Chilam Joshi Festival, Chilim Jusht Festival, Kalash Spring Festival Tour, Kalash Pakistan Tour

Festivals in Kalash Valley

Kalashi festivals are famous through out the world. Three festivals are more important celebrated in different months of year. Chilam Joshi is the most important festival celebrated in late May, Uchal in autumn season and Chomos festival during mid winters.

Chilam Joshi festival of Kalash valley is of four days. It starts at Rumbur valley and then moves on to the other valleys. In this festival Kalashi people pray for the safeguard of their fields and animals before going to their fields and for this purpose they used to spread milk on their gods.

People of Kalash valley love music and dance on the beat of drums. Women dance in circle on different songs. An interesting fact about Kalashi people is that they do not mourn on the deaths. They corpses are buried above the ground in wooden boxes instead of being buried in the ground.

Chilam Joshi Festival

Day 01 (11 May): Islamabad
Arrival at the airport in Islamabad/Lahore, our guide and driver will meet you here, after meeting with our staff transfer to the hotel

Day 02 (12 May): Islamabad – Dir
Drive to Dir, short stops en-route for Photography and lunch, arrive and transfer to the hotel.

Day 03 (13 May): Dir – Bumburat (Kalash Valley)
Drive to Kalash valley visa Lowari Pass, We will stop in Chitral town for luch, after lunch drive to Bumburat in Kalash valley

Day 04 (14 May): Chitral – Bumburat (Kalash)
Celebrate the festival with the Kalashi people.

Day 05 (15 May): Bumburat/Rumbor (Kalash)
Enjoy the Joshi festival in Bumburat and Rumbor village in Kalash valley

Day 06 (16 May): Kalash – Dir
Drive back to Dir, arrive and transfer to the hotel

Day 07 (17 May): Dir – Islamabad
Drive back to Islamabad, arrive and transfer to the hotel

Day 08 (18 May): Islamabad – Fly to destination
Explore the twin city and in the evening drive to the airport and fly to destination

Chilam Joshi Festival and Swat valley Tour

Day 01 (11 May): Islamabad
Arrival at the airport in Islamabad/Lahore, our guide and driver will meet you here, after meeting with our staff transfer to the hotel

Day 02 (12 May): Islamabad – Dir
Drive to Dir, short stops en-route for Photography and lunch, arrive and transfer to the hotel.

Day 03 (13 May): Dir – Bumburat (Kalash Valley)
Drive to Kalash valley visa Lowari Pass, We will stop in Chitral town for luch, after lunch drive to Bumburat in Kalash valley

Day 04 (14 May): Chitral – Bumburat (Kalash)
Celebrate the festival with the Kalashi people.

Day 05 (15 May): Bumburat/Rumbor (Kalash)
Enjoy the Joshi festival in Bumburat and Rumbor village in Kalash valley

Day 06 (16 May): Kalash – Swat Valley
Drive back to Swat, arrive and transfer to the hotel

Day 07 (17 May): Swat – Kalam
Drive back to Kalam, arrive and explore around

Day 08 (18 May): Kalam
Morning to explore around, in the afternoon drive back to Swat

Day 09 (19 May): Swat Valley
Day to explore around, visit Swat museum, Buddhist and other heritage sites.

Day 10 (20 May): Swat – Islamabad
Drive back to Islamabad, arrive and transfer to the hotel

Day 11 (21 May): Islamabad – Fly to destination
Explore the twin city and in the evening drive to the airport and fly to destination

Celebrate Chilam Joshi Festival and visit Hunza Valley

Day 01 (08 May): Islamabad
Arrival at the airport in Islamabad/Lahore, our guide and driver will meet you here, after meeting with our staff transfer to the hotel

Day 02 (09 May): Islamabad – Swat Valley
Drive back to Swat, arrive and transfer to the hotel

Day 03 (10 May): Swat – Kalam
Drive back to Kalam, arrive and explore around

Day 04 (11 May): Kalam
Morning to explore around, in the afternoon drive back to Swat

Day 05 (12 May): Swat Valley
Day to explore around, visit Swat museum, Buddhist and other heritage sites.

Day 06 (13 May): Dir – Bumburat (Kalash Valley)
Drive to Kalash valley visa Lowari Pass, We will stop in Chitral town for luch, after lunch drive to Bumburat in Kalash valley

Day 07 (14 May): Chitral – Bumburat (Kalash)
Celebrate the festival with the Kalashi people.

Day 08 (15 May): Bumburat/Rumbor (Kalash)
Enjoy the Joshi festival in Bumburat and Rumbor village in Kalash valley

Day 09 (16 May): Bumburat (Kalash) – Mastuj
Drive to Mastuj, short stop en route for photography and lunch.

Day 10 (17 May): Mastuj – Gupis
Drive to Gupis via Shandur Pass 3700m, short stop at Phandar for photography and lunch, later drive to the hotel in Gupis

Day 11 (18 May): Gupis – Karimabad (Hunza)
Drive to Karimabad, en route visit Kargah Buddha in Gilgit city, later drive to Karimabad

Day 12 (19 May): Karimabad, Hunza Valley
Day to explore around, visit Altit Fort, Baltit Fort, Royal garden, Hopper glacier and duiker for sunset

Day 13 (20 May): Karimabad – Khunjerab Pass 4693m – Gulmit
Day excursion to Khunjerab Pass, in the afternoon drive back to Gulmit

Day 14 (21 May): Gulmit/Ghulkin/Passu (Gojal, upper Hunza)
Day to explore around, visit Borith Lake, Passu glacier, Passu suspension bridge, explore Ghulkin and Gulmit village

Day 15 (22 May): Gulmit – Besham
Drive to Besham on Karakoram Highway, short stop en route for photography and lunch

Day 16 (23 May): Besham – Islamabad – Fly to destination
Drive to Islamabad, en route visit Taxila museum, arrive in Islamabad and explore the city, in the evening drive to the airport and fly to destination

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Women of Kalash Valley

Dancing during the festival

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Kalashi Women
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