Why travel in Afghanistan?

Icy peaks. Idyllic plains. The Great Game. Afghanistan has a history of enticing foreign explorers. Not for everyone, this is a place for those seeking proper adventure, far from the beaten track. Those who dare will be rewarded with soaring mountains, epic wilderness and true hospitality.

Is Afghanistan safe to travel?

We understand that you might have reservations about Afghanistan travel. The western press rarely shows the warm hearts or hospitality of the Afghani people. But we believe in this country as a travel destination and want to share it with fellow adventurers.

We will closely monitor the situation prior to any planned expedition to Afghanistan, and will only take you there if the British Foreign Office, our Risk Assessors and up-to-date local information give us the green light.

We only arrange travel to the Wakhan Corridor, in the northern province of Badakhshan. Those who do cross the border from Tajikistan into this sliver of wilderness are never disappointed.

Things to do in Afghanistan

Get on four wheels. A 4WD is the best way to navigate the Wakhan Corridor’s mountain villages, mosques, ruined fortresses and hot springs. If you like the sound of this, and have a healthy sense of adventure, check out our  Wakhan Explorer Jeep Expedition. 

Ascend Noshaq. The second highest mountain in Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush range is no easy climb. Treacherous snow coats the peak of Noshaq and it’s a challenging ascent to the summit. If you can pull it off, views of the entire Wakhan Corridor will be your reward.

How to travel Afghanistan

Maybe we’re biased, but we believe that our specialist tours are the best way to do Afghanistan travel.

If you want to join us on one of our existing itineraries, or build one from the ground-up, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Photos courtesy of Alex Treadway.

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