Chitral/Kalash Tour


Unwind in the spellbinding embrace of Chitral, a district nestled in the majestic landscapes of northern Pakistan, is a district known for its stunning natural beauty. Its Towering, snow-capped peaks pierce the azure sky, while lush valleys unfurl like emerald carpets, and crystal-clear rivers carve their paths through this awe-inspiring region as it is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, lush valleys, and crystal-clear rivers. However, what distinguishes Chitral is the The enchanting Kalash Valley beckons, which is home to the Kalash people—The Kalash people, a vibrant ethnic minority known for its distinct culture, celebrated for their distinct culture, adorned in colorful attire, and renowned for their lively festivals. The Kalash people have fiercely preserve their unique heritage amidst the neighboring Muslim populations, drawing anthropologists, researchers, and curious travelers like yourself, eager to discover this unique way of life alike.
The Kalash Valley, which includes the villages of Bumburet, Rumbur, and Birir, is a A vibrant tapestry woven with ancient traditions, the Kalash Valley stands as a testament to the enduring strength of cultures. Beyond its cultural significance, Chitral serves as a gateway to the gateway to the majestic Hindu Kush mountain range, a haven for nature lovers. This location is a A haven for nature enthusiasts, where breathtaking hikes and fresh mountain air await. Chitral, with its where the melodious Khowar language fills the air people and unveil the secrets of the past through Chitral’s captivating archaeological wonders. It is a destination where history, culture, and natural beauty all combine, making it an The perfect escape for adventurous souls seeking an off-the-beaten-path journey.
Embark on an unforgettable cultural adventure in Chitral, one of Pakistan’s most captivating destinations. We offer the finest travel experiences in Chitral and the Kalash Valley. Guide to Pakistan offers tour packages that render a prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking beauty and rich cultural tapestry of Chitral. Immerse yourself in an enriching encounter with the Kalash people with the Kalash ethnic minority community.

Tour to Kalash Valley is itself fascinating, nothing can beat its uniqueness. Kalash and Chitral are two beautiful regions located in the northern part of Pakistan. They are known for their stunning natural beauty, rich culture, and unique traditions. Here are some of the top tourist destinations in Chitral and Kalash are:

Chitral Shandur

Shandur Polo Ground is the world’s highest polo ground & most famous destination of the Chitral Kalash tour. Thousands of tourists and locals watch this wonderful game together. Gilgit and Chitral tribes in northern Pakistan celebrate the Shandur polo festival, as a spectacular occasion. The Shandur Polo Ground, near the Chitral Valley, hosts international and national polo competitions every year.

Qaqlasht Valley Festival

Every year in April, the Qaqlasht Festival is celebrated. The northern Chitral population’s ancient tradition, Jashan-e-Qaqlasht, has been practiced for over 2,000 years. The festival is the main reason for the Chitral tour.It was originally organized by the Rais rulers in the distant past and carried on by the Kator dynasty, who not only zealously supported this particular cultural event but also supported other festivals, such as Jashan-e-Shandur and Jashan-e-Chitral. Qaqlasht is about 80 kilometers north of Chitral town. It takes about an hour and a half to drive there on a smooth road.

Chitral Museum

The Chitral Museum preserves its ancestors’ art for upcoming generations. The museum has a collection of artifacts, handicrafts, and other items that give visitors a glimpse into the local history and culture. Some of the notable items on display include old coins, weapons, traditional clothing, and musical instruments. The museum also has a library with a collection of books and manuscripts on the history and culture of Chitral.

Tirich Mir

Tirich Mir is a popular destination for mountaineers and has been climbed by many expeditions over the years. The first successful ascent of the peak was made by an Italian expedition in 1950. Tirich Mir means “king of the mountains” in the local Khowar language.

Madaglasht Valley

The Madaglasht Valley is south-east of Chitral Town. Attractions for tourists include a mix of Chitrali and Persian culture, different handicrafts, the Gocharsar Waterfall, and treks to the Goleen, Laspur, and Dir Kohistan valleys in Chitral.

Shahi Mosque Chitral

The Shahi Masjid Chitral, also known as the Royal Mosque, is located in Chitral. It is a prominent place of worship for Muslims in the region and is known for its architectural beauty and grandeur. The mosque was built in the 19th century by the former Mehtar (ruler) of Chitral, Aman ul-Mulk, and is made of wood and stone. It is an important cultural and religious landmark in Chitral and is visited by tourists and locals alike.

Kalash Valley

The Kalash Valley is the most well-known valley in the Chitral district. The valley is surrounded by high mountain ranges and is known for its picturesque landscape, with rolling hills, lush green forests, and sparkling streams. The Kalash people are known for their colorful traditional dress and their unique way of life, which includes festivals and rituals that are central to their culture. The valley is a popular tourist destination, and visitors can learn about the Kalash culture and way of life by visiting local villages and participating in cultural activities.

Shahi Fort

The Shahi Fort is also known as the Chitral Fort. It is situated on a hilltop overlooking the city of Chitral and is an important cultural and historical landmark in the region. The fort was built in the 19th century by the Mehtar (ruler) of Chitral and served as the royal residence and seat of power for the Mehtar of Chitral. It is a large, imposing structure made of stone and wood, with high walls, towers, and gates. The fort has several rooms, including a throne room, a royal bedroom, and a mosque. It is open to the public and visitors can explore the fort and learn about its history and the culture of Chitral.

Garam Chashma

Garam Chashma is a town in Chitral Pakistan. The town is known for its hot springs, which are believed to have medicinal properties and are a popular tourist attraction. The water of the hot springs is believed to have therapeutic properties and is used for the treatment of various ailments, including skin diseases, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal disorders. There are several resorts and hotels in the area that offer facilities for bathing in the hot springs. The town is also known for its beautiful natural surroundings, with forests, mountains, and streams.

