Khyber Pass

mountain pass connecting Afghanistan and Pakistan

The Khyber Pass (also called the Khaiber Pass or Khaybar Pass) (Urdu: درہ خیبر) is a pass between Pakistan with Afghanistan; National border Pass (International). It is the National Pass of Pakistan, and connects the frontiers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, to Afghanistan.

Khyber Pass
د خیبر درہ
درۂ خیبر
KhyberPassPakistan.jpg
The pass connects Landi Kotal to the Valley of Peshawar.
Elevation1,070 m (3,510 ft)
Traversed byPakistan N-5.svgN-5 National Highway; Khyber Pass Railway
LocationBetween Landi Kotal and Jamrud
RangeSpīn Ghar (Safēd Kōh)
Coordinates34°04′33″N 71°12′14″E / 34.07570°N 71.20394°E / 34.07570; 71.20394Coordinates: 34°04′33″N 71°12′14″E / 34.07570°N 71.20394°E / 34.07570; 71.20394
Khyber Pass د خیبر درہ درۂ خیبر‎ is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Khyber Pass د خیبر درہ درۂ خیبر‎
Location of Khyber Pass
Khyber Pass د خیبر درہ درۂ خیبر‎ is located in Pakistan
Khyber Pass د خیبر درہ درۂ خیبر‎
Khyber Pass
د خیبر درہ
درۂ خیبر‎ (Pakistan)
Khyber Pass د خیبر درہ درۂ خیبر‎ is located in Afghanistan
Khyber Pass د خیبر درہ درۂ خیبر‎
Khyber Pass
د خیبر درہ
درۂ خیبر‎ (Afghanistan)

Throughout history it has been an important trade route between Central Asia and South Asia, and a strategic military place. The actual pass summit is 5 kilometers inside Pakistan at Landi Kotal. The pass cuts through the Safed Koh mountains which are a far southeastern extension of the Hindu Kush range.the height of the khyber pass is 1,070 and width is 140m.

The area around the Pass is inhabited by a number of Pashtun tribes, especially the Afridis.