People flock to Arslanbob for the fiery suite of October when it is harvest season and the walnuts are ripe but often miss the sublime prelude of August where the fields are embroidered with flowers.

“Come during late September, or early October!” exclaimed Hayat, the owner of Community Based Tourism (CBT) offices across Arslanbob. Hayat, the humble and ingenious guy has turned a once popular place among locals into a sustainable source of income for many inhabitants in Arslanbob. He has about 20 home-stays at the moment and wants to ensure that the visits are done in harmony with the environment.

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