Khyber Pass


The Khyber Pass, (altitude: 1,070 m or 3,510 ft) is a mountain pass connectingAfghanistan and Pakistan, cutting through the northeastern part of the Spin Ghar mountains. An integral part of the ancient Silk Road, it is one of the oldest known passes in the world. Throughout history it has been an important trade route betweenCentral Asia and South Asia and a strategic military location. The summit of the pass is 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) inside Pakistan at Landi Kotal.

The commanders who crossed the Khyber Pass all led armies eastward in the conquest of India, except for Chandragupta Maurya, Shah Jahan, Ranjit Singh, George Pollock and General Sir Samuel James Browne VC who crossed in the opposite direction.

Cyrus the Great
Alexander the Great
Chandragupta Maurya
Demetrius I of Bactria
Mahmud Ghaznavi
Muhammad Ghori
Genghis Khan
Qutlugh Khwaja
Shah Jahan
Nader Shah Afshar
Ahmad Shah Durrani
Ranjit Singh
George Pollock
General Sir Samuel James Browne VC
Sir Donald Stewart, 1st Baronet


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