Istalif

  • Afgan Village  - ©  Abdurahman Warsame flickr user
  • Istalif  - © Afganistan matters flickr user
  • Istalif shops  - © egerstner flickr user
  • © James solly flickr user
  • © James solly flickr user
  • © James solly flickr user
  • © James solly flickr user

Key information: Istalif

    Long farmed as one of Afghanistan's most beautiful places, beloved of Mughal Emperor Babur and British agent Alexander Bums alike, this once-lush, irrigated valley of orchards, vineyards, trees and fish-laden streams, north of Khabul in the foothills of the Hindu Kush is surrounded by dramatic mountains and will, once peace is (ever?) properly restored, make for marvelous walking. Currently too dangerous to go!

     

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Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating80
  • Beauty31
  • Natural interest14
  • Human interest14
  • Charisma31
  • Negative points10
  • Total rating80
  • Note: Negs: dangerous

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: over 2.000m
  • Level of Difficulty: Straightforward

This walk description page is at an early stage of development, and will be expanded over time. Your comments on this walk, your experiences and tips, and your photos are very welcome.

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Istalif  - © Afganistan matters flickr user
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