bumps thay are a nightmare.

From Dalbadin the road is a rough single tarmaced track but the sides are deep sand so when trucks charge down it be careful in the sides.

After the last vilage before Quetta begining with a N you enter the mountins twisty but OK after that they are building the Bypass which is very rough and bumpy with loads of speed bumps so take care. I would recomend an overnight stop at Dalbadin the customs house, then a full days drive to Quetta. Simon on here has done the route on a BMW but it is strait forward route nothing to worry about.

We had no escort at all just waved at the police and smiled. it seems to depend how busy they all are LOL.

The emergancy is nothing to get worried about just a few more police and army on the streets.
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i expect to arrive mirjahve on sunday.want to stay there at tourist inn.
check it out, when you are there.
A few months ago when I was there the only hotel in Mirjaveh was closed and even the cops couldn't rouse anybody. There is a hotel in the customs compound, but it's expensive and there is no bathroom whatsoever, so I ended up heading SW from M. along the border and camped in a wadi.

I've got some waypoints if anybody is interested.

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