Untamed Borders was the first company to run ski trips to Afghanistan in 2011. 2020 will be our 10th season running ski trips to Afghanistan, and we have again been asked by the organisers of the Afghan Ski Challenge to arrange packages for competitors.
One of our experienced English-speaking Afghan guides will lead the entire trip. While skiing, a qualified international ski guide, and local Afghan ski guides will be with you. We will meet you at Kabul airport and show you a few places of interest in Kabul before flying to the beautiful and peaceful Bamian Valley to ski in the Koh e Baba mountain range. There will be time to visit the remains of the world’s largest standing Buddha statues overlooking the town and the ancient sites of Shah e Zohak and Shah e Golghola.
Afghanistan is a country slowly recovering from years of violence and neglect, but it has always been a magnet for the intrepid. The rugged landscape, the ancient history crossed with tough yet incredibly hospitable people, is an intoxicating mix. The chance to truly blaze a tourist trail is a rare opportunity.
Difficulty – This is a ski touring trip, so you will need to be fit enough to walk up the mountain. You don’t need to be an expert skier, but you have to be confident and possess the basic skills.
Comfort – There is some level of comfort. The rooms have en-suite bathrooms, and sometimes during the day, there is hot water but not for the entire day.
For further details about this trip and the chance to join us, please contact us.