ABOUT KALASH VALLEY PAKISTAN
KALASH VALLEY HAS DIFFERENT FAN BASE OF TRAVELERS AND EXPLORERS!
UNESCO listed Kalash culture as “Intangible Cultural Heritage” in November 2018. The decision was announced during the 13th session of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee meeting organized in Mauritius.
In the 3rd century BC, on his mission and journeys through the Hindu Kush range, Alexander the Great and his troops left their footprints and descendants to what is today called the Kalash Valley, home to an ethnic community in Pakistan who are blue-eyed and have fair skin.
The Kalash valley and its people are known worldwide for their unique, yet less heard and seen, culture, religion, language, festivals, and their everyday lifestyle. The Valley is surrounded by Tirchmir mountain ranges. Due to these mountain ranges, the valley has remained isolated from the outer world for a long time. This is one reason why their culture and rituals are still in their purest form.
Kalash Festivals and culture is unique and fascinating.
Kalashi people celebrate three festivals every year. Chilam Joshi, Uchal, and Chomos. Chilam Joshi being the most famous festival kicks off in the second week of May which is the spring festival. Uchal Festival happens in the Autumn season and Chomos festival happens in the midwinters.
The three Valleys (Bumburate, Rambur, Brir) and their indigenous people are one of the reasons most of the foreigners come to Pakistan lately.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The four-day Chilam Joshi Festival Kicks off in the second week of May. During the festival, men and women meet with an aim to find a spouse. The festival gives a fantastic opportunity to welcome the summer season with the beat of the music. The inhabitants of Kalash adore the music and dance with the beat. Both men and women dance together during the festivals.
In this festival, the people of the Kalash Valley pray for the safeguard of their fields and animals.
ABOUT THE TOUR
- Explore the fascinating culture and landscape of Kalash Valley
- Get to know about the everyday lifestyle of residents of the valley
- Know about the historical tale of the Kalash community
- Be part of the major festival of the year CHILUM JOSHI and its cultural & religious insight.
- Two nights at Ramada Hotel Islamabad (4-star Hotel)
- Two Nights at Serena Hotel Swat (3-star Hotel)
- Four Nights in Kalash at (Best available Hotels)