Kalash Valley Tour - Chilam Joshi Festival

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The four-day Chilam Joshi Festival Kicks off in the second week of May. During the festival, men and women meet with an aim to find a spouse. The festival gives a fantastic opportunity to welcome the summer season with the beat of the music. The inhabitants of Kalash adore the music and dance with the beat. Both men and women dance together during the festivals.

In this festival, the people of the Kalash Valley pray for the safeguard of their fields and animals.

ABOUT THE TOUR

Major Highlights

Explore the fascinating culture and landscape of Kalash Valley
Get to know about the everyday lifestyle of residents of the valley
Know about the historical tale of the Kalash community
Be part of the major festival of the year CHILUM JOSHI and its cultural & religious insight.

Hotel Accommodation

Two nights at Ramada Hotel Islamabad (4-star Hotel)
Two Nights at Serena Hotel Swat (3-star Hotel)
Four Nights in Kalash at (Best available Hotels)

per adult from

$2,598

NZD

Duration

9 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • 8x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Hotel Accommodation (Twin Sharing)
    • Airport Transfers
    • Three time Meals
    • Fares of Activities, Sights, and Museums
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Personal expenses

  • Day 1: Receive Guests

    Stop At: Islamabad, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory
    Guests reception at Islamabad airport.
    Check-in at Ramada Hotel in Islamabad.
    Meet and greet sessions after dinner at a restaurant.
    Overnight stay in Islamabad.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Ramada Hotel Islamabad - 4 Star Hotel

    Day 2: Swat Valley

    Stop At: Swat, Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province
    Road trip to Swat Valley in the morning (4-hour drive)
    Explore Mingora in the afternoon.
    Overnight stay at Serena Swat

    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: 3 meals a day
    Accommodation included: Swat Serena hotel 3-star Hotel

    Day 3: Road trip to Kalash Valley

    Stop At: Kalash, Chitrāl, Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
    Road trip to Kalash in the morning. (5-hour drive)
    Shift to Jeeps/Off-road cars in Ayon Village
    Off-Road drive to Bumburet Valley (1-hour drive)
    Overnight stay in Bumburette.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: All meals included
    Accommodation included: Best available hotels

    Day 4: Bumburete Valley

    Stop At: Chitral, Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province
    Day tour to Buburete Valley
     
    Major Highlights of the day.
    You will immerse yourself into the culture of Kalash to have a better insight into their culture.
    Explore khun (locals interacting point)
    Photography with the locals
    Graveyard walk 10 mins
    Lunch
    Visit Kalasha Museum (house of kalashas) – 40 Minutes’ walk
    Overnight Stay in Bumburete Valley


    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: All Meals
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay at a hotel/Guest house

    Day 5: Bumburete Valley Kalash

    Stop At: Chitral, Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province
    Day tour to Bumburet Village for a deeper cultural immersion
    Visit the site where Kalashas practice ritual dance
    Free time for immersion with locals.
    Dance event at a guest house in Kalash.
    Overnight stay in Bumburet.
     

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: All meals included
    Accommodation included: Hotel/Guest--house

    Day 6: Rambur Valley

    Stop At: Chitral, Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province
    Day tour to Rambur Valley Kalash.
    Unlike Bumburet, Ramboor is culturally less influenced by external guests.
    Immersion into some of the most hospitable people you will ever meet.
    Overnight stay in Kalash.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: All meals included
    Accommodation included: Comfort Hotel/Guest-house

    Day 7: Return trip to Swat

    Stop At: Chitral, Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province
    The return trip to Swat in the morning.
    Stopovers on the way.
    Overnight stay at Swat Serena Hotel.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: All meals
    Accommodation included: Comfort Hotel/Guest-house

    Day 8: Drive to Islamabad

    Stop At: Chitral, Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province
    Drive to Islamabad in the morning.
    Visit Takhte-Bhai on return.
    Traditional lunch at Peshawar.
    Return to Islamabad by evening.
    Overnight stay at Ramada Islamabad.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: All meals included
    Accommodation included: Comfort Hotel/Guest-house

    Day 9: Drop Off at the Airport

    Pass By: Islamabad, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory
    Drop off the guests at Islamabad International Airport.


    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Islamabad Intl Airport, Islamabad Pakistan
    Departure Time :
    5/11/2021 - 5/19/2021
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Tuesday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Wednesday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Thursday:12:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    Friday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Exploria

Activity ID: V-178478P5

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