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Chilam Joshi Festival Tour | 15 Days

Chilam Joshi festival is one of the top cultural festivals of Pakistan. Kalasha tribe celebrates many festivals around the year. The three main Kalash Festivals are Chilam Joshi (spring festival), Choimus (winter festival) and Uchal (summer festival). The spring festival of Chilam Joshi is an amazing cultural experience in the Hindukush mountain ranges. UNESCO listed Kalash culture as “Intangible Cultural Heritage” in November 2018. The decision was announced during the 13th session of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee meeting organised in Mauritius.

  • Destination

  • Departure

  • Departure Time

    Depends on Flight Schedule
  • Return Time

    Anytime on the last day of the tour.
  • Dress Code

    Casual and Comfortable
  • Included

    Entry Tickets
    Fuel & Tolls
    Hotel Accommodation
    Personal Guide
    Vehicle with Driver
  • Not Included

    3 Days Quarantine
    Airplane Tickets
    Airplane Transport
    Corona Test
    Meals During Quarantine
    Travel Insurance
    Visa Fees
    Visa Processing Fees

Itinerary – Chilam Joshi Festival Tour

  • Day 01: Arrive at Islamabad International Airport, Islamabad
  • Day 02: Drive to Swat Valley
  • Day 03: Drive to Chitral
  • Day 04: Drive to Rumbur Valley to experience Chilam Joshi Festival
  • Day 05: Explore Bumburet Valley, Kalash
  • Day 06: Explore Chitral
  • Day 07: Drive to Mastuj Village
  • Day 08: Travel towards Ghizer District via Shandur Pass
  • Day 09: Drive to Gilgit
  • Day 10: Drive to Hunza Valley
  • Day 11: Explore Hunza
  • Day 12: Explore Passu Village
  • Day 13: Drive to Besham from Hunza
  • Day 14: Drive towards Islamabad
  • Day 15: Fly to home country

Highlights – Chilam Joshi Festival

Chilam Joshi festival has a lot to offer. Given below are main highlights of Chilam Joshi festival. Highlights
  • Experience the spring festival of ethnic minority community of Kalash Participate and dance to the tunes of Kalasha music
  • Enjoy Kalasha and Pakistani cuisine
  • Hear stories from Kalasha community members including men and women
  • Juniper, Oak and Pine forest in Kalash
  • View of hundreds of peaks including Tirich Mir (7,708m) in the Hindukush Range
  • Rivers (Kunar, Dir, Chitral), tributaries and streams
  • Malakand pass, Lowari Pass (3,118 m) or Lowari Tunnel (10.4 kms) Valleys of Khyber including Dir, Chitral and Kalash
  • Views of forts (Malakand, Nagar, Ayun & Chitral) and Mosques (Shahi Masjid)
  • Churchil Picket, Malakand
  • Experience the culture of ethnic minority communities of Hunza Participate and dance to the tunes of Hunza drums
  • Enjoy Hunzai and Pakistani cuisine
  • Opportunity to interact with Hunza's community members including men, women and children
  • View of hundreds of peaks including Rakaposhi (7,708m) and Passu Sar (7,478m) and Ultar Sar (7,388m) in the Karakoram Range
  • Rivers (Hunza, Nagar, Gilgit, Indus, Kunhar), tributaries and streams Babusar Pass (4,173m), Khunjerab Pass (4,733m) and Attabad tunnel (7km)
  • Valleys of northern Pakistan including Hunza, Nagar, Naltar, Besham/Kaghan and Naran etc
  • Lakes including Attabad, Lulusar, Borith, Shandur, Khalti, Phandar and Batura
  • Glaciers including Bualtar, Passu, Batura and Hussaini etc Khunjerab National Park
  • Sightseeing of forts (Altit and Baltit)
  • Bazaars of Karimabad, Aliabad and Naran
  • Karakoram Highway and Ancient Silk Route
  • Drive through the towns of Haripur, Abbottabad, Mansehra etc
  • Sightseeing in Islamabad & Rawalpindi
  • Make new friends
  • Discounted culture travel

Foreign tourists (non-Pakistani)

  • Licensed professional guide (government requirement)
  • Airport transfer on first and last day in Islamabad
  • All domestic road transfers
  • All hotel accommodation (twin sharing rooms)
  • All camping accommodation (twin sharing dome tents)
  • All hotel meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All trekking meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All camping site fees
  • Trekking logistics (tents, non-personal equipments and tools)
  • Support staff (cook, assistant(s) etc)
  • Porters for trekking equipments, kitchen (supplies, tools, equipments, crockery, gas) and personal luggage (12.5kg)

 Domestic tourists (Pakistani Nationals)

  • Licensed professional guide
  • Road transport (Islamabad to Islamabad)
  • Hotel accommodation according to itinerary
  • Hotel meals according to itinerary
  • All camping accommodation (twin sharing dome tents)
  • All camping meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All camping site fees
  • Trekking logistics (kitchen tents, non-personal equipments and tools)
  • Support staff (cook, assistant(s) etc – according to need)
  • Porters for trekking equipments and kitchen (supplies, tools, equipments, crockery, gas)

Foreign tourists (non-Pakistani)

  • Travel Insurance (recommendations only)
  • Visa to Pakistan (supporting documents will be offered)
  • International airfare
  • Personal equipments (warm clothes, hiking boots etc)
  • Tips for guides, porters, staff etc
  • Miscellaneous (drinks, phone calls, laundry, souvenir etc)

Domestic tourists (Pakistani Nationals)

  • Airport transfers in Islamabad (can be arranged – additional charges)
  • Sightseeing in Islamabad and surrounding areas (can be arranged – additional charges)
  • Hotel accommodation in Islamabad (can be arranged – additional charges)
  • Hotel meals in Islamabad (can be arranged – additional charges)
  • Travel insurance (recommendations can be requested)
  • Visa to Pakistan (not required)
  • International airfare for overseas Pakistani
  • Personal equipments (warm clothes, hiking boots etc)
  • Tips for guides, porters, staff etc
Miscellaneous (drinks, phone calls, laundry, souvenir etc)