Kalash Festival Tour
Kalash Festival Tour
13-15 May & Summer Festival 20 to 22 August
Kalasha, are a Dardic indigenous people residing in the Chitral District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. They speak the Kalasha language, from the Dardic family of the Indo-Iranian languages, and are considered a unique tribe among the Indo-Aryan peoples of Pakistan.
The neighboring Nuristan people of the adjacent Nuristan (historically known as Kafiristan) province of Afghanistan once practiced the same polytheistic religion as the Kalash. However, by the late 19th century much of Nuristan had been converted to Islam, but the Kalasha of Chitral maintained their own separate cultural traditions.
Kalash religion is similar to the religion that was practiced by Rigvedic Hinduism. Kalash have retained most of the Proto-Indo Iranian religion (Indo-European religion). The Kalash people are unique in their customs and religion.
The Hindukush area shares many of the traits of IIr. Myths, ritual, society, and echoes many aspects of Ṛgvedic, but hardly of post-Ṛgvedic religion
The Goshi festival, which heralds the arrival of spring, will commence from 14th May in the three Kalash valleys of Bamburait, Birir and Rambur. Of the three Kalash festivals, Chilim Jusht lasting for four days is considered to have prime importance.
Young girls and boys sing and dance in groups in the community halls meant for the purpose. Houses are decorated and the Kalash people wear new clothes that are specifically prepared for the occasion.
Kalash men and women are seen shopping for the festival in the Chitral bazaars while in the valleys, the are busy in preparing their traditional dresses for the festival.
Arrive at Islamabad international Airport Meet and greet and transfer to hotel for overnight
D02 Islamabad / Ayun -Chitral
Morning drive to Chitral valley traveling through swat motorway to Chakdara and from there will travel Dir Chitral road crossing lowari tunnel to Chitral district of KPK upon arrival at Ayun check in Hotel
D03 Kalash Valley -Bamborait
Today we will visit Bamborait village, the largest settlement of the Kalash tribe. We will visit Karakal ,local museum and hikes and explore local culture and tradition .
D04 Kalash valley-Rumbur
Today we will visit Rumbur village one if the second villages out of three ethnic minorities called Kafirs of Kalash will explore Rumbur visit village and overnight at Rumbur
Breakfast at hotel and drive to Mastuj the upper Chitral valley en route will stop at Chitral town visit Shahi mosque bazar and later upon arrival at Mustuje we will explore village overnight at hotel
Today we will travel to Gupis over Shandur Pass the famous site where annually the best teams of Gilgit and Chitral play a festive polo matches with their best teams while crossing over to Gilgit we will stop at Phander for overnight
Today we will drive to Gilgit en route stops at Gupis ,Gahkuch and upon arrival at Gilgit transfer to a hotel in the afternoon, visit City old bazar and overnight at Hotel.
Today we will visit Hunza Nagar valleys en route we stop at Nagar to see the silk route viewpoint the Rakaposhi view point and later will travel to Karimabad the former capital of Hunza state upon arrival at the Hotel . Explore the town overnight at Karimabad .
Morning we will visit Kaimabad’s historic monuments of Baltit fort Museum and later Altit village and fort Lunch at Duiker the viewpoint aerial views of Hunza valley later we will proceed to upper HUnza Gogal valley en route traveling across the Ata- Abad tunnels and will stop over at Ata Abad lake for pictures and boating upon arrival at Gulmit check in hotel for overnight .
At Gulmit today we will visit the old house village museum and later we will visit Borith lake and a short hike to the Passu glacier view point and then will continue to travel to Khyber village Passu village and in the afternoon we will visit the PAssu suspension bridge overnight at Gulmit .
Today we will travel to Skardu valley known as Little Tibet, the home of Karakorum Mountain traveling along the INdus river. We will arrive at Skardu upon arrival at the hotel . Free time visit bazar overnight hotel
Today we will visit the historical and scenic sites of the valley, visit Upper Kachura lake ,Sadapara Lake , the cold desert Katpana and Shiger village overnight in Skardu .
Morning we will fly to Islamabad upon arrival and check in hotel free time exploring the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi .
Today we will travel to Lahore en route we will visit Khewra Salt mine and upon arrival at Lahore check in hotel afternoon visit old ity food street overnight hotel .
Morning we will visit Lahore fort ,Museum and old city and afternoon visit to Wagah border to experience the flag ceremony and evening transfer to hotel .
Hotels use Grand regency Hotel, PTDC Besham, PTDC Motel Gilgit OR Riveria Gilgit, PTDC Motel Gupis, PTDC Motel Mustuje, PTDC Motel Kalash, PTDC Motel Chitral
Transport 4X4 Land cruiser 4 Person in vehicle, Meals breakfast, lunch and Dinner
Services of English Speaking Guide
Entrance fees at sites and museum
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Does Not Include:-
Personal travel Insurance
International and domestic Airfare
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