Departure Time: 05:00 AM
Return Time: 06:00 PM

We’ll take the Sawat highway from Islamabad and stop in the Upper and Lower Dir Valleys first. We would make you settle at Chitral Inn Hotel after your lunch at Tehzeeb Hotel Dir and a little tea break between Lowari Pass and Chitral Valley.
The following day, we’ll take you to the Chitral Museum, Shahi Masjid, and Chitral Bazar, where you can shop if you like. Then would head back to the hotel for a spectacular bonfire.
We’d also visit Bumburet Valley with a local guide, where we would see the local Kalash Festival ceremonies and unravel traditional Kalash homes.
Finally, our Chitral and Kalash tour package also includes Garam Chashma, a little Chitral Gol National Park sightseeing that will change the way you think of Chitral.
So, pack your bags and book your next trip with us.

  • Chitral experiences diverse weather conditions, so pack accordingly. While summers can be warm, evenings can get chilly. Winters bring snowfall, so pack layers, a good jacket, and sturdy footwear.
  • The Kalash people have a unique culture and religious beliefs. Respect their traditions, seek permission before taking photographs, and dress modestly.
  • Carry a basic medical kit and any necessary medications.
  • Be open to trying the local flavors for an authentic experience.
  • Respect the environment by disposing of waste responsibly. Chitral’s natural beauty is a key attraction, so play your part in preserving it for future generations.


  • Depart for Chitral Valley from Islamabad via Swat Motorway at 5:00 Am
  • Stop at Swat Motorway Rest Area (Estimated TOA 8 am)
  • Travel to Upper and Lower Dir Valley N-45 (Estimated TOA 11 AM)
  • Stop for Lunch on the way (Tehzeeb Hotel Dir – Estimated time 1:00 PM)
  • Travel to Chitral Valley from Dir via Lowari Tunnel (Estimated time 2:00 PM)
  • Tea break in between Lowari Pass and Chitral Valley (Break of 20-30 mins)
  • Estimated arrival at Chitral Inn Hotel 7 PM


  • Breakfast at Chitral Inn at 9 AM
  • Visit to Chitral Museum
  • Visit to Shahi Masjid, Chitral
  • Lunch Break at a Local Traditional Eatery in Chitral City
  • Visit to Shahi Qila and Trich Mir viewpoint
  • Exploring of Chitral Bazaar
  • Reporting back to Chitral Inn Hotel for Bonfire and Dinner


  • Breakfast at 8 AM
  • Gathering and Departure from Hotel at 9:00 AM for Kalash Valley
  • Travel to Bumburet Valley hosted by a Local Guide
  • Witness the rituals of Local Kalasha Festival, Explore Traditional Kalash Homes
  • Graveyard Walk
  • Lunch and Refreshments in a Local Restaurant
  • Retreat back to Chitral Inn Hotel for Dinner


  • Breakfast at 8:30 AM
  • Departure for Garam Chashma
  • Sightseeing of Chitral Gol National Park
  • Departure for Chitral Inn after Lunch
  • Time for Rest and exploration of Chitral City in the evening for souvenir shopping.


  • Breakfast at 8:30 AM
  • Departure for Islamabad via Swat Motorway


  • Luxury Transport
  • Deluxe Rooms
  • Jeep drives, tolls, and tickets for attractions
  • Breakfast, midday meal, and dinner
  • (if any)Munchies, cookies
  • Beverages, and mineral water
  • Fuel expenses
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Tour supervisor

Not Included

  • Personal shopping
  • Sporting activities and rides
  • Anything not mentioned in “Included”
  • Chitral is home to a diverse range of ethnicities, adding to the cultural richness of the region.
  • The Kalash Valley holds several special festivals that draw tourists from across the globe. The Chilam Joshi festival, which celebrates the coming of spring, and the Uchau festival, which marks the harvest season, both highlight the Kalash people’s lively traditions via music, dance, and rituals.
  • Chitralis, known for their warmth and hospitality, welcome visitors with open arms.
  • The region showcases traditional architectural styles, with houses made of wood and stone, reflecting the influence of the harsh mountain environment on construction techniques.
  • You should bring a copy of your National Identity Card (CNIC) (mandatory). If a participant has a CNIC, the Company maintains the right to allow them access to the trip without issuing a refund.
  • The Company reserves the right to substantially change, alter, or modify the trip schedule without prior notice to participants or costs due to unforeseen factors such as traffic jams, landslides, riots, terrorist activity, political chaos, stormy weather, or as legally permitted by the Company to be in the group’s best interests.
  • Please be mindful of the respect and privacy of the other participants. In the event of non-compliance with this condition, the Company and/or its member(s) reserve the right to exclude any person from the trip immediately and without prior notice.
  • You warrant and affirm that you do not own any explosives, firearms, or illegal substances throughout the journey.
  • The Company and its representative(s) shall not be held liable for any situation that emerges as a result of your mollification or negligence, and you shall keep the Company and its representative(s) harmless and indemnified against any legal or civil repercussions resulting from your acts in this regard. Participants possessing forbidden items will be expelled from the trip without a refund.
  • While the Company will take all reasonably practicable precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of the trip’s participants if an undesirable situation arises that is beyond the Company’s or its representative(s) reasonable control, or in the case of the occurrence of any unforeseen, inevitable circumstance, the Company and/or its representative(s) shall, for any reason whatsoever, not be held liable and responsible for any consequences.


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