"Towards Gwadar on the Makran Coastal Highway" Gwadar by besal

Gwadar Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 56 photos

Mad Max Rush!

The newest trend in enjoying Karachi is a Mad Max style dash to Gawadar from Karachi (800 km+). You only stop to relieve yourself or eat. Takes you approx. 8 hours to reach Gawadar, spend one day in Gawadar, and than dash back to Karachi.

You will take the same route Alexander the Great's legion took in 400 BC.

A convey of cars comprising of family members, friends, and other acquaintances, take trips to Gawadar from Karachi. This is done on the Makran Coastal Highway, following the coastline of Baluchistan.

Objective is to see the beautiful terrain on this highway, get out of Karachi, and experience a the newly constructed road. This is becoming a great get-away destination. The beauty is that there is no traffic or any establishment.

This also brings the dangerous element. You will be passing through inhabital, desolate locations, no petrol stations for miles, approx 400 km to be exact, mid-point at Omara. And the petrol/diesel you will get is smuggled from Iran.

You will need to make sure the car is in good condition, and you are stocked up for all eventuality. Do not do this trip solo. Make sure atleast 2-3 or more cars go along.

VIEWS ARE BREATHTAKING!!!! Especially when crossing Buzzi pass.

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  • In a nutshell:Follow the footprints of Alexander the Great
  • Last visit to Gwadar: Feb 2009
  • Intro Updated Jun 5, 2009
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  • Mozumbus's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2010 at 10:42 PM

    Salam Amir bhai! Hope you will be fine. I am planning Gwadar trip post Eid and was searching for tips. Found your tips very informative... Btw, I made a short trip to Rock Formations last month and created an album, please have a look when convenient...

  • picek's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2010 at 4:53 AM

    I'm most impressed. Scenery looks totally gorgeous. Desert is like a dream. You're lucky to live in country of such diversity. Thanks for your useful tips and nice photos which tell the whole story :)

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2009 at 6:27 PM

    one of the most beautiful picture is appearing on this page - jet ski against the setting sun. xclent page on a beautiful destination. Hingol national park can be a winner if situation in pakistan improves. and improve it will soon.

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