Best of Pakistan Kalash Choimus Festival Chitral - 15 Days

15 Days 14 Nights Choimus Kalash Winter Festival 2022-2023

Choimus Kalash Winter Festival is one of the top social celebrations of Pakistan. Kalasha clan celebrates numerous celebrations around the year. The three primary Kalash Festivals are Chilam Joshi (spring celebration), Choimus (winter celebration) and Uchal (summer celebration). Choimus Kalash.

Winter Festival is a stunning social involvement with the Hindukush mountain ranges. UNESCO recorded Kalash culture as “Immaterial Cultural Legacy” in November 2018. The choice was declared during the thirteenth meeting of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee meeting coordinated in Mauritius. Choimus Kalash Winter Festival (15 Days) All seasons are viewed as useful for investigating the Kalasha culture. Thinking about the progression of sightseers and interest in Choimus Kalash Winter Festival, we cautiously pick our dates for the colder time of year celebration. The beginning and end dates in the table underneath are your dates of appearance and takeoff from Pakistan. We have at any rate 1 ensured flight for the colder time of year celebration. Our dates and expenses for Choimus Kalash Winter Festival are given beneath.

Choimus Kalash Winter Festival

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On this Day
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Altitude: 540 m
On the first day of this great adventure we will start by exploring Islamabad in the afternoon. We will visit Heritage Museum to understand and explore the culture of multi nations living in Pakistan.
Afterwards we will have lunch and go ahead to explore Pakistan Museum. Later, we will visit Faisal Mosque, the famous landmark of the city and then continue to drive towards the highest view point of
Islamabad (Pir Sohawa/Daman e Koh). We will also explore Super Market and after a taste of traditional food we will call it a day after having a scoop of ice cream from a famous ice cream shop.

On this Day
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Altitude: 975 m
This day we will set towards Swat which is a beautiful hill station in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province formerly known as NWFP. We will drive on the newly constructed motorway that has
shortened the journey from Islamabad to Swat. Swat was a former princely state and also a center of Buddhist Civilization centuries ago. We will explore the white palace,
archaeological sites of ancient Buddhist civilization and the bazar.

On this Day
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Altitude: 1,050 m
Today we will set from Swat to Chitral. We will travel through the Lowari Tunnel which is about 10.4 kms long that connects Dir and Chitral. In the past before the
construction of the tunnel the passengers travelled via Lowari Pass and more over the Chitral Region was disconnected from rest of the country for 6 months. We will
reach Ayun this day. Ayun is the closest villages to Kalasha Tribes and also a beautiful valley to experience and explore the place. Our stay will be in the Ayun Fort
that has beautiful biological gardens and its location offers a bird eye view of the valley and river. We will spend the night at the Ayun Fort.

On this Day
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Altitude: 1,100 m
On this day the participants will continue to be a part of the Choimus festival. On this day they will explore the surrounding areas.
The guest will meet local people of Kalash they will have the opportunity to learn their culture and rituals. The guest will be staying
in Bumburet for the night. The nights will continue with bonfire and dances.

On this Day
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Altitude: 1,100 m
On this day we will start exploring the Bumburet Valley. We will visit the local museum. The Kalasha Graveyard and the Town Centre. Later we will join
the mega festival as all the tribes will gather in Bumburet. We will dance, do photography and interact with the Kalasha Tribe and experience this unique
culture firsthand. Later we will travel to Chitral and stay at night in Pamir Hotel alongside the Chitral River.

On this Day
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Altitude: 1,494 m
Today we will explore Chitral Town. We will visit Chitral Fort the capital of ancient kingdom of Chitral. The region was ruled from this fort.
Later we will visit Shahi Mosque of Chitral which is in the premises of the fort. We will then travel to Birmoglasht which is on the mountain top.
It offers a bird eye view of the valley as well as we might have a sighting of Markhor that are indigenous to this region. We will have lunch at
Birmoglasht on this day. If there is an ongoing polo match in Chitral Town we will visit the polo ground and experience the thrilling polo event.
Later we will explore Chitral Bazar. We will have dinner in the hotel.

