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    Default Star Party with Offroading event from Karachi to Baluchistan near Sindh on 24th March

    Karachi Astronomers Society (KaAS) are planning a star party event with off roading in Balochistan near Sindh at 26.247900° 66.718003°on Saturday 24th March and return back to Karachi on Sunday 25th March. This location was covered in dawn.com in our previous KAAS visit on February 2012. Here is the link to the article.

    We are very close to Pakwheelers and together we go outside Karachi in search for Bortle 1 dark skies for watching the heavens of the deep skies in remote off roading locations. During the day time we explore and off road at exotic locations and then party out the whole night under the stars in deep skies with some of the finest telescopes in Pakistan. We have in our aresnal some of the most largest Telescopes in Pakistan. This article tells about what telescope do Pakistan has and which telescope KaAS have. We also do Astronomy public sessions in Karachi.

    Whenever we go there, we do the following:


    1. Offroading during the day to reach a particular destination and then observe the night sky in general

    2. Discuss about the upcoming major celestial or Astronomical events

    3. Watch Galaxies, Nebulae and Planets through telescopes in the deep skies.

    4. Enjoy food, tea and darkness

    5. Enjoy the traveling, observe the mountains, sky and the great land of Pakistan

    6. Enjoy photography

    7. And lot of fun


    The first ever trip with Pakwheels was 2 years back in 2010. The first event was successful and amazing. We went to Nani Mandir, Hingol National Park. The post about the event can be found here. Such a wonderful event it was.

    KaAS is planning its next Rutjaga (meaning, an event when one stays for a night). The details are:


    Rutjaga: AlBeruni R-18 Date: 24/25th March 2012

    Venue: KaAS Base Camp @ Baluchistan near Sindh at coordinates 26.247900° 66.718003°. This is a very safe location in Balochistan close to Sindh. Its also safe for families and kids.


    Distance: 200Km from Karachi

    Elevation: ~3000ft (we search for higher regions as we want to have more clear skies and a clear Horizon). There are other amazing spots within this location going upto 4000 feet.

    Off-Roading to KAAS base camp: 20-25Kms

    Cost Per Person: ~ Rs. 3500/- (or less as on previous visit it costed us approx 2500/person). We will share the cost Fuel of SUVs and for Food on actual cost.

    Participants having SUVs may bring there own SUVs and can accommodate those participants who doesn't have one. The fuel cost can then be shared equally. We currently have 2 SUVs. We are also looking at option of hiring Mazda bus as it has high ground clearance and good for at off roading till KAAS base camp.



    Your own warm cloths, tents, sleeping bag and Snacks.


    KaAS went to the same place Feb 2012 and the event was covered by Dawn.com. Here is the link to the article.

    Those who are interested to join us for the event may register here so we can contact and send you guys the invites. This registration is not just for this event but once registered you will be notified of our future events too. After registration you can tell us here at the Forums about your attendance.


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    It sounds like a wonderful adventure. I wish I was closer to Karachi!

    Best of luck, holding the event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadhafeez View Post
    It sounds like a wonderful adventure. I wish I was closer to Karachi!

    Best of luck, holding the event.
    This place is an amazing find.. it’s something like Jurassic park with 3000 to 4000 feet and that too within 3 to 4 hours drive from Karachi. Once you drive into those mountains say after 10 to 15 minutes from the road, you enter into a new world out there with streams of springs, medieval surroundings with interesting vegetations. There is also another summit point at 6000 feet and a dirt track is being built by the locals to reach there and want to explore that as well.

    Both we and PWs were the first offroaders to set foot out there. There is more about this article on https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/roa...-kanrach-tubko

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    I forgot to add this place is very safe for family and kids ... Incase if families want to join in then my family will also join as well... I have all the essentials in place as shown on https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/4x4...ading-families

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    Best of luck for the event
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    Guys ... we do need SUVs .. so incase if any of our friends want tp brings SUVs.. please do bring these...

    We already have 3 SUVs and would like to have more SUVs joining us..

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    This is an update that we have 14 participants confirmaed for the event with all vehicles in place. We are all set for 24th March. We have space available for limited participants still available with a close on 21st March. Partipants may contact me Naveed 0345-222-2228 or Abubaker on 03212123474.

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    This is an update that we have the final count of 22 participants confirmed for the event with all vehicles in place for them. We are in the final stage of organizing other SUVs that are planning to join us individually and targetting to close this out by 23rd march evening. We are planning to all meet with SUVs probably at Expresso in Zamzama on 23rd March evening. Please be free to contact me on 0345-222-2228 to coordinate our meeting time.

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