With everything that’s going on in Afghanistan at the moment, you’d imagine that there’s a fair few dangerous roads over there and you’d more than likely be right! The Kabul-Kandahar Highway part is a 483-kilometer (300-mile) road linking Afghanistan's two largest cities, Kabul and Kandahar.
The Salang Pass, at an elevation of 3878 m above the sea level, is the major mountain pass connecting northern Afghanistan and Kabul province, with further connections to southern Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Kabul-Jalalabad Highway is a section of A01 national highway, with a length of 153km, linking Kabul and Jalalabad, Afghanistan. This road follows the Kabul River Gorge for 64 kilometres (40 mi), in Taliban territory. The two-lane Kabul Gorge highway runs along 600 metre-high cliffs. Fatal traffic accidents often occur in this area, mainly due to reckless driving.
The Pech river is located in Afghanistan. The Pech River system is fed from glaciers and snow from the Hindu Kushto its north. The river rises in central Nuristan Province and proceeds south and southeasternly through the center ofKunar Province, joining the Kunar River at the provincial capital of Asadabad.
The Salang Tunnel located in Parwan province, is a link between northern and southern Afghanistan crossing the Hindukush mountain range under the difficult Salang Pass.
The Khost-Gardez Pass, frequently abbreviated as the K-G Pass, is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 9,413 ft (2,869 m) above the sea level, located in the Hindukush Mountains, Afghanistan.
All drivers face the potential danger of encountering land mines that may have been planted on or near roadways. An estimated 5-7 million land mines and large quantities of unexploded ordnance exist throughout the countryside and alongside roads, posing a danger to travelers.
The Wakhjir Pass is a mountain pass in the Hindu Kush or Pamirs at the eastern end of the Wakhan Corridor, the only pass between Afghanistan and China.
The Khyber Pass is a 53-kilometer (33-miles) passage through the Hindu Kush mountain range, at an elevation of 1,070 m (3,510 ft), linking Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Pass was an integral part of the ancient Silk Road. Throughout history it has been an important trade route between Central Asia and South Asia and a strategic military location.
The historical Pamir Highway, officially the M41, running 1,252 kilometers between Osh and Dushanbe and traversing Pamir Mountains, is one of the world’s most famous routes for the adventurous traveler. Pamir Highway lies mostly in Tajikistan, the highland country of Central Asia.
The GT Road, often called as the "Gernaili Sadak" (the Generals' Road) and Sadak-e-Azam ('The Grand Road') was built by Sher Shah Suri, a visionary Muslim ruler of the Indian sub continent in the 16th century AD. The road originates from Kabul, Afghanistan enters Pakistan near Peshawar through the famous Khyber Pass, skirts the suburbs of Taxila, and goes down to Lahore and crosses into India at Wahgha, finally culminating its 2600 kilometres long journey at Kolkata.