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Sat, 11 May



Chillam Joshi 2024

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 2024
Chillam Joshi 2024

Departure Dates

11-May-2024, 7:00 pm – 19-May-2024, 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: 11th May, Saturaday. 

07:00 PM: Departure from Karachi via Green line/Bus.

Journey duration:

By Bus: 19/20 Hours

By Train: 21/22 Hours​​

Day 01: 12th May, Sunday.

Departure for By Air client

08:00 PM: Arrival in Islamabad.

Dinner & overnight stay in Islamabad Guest House/Hotel.

Hotel: Hard Rock lodges (Guest house) OR Premier Inn OR Equivalent

Day 02: 13th May, Monday.

01:00 AM: Early morning 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 Lunch.

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

Reach Kalash Valley by the evening.

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

Day 03: 14th May, Tueasday.

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: 15th May, Wednesday.

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: 16th May, Thursday.

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 in Chitral.⁣

Day 06: 17th May, Friday.

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: 18th May, Saturday.

Check-out from Hotel/Guesthouse in Islamabad. ​​

Day 08: 19th May, Sunday.

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.
  • Lunches are not included.
  • AC/Heater charges other than Islamabad stays are not included.

Price From Islamabad: (Excluding Islamabad stays)

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

2-person room sharing: PKR 42,000/- (Per head.)



Price From Islamabad: (Including Islamabad 2 night stays)

3-4 person room sharing: PKR 40,000/head.

2-person room sharing: PKR 48,000/head


Ticket prices from Karachi: (Per head and one-way prices)

By Bus Faisal Movers Business Class: 9,500

By Train Green line Business Class: 12,500

By Air Economy Class: 25,000

Child Policy: (Ground Package)

0-2 Year will be free in ground Package (No seat)

3-7 Year will be Half Charged with a folding seat in Vehicle  Above 7 will be charged as adult

* The cost of a round-trip ticket for a child traveling from Karachi to Islamabad and back will be determined in accordance with the applicable policies of the chosen mode of transportation, whether it be by bus, train, or airline  ​

*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.

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