Kalash Festival

Departure Date



5-10 Days



Maximum Seats


Unforgettable authentic experiences

What's Include

UCHAL “Thanksgiving movement” in the local language- is one of the famous religious festivals of the Kalash community celebrated by the Kalasha people every year on 20-22 August for the harvest and threshing of the wheat crop in the three valleys of Bumburat, Birir, and Rumbur.

The most remote and highly vulnerable community of Kalasha having unique traditions, values, customs is the happiest people of the world. None of the six key factors of happiness criteria applied in determining the international standard, but the Kalasha are known to be content and cheerful, as well as peaceful, showing gratitude and enjoying their simple pastoralist lives.

Kalash person's belief is that “we have to live here in the heaven of Kalash and not in any other part of the world, so we are satisfied, we have enough resources to feed ourselves and our children. The Kalasha are never money-oriented, we prefer peace and love that is everything to us. (Badsha Kalash)… we `{`the tribe`}` are famous for our faith in purity, we are pure souls like we don’t do negative things, we are satisfied with our lives, in our traditions and give no harm to others, we believe that all living peacefully are pure souls”. (Jia Kalasha).

Kalash celebrates every single event of life individually and collectively. Their social structured is established in a way which promote happiness, love, tolerance and respect to all living and non-living creature of God. The four landmark festivals are celebrated in May, August, September and December every year, providing space sand opportunities for other people to join them in these feasts.

Uchal festival provides an opportunity to the community to pay homage to nature by celebrating the harvest and also thanking their Creator for blessing them with good food and crops. They take a procession to a high plateau which is located outside of the village in Balangkuru and they pray to the Creator and this is where the long night of dancing begins.

The Kalashi people celebrate the pre-harvest with cheese, corn, and wine. The people of the Kalash valley love music and dance to the beat of drums. Women dance in a circle on different songs. An interesting fact about Kalashi people is that they do not mourn the deaths, rather they celebrate it as a movement of happy return of their soul to God. The best gift the Kalasha people expect from the friend is a big dance for the departed soul.

Luxury Transportation
Tolls & Taxes
Tour Guides
Food in Restaurant
Entry Tickets

Tour Overview

Tour Day 1

Islamabad – Chitral: (Ayun)

Departure for Chitral by Luxury coaster via Motorway passing through Lawari -tunnel (3118m). The journey will be 10 hours’ drive, arrive in Chitral (Ayun) and transfer to the hotel
Tour Day 2

Chitral (Ayun) - Bumburat (Kalash)

Departure for Kalash valley, 1-hour drive to Kalash village will be through the most interesting narrow jeep track, arrive and transfer to the hotel.
Tour Day 3

Bumburat/Rumbor (Kalash)

Enjoy the Uchal festival in Bumburat and Rumbor village in Kalash valley
Tour Day 4

Kalash – Chitral

Drive back to Chitral, visit Shahi Masjid & Shahi Fort of Chitral, and arrive till evening to hotel for check-in hotel.
Tour Day 5


After breakfast will start for Gram Chesham Chitral. Till evening drive back to the hotel.
Tour Day 6


After breakfast will start our journey back for Islamabad.
Price Includes

1. Private Air Conditioned Transport as per itinerary
2. Vehicle Fuel & All Toll Taxes
3. Jeep for Fairy Meadows portion
4. Accommodation in standard hotels (Sharing Basis)
5. Daily Pakistani Breakfast
6. Guide for Complete Tour
7. Basic First Aid Kit
Price Excludes

1. Late checkout, if different from standard checkout time
2. Personal insurance of clients/luggage
3. Porter for personal luggage
4. Meals other than breakfast
5. Laundry, beverages & phone calls or other expenses of personal nature
6. Extra expenses due to the acts of nature and political reasons etc.
7. Medical aid, evacuation or extra expenses in emergencies
8. Any item not mentioned above

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Tour Name Price Per Adult Price Per Child Available Seats Departure Date Duration
Kalash Festival 400.0 £ 300.0 £ 20 Anytime 5-10 Days

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