Shantay Pass is located just slightly south of the town of Al Kharid . It functions as the entrance to the Kharidian Desert , and is manned by several Shantay Guards , as well as Shantay . There is a bank chest here for accessing your items . To gain access to the Kharidian desert, you will need to buy a pass from Shantay, or bribe the guards to get through.
Shantay will also provide you with information about the desert, and what you can expect if you choose to travel through it. He runs a Shantay Pass Shop, in which you can buy several items that will be important for your survival in the desert, including Desert boots and Waterskins.