Nouristan is a hard-to-reach region in the mountains of north-east Afghanistan. It takes around ten hours of driving through narrow mountain tracks to venture there and discover this hidden jewel. The scenery is well worth seeing: steep canyons, snow-capped peaks, lush green valleys and tumultuous rivers. The people of Nouristan are known for their lively folk dances and colourful customs. By exploring Nouristan, you will have the opportunity to discover a true hidden treasure of Afghanistan. Exuberant nature and cultural richness melt in harmony.

The inhabitants of Nouristan were once called as Kafirs, which means "infidels" in Persian. Their religion was an ancient and unique form of polytheism. However, in the 19th century, Islam was introduced, radically changing the society and beliefs. Despite this, Nuristan still remains many vestiges of its fascinating past, such as temples, sculptures and ancient writings. Today, Nouristan attracts history lovers and archaeologists from all over the world who are keen to learn more about this mysterious and captivating region.