A road through the Tangi Tashkurgan gorge

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

Tangi Tashkurgan gorge

The gorges are traversed by the twisty AH76 road, the Kabul-Mazar Road. The road is paved. It’s 135 km long, running from Kholm (or Khulm) towards Puli Khumri (Pul-i-Khumri or Pol-e Khomri). The road is very narrow. It’s often washed out after heavy rains. Dizzying roadside sellers offer juicy pomegranates and figs. If you do choose this route please check up to date information due to the security situation. Obviously you would have to really (!) check what is going on now. You might want to contact your embassy in Kabul as they have really the best info about terrorist attacks, ongoing armed conflict, risk of kidnapping and high crime rate.
Pic: bauermarcell