On this Day
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Altitude: 2,359 m
On this day we will travel from Chitral Town to Mastuj. Mastuj is main village of Yarkhun Valley that borders Gilgit-Baltistan on one side and
Afghanistan on the other. We will travel passing many villages of Chitral along the river gorge. Once we arrive in Mastuj we will take a walk around the village,
meet and greet local village and community. We will stay in Mastuj for the following night.

On this Day
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Altitude: 2,217 m
On this day we will travel from Chitral to Gupis which is also known as Khalti. Khalti is part of Ghizer District of Gilgit – Baltistan Region.
We will travel via Shandur Pass and drive through many villages of Laspur. We will make a short stop in Shandur where we will experience the high alpine Shandur Lake
and the Shandur Polo Ground which is the highest polo ground on the planet. We will pass through high land pastures and meadows of Barsit,
Langar and Teru. We will also make a short stop at Phander Valley. Upon arrival at Khalti, we will check in to hotel and after some rest we will go
to explore the nearby villages and take some good photographs on the Khalti Lake which freezes in winters. We will have Trout Fish as one of our cuisines on this day.

On this Day
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Altitude: 1,500 m
On this day we will travel from Khalti to Gilgit. Gilgit is the capital city of Gilgit-Baltistan Region. Upon arrival we will check in to hotel
and have some rest. After the lunch we will go to visit Kargah Nala and the famous Buddha Carving. Later we will go to explore the Gilgit
Bazaar and will taste the “Mantu” (Dumplings). We will relax and stay at Gilgit for the night before we start the journey to the “ Land of Legends” – Hunza.

On this Day
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Altitude: 2,500 m
This day will be different and exciting as we will be travelling to Hunza. Hunza is a full package that offers beautiful scenery, glaciers, high rising mountains,
lakes, culture, heritage, an international border and the 8th wonder of the world that is called the Karakoram Highway. As we start our journey on the
Karakoram Highway, we will see the old silk route used for trade which was made centuries ago. We will make a stop at Rakaposhi View Point an
enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and feel the breeze coming from the Mother of Mist. As we travel ahead towards Hunza we will have a view of
magnificent peaks from the window seat and as we arrive in Karimabad. The view of Rakaposhi will stun every nature lover as this ultra-visible
peak will glance over your head. We will visit Baltit Fort and Altit Fort this day and also explore Karimabad Market and later we will visit the
famous Eagle’s Nest View Point to experience the sunset over the mighty peaks.

On this Day
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Altitude: 2,700 m
On this day we will travel to Northern Hunza, we will walk on the frozen Attabad Lake. We will continue travelling further
passing through many villages of Upper Hunza and enter Khunjerab National Park at Deh. We will experience the amazing journey on the
Karakoram Highway. On our return we will stay at Passu.

On this Day
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Altitude: 4,693 m
On this day we will start our day by walking around the Passu Village. We will experience people working in the field we will also visit a
local house to experience the architecture and way of living of the Wakhi Community of Pakistan. We will visit Borith Lake another alpine lake
with beautiful colors. We will also take a walk on the Hussaini Suspension Bridge to experience the thrill of the mountains. We will further travel
to Hopar Valley and get stunned with its beauty. We will hike to Baltoro Glacier. On this night we will enjoy dances and music of people of Hunza.

On this Day
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Altitude: 2,409 m
On this day we will travel to Besham from Hunza. Besham is another beautiful hill station with beautiful views. We will have short stops on the way.
Besham

On this Day
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Altitude: 540 m
On this day we will travel to Islamabad from Islamabad. On our way we will visit Taxila Museum and ancient Buddhist sites from
Gandhara Civilization. We will then continue to Islamabad which is on a distance of 45 minutes from Taxila and have our farewell
dinner at Monal Restaurant.

On this Day
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Altitude: 540 m
Everything good thing has to come to an end. This is the day when we finally bid farewell to our
guests and fellow members. The tour ends this day.

