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Pakistan KALASH VALLEY TOUR, - [ Tours ]

Zone:               Open

Duration:            12 Days

Best Time:        May - November

 

Kalash Valleys are in the southwest side of Chitral District. It is the home of the Khalashi tribe - a primitive pagan tribe. The 3,000 Kalashi live in the three different valleys consisting of Birir, Bumburet and Rambur valleys. Bamburet valley is the largest and the most picturesque valley of the Kafir-Kalash, about 40km from Chitral and is connected by a jeepable road. Birir, around 34km, is also accessible by a jeepable road, and the Rumbur valley is about 32km as well. The town is at the foot of Tirich Mir, the highest peak of the Hindukush mountain range, (7708 m) high. The altitude of the valley is 3,700 ft (1,100 m). Chitral valley is one of the remotest but extremely beautiful valleys of Pakistan. It is guarded by two passes of “Lowari” accessible from Dir and “Shandur” from Gilgit/Baltistan region. Visit to these valleys will be one of the unforgettable experiences in your life times. Kalash celebrate their festivals with reunions, feasts, ceremonies, singing and dancing. Ask locally for exact dates. Their main festivals are: Chilimjust or Joshi, Utchal, Phool and Chaumos.

Foreign tourists need authorization permits for visiting the Kalash valleys. Permits are issued free of charge by the Deputy Commissioner, Chitral. Foreign visitors have to pay a toll tax per person while domestic tourists are charged in this regard. Toll tax is economical.

 
ITINERARY:

Day 01          Arrive Islamabad. Hotel.

Day 02          Drive to Swat. Hotel.

Day 03          Over Lowari Pass to Chitral. Hotel.

Day 04          Drive to Bamborit. Hotel.

Day 05          Visit Rambur and Barir Valleys. Hotel.

Day 06          Drive to Chitral. Hotel.

Day 07          Full day excursion to Garam Chashma. Hotel.

Day 08          Fly or drive to Peshawar. Hotel.

Day 09          Excursion to Khyber Pass. Hotel.

Day 10          Road Journey to Islamabad via Taxila. Hotel.

Day 11          Full day sightseeing of Rawalpindi/Islamabad. Hotel.

Day 12          Fly home. Hotel.

 



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