Chitral & Kalash
Rs. 30000per person
Chitral located in the North west of Pakistan is a beautiful valley.
Chitral located in the North west of Pakistan is a beautiful valley in the Hindu Kush range of Mountains. It has always been a very important route for many invaders to south east Asia, including Alexander the great Scythians, Mongol Changez Khan and numerous others. Chitral is a small town with a small bazaar, which has many shops selling antiques and local products. At the end of Bazaar on the right (Riverside), there is the Chitral fort and Palace of Mehtar (Mir Or King) In front of the Fort is the Jami Mosque of Chitral an impressive architecture with beautiful inlays and decorations.The Kalash or the Kalasha are the only pagan minority residing in the Chitral district of the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhua. They form the smallest minority in Pakistan. As the Kalsh, people say, “Long, long ago, before the days of Islam, Alexander came to India. The Two Horned one whom you people call Alexander the Great. He conquered the world, and was a very great man, brave, dauntless, and generous to his followers. When he left to go back to Greece, some of his men did not wish to go back with him but preferred to stay here. Their leader was a general called Shalakash (i.e.: Seleucus). With some of his officers and men, he came to these valleys and they settled here and took local women, and here they stayed. We, the Kalash, the Black Kafir of the Hindu Kush, are the descendants of their children. Still some of our words are the same as theirs, our music and our dances, too; we worship the same gods. This is why we believe the Greeks are our first ancestors.” The Kalash are living in a remote area of northwestern Pakistan on the steep slopes of mighty Hindu Kush. It seems they have a great deal of similarities with the Greeks from Alexander’s time, such as their religion, their culture.
Cost For Couple: Rs.90,000- with Room, Breakfast, Transport and Sightseeing.
Cost For Group: Rs.30,000- with Room, Breakfast, Transport and Sightseeing. ( Per Person )
Departure TimePlease arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
Return TimeApproximately 8:30 PM.
Dress CodeCasual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
Not IncludedAirport / Bus Terminal Pick & DropTea and SnacksDinnerLunchLaundry ,Beverages & Phone callsMineral Water & Cold drinksExtra expenses due to landslidesHotels other than tour destinationsPorters
History of Chitral and KalshThe Kalash are the last surviving animists in Central Asia. They live in three valleys, high up in the Hindu Kush mountains on the border with Afghanistan. The Kalash creed is all that remains of a faith, which was once followed across the Hindu Kush. The territory of these animists was known as Kafiristan or ‘Unbeliever country’. Over the past few centuries Kafiristan shrunk into two distinct zones: the area occupied by the Black Kaffirs who are the present day Kalash and the area occupied by the Red Kaffirs, the descendants of whom live the Afghan province of Nuristan. In 1895-6 a jihad lead by the Emir of Kabul forcibly converted the Red Kaffirs. The territories of the Black Kaffirs however, were out-with the Emir's juristrisction and therefore escaped the Emir’s jihad
COST: - For Couple: Rs.90,000- with Room, Breakfast, Transport and Sightseeing. For Group : Rs.30,000- with Room, Breakfast, Transport and Sightseeing. (Per Person) Families who are interested to go with group but wish to have separate private room will be charged extra. Please let us know how much adults and kids are with them and inquire for additional cost. Children under 5 years are free and above 5 years will be charges 50% of group tour cost.