Kalash Valleys

Kalash valleys is one of the best and beautiful valley in North Pakistan it is also  major attractions of Chitral valley,  the home of the Kafir-Kalash who  “Wearers of the Black Robes”, a primitive pagan tribe.  This valley  have totally different traditions and customs unlike other valleys of North Pakistan, a legend says that five soldiers of the legions of Alexander of Macedonia settled in Chitral and are the progenitors of the Kafir-Kalash.

The populations of this valley is comprises of 3,000 hard and strong Kafir-Kalash who live in this valley of Birir, Bumburet and Rambur, south of Chitral. Another beautiful valley is Bumburet, this valley is  most picturesque valley of the Kafir-Kalash , is just away 40 kilometer  from Chitral and is only  approached by a 4 wheel drive by a very eye catching road but in few turn some dangerous. Birir is  34 kilometer  away is also accessible by a 4 wheel drive jeep. Rambur is 32 kilometer  away from Chitral valley and this is best and attractive valley in entire northern region of North Pakistan.

The Kalash women have a special and unique clothing  and they wear black gowns of coarse cloth in summer and hand-spun wool dyed in black in winter and even in summer they have a special and unique clothing in almost all the valley of north Pakistan.  They have picturesque headgear is hand made of woolen black material decked out with cowry shells, buttons and crowned with a large colour full feather, this special clothing diffrenciate the Kalash valley women to other valleys and this is main attraction for those who are visiting this Kalash valley.

The Kalash community is very unique and different from each valley they are  very loving people they also love music, dancing and other traditional  dances  especially on occasion of their religious festival like Joshi Chilinjusht  from 14th  to 15th May of every spring, Phool from 20th to 25th September and Chomas from 18th to 21st December for a week. Polo in most Favorite game in entire  Chitral is most famous  in Gilgit. Polo matches are great attractions for not only local tourists but even international tourists who are visiting this unique  festival in this heaven on earth. This  tournament is held every year first week of July in every year at Shandur Pass and a large number of tourists watch this traditional polo tournament in North Pakistan.

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