prime attraction in this region is the Khyber Pass situated
in the Sulaiman Hills which form the western barrier of Pakistan.
The hills dip down here, leaving a passage sometimes as broad
as 1 1/2 kms and sometimes as narrow as 16 meters. The
pass begins near Jamrud Fort 18 kms from Peshawar and extends
beyond the border of Pakistan at Torkham 58 kms away.
may travel by road from Peshawar via Jamrud fort which lies
amongst low stony hills capped with pickets manned by Khyber
Rifles. Also on the way you will see Ali Masjid and the fort
with insignia of the regiments that have served in the Khyber.
On route is also the Sphola sputa of Buddhist period and Landikotal
Bazaar until you reach the border post at Torkham. The other
exciting way of seeing Khyber Pass is to undertake a 42 kms
and 3 1/2 hours journey to Landikotal by the equally legendary