Off-road Pakistan Styleee

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Hi Guys,
Some friends have recently completed a tour in the Thar desert area of
Pakistan. I know they are not based in Europe but I am :) There is no
extreme off roading happening but I really wanted to share some of the
pictures of the Thar desert. There is a Prado amongst them somewhere so
defiantly "LC Content".
I will be over there in November/December so hopefully will be enjoying some
Desi "Laning" and then on to Dubai for some Dune Bashing.
There are quite a few pictures so if you're not on broadband I wouldn't
bother unless you are really keen. If this is of no interest to some of you
then I apologies for wasting 2kb of your bandwidth :) For those that do
view them let me know what you think.
http://offroadpakistan.com/pictures/thar_2006/decorated_truck.html
Anjam
Shortly off to Kashmir/Pakistan/Dubai (Without the Land Bruiser
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Anjam
I don't have broadband yet, I'm interested, obviously, so I'll check the
site you quoted.
Cheers
Renate
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Sent: 23 October 2006 00:46
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] Off-road Pakistan Styleee
Hi Guys,
Some friends have recently completed a tour in the Thar desert area of
Pakistan. I know they are not based in Europe but I am :) There is no
extreme off roading happening but I really wanted to share some of the
pictures of the Thar desert. There is a Prado amongst them somewhere so
defiantly "LC Content".
I will be over there in November/December so hopefully will be enjoying some
Desi "Laning" and then on to Dubai for some Dune Bashing.
There are quite a few pictures so if you're not on broadband I wouldn't
bother unless you are really keen. If this is of no interest to some of you
then I apologies for wasting 2kb of your bandwidth :) For those that do
view them let me know what you think.
http://offroadpakistan.com/pictures/thar_2006/decorated_truck.html
Anjam
Shortly off to Kashmir/Pakistan/Dubai (Without the Land Bruiser
unfortunately!)
 
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Anjam
their a bit top heavy for offroading I would have thought!
I tended to forget that they like their trucks decorated!
I haven't come across any decorated trucks like the ones in India and
Pakistan.
Renate
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed]
[mailto:[Email address removed]]On Behalf Of Anjam Sohail
Sent: 23 October 2006 00:46
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] Off-road Pakistan Styleee
Hi Guys,
Some friends have recently completed a tour in the Thar desert area of
Pakistan. I know they are not based in Europe but I am :) There is no
extreme off roading happening but I really wanted to share some of the
pictures of the Thar desert. There is a Prado amongst them somewhere so
defiantly "LC Content".
I will be over there in November/December so hopefully will be enjoying some
Desi "Laning" and then on to Dubai for some Dune Bashing.
There are quite a few pictures so if you're not on broadband I wouldn't
bother unless you are really keen. If this is of no interest to some of you
then I apologies for wasting 2kb of your bandwidth :) For those that do
view them let me know what you think.
http://offroadpakistan.com/pictures/thar_2006/decorated_truck.html
Anjam
Shortly off to Kashmir/Pakistan/Dubai (Without the Land Bruiser
unfortunately!)
 
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The Truck is just a first of a series of pictures. Click next (bottom right)
to see the rest.
Did you guys think I was pulling your leg or something? Sorry if it was
unclear. This first picture just happens to be a decorated truck they came
across on their way to the desert.
Anjam
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Renate Haupt
Sent: 25 October 2006 14:29
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Off-road Pakistan Styleee
Anjam
their a bit top heavy for offroading I would have thought!
I tended to forget that they like their trucks decorated!
I haven't come across any decorated trucks like the ones in India and
Pakistan.
Renate
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed]
[mailto:[Email address removed]]On Behalf Of Anjam Sohail
Sent: 23 October 2006 00:46
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] Off-road Pakistan Styleee
Hi Guys,
Some friends have recently completed a tour in the Thar desert area of
Pakistan. I know they are not based in Europe but I am :) There is no
extreme off roading happening but I really wanted to share some of the
pictures of the Thar desert. There is a Prado amongst them somewhere so
defiantly "LC Content".
I will be over there in November/December so hopefully will be enjoying some
Desi "Laning" and then on to Dubai for some Dune Bashing.
