Khyber Pass

 

The Khyber Pass was one of our most exciting advertures in Pakistan! Some of the world's mightiest armies have marched through the Pass, and the Pathan tribesmen defeated the British in many battles here.

Foreigners must first obtain a permit and an armed escort from the Khyber Political Agent's Office on Stadium Road, Peshawar. 

The journey is not dangerous, but an armed guard is necessary as Pakistan law does not hold in these tribal areas.

Pic: Office of the Political Agent, Khyber Agency

Office of the Political Agent, Khyber Agency

 

Jamrud Fort marks the official entrance to the Pass. 

The stone arch was built in the 1960's.

Next to the Fort is a large stone monument with the history of the Pass.

Pic: Jamrud Fort

Jamrud Fort

 

This photo was taken about half-way inside the Pass, looking back towards Peshawar.

Pic: A glance back towards Pakistan

A glance back towards Pakistan

 

The land inside the Pass is rugged and scenic. Along the way the visiter should note the Ali Masjid (Mosque), the insignia of regiments on the stone walls, and the Sphola stupa (built by the Kushans) 

Towards the end of the Pass lies the town of Landi Kotal (alt. 1200 m.), and at the end of the Pass is the forbidden town of Torkham, which can be viewed by tourists from Michni checkpost.

Pic: In the Pass

In the Pass

 

The Town of Torkham and Afghanistan beyond

WHAT A VIEW!

 

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