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Chitrāl

Chillam Joshi

Chillam Joshi Festival provides an opportunity for the Kalasha people to socialize and celebrate their rich cultural heritage. It is also an occasion for Tourists to witness and appreciate the unique traditions and customs of the Kalasha community and explore Chitral & Qaqlasht Meadows.

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Chillam Joshi
Chillam Joshi

Departure Dates

11-May-2023, 7:00 pm – 19-May-2023, 2:00 pm

Chitrāl, Kalash, Chitrāl, Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Details of the Trip

Chillam Joshi Festival is a traditional festival celebrated by the Kalasha community, an indigenous ethnic group residing in the remote valleys of Chitral, Pakistan. The festival is celebrated every year in the month of May, and it is an occasion of great significance for the Kalasha people as it marks the arrival of spring and the beginning of the farming season.

Itinerary for the tour:

Day 00: Thursday.

07:00 PM: Departure from Karachi via Greenline/Bus.

Day 01: Friday.

08:00 PM: Arrival in Islamabad.

Dinner & overnight stay in Islamabad Guest House/Hotel.

Day 02: Saturaday.

01:00 AM: Midnight departure for Kalash Valley in Coaster/Hiace. (Members joining from Islamabad will be informed about the meetup location)

07:00 AM: Stop at near Dir for Breakfast.

09:00 AMTransfer into 4x4 Jeeps from Coaster/Hiace at Ayun.

Reach Kalash Valley by the afternoon and witness the Chillam Joshi Festival.

08:30 PM: Dinner & Overnight stay at local guesthouse in Bumburet, Kalash.

Day 03: Sunday.

07:00 AM: Breakfast at the guesthouse.

Visit of the Kalasha graveyard and Museum. 

Join the cultural activities at Chilam joshi Festival.

08:30 PM: Dinner & Overnight stay at local guesthouse in Bumburet, Kalash.

Day 04: Monday.

07:30 AM: Breakfast at the guesthouse 

A visit to the Rumbur Valley to see the Chilam Joshi festivities. 

Return to Bumburet.

08:30 PM: Dinner & Overnight stay at local guesthouse in Bumburet, Kalash.

Day 05: Tuesday.

07:30 AM: Breakfast at the guesthouse 

Head towards Chitral town.

We will go for a half-day tour to the Qaqlasht Meadows which overlooks the town of Booni and offers panoramic views of Hindukush mountains. 

08:30 PM: Dinner and Overnight stay at Pamir Riverside Inn in Chitral.⁣

Day 06: Wednesday.

08:00 AM: Breakfast Call.

Visit the Chitral Fort and the Shahi Masjid. 

Departure for Islamabad and arrive at night in Islamabad..

End of services for members joining from Islamabad.

Overnight stay for other members.

Day 07: Thursday.

Breakfast

12:00 PM: Check-out from Islamabad Hotel/Guesthouse.

Day 08: Friday.

02:00 PM: Arrival in Karachi.

Package Includes - What to look for when booking:

✓ AC Transport (We have A grade Japanese Toyota Hiace & Coasters in our fleet)

✓ 4x4 Jeeps travel for Kalash

✓ Meals mentioned in the detailed plan (All you can eat, there's no limitation to the serving size of the meals, we don't count)

✓ Accommodation (We only deal with hotels that are up to our set standards.)

✓ Services of a tour manager. (Well educated, informed, and experienced tour guides - our managers are trained to have an objective & professional approach)

✓ Basic First Aid Kit. (Proper first aid kit is kept & nearest hospitals are pre-known in case of an unforeseen emergency)

Services not included:

  • Laundry, beverages, and personal snacks.
  • An extra expense due to landslides or any reason beyond human control.
  • Entry/Sight tickets for forts & activities.

Price From Islamabad: (Excluding Islamabad stays)

3-4 person room sharing: PKR 30,000/- (Per head.) 

2-person room sharing: PKR 38,000/- (Per head.)

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Price From Islamabad: (Including Islamabad stays)

3-4 person room sharing: PKR 34,000/head.

2-person room sharing: PKR 44,000/head

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​​Price from Karachi: (Including Islamabad Stays)

Via Greenline Train 3-4 person room sharing: PKR 55,000/- (Per head.) 

Via Greenline Train 2-person room sharing: PKR 65,000/- (Per head.)

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Via Bus 3-4 person room sharing: PKR 52,000/- (Per head.) 

Via Bus 2-person room sharing: PKR 60,000/- (Per head.)

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Via Air 3-4 person room sharing: PKR 86,000/-* (Per head.) 

Via Air 2-person room sharing: PKR 93,000/-* (Per head.)

​*Via Air package is subject to change according to current airfares at the time of confirmation. 

*Transport charges for Pick & drop from Airport/Station to Guesthouse/Hotel are not included in the above package prices.

Payment Schedule:

50% when registering.

50% before the event starts.

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