Roads of Afghanistan
Plan the perfect driving adventure with this helpful guide! Learn more about the things to consider before driving the most spectacular roads of Afghanistan.
Grand Trunk Road is one of Asia's oldest and longest roads
Grand Trunk Road is one of the of South Asia's oldest and longest major roads. It runs through parts of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Kabul-Jalalabad Highway is a breathtaking chasm of mountains and cliffs
The Kabul-Jalalabad Highway is a very defiant road located in Afghanistan. This road follows the Kabul River Gorge for 64 kilometres (40 mi), in Taliban territory. The two-lane Kabul Gorge highway runs through 600 metre-high cliffs. Fatal traffic accidents often occur in this area, mainly due to reckless driving.
A road with heavy snowfalls and strong winds to Salang Pass
Salang Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3,878m (12,723ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Parwan and Baghlan provinces, in Afghanistan.
Highway 1 is the Afghan Highway to Hell
Running from Kabul to Kandahar, NH0101 is the name of a very defiant drive located in the heart of Afghanistan. It was nicknamed as the Highway to Hell.
Pamir Highway is the second highest altitude international highway in the world
The historical Pamir Highway (M41) is an excellent challenge for a 4x4 adventure travelers. Most of the road is paved (in very bad conditions) and stretches more than 1,200km between Osh (in Kyrgyzstan) and Dushanbe (in Tajikistan) through the Pamir Mountains. The road is heavily damaged in places by erosion, earthquakes, landslides, and avalanches.
K-G Pass, everything you need to know about this famed road
Khost-Gardez Pass (frequently abbreviated as the K-G Pass) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.897m (9,504ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary between Paktia and Khost provinces of Afghanistan.
Salang Tunnel is 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.
A road through the Tangi Tashkurgan gorge
Tangi Tashkurgan is an amazing gorge located in Balkh province of northern Afghanistan.
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.
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.
A tricky road to the international 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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