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Old 15 Jun 2009
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Iran - Pakistan - India: Aug/Sep/Oct 09

Hi,

My partner and I are leaving UK end of June and heading East into Poland and Ukraine before travelling to Turkey and then into Iran and through Pakistan to India. This leg of the journey looks like it's best done in company and rather than just replying to others, I thought I might post my own thread. I'm a bit new to this game!

We're driving a converted 4WD Iveco camper which does about 60 mph tops! We're not in any rush and don't even have a Pakistan visa - was going to get it in Iran.

If you think you may be around at that time, we'd love to hear from you.

Thanks for reading and happy travelling.

Jo and Mark
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Hi Again,

Already spoken during my thread but thought I'ld say that some company would also be welcome during this part of the trip too. I've just applied for my Iranian visa and was also hoping to get my Pakistani visa in Tehran at somepoint in late August/ early September.

The option to avoid Pakistan is also available by shipping straight to India from southern Iran, providing I can get a visa there and civil war doesn't erupt!

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Hi,
Were leaving 15 Aug. Got our Iran visa and will be hot footing it down to London to get our Pakistan visas in the next couple of weeks.
Hopefully crossing Iran in or around mid Sept.
Looks like we may catch you up ? We'll keep an eye out.

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I got my Iran visa this week and are leaving from Sweden to Thailand by the end of the week and counting on entering Pakistan sometimes second half of September, so if you guys are still around I am interested to join with you on the way to Quetta.

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Dear All,

Jo and I are currently in Istanbul - will be heading into Iran around 20 September - gaining Pakistan visa in Tehran and then leaving Iran by 9 October - visa expires then. Don't know whether these dates suite anyone - but would be cool to hear how you're all doing.

Mark
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Hi,

I'm currently in Erzurum, Eastern Turkey awaiting the results of my second attempt at an Iranian Visa. Am goin to Kars and Ani for a couple of days to waste time rather than hanging around in the city. Your dates may tie up nicely with mine. What is your plan for travelling across Turkey? I can strongly reccomend Cappadocia and Mt Nemrut.

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Dear All,

Jo and I are currently in Istanbul - will be heading into Iran around 20 September - gaining Pakistan visa in Tehran and then leaving Iran by 9 October - visa expires then. Don't know whether these dates suite anyone - but would be cool to hear how you're all doing.

Mark
Hey Mark and everyone else, Ill be in Istanbul on the 16th of Sept to pick up a friend then start heading toards the Iranian border. At the most I should only be 2 or 3 days behind you guys. Ill keep you updated with my progress if your on for meeting up somewhere along the road.
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Update from Jo and Mark

Dear All,

We're currently on the South Agean Coast, not far from Izmir. We are waiting for a spare wheel and tyre from Iveco and have no idea how long this will take. If the man in Izmir can't sort it out in the next few days, then Istanbul have ordered one from Italy and will send it to us anywhere in Turkey.

Will keep you posted on our movements. Our route, once we leave here is to go to Kas and follow the med coast until we head up to Cappadocia. From there we'll head East to see the big heads and Gaziantep and then up towards the border.

Some postings from the old adventurer on the SE Asia forum on the hub are very interesting reading - the one on Taftan to Dalbandin.

Maybe see you guys somewhere - until then, happy and safe travels

jo and Mark
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hi there!!!
hope your travels have been fun so far. we are also traveling from iran to pakistan to india, and were looking for people to travel with. we were thinking the begining of october. let us know if you still are in iran ... cheers, sareh and jorge
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Hı all

currently ın Turkey on the ıran border wıll enter Iran next couplke of days need to get Pakıstan vısa ın tehran not sure how long we wıll stay ın ıran before pakıstan

keep ın touch Mark and Jo

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We are in Turkey right now, crossing into Iran on the 4th, have not got a Pakistani visa, so will be trying to get it in Tehran.
Does anybody know how long it takes from the border to Tehran
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Hi guys,

Well we are going tomorrow morning to try and get the visa, will let you know how it goes and how long it takes. then we will spend a couple of weeks in iran before heading over.

We are crossing by car, are you guys traveling by bike? or car? or cycling?

Hope to see you soon
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Hi Sareh
Please let us know how it goes. We are also travveling by car. But only planning on crossing around the end of October. We are planning to apply for a transit visa for Pakistan. What are you trying to get?? Did you get a letter of recommendation from your own embassy??
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Hı,

I thınk ıt takes around 3 days to get to terhan.

We,re crossıng border tomorrow ınto Iran and headıng to tabrız for vısa extaensıon then Tehran for Pakıstan vısa.

Hopefully see some of you guys.

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Hi guys,
We are in Esfahan at the moment and going to do about another week or so in Iran before crossing into Pakistan.
If you go into the tourist office in Tabriz, right above the start of the main bazar the guy up there is very helpful and will help with your extension, you can only extend if you have between 2 and 5 days remaining on your current visa !
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