There are quite a few pictures so if you're not on broadband I wouldn't
bother unless you are really keen. If this is of no interest to some of you
then I apologies for wasting 2kb of your bandwidth :) For those that do
view them let me know what you think.
http://offroadpakistan.com/pictures/thar_2006/decorated_truck.html
Anjam
Shortly off to Kashmir/Pakistan/Dubai (Without the Land Bruiser
unfortunately!)
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Loved the pictures Anjam
The desert ones after the rain are fantastic, and look like paintings.
It is time I went back to that part of the world...
cheers
Graham
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Anjam,
The truck made me think, then I found the next button.
Really good images, the rain smoothed sand dunes had an almost unreal look,
I can=92t imagine anyone looked at them and didn=92t want to be there, the write
up mentions being close to the border, how safe is the area?
If only the world was a little more stable at the moment, imagine being able
to travel anywhere in the world. (Not a political comment, just a wish!)
Malcolm Bagley
Stafford, UK
1975 FJ45 Pickup (In Work)
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-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Anjam Sohail
Sent: 25 October 2006 14:56
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Off-road Pakistan Styleee
The Truck is just a first of a series of pictures. Click next (bottom right)
to see the rest.
Did you guys think I was pulling your leg or something? Sorry if it was
unclear. This first picture just happens to be a decorated truck they came
across on their way to the desert.
Anjam
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Malcolm,
Thanks for the comments, yes you are correct about the next button being a
bit small and unnoticeable. The border between that part of Pakistan and
India is like any other peaceful border, perfectly safe unless you try to
cross it illegally. Fortunatly both are armies are "Standing Down" at the
moment. The troubled area is further north in the Kashmir region but then
again only if you are trying to cross over. They have opened up many
checkposts in the past year or so where you can cross over and finally there
is lots of talks, trade, joint ventures, joint TV programs happening which
is really great.
I am hoping to spend some time in the desert while I am there, but what I am
really looking forward to is a Dam which is about 15 minutes from where I
will be staying
http://www.ummah.net/kashmir/photos/dam1.jpg
For a part of the year the water level retreats back for miles as water is
used to power the generator turbines and then fills up again as the snow
melts in the mountains. When partly dry you have vast expanses of dried
cracked land, bit like Salt flats they use for land speeds records but its
not flat. There small hills and valleys that are normally hidden by the
water and the remains of villages that were evacuated to make room for the
Dam. You also come across the odd pool of water teaming with fish that have
got trapped when the water receded.
Absolutly amazing for ATV and 4X4's. I'll make sure I bring back loads of
pics.
Regards,
Anjam
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Malcolm Bagley
Sent: 26 October 2006 14:24
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Off-road Pakistan Styleee
Anjam,
The truck made me think, then I found the next button.
Really good images, the rain smoothed sand dunes had an almost unreal look,
I can't imagine anyone looked at them and didn't want to be there, the write
up mentions being close to the border, how safe is the area?
If only the world was a little more stable at the moment, imagine being able
to travel anywhere in the world. (Not a political comment, just a wish!)
Malcolm Bagley
Stafford, UK
1975 FJ45 Pickup (In Work)
_______________________________
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Anjam Sohail
Sent: 25 October 2006 14:56
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Off-road Pakistan Styleee
The Truck is just a first of a series of pictures. Click next (bottom right)
to see the rest.
Did you guys think I was pulling your leg or something? Sorry if it was
unclear. This first picture just happens to be a decorated truck they came
across on their way to the desert.
Anjam
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Malc, & Anjam
Maybe we could decide to make a date for Pakistan - there are places that
remind me so much of other places that I've been in Africa and I miss it
terribly!
I'm seriously contemplating the idea about going to Pakistan.
Regards
Renate
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]On
Behalf Of Malcolm Bagley
Sent: 26 October 2006 14:24
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Off-road Pakistan Styleee
Anjam,
The truck made me think, then I found the next button.
Really good images, the rain smoothed sand dunes had an almost unreal look,
I can?t imagine anyone looked at them and didn?t want to be there, the write
up mentions being close to the border, how safe is the area?
