From Quetta we took the road southeast through the Bolan Pass. The pass is almost 100 km long and very scenic. It is the gateway between the fertile plains of the Indus valley and the harsh mountains of Baluchistan and Afghanistan. We saw many nomadic families trekking through the pass with their camels. After descending from an altitude of 1800 meters, we reached the plains at 230 meters. The temperature rose to 35 degrees centigrade and we entered a new world – the Indian subcontinent.