Chitral – Kafirs of Hindu Kush


5 Days

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Discover the hidden gems of Chitral and the Kalash Valley. This tour offers a rare and intimate look at one of the most beautiful and culturally rich regions of Pakistan, where ancient traditions and stunning natural beauty converge to create a truly unforgettable experience. Begin your adventure with a trek through the breathtaking landscapes of Chitral, from rolling hills dotted with traditional villages, to snow-capped peaks and glistening glaciers. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region, as you visit historic sites and learn about the local customs and beliefs. The highlight of this tour will be a visit to the Kalash Valley, where you’ll have the opportunity to step back in time and experience a way of life that has remained unchanged for centuries. Meet the hospitable Kalash people and learn about their unique beliefs and customs, as you participate in their traditional festivals and ceremonies. From their intricate dress to their ancient spiritual practices, the Kalash offer a window into a fascinating and distinct culture. So if you’re looking for a journey that takes you off the beaten path and offers a truly unique and unforgettable experience, the Chitral and Kalash Valley tour is the perfect choice. Get ready to discover the timeless beauty of this remarkable region!


Depart from Islamabad early in the morning and embark on a scenic drive to Dir. This journey takes you through the picturesque landscapes of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, offering glimpses of Pakistan’s diverse geography.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant en route, savoring traditional Pashtun cuisine that reflects the rich culinary heritage of the region.

Continue your journey towards Ayun, a gateway to the enchanting Kalash Valleys. Ayun is nestled among lush orchards and against the backdrop of towering mountains, offering a tranquil retreat.

Check into your hotel in Ayun, a serene haven that promises restful sleep with sounds of nature.

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel, surrounded by the peaceful Ayun landscape and views of Tirch Mir.

Transfer to Bamboret in Kalash Valley via 4WD Jeeps, an exhilarating ride through rugged terrain that introduces you to the untouched beauty of this region.

Visit the vibrant valleys of Bamboret and Rambur, home to the Kalash people, renowned for their unique culture, colorful festivals, and traditional lifestyles. These valleys are a UNESCO World Heritage candidate, celebrated for their cultural significance and natural beauty.

Spend the night at a local hotel, immersing yourself in the serene environment and starlit skies of Bamboret.

After breakfast, check out and drive to the serene Birir Valley, the least visited but equally mesmerizing valley of the Kalash. Explore its quaint villages and interact with the local Kalash community, gaining insights into their ancient customs.

Proceed to Chitral Valley: Next, head to the majestic Chitral Valley, a place of breathtaking beauty, home to the Chitral Fort and Shahi Mosque, showcasing the rich history and architectural elegance of the area.

Arrive and settle into your hotel in Chitral. The valley, surrounded by the imposing Hindu Kush range, offers a peaceful end to an adventurous day.

Drive to the famous Garam Chashma (Hot Springs) after breakfast. These natural hot springs are reputed for their therapeutic properties and attract visitors seeking relaxation and healing.

Spend the day soaking in the hot springs, exploring the surrounding areas, and capturing photos of the stunning landscapes. In the evening, drive back to Chitral. The return journey offers another chance to marvel at the valley’s natural beauty.

Reflect on the day’s experiences with an overnight stay in Chitral, a town that harmoniously blends natural beauty with cultural richness.

After breakfast, check out and begin your journey back to Swat via Dir. This route offers captivating views of mountains, rivers, and valleys, showcasing the diverse beauty of northern Pakistan.

Stop for lunch at a scenic spot, enjoying local flavors and hospitality.

Continue to Swat, known as the “Switzerland of Pakistan” for its stunning landscapes. Check into your hotel in Swat, a region rich in history, culture, and natural beauty.

Rest and rejuvenate with an overnight stay in Swat, preparing for the next day’s exploration.

After breakfast, visit the ancient Takht-e-Bhai Monastery, a Buddhist monastic complex dating back to the 1st century CE, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its archaeological significance.

Continue drive to Islamabad. The journey is filled with reflective moments as you pass through changing landscapes and nearing the end of your adventure.

Arrive in Islamabad and enjoy a farewell dinner. After dinner, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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