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simonrjames 3 Jun 2003 04:05

Pakistan to India border crossing
 
I am going overland from UK to OZ early next year. Does anyone know if you can cross the border near Bhuttewala and go to Jaisalmer. This route seems far shorter than going north in Pakistan and crossing over at Wagah.
Any thoughts?

iris_trui 4 Jun 2003 04:15

Hello Simon,

as far as we know, no-one can cross anywhere else but at Wagha/Attari - unfortunately, I know.
Never heard of anyone, nor have any info it was ever possible after 1947.

Trui

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Iris and Trui
2 belgian women, often travelling on motorbikes (now on DR650SE's)
2nd overland from home to Northern India and back, April-October 2002

simonrjames 5 Jun 2003 03:12

Thanks for the response
Quote:

Originally posted by iris_trui:
Hello Simon,

as far as we know, no-one can cross anywhere else but at Wagha/Attari - unfortunately, I know.
Never heard of anyone, nor have any info it was ever possible after 1947.

Trui



vincent danna 15 Jun 2003 14:43

hello
yes, the only border crossing i ve herad of is near lahore at amritsar
you can contact iann of the pakistani hubb community

happy trails

carnet de passage en douanes is needed in pak

i ll be there again for work unfpa mid september for 15 days or 2 years

inch aallah


Ade 27 Jun 2003 20:08

On this subject, I am currently in India with an Enfield but no Carnet.

What difficulties will I encounter at Waggah, if I attempt to cross with the bike?

iris_trui 29 Jun 2003 22:03

Ade,
unfortunately the answer is "after LOADS of discussions, the Pakistanis MIGHT (just might !) put your bike on the train to the Iran border". That's in the best of cases. We met two French bikers who travelled without Carnet (in Iran, travelling west), and heard of others who had to leave their van at the Iran/Pak border (travelling east). Pakistan does not accept any transit without Carnet. That's the way it is.

Trui

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Iris and Trui
2 belgian women, often travelling on motorbikes (now on DR650SE's)
2nd overland from home to Northern India and back, April-October 2002

Ade 5 Jul 2003 16:44

Thanks Trui, I feared as much.

vincent danna 15 Jul 2003 14:09

hello
i had to extend my carnet when i was in pakistan, they are very nice

the adress of automobile club of pakistan
155, chenab block
allama iqbal town
lahore 54570
tel : 9242- 784 11 54
fax : 9242- 744 5320
email : aapkint [at} hotmail {spot/dot!] com

they may help you

good luck




[This message has been edited by Grant Johnson (edited 28 September 2003).]

mmaarten 29 Sep 2003 04:45

When you get to the border.. DON'T miss the border ceremony. It's every night at sunset and It's GREAT!

Maarten


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