Peak Tourism

Peak Tourism Photo
Afghanistan’s tallest peak is Mount Noshaq, standing 24,580 feet above sea level. The tourism spot once welcomed mountaineers from around the world, before the onset of the country’s political instability, beginning with the 1979 Soviet invasion. Land mines strewn in Noshaq Valley during Afghanistan’s civil war in the 1990s continued to keep climbers away. Mount Noshaq has recently reopened. WCS and local communities repaired the trail to its base camp, which now allows safe passage around the minefields. On August 4th, a WCS conservationist, together with a climber from AG Outdoor and three Afghan climbers, reached the summit. Eco-tourism hopes are high.

Learn more about Mount Noshaq’s reopening.


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