|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
Pic: 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
This photo was taken about half-way inside the
Pass, looking back towards Peshawar.
Pic: 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
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
Pic: In the Pass
The Town of Torkham and
WHAT A VIEW!
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