If only the world was a little more stable at the moment, imagine being able
to travel anywhere in the world. (Not a political comment, just a wish!)
Malcolm Bagley
Stafford, UK
1975 FJ45 Pickup (In Work)
_______________________________
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Anjam Sohail
Sent: 25 October 2006 14:56
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Off-road Pakistan Styleee
The Truck is just a first of a series of pictures. Click next (bottom right)
to see the rest.
Did you guys think I was pulling your leg or something? Sorry if it was
unclear. This first picture just happens to be a decorated truck they came
across on their way to the desert.
Anjam
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Anjam
You are going to Pakistan in November arn't you?, could you, when you are
there, just get an idea/enquire for us here back in the UK about the
offroading? I'd love to go there, and those photos are very
enticing...which is the idea, naturally.
The sand appears were white, is it gypsum-based? with chalk?
Regards
Renate
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed]
[mailto:[Email address removed]]On Behalf Of Anjam Sohail
Sent: 26 October 2006 15:09
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Off-road Pakistan Styleee
Malcolm,
Thanks for the comments, yes you are correct about the next button being a
bit small and unnoticeable. The border between that part of Pakistan and
India is like any other peaceful border, perfectly safe unless you try to
cross it illegally. Fortunatly both are armies are "Standing Down" at the
moment. The troubled area is further north in the Kashmir region but then
again only if you are trying to cross over. They have opened up many
checkposts in the past year or so where you can cross over and finally there
is lots of talks, trade, joint ventures, joint TV programs happening which
is really great.
I am hoping to spend some time in the desert while I am there, but what I am
really looking forward to is a Dam which is about 15 minutes from where I
will be staying
http://www.ummah.net/kashmir/photos/dam1.jpg
For a part of the year the water level retreats back for miles as water is
used to power the generator turbines and then fills up again as the snow
melts in the mountains. When partly dry you have vast expanses of dried
cracked land, bit like Salt flats they use for land speeds records but its
not flat. There small hills and valleys that are normally hidden by the
water and the remains of villages that were evacuated to make room for the
Dam. You also come across the odd pool of water teaming with fish that have
got trapped when the water receded.
Absolutly amazing for ATV and 4X4's. I'll make sure I bring back loads of
pics.
Regards,
Anjam
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Malcolm Bagley
Sent: 26 October 2006 14:24
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Off-road Pakistan Styleee
Anjam,
The truck made me think, then I found the next button.
Really good images, the rain smoothed sand dunes had an almost unreal look,
I can't imagine anyone looked at them and didn't want to be there, the write
up mentions being close to the border, how safe is the area?
If only the world was a little more stable at the moment, imagine being able
to travel anywhere in the world. (Not a political comment, just a wish!)
Malcolm Bagley
Stafford, UK
1975 FJ45 Pickup (In Work)
_______________________________
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Anjam Sohail
Sent: 25 October 2006 14:56
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Off-road Pakistan Styleee
The Truck is just a first of a series of pictures. Click next (bottom right)
to see the rest.
Did you guys think I was pulling your leg or something? Sorry if it was
unclear. This first picture just happens to be a decorated truck they came
across on their way to the desert.
Anjam
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Hi Renate
Count me in too.
I love Pakistan - it has everything. Thar Desert, Balichistan Desert (
My favourite), Karakoram Range, Swat Valley, Gilgit and Hunza Valleys,
the greenery of the Indus Valley, Ft Munro Pass... Oh boy, I can go on
and on... and friendly helpful people. :)
Regards
Graham.
Renate Haupt wrote:
 
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Graham
I lurve the desert! say no more...
actually I would love you to show me some photos if you have any of your
travels. Do you have a website? I'll have mine up and running soon (when
I've purchased MBs for hosting it - I hear they're quite expensive, I'd like
about 200MBs ideally)
I've got photo albums of Algerian and Libyan Desert shots that I'll post
too.
With regards to Pakistan, I'm quite serious, I've never been to Pakistan.
Like Afghanistan its a country that I would love to visit. The environment
appeals to me.
