When it comes to ecotourism, Afghanistan is not the first place that comes to mind. However, there is something moving.
A serious amount of money has gone to developing ecotourism in Bamyan province, which has cultural treasures, Afghanistan’s first national park at Band-e Amir and skiing opportunities.
The Wakhan Corridor is another pioneering ecotourism destination, though there are no local tour operators, only foreign companies who shuttle you in.
Ecotourism in Afghanistan
Bamiyan tourism board offers things. Not exactly sure what, but for sure it involves local stakeholders and a peace dividend. For the millions invested, they should have done a better job advertising what they actually do, or at least updated their site past 2009. But please contact them, they should have more things in place than advertised on their website.
The Aga Khan foundation did produce an amazing book on skiing in Bamiyan, which I saved for posterity. 110 pages on backcountry skiing in Afghanistan teach you all you need to know.