(visited by Abdul Karim Khadim, Takhat Singh Thakur, jamil Ahmed, Mohammad Iqbal, Asghar Ali, Mohammad ayoob, Amjad ali, Ahmed Ali, Afaq Hyder Shah, Ghulam Kasim and Ahmed Rajar)
14-Jul-2007 -- After successful visit of 26N 69E we started our journey to Khipro via Sindhri which was about 70 kms from this point. We reached Khipro at 9.50am and met Mr.Shahid Adulsalam DDO(Revenue) who very kindly arranged the local guide Mr Takahat Singh and his Tehsildar to accompany us for our guidance. After having cup of tea with Mr Shahid we started our journey to village Ranahu at 11am. We reached Hathingo,10 kms from Khipro, and gave necessary particulars to Rangers check post, as we were entering border area. This confluence point is only about 9 kms from Pakistan-India border. From Hathingo we were driving in desert and on the way we passed some small lakes. In one lake local people were collecting salt. The driving was difficult as we were driving in the desert. We reached Ranahu, a small village 60kms from Khipro with about 100 houses, at 1.15 pm. Our local guide,Takhat Singh, who is school teacher in this small village, took us to one roomed hospital for rest. Here we took our lunch which we brought with us.
After lunch we thanked and requested the Tesildar sb and his staff,who were accompanying us, to go back as their vehicle was not suitable for onward journey. We started our onward journey at 2 pm. The confluence point was about 35 kms from this village. After doing 25 kms our guide Takhat Singh was also unable to find the way to the point. We found a small village nearby and went there to ask for way to the point. Here Mr Ahmed Rajar a local resident was kind enough to join us and guide us. The driving was very difficult as we were driving across sand dunes, with wild bushes, having height more than 100 meters. We were in Toyota Parado which was driven by my elder son Ahmed, who is a professional civil engineer. He was driving quite sensibly on the other hand Toyota Vigo driven by Ayoob, a professional driver, stuck many times in sand. On few occasions we lost heart and decided to give up and go back as we had no arrangements for overnight stay in the desert. But everyone was of the opinion to reach the point as we had come a long way. To cut short we reached the point at 4.45 pm and all were very happy. After taking necessary pics we celebrated by taking soft drinks. Our both guides were unable to understand what we got by reaching this particular point. While we were locating the exact location with GPS they were thinking we are trying find some hidden wealth at this point. We left at 4.45 pm and our guides told us the short route to Chhor which was about 65 kms from this point. It was advisable to reach Chhor before sunset so Ahmed was driving accordingly. We reached Chhor at 7.15 pm and had a cup of tea here. We started our journey for Umerkot 20 kms from here where we had arranged our night stay. Reached Umerkot 8 pm and went to bed after dinner as we were to start for our next destination, 25N 70E early morning