If you haven’t got the chance to visit the natural wonders of northern Pakistan, then you must have a trip to explore the unique culture of the Kalash people. Even though they are not much connected to the world and their way of living is different from the people of other regions of Pakistan. Hence, they are humble and welcoming moreover, Kalash valleys are known by different names, such as Kalash Chitral Valley or Kalash Pakistan.
Kalash valleys weather is mostly cold and cloudy; hence it is the perfect destination for a summer vacation if you are looking to explore the beautiful heights of Pakistan. Thus, there is more about the culture and famous spots at Kalash valley discussed below:
Map of Kalash Valley
Kalash valleys are located near to Afghan border under the Chiral district; hence you can enter the Chitral district through the road of Ayun valley. Likewise, there are three main and noted valleys mentioned below:
Considered the largest valley of Kalash Desh, Bumburet is the most famous spot among tourist attractions of the Chitral valleys. Thus, it links with the Nuristan Province of Afghanistan. The overall population is around five to 6 hundred. Moreover, there are several guest houses and cottages for tourists.
This valley is famous for the infrastructure of the homes because the houses show a great work of art as they are jointly connected. Likewise, Rumbur is also known for its greenery fields. Thus, visit this breathtaking valley of Kalash Desh to have the most memorable movements of your life.
This valley is one of the most beautiful spots in the Kalash Chitral valleys. The view of mountains around the Birir is eye-grabbing. Moreover, you can easily get to this astonishing valley through Ayun road, which connects other valleys with it.
Popular Places in Kalash Valleys
Kalash valleys are located in the Chitral district and contain several charismatic heights and beautiful tourist attractions. Likewise, Bumburet is the most famous and largest valley among other valleys. Otherwise, for extinction and exciting tour, here is the list of some attractive and relaxing valleys and towns given below:
- Garam Chashma
- Tirch Mir
- Shandur Pass
- Ayun Valley
- Kamrat Valley
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People of Kalash Valley
Before touring any destination, knowing the natives and their languages is important. Hence, Kalash people follow their traditional outfits like women wear customary baggy black and multicolour cotton dresses, which are beautifully embroidered. On the other hand, men wear Shawar-Kameez along with a Chitrali wool cap and waistcoat. In addition, there are a few unique things about their culture and languages which are mentioned below.
Kalash valleys are surrounded by Muslim and other religious cultures, which makes them unique in many ways. Likewise, they invite tourists to their different festivals, and they sing along with their families to welcome new guests to their town. Nevertheless, the people in the Chitral valleys have a sparse population, they live with kind gestures and hospitality. In the same way, they are also known as the people of Kāfiristān, and they greet each other by hugging.
Furthermore, people follow an ancient religion which is rooted in or much similar to Hinduism and there are some ethnic communities as well. Hence, known as one of the smallest ethnic minorities. In addition, the tourists who have done the trips to Kalash often call this area of the northern side of Pakistan most appealing and refreshing.
Being a part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, people speak different languages, such as Khowar and Kalasha, which are influenced by Arabic, Persian and Urdu languages.
Travel Route Islamabad to Kalash Valleys
For the best route, join the M-1 road from Islamabad and cross the Sher Khan interchange and join the Swat Expressway. Then, follow the NH-45 road, which will pass through Timergana and Lowari Tunnel. Ultimately, you will join the road of a small town in the Chitral district called Kalash Valleys. Also, read about these astonishing fairy meadows.
If you travel from Islamabad, it will be a very easy and short route for you to the Kalash valleys. However, it is important to travel to the northern side by jeep because of the twisted roads. Moreover, there are some precautions you should take.
- Bring a first aid kit along with the necessary touring equipment
- Avoid risky roads and beaten paths
- Get updated about the weather forecast
- Always fuel up the tank of your jeep
- Stay hydrated
- Bring warm clothes and blankets
- Only follow the map routes
Tourism at Kalash Valley
Whenever tourists visit the northern side, Kalash valleys are always on their lists. Hence, the hosts are highly respectful and generous. Similarly, they invite tourists to their festivals to show their generosity. There are many documentaries and videos available on social media about the culture and traditions of the Kalash people.
Many people around the globe are coming and having their quality time in these breathtaking valleys. Ultimately, you will be amazed and surprised by the infrastructure and artwork of the houses. Therefore, visit these wonderful valleys along with your family and friends because the northern areas of Pakistan are always open for tourism.
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