QAQLASHT FESTIVAL CHITRAL
Jashan-e-Qaqlasht’ is the old-age festival of the people of northern Chitral with a history of more than 2,000 years. Rais rulers used to organize it in the remote past to be continued by the Kator dynasty, which not only assiduously patronized this particular cultural event, but also promoted other festivals e.g. Jashan-e-Shandur and Jashan-e-Chitral.
The festival is just like the famous Shandur Polo Festival, there are many events happening at an outstanding scenic locations, with out of world energy in the remotest corners of the Chitral. One such event happens in Qaqlasht: The Jashan-e-Qaqlasht features traditional sports and cultural events of the surrounding local communities. A flat terrain that is located about 80 kilometers north of Chitral town and approachable by a smooth drive of one and half-hour. When early spring sweeps through the valley, this Plateau type of plain transforms into a gorgeous picnic resort with a carpet grassy and tiny yellow flowers stretched miles and miles that attracts a great number of people from different parts of the district and other parts of the country.
Total Days: 05
Accommodations: 4 nights
Minimum participants 09
Date: 14th to 18th APRIL 2017
@ Rs.18,000/per person (Joining from Islamabad)
@Rs.19,300/per person (Joining from Lahore)
FIRST 25 SEATS ON FIRST COME BASiS
Departure from Lahore, arrival Islamabad & join members.
Departure from Islamabad (4:00am) for Chilas (15hrs), Dinner & overnight
Breakfast and continue drive to Qaqlasht (2:30hrs)
Enjoy the scenic view of Tirichmir Peak and other mountains in the Hindukush range
Arrival & free time to enjoy the festival
Hike around the lush green Qaqlasht meadow & enjoy the scenic beauty of the pleatue
Enjoy the musical night, dinner & overnight camping
Wakeup for the beautiful sunrise, enjoy the sunrise over the pleatue and mountains.
Enjoy the local music & dance in the lush green pleatue and stunning mountains around
Watch different sport matches & small hikes around
Drive back to Chitral in the evening, check in & free time to explore Chitral bazar
Dinner & overnight stay
Early morning jeep ride to the summer palace (The highest point in Chitral from where one can have a stunning view of Chitral valley) for the sunrise
Enjoy the sunrise & drive back to Chitral
Visit The royal Mosque & Royal fort
Lunch & rdrive to Ayun, explore beautiful Ayun valley
Dinner & overnight stay beautiful Ayun fort residence
Early morning drive back to Islamabad (14hrs)
End of Tour
Transport: private transport from Islamabad to Islamabad
Accommodations: Three (03) nights Hotel & One (01) night camping on 3-4 persons sharing basis
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Jeeps from Chitral to Summer Palace & return back
All Guided Excursions: All entrance tickets.
COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Medication, evacuation and rescue etc. in emergencies
Personal insurances of clients and International airfare and airport taxes and extra expenses due to landslides road blocks etc.
Extras at hotels like drinks, laundry, phone calls.
Any kind of travel cost (Bus+Jeeps), if anyone leaves trek at any stage due to any reason.
Anything thing other than mentioned above in “Cost Include” area is not included in cost.
10% Deduction before 7 days of the trip
30% Deduction before 5 days of the trip
50% Deduction before 3 days of the trip
75% Deduction before 2 Days of the Trip
100% Deduction before 1 day of the trip
For Registration please deposit the payment in the below mentioned account:
To reserve your seats pay Rs.5000 in advance the rest you can pay before departure
Account No: 0014-01011196398
Title: Muqeem Baig.
Bank Name: Soneri Bank
Cell No: 0345-5254579/0335-0099810