I was wondering whether we could get to Pakistan, I don't mind taking the
risk so long as we cover our backs as it were.
Methinks I should start checking some more websites....and find some
interesting links hopefully
Did you know that Hunza is where those really nice small apricots come from?
(I would expect you do!), and, my domain, and do you know of the ancient
Indus Valley civilisations?
Maybe we should think about organising a trip? what do you think?
Regards
Renate
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]On
Behalf Of Graham & Lucinda Smith
Sent: 26 October 2006 18:54
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] Off-road Pakistan Styleee
Hi Renate
Count me in too.
I love Pakistan - it has everything. Thar Desert, Balichistan Desert (
My favourite), Karakoram Range, Swat Valley, Gilgit and Hunza Valleys,
the greenery of the Indus Valley, Ft Munro Pass... Oh boy, I can go on
and on... and friendly helpful people. :)
Regards
Graham.
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Hi Anjam
I just can't get my eyes off the pictures.Beautiful experience! I
love that.
If I'm lucky I'll take the trip there
cheers
Lubo
On Oct 26, 2006, at 4:08 PM, Anjam Sohail wrote:
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Hi Renate
I have some pictures, of Pakistan and elsewhere in my Photobucket.
http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/thesmiths64/
Ignore most of the first page as they are local ( Poole Dorset)
pictures, but the last 3 pages are mostly overlanding...
We are planning on returning to the UK via Pakistan end of 2007/early
2008 ish.
All the best
Graham.
Renate Haupt wrote:
>Graham
>I lurve the desert! say no more...
>actually I would love you to show me some photos if you have any of your
>travels. Do you have a website? I'll have mine up and running soon (when
>I've purchased MBs for hosting it - I hear they're quite expensive, I'd like
>about 200MBs ideally)
>I've got photo albums of Algerian and Libyan Desert shots that I'll post
>too.
>With regards to Pakistan, I'm quite serious, I've never been to Pakistan.
>Like Afghanistan its a country that I would love to visit. The environment
>appeals to me.
>I was wondering whether we could get to Pakistan, I don't mind taking the
>risk so long as we cover our backs as it were.
>Methinks I should start checking some more websites....and find some
>interesting links hopefully
>Did you know that Hunza is where those really nice small apricots come from?
>(I would expect you do!), and, my domain, and do you know of the ancient
>Indus Valley civilisations?
>Maybe we should think about organising a trip? what do you think?
>Regards
>Renate
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]On
>Behalf Of Graham & Lucinda Smith
>Sent: 26 October 2006 18:54
>To: [Email address removed]
>Subject: Re: [ELCO] Off-road Pakistan Styleee
>
>
>Hi Renate
>
>Count me in too.
>I love Pakistan - it has everything. Thar Desert, Balichistan Desert (
>My favourite), Karakoram Range, Swat Valley, Gilgit and Hunza Valleys,
>the greenery of the Indus Valley, Ft Munro Pass... Oh boy, I can go on
>and on... and friendly helpful people. :)
>
>Regards
>Graham.
>
>Renate Haupt wrote:
>
>
>
>>Malc, & Anjam
>>Maybe we could decide to make a date for Pakistan - there are places that
>>remind me so much of other places that I've been in Africa and I miss it
>>terribly!
>>I'm seriously contemplating the idea about going to Pakistan.
>>Regards
>>Renate
>>
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]On
>>Behalf Of Malcolm Bagley
>>Sent: 26 October 2006 14:24
>>To: [Email address removed]
>>Subject: RE: [ELCO] Off-road Pakistan Styleee
>>
>>
>>Anjam,
>>
>>The truck made me think, then I found the next button.
>>
>>Really good images, the rain smoothed sand dunes had an almost unreal look,
>>I can?t imagine anyone looked at them and didn?t want to be there, the
>>
>>
>write
>
>
>>up mentions being close to the border, how safe is the area?
>>
>>If only the world was a little more stable at the moment, imagine being
>>
>>
>able
>
>
>>to travel anywhere in the world. (Not a political comment, just a wish!)
