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UNIQUE SUV EXPEDITIONS FROM THE SAHARA TO THE HIMALAYAS

Journeys designed by Dusko M DuSwami

 

TURKEY - INDIA OVERLAND!

TURKEY - IRAN - PAKISTAN - INDIA

One of the most fascinating overland journeys of the third millennium. Exclusive journey for exclusive people!


Only 6 to 7 travelers in a 2 SUV convoy.


ALWAYS A DIFFERENT ROUTE WITH DIFFERENT STOPS!

Arrival in Istanbul or see below for other options. Then Central Turkey, Kapadokya, volcanoes, dirt roads in the central Turkish countryside, incl. Nemrut Dagi with its staues. After sunrise/sunset meditation we hit Turkish Kurdistan in style, have tea on the biblical Tigris, see some of the many Armenian churches in the region, then enter Iran. In Turkey we stay in cool little traditional hotels, in Iran in cool and uncool modern ones, there are no traditional hotels there - the only exception is Yazd!


Nobody else will take you villages we are going to show you.... A little bragging doesn't hurt, does it? And of course we cannot afford to overlook Esfahan - half the world as they say there. Kalyans, carpets, squares, bridges, and the myth of ancient Persia. Then off-road  via Dasht-e-Kavir to Yazd, and Yazd-Shahdad-Kerman - off-road desert fairy tale to qaluts - biblical rock formations in Dasht-e-Lut. Then Kerman-Bam. We feast on the world’s best dates and trek through its plantations. Baluchistan Province is next.


Important: Magical and totally off-the-beaten track Balochistan is a very special place these days.

For security reasons details of our travel through Balochistan become available only when you make the booking.


In the capital of Baluchistan we have our SUV’s serviced, have tea in a 5-star institution in Quetta, see some mango plantations and sufi mausoleums in the lowlands, incl. Uch Sharif of course. Along the Indus we sail to Pakistan’s cultural capital Lahore, have dinner 200m above the city and enjoy mystical qawwali in a sufi shrine not far from the city.


New on our menu are the Hindu & other temples, forts and shrines in the countryside between Lahore and Islamabd. 3-4 days are spent in this forgotten area.


Then it’s border closing ceremony on the India-Paki border, of course on the Pakistan side. Fun! Then it’s half an hour to Amritsar with its Hari Mandir - the Golden Temple: magical! After weeks of the Ocean of Islam you can see the colorful saris at Hari Mandir. We’ll be staying in a very pleasant guesthouse in Amritsar - with a swimming pool, perfect English lawn and much more.


Optional after Amritsar: the Indian Subhimalayas in Himachal Pradesh: stunning vistas, remote villages, peaceful temples where pujas continue to happen like it were 1156 and not 2017.



Very likely itinerary for November 2017:

3 days in Eastern Turkey: Erzurum, Ishak Pasha, Lake Van.

9 days in Iran: Orumiyeh - Ouramantakht - Pallangan - Shushtar - Persian Gulf incl. Qeshm Island - Makran Coast - Zahedan - Mirjaveh.

9 days in Pakistan: Balochistan - Sukkur - UchSharif - Lahore - Hindu temples & forts in the countryside between Lahore & Islamabad.


3 days in India: Amritsar & Delhi .

From 4500€/person.


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Price includes:

  1. -accommodation in cozy little family-owned hotels, guesthouses - sometimes these can be exclusive establishments... sometimes a little  less exclusive...

  2. -ground transport in sturdy, comfortable, air-conditioned Japan made SUV’s

  3. -brilliant logistics & organization


Prices are based on 4 passengers per vehicle + guide/driver with booking made at least 6 months in advance. But we still need to hear from you to finalize all the technicalities and the price.

If you want to travel as a couple or as a solo traveler, see the prices below:

1 passenger per vehicle: price above x3

2 passengers per vehicle: price above x2