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Duration

5 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

9 people

Languages

English, Urdu

About this tour

A tour to Chitral and Kalash Valley in Pakistan is an extraordinary experience that combines stunning natural landscapes with rich cultural heritage. Chitral, located in the northwestern region of the country, is a scenic town surrounded by the majestic Hindu Kush mountains. The nearby Kalash Valley is home to the unique Kalash people, known for their distinct culture and vibrant festivals. Here is an overview of what you can expect on a tour of Chitral and Kalash Valley:

  1. Chitral: Chitral is a paradise for nature lovers, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, picturesque valleys, and gushing rivers. The town itself is rich in history and boasts attractions such as the Chitral Fort, a magnificent structure dating back to the 14th century. The Shahi Mosque, with its intricate woodwork and vibrant colors, is another notable landmark. Explore the Chitral Gol National Park, renowned for its diverse flora and fauna, and enjoy activities like hiking, trout fishing, and birdwatching in scenic surroundings.
  2. Kalash Valley: The Kalash Valley is a hidden gem that transports visitors to a world untouched by time. It is home to the Kalash people, an ancient tribe with a unique culture and religious practices. The valley is characterized by lush green fields, terraced farms, and charming traditional houses. Immerse yourself in the Kalash way of life by visiting the villages of Bumburet, Rumbur, and Birir. Experience their vibrant festivals, such as the Chilim Jusht Spring Festival and Uchau Summer Festival, where locals showcase their traditional attire, music, dance, and rituals.

Highlights

  • Islamabad – Timargara – upper dir – Lowari tunnel – Chitral City –
  • Ayun – Birir – Bumberet – Upper Chitral – Gol National Park –
  • Booni – Qalqasht Meadows

Included/Excluded

  • Exclusive Private Transport
  • Professional Driver
  • Fuel Expenses & Road tolls
  • Daily Driver and Guide expenses
  • 4x4 Jeep where required
  • Professional tour Guide
  • Hotel Accommodation (3 star)
  • Daily Breakfast included
  • 24/7 Expert assistance
  • Any sort of tickets forts / Museums / Activities
  • Beverages, Laundry
  • Lunch Dinner
  • Extras at Hotel
  • medical emergency
  • Gratuities / Tips

Itinerary

•Greet & welcome Clients •Departure from Islamabad •Head towards Chitral Ayun •Stopover at Upper Dir main Bazaar •Enjoy sightseeing while crossing Lowari Tunnel •Reach Ayun | shift to Hotel •Overnight stay at hotel

•Breakfast at Hotel •Shift to 4x4 jeep •Head towards Kalash valley •Sightseeing at Birir •Reach Bumberet and explore around •Visit famous Kalash streets •Visit Kalash grave Yard •Visit Kalash Museum •Enjoy all day & head back to Ayun •Overnight stay at hotel

•Breakfast at Hotel •Shift to Jeep & Head towards Gol National Park •Reach Gol National Park & explore surroundings Enjoy all day & head back to Chitral •Visit Chitral Shahi Mosque •Visit Chitral Museum and get to know about the history and culture of Chitral •Back to hotel •Overnight stay at hotel

•Breakfast at Hotel •Shift to 4x4 vehicle •Head towards Qalqasht Meadows Sightseeing all along the way •Continue driving towards Qalqasht Meadows •Enjoy all day exploring Qalqasht Meadows •Visit Booni and sightseeing •Head back towards chitral •Reach Hotel •Overnight stay

•Breakfast at Hotel •Departure towards Islamabad •Short stays on the way •Reach Back at Islamabad

Durations

5 Days 4 Nights

Language

English
Urdu

Frequently asked questions

To book a tour to Chitral and Kalash Valley, you can contact a reputable tour company that specializes in Pakistan tours. They will provide you with information on available packages, itineraries, and prices. You can choose a package that suits your preferences and make the necessary arrangements through the tour company.

The best time to visit Chitral and Kalash Valley is during the spring and summer months (April to September) when the weather is pleasant and the valleys are in full bloom. It is advisable to avoid the winter months as heavy snowfall can make the region inaccessible.

In Chitral, you can find a range of accommodation options, including hotels, guesthouses, and resorts that cater to different budgets. In Kalash Valley, accommodation options are limited, but guesthouses and homestays provide a chance to experience the local culture and hospitality.

Yes, Chitral and Kalash Valley offer rich cultural experiences. In Chitral, you can explore the local bazaars, interact with the friendly locals, and witness traditional Kalash handicrafts. In Kalash Valley, you can immerse yourself in the Kalash culture by participating in their festivals, learning about their customs, and visiting their temples.

Chitral and Kalash Valley are generally safe for tourists. However, it is advisable to stay updated on the current situation and follow any travel advisories issued by relevant authorities. It is recommended to travel with a reputable tour company that provides experienced guides and takes necessary safety precautions.

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