The most spectacular mountains of Afghanistan


Though this beautiful country has again just fallen back into the clutches of the radical Islamist Taliban - with the likely collapse of the modest tourism which developed over the past 20 years - it's worth noting that Afghanistan's highlights have included cultural tourism, fascinating historical sites, and a staggeringly beautiful landscape, especially when it comes to mountains. In the east and northeast, the imposing Hindu Kush range offer find everything your mountaineering heart desires: summit heights from 4,000 to almost 7,500 meters (13,123-24,606 feet), with unique biodiversity of flora and fauna. The Panjshir Valley is another marvelous region to explore.

And now here are the Afghan peaks that offer the most fantastic experiences:

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