COST

Includes

  • Implementation of Covid SOPs/Guidelines & Complimentary Safety Pack (sanitizer, 1 mask & glove per day)
  • Licensed professional guide (government requirement)
  • Visa to Pakistan (supporting documents will be offered)
  • Airport transfer on first and last day in Islamabad
  • All domestic road transfers
  • All hotel accommodation (twin sharing rooms)
  • Hotel meals (breakfast)
  • Support staff (assistant(s) etc.)
  • Domestic travelers (Pakistani Nationals)
  • Licensed professional guide
  • Road transport (Islamabad to Islamabad)
  • Hotel accommodation according to itinerary
  • Hotel meals according to itinerary
  • Support staff (assistant(s) etc. – according to need)

Excludes

  • Travel Insurance (recommendations only)
  • International airfare
  • Personal equipment (clothes, boots, etc.)
  • Tips for guides, porters, staff, etc.
  • Miscellaneous (drinks, phone calls, laundry, souvenir, etc.)
  • Airport transfers in Islamabad (can be arranged – additional charges)
  • Sightseeing in Islamabad and surrounding areas (can be arranged – additional charges)
  • Hotel accommodation in Islamabad (can be arranged – additional charges)
  • Hotel meals in Islamabad (can be arranged – additional charges)
  • Travel insurance (recommendations can be requested)
  • Personal equipment (warm clothes, boots, etc.)
  • Tips for guides, porters, staff, etc.
  • Miscellaneous (drinks, phone calls, laundry, souvenir, etc.)

Overview

Experience the winter festival of ethnic minority community of Kalash Participate and dance to the tunes of Kalasha music
Enjoy Kalasha and Pakistani cuisine
Hear stories from Kalasha community members including men and women
Juniper, Oak and Pine forest in Kalash
View of hundreds of peaks including Tirich Mir (7,708m) in the Hindukush Range
Rivers (Kunar, Dir, Chitral), tributaries and streams
Malakand pass, Lowari Pass (3,118 m) or Lowari Tunnel (10.4 kms)
Valleys of Khyber including Dir, Chitral and Kalash
Views of forts (Malakand, Nagar, Ayun & Chitral) and Mosques (Shahi Masjid)
Churchil Picket, Malakand
Experience the culture of ethnic minority communities of Hunza
Participate and dance to the tunes of Hunza drums
Enjoy Hunzai and Pakistani cuisine
Opportunity to interact with Hunza’s community members including men, women and children
View of hundreds of peaks including Rakaposhi (7,708m) and Passu Sar (7,478m) and Ultar Sar (7,388m) in the Karakoram Range
Rivers (Hunza, Nagar, Gilgit, Indus, Kunhar), tributaries and streams
Babusar Pass (4,173m), Khunjerab Pass (4,733m) and Attabad tunnel (7km)
Valleys of northern Pakistan including Hunza, Nagar, Naltar, Besham/Kaghan and Naran etc
Lakes including Attabad, Lulusar, Borith, Shandur, Khalti, Phandar and Batura
Glaciers including Bualtar, Passu, Batura and Hussaini etc
Khunjerab National Park
Sightseeing of forts (Altit and Baltit)
Bazaars of Karimabad, Aliabad and Naran
Karakoram Highway and Ancient Silk Route
Drive through the towns of Haripur, Abbottabad, Mansehra etc
Sightseeing in Islamabad & Rawalpindi
Make new friends
Discounted culture travel

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Best of Pakistan Kalash Choimus Festival Chitral

Trip Facts

  • All Kind of Vehicles with Driver with Fuel
  • 1-100
  • 4,693 m
  • Standard Hotels , Deluxe Hotels , Business Class
  • JUNE TO SEPTEMBER
  • English
  • Cultural , Adventure
  • Breakfast
  • ISLAMABAD PAKISTAN
  • ISLAMABAD
  • Heart Patient is not allowed
  • 1
  • 60