It is taken below the snowy peaks the mountains of Hindu Kush appear bare, stony and poor in vegetation. It was hard to get there, it has tough winter, the temperature can be expected to drop 25/30 degrees below 0°C throughout the winter season. All roads are getting closed approximately up to 4 months. If there are some health problems, people have no choice just to be lucky not to die.
Qargha Lake is a perfect place to go for a walk and picnicking. It is located above the Kabul golf-course, If you desire to play gulf there, just watch out when you hit the ball with your golf club, it may touch a mine Qargha Lake is a place that rich and poor can spend their weekends and wash out their worries. It is only about 9 kilometers in the northwest of Kabul city and close to Paghman. This is the most favorite of the weekend getaways and sightseeing places among the local Afghans as well as tourists during spring and summer times.
This citadel, which has been suggested as another possible site for Alexander’s fort, is known today as the Citadel of Herat or Qal’a-ye Ikhtiyar al-Din. The name Ikhtiyar al-Din, which refers to both the eastern and western enclosures, is thought to be the name or epithet of a Kartid amir or military commander. Destroyed a second time by Timur’s army (1380), Qal’a-ye Ikhtiyar al-Din was rebuilt after Shah Rukh (reg. 1405-1444) moved his capital to Herat and began a building campaign. He reinforced the citadel in stone and fired brick and covered its exterior with glazed tiles.
The main attraction of Mazar-e-Sharif is the Shrine of Hazrat Ali which sits in a large square in the center of town. Hazrat Ali, the son-in-law and cousin of the Prophet Mohammed, and founder of the Shi’a branch of Islam, assassinated in 661 AD, may or may not be buried here, most would say he is buried at Kufa, Iraq, near Baghdad. However there is a legend that says his body was transferred away from that location via camel and it was here, in present day Mazar-e-Sharif, where the camel dropped dead and the body buried. The site is so sacred that all pigeons that come to reside near the shrine will turn white within 40 days. Read more here…
Praying in Sakhi holy shrine, at the bottom of sakhi mountain.