"on our way to Peshawar"
The Khyber Pass
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThe Khyber Pass - Credit: James Mollison

The route into Pakistan takes them over the Khyber Pass, in the Hindu Kush mountain range.  The Pass has played an important part in many military campaigns, from Alexander the Great to the British Empire.  In places, it is only three metres wide.  In January 1842, 16,000 retreating British and Indian troops were killed by Afghans at the Pass.


Map showing location of the Khyber Pass
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