Chitral, town, northern area in KPK province. The town lies along the Kunar River (also known as the Chitral River) in a valley 2 miles (3 km) wide, at an elevation of about 4,900 feet (1,490 metres) above sea level. Chitral has a government woolen and sericulture centre, the fort of the former chieftain, a polo ground, and fruit gardens in the neighbourhood and kalash. It is accessible via several mountain passes By road and By Air from Islamabad.
Tour Highlighted: From Islamabad -Lahore-Karachi-Chitral-Kalash-Valley-Drosh-Ayun-Rumbur-Bumburate-Garam Chasma-Qaqlasht -Shandur Top -Lakes-Madaglasht
Day 1: Islamabad – Dir – Chitral (430 kms/11-12hrs)
We will make an early departure from designated spot in Islamabad for Dir at the foot of Lowari Pass, preferably crossed with 4 wheel drive vehicle. Winding over the Lowari Mountain is an interesting and rewarding experience. Lowari tunnel is an alternative of Lowari pass but it’s operational for limited time of the day only. On the other side of the mountain, we again find asphalt road and arrive in Chitral in the evening and check in to hotel for night stay.
Day 2: Chitral – Excursion Garam Chashma (100kms/4hrs)
Chitral Town is dominated by the view of distant Tirich Mir, the highest peak of Hindu Kush range of mountains. River Chitral is flowing through the town and offers superb views for photography. After breakfast we will leave for Garam Chasma, a sub valley of Chitral, famous for its Sulphur Springs and Trout fish. After spending some time in the valley we head back to hotel in Chitral for a night stay.
Day 3: Chitral – Bamburet (Kalash Valley) (30 kms/2.5hrs)
After spending some time in Chitral we will leave for Kalash Valley and check in to hotel at Bamburet. Visit to Kalash graveyard and school made with the help of the people of Greece would be an interesting addition. Participants can meet and interact with community members, teachers and local kids in their traditional dresses. Night stay will be in Bamburet.
Day 4: Bamburet – Day free at Bamburet
Participants will get free day to get relaxed and enjoy the breathtaking views of the valley. Kalash are an exotic feature of the region, these tribes are contrasted to rest of the country. Their culture, religion, customs and habitat is unique and interesting. Optional trip to Rambur, another typical Kalash village can be organized.
Day 5: Bamburet – Islamabad (440kms/ 12-13hrs)
We will leave early morning from Bamburet for a long drive back to Islamabad. Participants will be dropped at the designated spot in Islamabad.