Driving Directions Afghanistan
AFGHANISTAN is a landlocked republic in southern Asia. The more significant part of the country is mountainous with a central mass of enormous mountain ranges, the highest of which is the Hindu Kush. Many of the peaks rise to massive heights, the greatest being Nowshak (7,845 meters or 24,557 feet) on Pakistan’s border. Glaciers and permanent snowfields cover the highest peaks. Routes through the mountains depend upon lower-lying passes such as the famous Khyber Pass in the east. Lower-lying areas are found only in the northwest, west, and south of Afghanistan, but much of this is arid or desert land as in the Registan Desert in the south.