Khyber Pass, is a mountain pass that links Pakistan and Afghanistan.
It has been an important trade route between Central Asia and South
Asia throughout historyand a strategic military location. The summit
of the Khyber Pass is 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) inside Pakistan at Landi
Kotal and it cuts through the northeastern part of the Safed Koh
mountains which themselves are a far southeastern extension of the
Hindu Kush range. Situated in
the Sulaiman Hills (also spelled as Suleman), Khyber Pass is one of
the most famous passes in the world. The 53 kilometres narrow pass
winds through the mountains on the border between northern Pakistan
and eastern Afghanistan. The Khyber Pass is situated about 16
kilometres west of Peshawar and extends to Afghanistan border.
Driving on the Khyber Pass is a unique kind of experience. Many
conquerors and rulers, who came from far off places like central
Asia and Greek, used the pass in the past as the entry point to the
Indian sub continent. Travelling through the pass is like passing
through the layers of rocky mountain peaks and rugged barren
The Khyber Pass links Peshawar in Pakistan to Kabul in Afghanistan.
Before you decide to hit the rugged barren road, it is essential to
collect all the information about the route and travel procedure.
You may need a special permit to take the tour to Khyber Pass.
The Kings and commanders who
crossed the Khyber Pass with armmed armies eastward in the conquest
of India, except for Chandragupta Maurya, Ranjit Singh, George
Pollock and Sir Donald Stewart who crossed in the opposite
Alexander the Great
Babur the Tiger
- Cyrus the Great
- Chandragupta Maurya
- Demetrius I of Bactria
- Mahmud Ghaznavi
- Muhammad Ghori
- Genghis Khan
- Qutlugh Khwaja
- Ranjit Singh
- Shah Jahan
- Nader Shah Afshar
- Ahmad Shah Durrani
- George Pollock
- Sir Donald Stewart, 1st Baronet