Shibar Pass

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Shibar Pass
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Shibar pass in 1961
Elevation 3,000 m (9,843 ft)
Location Afghanistan
Range Hindu Kush
Coordinates 34°54′26.65″N 68°15′36.58″E / 34.9074028°N 68.2601611°E / 34.9074028; 68.2601611

Shibar Pass is situated at a height of 3,000 m above sea-level and is one of the two main routes from Kabul to Bamiyan in central Afghanistan. The journey is approximately 6 and half hours long covering around 237 km (147 mi). It was originally designed and built by Ahmad Shah Shairzay and a German engineer between 1933 to 1938.

The route via Unai Pass and Hajigak Pass is more direct but also more difficult, rising to 3,700 m, and is not usually preferred.