Neza e Sultan

A 10 day trip through the Baluchistan desert up to the Afghan border near the small town of Nok Kundi, to explore the area for the volcanic rock pillar that is mentioned in the gazetteers as the Koh-e-Sultan.
by Dr. Mansur Ahmed

Preparations

We at the 4×4 Offroaders Club of Karachi are an eclectic collection of friends and their families who love the outdoors and, of course, four wheeling. The Omars take the honour of having the most 4×4s. Hamid Omar, the head

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October 12, 2003, by Dr. Mansur Ahmad | Comments

Karachi to Khuzdar

I had the CJ-7 prepared for the trip. We had modified the suspension to handle the weight of the luggage on the trail - there were two shocks on each side in the rear to handle the extra load and

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October 12, 2003, by Dr. Mansur Ahmad | Comments

Khuzdar to Kharan

We got up early in the morning for breakfast which was laid out at nine. The boys were very enthusiastic and helped pack up all the Jeeps, there was so much gear in every vehicle that it's difficult to imagine

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October 18, 2003, by Dr. Mansur Ahmad | Comments

Kharan to Noh Kundi

There were so many of us that it was nearly impossible to accommodate all of us in the rest house, so the few of us who could not find beds slept in the drawing room on the carpet. We did

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October 18, 2003, by Dr. Mansur Ahmad | Comments

Noh Kundi to Neza-e-Sultan

The young captain had made arrangements for us at the Amirchah post; he had been in touch with the post commander should we require any help on our way to the Neza-e- Sultan. The team of cooks was preparing for

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October 18, 2003, by Dr. Mansur Ahmad | Comments

Noh Kundi to Mashkhel

The Hamoon-e-Mashkhel is a large expanse of desert located on the lower western border of Pakistan extending into Iran. We had been warned about the tough conditions and the need to be together all throughout the drive as one's sense

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October 18, 2003, by Dr. Mansur Ahmad | Comments

Mashkell to Dalbandin

One of the cars broke down in the Mashkell desert, so we towed it all the way to Dalbandin. Here, we put it on a truck and sent it back to Karachi.

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October 19, 2003, by Khalid Omar | Comments

Dalbandin to Quetta

[entry in progress]

October 20, 2003, by Khalid Omar | Comments

Quetta to Karachi

We procedded from Quetta to Karachi with a stop over at Khuzdar for the night.

October 20, 2003, by Khalid Omar | Comments

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