The famous Ambela Pass, situated in Buner, can easily be approached from Mardan via Shabbaz
Garhi and Rustam. It is about 50 km away from Mardan. The British fought a very tough battle here against Yusufzai Afghan
lashkars in 1863. The Muslim graveyard of martyrs, the Babaji Kando, where Hazrat Saidu Baba camped. The Craig Picket and
Eagles Nest can still be seen while passing through Arnbela Pass. The route to Swat is quieter and more scenic than the Malakand
Pass route. The main road climbs up across 894 meters to Buner Pass. The 45 km road from Pir Baba to Barikot passes through
Mount Ilam rising through mature pine forests to 1336 metres high Karakar Pass.