Chitral and Kalash

Chitral is the capital of the Chitral District, situated on the western bank of the Chitral River in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The city has an average elevation of 1,500 m (4,921 ft.). Khowar is main language and spoken there. Chitral is undoubtedly the most dazzling, captivating and enchanting place in the majestic Hindukush range. It is a mountainous area in the extreme north of Pakistan. The landscape of Chitral is extremely mysterious, with its steep harsh mountains, lush green valleys, beautiful meadows and big glaciers. Kalash valley is the unique for its culture known as “the wearer of Black robes” remaining the minority of approximately 3500 people living in three isolated valleys. The Kalash people, live in the three sub-valleys of Kalash; Bumboret, Rumbor and Birir, in the modern-day District Chitral, Pakistan. The Kalasha are ancient tribe of Pakistan and they have their own way of life, their own religion, language, rituals and their own identity. This part of Pakistan is considered to be a well preserved ethnic and cultural museum. The strikingly attractive Kalashi women and girls wear traditional black dress which they themselves embroidered brilliant colors and hang enormous numbers of colorful bedded necklaces around their necks.


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Chitral and Kalash (4-Days tour)