Kalash Chilam Joshi Festival

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Kalash Chilam Joshi Festival

Chilam Joshi is also known as Kalash spring festival. Chilam Joshi festival is held in three Kalash valleys, Bumburet, Birir, and Rumbur where Kalash girls and boys dance to the tune of traditional drum beats.

Chilam Joshi Festival is a Pakistani festival celebrated by the Kalash people, living in the Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. The festival starts on 13 May to 16 May.

Chilam Joshi celebrations highlight their cultural richness, the plethora of colors and the underlying message of peace.  The women dressed up in traditional clothes of vibrant colors, gold, silver jewelers and elaborate headgear. Men wear traditional shalwar kameez with a woolen waistcoat.


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DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
Domestic Airfare Accommodations
Transportation Professional guide
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity

Kalashi festivals are famous throughout the world. Three festivals are more important, celebrated in different months of the year. Chilam Joshi is the most important festival celebrated in May for four days. Uchal festival held in autumn season and Choimos festival in midwinters.

Chilam Joshi festival starts at Rumbur valley and then moves on to other valleys of Kalash. In this festival, Kalashi people pray for the safeguard of their fields and animals before going to their fields and for this purpose they used to spread milk on their Gods. The festival brought smiles on the unmarried Kalasha boys and girls faces who during the festival get an opportunity to choose their life partners. They announce their life partners name on the last day of the festival.







10 1 Arrival in Islamabad. Afternoon City Tour. Hotel
11 2 Fly or Drive for Chitral. Hotel
12 3 Drive to Bumburet, Kalash valley. 2 hours drive. Camp
13-17 4-8 Well experience of kalash spring festival and enjoying the Kalash Girls’ dance. Camp
18 9 Drive back to Chitral. Hotel
19 10 Fly to Islamabad. Afternoon Islamabad City tour. Hotel
20 11 Transfer to Airport for onward destination.

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  1. Timea

    I had a two weeks tour with Tour De Rakaposhi and I’ve been treated like a queen! I had such a beautiful time with these people and they looked after me like you wouldn’t believe! It was very important to me as I’m a woman traveling solo by myself. They had great programs, great prices and I had the privilege to meet the CEO; Syed Azfar Hussain who were a very fine gentleman and who looked after absolutely everything I needed. Beautiful country, beautiful culture, beautiful people, beautiful tour programs – and I had an unforgettable experience there!

    Timea M, Austria

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