>>
>>Malcolm Bagley
>>Stafford, UK
>>1975 FJ45 Pickup (In Work)
>>_______________________________
>>
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
>>Behalf Of Anjam Sohail
>>Sent: 25 October 2006 14:56
>>To: [Email address removed]
>>Subject: RE: [ELCO] Off-road Pakistan Styleee
>>
>>The Truck is just a first of a series of pictures. Click next (bottom
>>
>>
>right)
>
>
>>to see the rest.
>>Did you guys think I was pulling your leg or something? Sorry if it was
>>unclear. This first picture just happens to be a decorated truck they came
>>across on their way to the desert.
>>
>>Anjam
>>
>>
>>
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Graham
Have looked at your pictures, all you're doing is making me jealous....
Nice to know your home cruiser is white, just like mine....snorkel the same,
but ma beast is battered up more than yours...well, it IS used for
offroading and for the Sahara...
Dorset, eh? I'm still doing my p/t PhD at Bournemouth - we should meet up
sometime, it would be nice to meet you both.
Thanks for sharing your images. You've been to loads of places!
Cheers
Renate
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]On
Behalf Of Graham & Lucinda Smith
Sent: 27 October 2006 09:17
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] Off-road Pakistan Styleee
Hi Renate
I have some pictures, of Pakistan and elsewhere in my Photobucket.
http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/thesmiths64/
Ignore most of the first page as they are local ( Poole Dorset) pictures,
but the last 3 pages are mostly overlanding...
We are planning on returning to the UK via Pakistan end of 2007/early 2008
ish.
All the best
Graham.
Renate Haupt wrote:
Graham
I lurve the desert! say no more...
actually I would love you to show me some photos if you have any of your
travels. Do you have a website? I'll have mine up and running soon (when
I've purchased MBs for hosting it - I hear they're quite expensive, I'd like
about 200MBs ideally)
I've got photo albums of Algerian and Libyan Desert shots that I'll post
too.
With regards to Pakistan, I'm quite serious, I've never been to Pakistan.
Like Afghanistan its a country that I would love to visit. The environment
appeals to me.
I was wondering whether we could get to Pakistan, I don't mind taking the
risk so long as we cover our backs as it were.
Methinks I should start checking some more websites....and find some
interesting links hopefully
Did you know that Hunza is where those really nice small apricots come from?
(I would expect you do!), and, my domain, and do you know of the ancient
Indus Valley civilisations?
Maybe we should think about organising a trip? what do you think?
Regards
Renate
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]On
Behalf Of Graham & Lucinda Smith
Sent: 26 October 2006 18:54
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] Off-road Pakistan Styleee
Hi Renate
Count me in too.
I love Pakistan - it has everything. Thar Desert, Balichistan Desert (
My favourite), Karakoram Range, Swat Valley, Gilgit and Hunza Valleys,
the greenery of the Indus Valley, Ft Munro Pass... Oh boy, I can go on
and on... and friendly helpful people. :)
Regards
Graham.
Renate Haupt wrote:
Malc, & Anjam
Maybe we could decide to make a date for Pakistan - there are places that
remind me so much of other places that I've been in Africa and I miss it
terribly!
I'm seriously contemplating the idea about going to Pakistan.
Regards
Renate
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]On
Behalf Of Malcolm Bagley
Sent: 26 October 2006 14:24
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Off-road Pakistan Styleee
Anjam,
The truck made me think, then I found the next button.
Really good images, the rain smoothed sand dunes had an almost unreal look,
I can?t imagine anyone looked at them and didn?t want to be there, the
write
up mentions being close to the border, how safe is the area?
If only the world was a little more stable at the moment, imagine being
able
to travel anywhere in the world. (Not a political comment, just a wish!)
Malcolm Bagley
Stafford, UK
1975 FJ45 Pickup (In Work)
_______________________________
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Anjam Sohail
Sent: 25 October 2006 14:56
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Off-road Pakistan Styleee
The Truck is just a first of a series of pictures. Click next (bottom
right)
to see the rest.
Did you guys think I was pulling your leg or something? Sorry if it was
unclear. This first picture just happens to be a decorated truck they came
across on their way to the desert.
Anjam
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