Grand Trunk Road

Grand Trunk Road, one of Asia's oldest and longest roads

The Grand Trunk Road is one of the of South Asia's oldest and longest major roads. The road, often called as the "Gernaili Sadak" (the Generals' Road) and Sadak-e-Azam ('The Grand Road') covers a distance of 2,700 km (1,700 mi) running s through parts of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Kotal-e Lataband

A difficult and dangerous road to Kotal-e Lataband

Lataband Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.499m (8,199ft) above the sea level, located in the Karkacha hills between Seh Baba and Butkhak in the Hindukush Range, in Afghanistan.

Anjuman Pass

Driving the road to Anjuman Pass is not a piece of cake

Kotal-e Anjoman is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.430m (14,534ft) above the sea level, located in Badakhshan Province, in north-eastern Afghanistan. The road to the summit (or lack of) is extreme.

Kabul-Jalalabad Highway

Kabul-Jalalabad Highway, a breathtaking chasm of mountains and cliffs

Kabul-Jalalabad Highway is a section of A01 national highway, with a length of 143km, linking Kabul and Jalalabad, Afghanistan. This road follows the Kabul River Gorge for 64 kilometres (40 mi), in Taliban territory. The two-lane Kabul Gorge highway runs along 600 metre-high cliffs. Fatal traffic accidents often occur in this area, mainly due to reckless driving. 

Kowtal-e Yāghardā

Kowtal-e Yāghardā, a challenging unpaved road

Yaghurda Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.525m (11,564ft) above the sea level, located in Badakhshan Province, in north-eastern Afghanistan. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. Stay away if you're scared of heights.

Dowshi-Puli Khumri Road

Travelling the defiant road from Dowshi to Puli Khumri

Located in Baghlan Province, in the north-eastern Afghanistan, the road linking Dowshi (also known as Dushi) and Puli Khumri is a very scenic drive.

Salang Pass

Salang Pass: a road with heavy snowfalls and strong winds

Salang Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3,878m (12,723ft) above the sea level, located in the Hindu Kush, a mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan. The pass is the major mountain pass connecting northern Afghanistan and Kabul province, with further connections to southern Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Shibar Pass

Driving the wild Shibar Pass

Kōtal-e Shibar is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.000m (9,843ft) above the sea level, located in the Koh-e-Baba mountains of central Afghanistan.

Wakhjir pass

Wakhjir Pass

Wakhjir pass is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.836m (15,866ft) above the sea level, located on the Afghanistan-China border. China has finished building a road across the pass.

Pamir Highway

Pamir Highway, the second highest altitude international highway in the world

The historical Pamir Highway, officially called M41, is an excellent challenge for a 4x4 adventure travelers. Most of the road is paved (in very bad conditions) and the length of the road is 2.038 km kilometers linking Termez (Uzbekistan) and Kara-Balta (Kyrgyzstan) going through the Pamir Mountains. The road is heavily damaged in places by erosion, earthquakes, landslides, and avalanches.

Saricha Road

A journey on the infamous Saricha Road

Saricha Road is an extreme drive located in north-eastern Afghanistan. Expect a rough gravel road and driving only in 1st and 2nd gear. Very steep climbs/descents with narrow hairpins in one of the most beautiful, but isolated and rugged landscapes on Earth.

Salang Tunnel

Salang Tunnel: hostile and toxic

Salang Tunnel is a high mountain tunnel at an elevation of 3.400m (11,154ft) above the sea level, located at the heart of the rugged Hindu Kush Mountain, a mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan. It has insufficient lighting, inadequate ventilation and potholes.

Highway 1

Highway 1, the Afghan Highway to Hell

With everything that’s going on in Afghanistan at the moment, you’d imagine that there’s a fair few dangerous roads over there and you’d more than likely be right! The Kabul-Kandahar Highway part is a 483-kilometer (300-mile) road linking Afghanistan's two largest cities, Kabul and Kandahar.

Hajigak Pass

Hajigak Pass: this road is not for timid drivers

Hajigak Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.475m (11,401ft) above the sea level, located in Bamiyan Province in central Afghanistan.

Pazhuk Pass

Pazhuk Pass

Pazhuk Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.160m (10,367ft) above the sea level, located in in north-eastern Afghanistan.

K-G Pass

K-G Pass, one of the toughest tracks in the world

The Khost-Gardez Pass, frequently abbreviated as the K-G Pass, is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.869m (9,413ft) above the sea level, located in the Hindukush Mountains, in Afghanistan.

Eshkashem-Gaz Khan road

A high mountain road from Eshkashem to Gaz Khan

The Eshkashem-Gaz Khan road, part of The Wakhan corridor, is a high mountain road located in the Wakhan walley of Badakhshan Province, in north-eastern Afghanistan running entirely over 2.700m above the sea level.

Ghudar bridge

Ghudar Bridge

The Ghudar bridge is a hanging bridge spanning the Lazir River in Ghodar, also known as Ghudar, a small town in the Nili district, in Daykundi Province, Afghanistan. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

Tangi Tashkurgan gorge

A road through the Tangi Tashkurgan gorge

Tangi Tashkurgan is an amazing gorge located in Balkh province of northern Afghanistan.

Tera Pass

A memorable road trip to Tera Pass

Kotal-e Tirah is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.895m (9,498ft) above the sea level, located in Afghanistan.

Khedir Pass

Khedir Pass

Khedir Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.700m (12,139ft) above the sea level, located in Daykundi, in the central part of Afghanistan.

Dorah Pass

A journey on the legendary Dorah Pass

Dorah Pass is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.538m (14,888ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Unai Pass

Road trip guide: Conquering the Unai Pass

Unai Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.000m (9,843ft) above the sea level, located in the Sanglakh Range, in Afghanistan.

Shahtigh Pass

Shahtigh Pass

Shah Tigh Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.316m (10,879ft) above the sea level, located in Daykundi province, in the central part of Afghanistan. Drive with care as this is a mountain road with hairpin curves and dangerous dropoffs.

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