8 days trip: Ski Afghanistan

Trip assumed to originate from Kabul Airport  

No. Of people: Six

Date: Feb. 26th, 2019 – Mar. 05th, 2019

 

Ski Afghanistan

To make an unforgettable journey for your ski Afghanistan tour, do not miss Bamyan magnificent Mountains for off-piste ski. Baba Mountain is located in the south of peaceful Hazarajat central highland Bamyan Province and is recognized as the highest mountain in the central Afghanistan. This white shiny panorama in the central Hindukush range provides the unique chance of experiencing the purest nature in heart of local peace loving Hazara people and villages. Heavy snows in Baba during the winter makes this mountain a popular ski destination for skiers who wish to Ski Bamayan from mid-December to mid-April.

If you are searching for a peaceful experience in nature or looking for an adventure travel in high lands, then Let’s Be Friends Afghanistan is there for you. Grab your Go-Bag and leave the rest to us. You can take a look to our various featured programs or we will be more than happy to plan a trip according to your wish.

 

Day 1 Monday, Kabul arrival and National Museum 

Date: February 26th, 2019

Arrival and briefing at the hotel, we will have time for Kabul National Museum. Its collection had earlier been one of the most important in Central Asia, with over 100,000 items dating back several millennia. With the start of the civil war in 1992, the museum was looted numerous times resulting in a loss of 70% of the 100,000 objects on display. Since 2007, a number of international organizations have helped to recover over 8,000 artefacts.

Overnight at ASSA 3 guesthouse

 

Day 2 Tuesday, Kabul-Bamyan

Date: February 27th, 2019

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. Shahr-e Gholghola also (City of Screams) is 13th century city in Bamyan, Afghanistan which was conquered by Gengis Khan after months of surrounding. The ruins still remain close to the Bamyan town.

Overnight at Noorband Qala Hotel

 

Day 3-5 Wednesday - Friday, Ski in the slopes of Baba Mountains

Date: Feb. 28th-Mar. 02nd 2019

Skiing in Afghanistan is a new and unique activity that mainly takes place in the Central Afghanistan, Bamyan. Crossing from the local villages meeting motivated boys with their wooden homemade skies and going to Baba Mountain slopes provide an excellent skiing experience owing to their great height which makes for long descents. Since 2012, it has always been peaceful in Bamyan, which has led to an increase in skiing activity. Some of the most popular skiing locations in Bamyan are Qazan, Khushkak, Chapdara, Shahidan and Ali-Big where you will be visiting a lot of westerners and locals walking up for hours and skiing down for minutes.

Overnight at Noorband Qala Hotel

 

Day 6 Saturday, Bamyan-Kabul and around

Date: March 03rd, 2019

Since flight is early in the morning, we will have time to visit Omar Landmine Museum and Shah Do Shamshira (the king with two swords) Mosque at the heart of Kabul city built by the King Amanullah khan in the memory of the Arab King who forced Kabul people in to Islam in the early 683 with his two swords. In the Afternoon, we will have a look around Chicken Street for some souvenirs then we will take you for an overall view of Kabul city at Bibi Mahro Hills.

Overnight at ASSA 3 Guesthouse

 

Day 7 Sunday, Kabul-Panjshir

Date: March 04th, 2019

Journey to Panjshir and Tomb of Ahmad Shah Masood. Panjshir literally meaning "Five Lions", refers to five Wali (literally, protectors), spiritual brothers who were cantered 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.

Overnight at ASSA 3 Guesthouse

 

Day 8 Saturday, Fly back (Good-bye)

Date: March 05th, 2019

We will make sure to drop you at the airport on-time or the Uzbek border in order to make your flight/journey back home.

 

Security:

We are member of Afghanistan NGO Security Organization (ANSO) that reports any security issues going around Afghanistan. A text message comes to our phone immediately if something happens and we can decide what to do and where to go in a second.

Visas:

We can send you a Letter of Invitation (LoI) to easily process your visa through our company. But, it is not a requirement for the tourist visa when you fill the form in the Afghanistan embassy. Most of the time they don’t even ask for a LoI.

Insurance:

Better to visit: www.firstalliedtravelinsurance.com for your insurance in Afghanistan

 

Included in the trip: (All inclusive)

 -   All accommodations.

 -   English speaking local guide.

 -   Transportations.

 -   Round trip flight tickets from Kabul-Bamyan.

 -   Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

 -   Drinks (water and soft drinks).

 -   All site entries.

 -   All pick-ups and drops.

 

Tour Guide:

There will be an Afghan English speaking guide for you during the whole trip.

 

Accommodation:

Comfort, location, character and historical interest is considered and it will be based on you having a private room.

 

Transportation:

As your comfort and enjoyment of the journey is the first priority, we choose our vehicles and drivers based on local acceptance, road conditions and the length of journey.