Why a trip to Afghanistan?

A journey certainly not for everyone! Afghanistan is a unique country with a tormented history. We all vividly remember the scenes of pain and suffering shown on television or social media. We’re accustomed to thinking of Afghanistan as a devastated place, the last destination for a trip. However, Afghanistan is much more than that: a land with an ancient artistic tradition where great thinkers have lived, a land that has resisted invader after invader. Today, Afghanistan is a young country, with a population eager to resume living, even through tourism and engaging with foreigners.

Divided in two by the Hindu Kush range, Afghanistan is a true crossroads of peoples and cultures. The northern part stretches towards Central Asia, merging with the Pamir and Karakoram ranges, while to the southeast, the evocative Khyber and Bolan passes serve as gateways to the civilizations of India. Almost entirely mountainous, with the exception of a strip of land along the Amu Darya, Afghanistan is not an easy country to tackle alone.  Nevertheless, it’s a country that needs to be experienced firsthand to understand its beauty.

Afghanistan country card

 

Surface area: 652 864 km²

Population: over 40 million inhabitants

Capital city: Kabul

Languages: Official Dari and Pashtu

Currency: Afghani (AFN)

The difficulty of traveling in Afghanistan will nevertheless be rewarded by the wonders you’ll find in this country, both architectural and natural. The Blue Mosque of Herat and the Band-e-Amir National Park, the remains of Bamyan and the bustling Kabul, as well as the cultural richness of Mazar-e Sharif and the remote Kandahar, the heart of the Pashtun world. Afghanistan is no longer a forbidden dream. Today, visiting this incredible place is possible. The encounter with the Afghan people will undoubtedly be one of the most exciting experiences of your life.

But is a trip to Afghanistan safe? This is certainly the first question that naturally arises when considering a journey to such a complex country. The answer is not straightforward; security conditions can change, so it’s necessary to stay informed through relevant authorities. Traveling to Afghanistan alone is certainly more challenging than doing so with professionals. Afghanistan is indeed a complex web of clans, ethnicities, local powers, and dynamics that may not always be clear to us. The fact that the costs for a trip to Afghanistan are not low is also influenced by this series of reasons.

Apply to the right local agency in Afghanistan

Based on what has been discussed so far, the importance of relying on a local Afghan entity that knows how to navigate the country becomes clear, as the risks are real. I will be glad to connect you with my contacts on the ground, competent Afghan individuals with a strong desire to introduce their beautiful country to the outside world. Despite their youth, they are also highly experienced and will be able to tailor a journey to your needs, navigating through Afghan challenges. Starting your journey with a local agency is certainly the best way to safely immerse yourself in the daily life of the Afghan population.

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Pietro Acquistapace

Accompagnatore turistico autorizzato Regione Emilia Romagna

Tesserino numero 76 rilasciato il 01/10/2021 con atto numero 16689 del 14/09/2021