4 Days Tour to Kalash Valley – Uchal Festival & Chitral

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Chitral is the capital of the Chitral District, situated on the western bank of the Chitral River , in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It also served as the capital of the princely state of Chitral until 1969. The town is at the foot of Tirich Mir, the highest peak of the Hindu Kush, which is 25,289 ft (7,708 m) high. It has a population of 20,000. The elevation of the valley is 3,700 ft

The Kalash Valleys are valleys in Chitral District in northern Pakistan. They are inhabited by the Kalash people, who have customs and language which are quite different from their neighbours, and historically have had a different religion. There are three main valleys. The largest and most populous valley is Mumuret (Bumburet), reached by a road from Ayun in the Kunar Valley. Rumbur and Acholgah are side valleys north of Bumburet. The third valley, Biriu (Birir), is s side valley of the Kunar Valley south of Bumburet.

Uchal festival of Kalash valley is of three days. It starts at Rumbur valley. In this festival Kalashi people celebrates the pre-harvest with cheese, corn and wine. 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.

Chitral Gol National Park is situated in the beautiful valley of Chitral. Chitral Gol is a narrow valley, its gorge running for some 18km before broadening out into a basin surrounded by high peaks. Numerous tributaries drain into the Chitral Gol, which flows southwards into the Kunar River. This park is famous for its Markhor goats, estimated 100-125 in 1970, and 225 in 1975. A more recent estimate indicates a population size of 650. Other ungulates, such as Siberian ibex and Ladakh urial (Shapu), occur in very small numbers, as do black bear. The status of snow leopard changed from tenuous security in 1970 to seriously threatened by 1974. The species does not appear to be resident, visiting the park occasionally. Wolves are seen less frequently following restrictions on grazing by livestock.

Trip Duration: – 4 Days
Weather Condition: Moderate.
Snowfall: Not- Expected.
Level: – Beginner / Easy.
Accommodation:
1- 2 Nights Quality Hotel Accommodation at Terichmir View Hotel Chitral. (The best & Highest rated accommodation).
2- 1 Night Luxurious Hotel accommodation at Ayun Inn – Ayun Palace

Details of Plan:

Day 1- 20th August, 2016
Early Morning departure from Islamabad at 5:00 AM. Breakfast at Takht-i-Bhai and continue drive to Chitral, Lunch on Way reach Chitral in evening. Transfer to Hotel, Overnight in Terichmir view Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

Day 2- 21st August, 2017
Breakfast & Departure for Chitral Gol National Park
Sight-seeing in Chitral Gol National Park.
BBQ Lunch will be served.
Drive Back to Chitral, Visit to Chital Shahi Mosque / Chitral Fort / and Local Market for traditional Items.
Overnight in Terichmir view Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

Day 3- 22nd August, 2017
Breakfast & Departure for Kalash Valley – Rambour, Witness the Uchal Festival, local cultural items, Visit to Kalash community.
Departure for Chitral In Evening.
Overnight at Ayun Fort Inn – Ayun Palace (Breakfast & Dinner Included)

Day 4- 23rd August, 2017
Breakfast & departure for Islamabad
Lunch on way
Drop at Islamabad (End of Services).
(Breakfast & Lunch Included)

Services Included:
-Standard Transport (Pick and Drop from Lahore / Islamabad / to Lahore / Islamabad on Selected Routes).
-Quality Hotel Accomodation on twin / tripple sharing as per Itinarary & Package.
-Services of a guide
-Quality meals and Refreshment during the Trip.
-Road tolls.
-Basic first aid kit.

Services not included:
-Medication, evacuation and rescue etc.
-Beverages & phone calls or other expenses of personal nature
-Extra expenses due to road blocks or other reason.
-Anything not mentioned above.

From Islamabad
Cost per Person 19,500/- (On tripple Sharing Basis – Two beds + Extra Bedding)
Cost per Person 22,000/- (On twin Sharing Basis)

From Lahore
Cost per Person 22,500/- (On tripple Sharing Basis – Two beds + Extra Bedding)
Cost per Person 25,000/- (On twin Sharing Basis)

(Daewoo Pakistan Bus Service will be used for transportation till Islamabad via Motorway for their comfortable travel. Departure time from Lahore will be at 04:00 PM (Kalma-Chowk Daewoo Terminal, participants shall reach the terminal 30 min before the departure time i.e by 11:30 PM) 19th August, 2017. Rest of the itinerary will be exactly the same as mentioned above).

Rs. 5000/- advance and form must be filled to confirm registration.

Last date for Booking is 12th August, 2017.
For More Details and Booking Please Call
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August 20 2017

Details

Start: August 20 @ 5:00 am
End: August 23 @ 10:00 pm

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