OP the fact that you considered traveling illegally into Iran via Pakistan and India tells me that you're a fantasist who isn't nearly smart enough to
pull this trip off. You're lack of understanding regarding the world you plan on traveling across is unreal.
The idea that a few Australian dollars is going to be enough to get you out of the SH** you'll be in if the Iranians or Paks catch you hiking across
their borders illegally is laughable and even assuming you made your way across you clearly have no appreciation for just how incredibly challenging
many of the climbs you'd be making are, even for experts, and how much a starry eyed and evidently extremely naive white guy is going to stand out off
the tourist routes in Pakistan or anywhere in Iran.
The top route is doable but certainly not by you. This thread is a complete joke. Take the advice of somebody who has visited several of these
countries and give it up or take your trip legally after a huge amount of planning and maybe learning a couple of languages.
I know this may sound overly harsh but somebody needs to be the voice of reason because this thread can basically be distilled down to "I plan on
killing myself". If you're very lucky you might just end up in prison but do you have any idea what would happen to an Australian backpacker in prison
in most of these countries because ass rape is just the beginning.
edit on 16-2-2013 by Arkady because: addition