Chilam Joshi Festival Tour – Hunza Explorers Pakistan

Chilam Joshi Festival Tour

Start date

11 May 2023

End date

17 May 2023





Start/end location

Islamabad, Pakistan


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.


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

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