Join us for 2 days trip to Ormara, Astola Island , Makran Coastal highway, with 0km and discover the beauty of pakistan
Astola Island is around 40 miles off the coast of Pasni, Balochistan. The island is under the Balochistan administration and is guarded by Pakistan coast guards and Pakistan Navy.
The only way to reach this mysterious yet charming place is by helicopter or boat. Due to its benign beauty, the place is home to exotic marine life including sea turtles, sea urchins, sea shells, sea gulls, sea snakes, cat fish, eels and multiple variations of ocean life.
Though, that exist on most islands, and talking about them in this post will make it dull and boring. Here are few things that exist on the island, not known to the outsiders yet – especially those who want to take a trip to astola island.
1. The Astola Island has seven mountains
All the mountains in Astola Island are joined together. There are few spaces in between rocks that decipher the differences in between them.
2. It has four helipads and a mosque
There are four helipads on top of the mountains. Locals say the helipads were built by military. A mosque also exist on top of one of the mountain, said to have been built by fisherman.
3. Remains of a crashed helicopter can be found on top of one mountain
A local said around six years ago a private chopper tried to land on Astola, unfortunately due to cloudy atmosphere, it crashed. It is not known, whether the passengers survived or not.
4. Four types of beaches can be found on the island including sandy, rocky, mountainous, coral reef and muddy.
The island has four different beaches on all sides of it. In between, there is a 6 kilometer mountain range. You can find the sandy beach on one side, where Mazar e Khizar is located. On its back side, the coral reef can be found followed by rocky beaches. On the other side of the island, muddy beach and mountaineos terrain can be found.
5. Remains of Kali mata mandir cannot be found due to lack of maintenance
Moreover, on our trip to Astola island from Karachi on Dec 15th, 2016, we tried to locate the mandir of Kali mata, however we were not successful. The remains, of Kali mata mandir (if existed) are not distinguishable from the other collection of stones found on the island.
6. The island has a mazar (Baba Khizar) built around the crusade period, and often visited by fisherman of Pasni.
7. Astola has numerous small cave openings, befitting marine life such as crabs and sea urchins
8. Two graves exist on the southern side of the island known as Turtle beach
During the trip to Astola Island, a fellow traveller saw two graves on eastern side of the turtle beach. Turtle beach is famous for turtle breeding, but now fishermen have polluted it with nets, camps and fishing boats.
9. The island has a light tower installed for easy docking of ships.
10. Naval SSGs train at Astola
On a few rocks on Astola mountains, ‘SSG’ is written in capital letters. I was not able to get the picture, but it is evident that naval SSGs train at this rugged and isolated land.
Excited about Astola yet? If you are, don’t forget to contact 0km through the contact us page for a customized trip to Astola Island from Karachi through Ormara, Pasni and Kund Malir.
0km also offers trips to Gawadar, Balochistan, Moola Chotok, Khuzdar and Gorakh Hills (Murree of Karachi).
Astola Island is uninhabited, located 39kms away from Pasni. It is biodiverse and happens to be Pakistan’s largest Island, also known as “the island of 7 hills” or “Haft Talar” in the local language.
The Trip to Astola is a journey like no other. We’ll take you from the metropolitan city of Karachi, through the picturesque Makran Coastal Highway to reach Pasni, the city of beaches. It is a boat ride from here to Astola, the iconic island that promises breathtaking views, wildlife, deep blue seas, the 7 hills, and a memory that’ll last a lifetime! Coral reefs, the breeding ground of rare green turtles, diving spots and much more is being offered by this island to the travelers and adventure seekers.
Day 1: (19th Apr,2019)
08:00 pm: Gather Mc Donald Askari 4, Near Johr Mor
08:30 pm: left Karachi
10:30 pm: Tea Break
Day 2: (20th Apr,2019)
05:00 am: Reached Pasni
Breakfast and then Ride towards the Island in the speedboat
Explore Island – Beach football – Beach Volleyball
Visit shrine of Baba Khizar
befitting marine life such as crabs and sea urchins
Lunch (Live Biryani)
Sunset from the top
Star Gazing at the night
Dinner (Live BBQ)
Music ! Fun
Day 03: (21th Apr,2019)
Sunrise from the back side of the island
Explore Coral Reefs on the other side
08:00 am: Left Island
Back to the Pasni
We will be visiting Ormara & Taak Beach on our way back
The mesmerizing view of Buzzi Pass
Princess of Hope visit if we got luck of time
Back to Karachi at Midnight
• NOC from the commissioner office
• Luxury Transport
• First Aid Facility
• Speed Boats to reach Island
• Life Jackets
• Sky Lanterns
• Life Guards (Locals)
• Fresh Meals
• Live BBQ
• Bonfire / lanterns
• Camps, Sleeping Bags, Pillows, Camping Chairs
FACILITIES NOT INCLUDED:
1- Personal trekking equipment.
2- Personal Clothing
3- Insurance liability medical aid, and helicopter rescue coverage.
4- Any kind of expense incurred if anyone leaves the trip at any stage due to any reason.
5- Anything thing other than mentioned above in “Cost Include” area is not included in the cost.
6- Proper Washroom Facility at Island
LIST OF MEMBER'S PERSONAL EQUIPMENT:
- Water bottle
- Lighter or matchstick
- Trekking boots
- Durable Joggers/Sneakers
- Tissue roll
- Sandals / Chappal(s)
- Personal Clothing
- Swim Suit(s)
- Bed Sheet(s)
Contact us at:
Abdullah : 0332-3534014
Package price: 15,999 Per head