Are you ready?! Pack your kit and prepare for a ski outing unlike any other to what must be the world’s most un-discovered ski destination.
Strange but true, hidden among Afghanistan’s negative stories of conflicts, corruption, suicide bombers, war and drug smugglers, there is a ray of light shining under the banner of emerging adventure tourism in Bamyan Province in the northern Afghanistan. An area best known for the Taliban’s destruction of the giant Buddha statues that for centuries stood sentinel over the Bamyan Valley, the region is fast putting the past behind, and setting its sights on attracting international eco-minded adventure tourism enthusiasts.
Featuring virgin back-country skiing, pristine mountain passes, and quaint rural villages with curious and friendly inhabitants, the Koh-e-Baba range that encircles the Bamyan Valley offers unsurpassed natural scenery and utter peace and quiet. And that’s not all – ancient archeological sites are strewn throughout the province, the famous inland Bandr-e-Amir lakes are several hours drive away, and hiking trails for all fitness levels crisscross the area.
But if you are thinking “Après Ski”, hot chocolate, fondue, and posh shops stocked with the latest outdoor fashion, think again. This is Afghanistan, after all, but Bamyan will reward the intrepid traveler with some of the most ancient and beautiful mountain scenery anywhere.
Hey, just one more second: don't forget to tell investors that in Afghanistan's tourism sector there are so many opportunities just waiting for them. As soon as they came here they would like to stay forever. I have traveled the world up and down, I saw fabulous places, but none of them can compete with the beauty of Afghanistan. As I got here can not tear myself away from this Country, and my Big Dream is to create an amazing tourist village in the province of Bamyan. Dream or not, you can think what you want, but I promise you that I will do it!
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