This section covers the northwestern portion of Afghanistan. The Northern Alliance held out here when Taliban controlled the rest of Afghanistan.
Popular destinations: Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh and Salang Pass
This section covers the Northeastern portion of Afghanistan. The historic region of Bactria spanned territory that included parts of northern Afghanistan — Kunduz was an important city — plus areas that are now in Uzbekistan or Tajikistan.
Popular destinations: Wakhan Corridor, Panjshir Valley and Nuristan