Panjshir Mountains, Panjshir Province

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Go for a scenic exploration of Panjshir Mountains, ideal for hiking, horse riding, and running. As you explore this pristine natural world, you'll spot the remains of several Russian tanks, left over from the war that took place here in the 1980s. Be sure to look for the grave of Commandant Massoud--a notable Afghan military leader. For refreshments, take a stop at one of the nearby towns, in which you can try local delicacies and meet the natives. Use our Panjshir Province itinerary builder to visit Panjshir Mountains on your trip to Panjshir Province, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • November 8, 2016
    Panjshir (literally Valley of the Five Lions) is a valley in north-central Afghanistan, 150 kilometres (93 mi) north of Kabul, near the Hindu Kush mountain range.The valley is home to more than 140,00...  more »
  • August 12, 2015
    I took a taxi here from kabul. Getting in was sketchy as the police have not seen many tourists. But once you enter the valley you are confronted with beautiful mountain Vistas and small quaint villag...  more »
  • February 10, 2015
    I have travel all over the panjshir and have climbed the highest mountain with a group of friends in it was one of the most awesome experince i have ever had and most Amazing part one of my friend fro...  more »

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