The largest cities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region number in the millions of inhabitants. The most populous cities include Khabul (Afghanistan), Kathmandu (Nepal), Srinagar (India), Peshawar (Pakistan), Quetta (Pakistan), Xinning (China), and Dehra Dun (India). Large cities such as Kathmandu, Lhasa or Dehra Dun are growing at rates that double the population of these cities every 10 to 15 years or so.
Stunning photograph if a strategically important 'slice' through the mountains (Hindu Kush Range). The Khyber Pass plays a crucial role in the movement of people and goods between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Go to the NGS site to learn more about this landscape feature and view more photos. Photo by J. Bruce Baumann.
Peeking! Badakshan province, Afghanistan. Badakhshan Province is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country between the Hindu Kush mountains and the Amu Darya River.
Northern Areas of Pakistan The Yasin Valley, Tehsil Yasin or Babaye-i-Yasen or Worshigum is a high mountain valley in the Hindu Kush mountains, in the northwest Ghizer District in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan...