Date: October Tour of Kabul Arrival and briefing at the hotel and Kabul Persian: ??????, pronounced ['k???bul]) is the capital of Afghanistan as well as its largest city, located in the eastern section of the country. According to a 2015 estimate, the population of the city was around 3,678,034 which includes all the major ethnic groups, Rapid urbanization had made Kabul the world's 64th largest city and the fifth fastest-growing city in the world. Kabul is over 3,500 years old and many empires have controlled the city which is at a strategic location along the trade routes of South and Central Asia. It has been ruled by the Achaemenids, Seleucids, Mauryans, Kushans, Kabul Shahis, Saffarids, Ghaznavids, and Ghurids. Later it was controlled by the Mughal Empire until finally becoming part of the Durrani Empire with Overnight at Asayesh Guest House
Date: October Journey to Panjshir and Tobm of Ahmad Shah Masood.Panjshir literally meaning "Five Lions", refers to five Wali (literally, protectors), spiritual brothers who were centered in the valley. Local legend has it that the five brothers built a dam for Sultan Mahmud of Ghaznawi in the early 11th century. Later, it was the site of the Panjshir offensives fought between the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and the Soviets against the Mujahidin during the Soviet war in Afghanistan from 1980 to 1985. The valley again witnessed renewed fighting during the civil war in Afghanistan (1996-2001) between Taliban and the Northern Alliance under command by now national hero Ahmad Shah Masood.Lunch at the river bank and Journey back to Kabul.
Date: October Early in the morning we will leave hotel to Kabul Airport aiming to fly to Bamyan and while in Bamyan we will have time to visit Buddha Niches. The Buddha's of Bamyan were two 6th-century monumental statues of standing Buddha carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley in the peaceful Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan and were dynamited and destroyed in March 2001 by the Taliban. There will be time after lunch to have a look around Bamyan Bazar and time for Photography at the best photo spots will be showing to you.
Date: October The Marathon of Afghanistan - Bamian Province the Marathon of Afghanistan takes place in Bamian province, a magical mountainous hidden valley suspended in the midst of the Hindu Kush in central Afghanistan. The astonishingly beautiful valley, a UNESCO world heritage site, is recognised as one of the safest provinces in the country and remains almost completely untouched by violence. The inaugural marathon took place in October 2015 and was the first international marathon to be run in Afghanistan. This first race was a reconnaissance trip, ahead of the 2016 edition which is planned for this autumn. Around 120 runners took part in the marathon and associated 10-kilometer race, including Zainab who became the first Afghan woman in history to complete a marathon within her owncountry.