Karchat - Kirthar National Park.

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Karchat - Kirthar National Park

The Kirthar National Park is situated in the southwestern part of Sind Province in Pakistan. It was founded in 1974 and stretches over 3087 km², being the second largest National Park of Pakistan after Hingol National Park. The fauna comprises leopards, striped hyenas, wolves, ratels, urials, chinkara gazelles and rare Sind wild goats. Blackbuck antelopes are kept in enclosures for a reintroduction project at Kirthar National Park. However, most large predators have been extirpated. The last leopard was shot in 1977.

 

 

Story line by Babur
The unforgettable three days and two nights of my life in Kirthar National Park and Karchaat
Pakistan should be known as the greatest tourism country in the world rather the agricultural country as it is known today. We were hypnotized by the mesmerizing beauty of Sindh’s Kirthar National Park where Pajero and Land Cruiser worked hard to pass through almost every terrain – which I believe that these are lions of off-road which when kept in city is like a cage in the zoo to them. 
 
They are poised and bored, they need to break through and we don’t even enjoy looking at them in the cityscape and when you put down where roads’ end and adventure begins, Pajero and LC leave no holes barred in providing you the ultimate adventure of sight seeing in ultimate comfort of their seats as drove over dirt, sand, mud and rocks on the mountains to bring us at the tip of it for the best view of Sindh.
Even a Mini Pajero with 1100cc (from 3-door Pajero) impressed everyone as it followed effortlessly the trails of LC and 5-door Pajero. While the 3-door 70 series LC had 6 passengers in it’s cabin whereas 2 were on it’s roof and 2 hanging at the back but still, the 70 series LC led the way to the tip of the mountains while Pajero followed with 6 people in its cabin and the heaviest cargo in it’s back.
 
If anyone had ask me what the ultimate expression of freedom is, I’d had pointed towards Pajero, LC and other 4x4s as the ultimate freedom of expression and if I were the President of Pakistan, I would’ve passed an ordinance that everyone who owns one must keep them out side their homes to display that they are free people.
 
Kirthar National Park, the second largest in Pakistan after Hingol National park has pretty vast list of animals such as leopards, striped hyenas, wolves, ratels, urials, chinkara gazelles, rare Sind wild goats and Blackbuck antelopes however, the last leopard was shot in 1977.
 
Although we spotted very few animals but the jaw-dropping-awesomeness of the entire Kirthar and Karchaat was hypnotizing. After recent rains; pleasant weather, the color green, landscape of as far as we could see, was our companion through out the trip wherever we went – it was so beautiful that we thought that God has welcomed us here.
 
It is best that we leave the rest for the pictures to speak however; few things we should mention is that our Guides’ were awesome, friendly and welcoming, and Government’s Wild Life Department’s guest houses were very well kept and built, supported by the beautiful landscape around, they could compete with the best hotels in the world and these guest houses are cheap too with rent ranging from 1500 to 2000 PKR.
 
Last but not the least, any journey’s becomes a pain if your fellow travelers are not welcoming, cold and impatient but my fellow travelers, Hanif Bhatti, Aqeel Baig, Shahab, Naveed Merchant, Fahad
Dr. Yaqoob, Ejaz, Shakeel, Masroor, Shoaib, Jawad and the locals along with the welcoming residents of that and nearby villages and towns. 
 
Trip Details
09.09.2011
Pajero's Odometer and Fuel
Odometer 0 – 14:15 - Admore - Toll Plaza - Diesel 67.70 Ltrs
Odometer 86 – 15:40 – Thana Bula Khan Turning - There was no pump here so went further up.
Odometer 96 – 15:50 – Diesel - 13.86 Ltrs.
Odometer 107 – 16:10 – Thana Bula Khan Turning - Came back after Diesel
Odometer 125 – 16:30 – Thana Bula Khan
Odometer 183 – 20:10 – Karchat - Guest House

10.09.2011
Odometer 183 – 7:10 – Leaving for Kirthar
Odometer 204 – 11:10 – Kirthar top
Odometer 204 – 11:50 – Leaving Kirthar
Odometer 212 – 13:15 – Kirthar entrance gate.
Odometer 221 – 14:30 – Baran Nadi
Odometer 227 – 15:30 – Taung Sharif
Odometer 230 – 17:10 – Jam Lohar Graveyard
Odometer 255 – 19:10 – Karchat - Guest House

11.09.2011
Odometer 255 – 8:35 – Leaving Karchat
Odometer 279 – 10:15 – Pokh Nadi
Odometer 288 – 13:36 – Karchat
Odometer 289 – 14:10 – Leaving Karchat
Odometer 348 – 16:25 – Thana Bula Khan
Odometer 393 – 17:30 – Nooriabad - Diesel 16 Ltrs
Odometer 452 – 18:15 – Reached karachi Toll Plaza
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