Kalashi festivals are famous through out the world. Three festivals are more important celebrated in different months of year. Chilam Joshi is the most important festival celebrated in late May, Uchal in autumn season and Chomos festival during mid winters.
Chilam Joshi festival of Kalash valley is of four days. It starts at Rumbur valley and then moves on to the other valleys. In this festival Kalashi people pray for the safeguard of their fields and animals before going to their fields and for this purpose they used to spread milk on their gods.
People of Kalash valley love music and dance on the beat of drums. Women dance in circle on different songs. An interesting fact about Kalashi people is that they do not mourn on the deaths. They corpses are buried above the ground in wooden boxes instead of being buried in the ground.
Day 01 (11 May): Islamabad
Arrival at the airpot in Islamabad/Lahore, our guide and driver will meet you here, after meeting with our staff transfer to the hotel
Day 02 (12 May): Islamabad – Chitral
Departure for Chitral via Lawari Pass (3118m), our today’s journey will be 10 hours drive, today we will cross some small cites and pasthon villages like Lower Dir, upper Dir etc, arrive in Chitral and transfer to the hotel
Day 03 (13 May): Chitral – Bumburat (Kalash)
Departure for Kalash valley, the 3 hours drive to Kalash village be through the most interesting narrow jeep track, arrive and transfer to the hotel
Day 04 – 06 (14/15/16 May): Bumburat/Rumbor (Kalash)
Enjoy the jusht festival in Bumburat and Rumbor village in Kalash valley
Day 07 (17 May): Kalash – Swat, valley
Drive back to Chitral, arrive and transfer to the hotel
Day 08 (18 May): Swat – Islamabad – Fly to your destination
Drive back to Islamabad, arrive and explore the city, in the evening drive to the airport and fly to your destination.