YPT has been running tours to Afghanistan from 2016, and we run 3-4 tours there every year, some on their own and some in conjunction with Pakistan tours and most linking with Central Asia tours, and at least one which takes in Bamian.
For obvious reasons we do not advertise the itineraries online, and they are strictly only open to return Pioneers – those who have been on a tour with us before. But Afghanistan tours take in the following sites:
- The OMAR Landmine Museum, Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque and Bala Hissar in Kabul
- Tomb of Hazrat Ali in Mazar e Sharif
- The ancient Silk Road city of Balkh – birthplace of Zoroaster who founded Zoroastrianism and Rumi, the legendary Persian poet
- The Buddhist remains at Samangan
- The incredibly beautiful Panjshir Valley
- Bamian, the capital of Hazarajat, and its caves, ruins and villages of friendly Hazara locals, and the Band-e-Amir lakes (Bamian only on certain tours)
Trips to Afghanistan do create dangers all of their own and whilst we want you to have as much freedom as possible we must state that the tour leader has the final word with regards to changes in the itinerary for safety reasons. Whilst the route we have chosen passes through areas which we consider to be stable things can change and we may have to alter the route or cancel sections of the trip at short notice.
YPT can also provide visa advice and support.
And if just the name ‘Afghanistan’ is not enough to make you want to visit, then here’s a list of 5 reasons why you should travel to Afghanistan.
Did you know that we also do trips to Pakistan? Check out our page here for more information.