Afghanistan: Aga Khan Foundation Tourism Promotion in Wakhan

In remote mountain districts, one of the only assets at the disposal of poor communities is the natural beauty of their surroundings.  In Afghanistan’s Wakhan District, AKDN has worked to leverage interest in visiting this narrow valley in Afghanistan that lies at elevations higher than 2000 metres.  About Wakhan on AKDN org Wakhan & the…

How Afghan climbers reached their highest peak – Mercury News Com

KABUL, Afghanistan—At 2:30 p.m. on July 19, 2009, the first Afghans to climb their country’s highest mountain unfurled a national flag on the icy peak in the blue above the clouds. The celebration was fleeting. Minutes later, they headed down with a French companion, buffeted by violent gusts of wind and worried that exhaustion and…

War Free Zone in Afghanistan – Fair Planet

People living in the Wakhan Corridor deep in the far north-eastern Afghanistan don’t know much about the wars in their country. From the Soviet invasion to the civil war to the Taliban takeover to the anti-Taliban resistance, the Wakhan has remained largely free of strife. No Taliban show their faces here, nor do American soldiers….