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Chitral Valley
Chitral Valley
Chitral Valley
Chitral Valley
Chitral Valley
Chitral Valley
Chitral Valley
Chitral Valley
Chitral Valley
Chitral Valley
Chitral Valley
Chitral Valley
Chitral Valley
Chitral Valley

Duration

8 Days

Accommodation

  • 6 Nights Hotel
  • 1 Night Camping

Meals

  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 7 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners

Booking

Overview

  • Enjoy the mesmerizing Chitral Valley
  • Experience the splendid mountain scenery of the mighty Hindu Kush range
  • Experience first-hand the culture and rituals of the people of Kalash Valley, who well-known for their own religious beliefs, identity, way of life and language
  • Visit the serene Shandur Pass (3,700m), often known as the ‘Roof of the World’ due to its massive lush green plateau.
  • Enjoy an unforgettable experience of camping overnight at Shandur Pass, which is home to the highest Polo ground in the world!
  • Witness the magical view of Milky Way Galaxy over Shandur Pass
  • Visit the historic 14th century Chitral Fort, the beautiful Shahi Mosque and the Old Barzaar (Market)
  • Enjoy the majestic views of Chitral Valley from Gol National Park
  • Experience the hospitality and culture of local people
  • Experience outclass service throughout the tour

Chitral Valley is one of the very few places in the world which offers exotic cultural retreats as well as stunning mountain sceneries. Deep inside the mighty Hindu Kush range (which has 40 peaks above 6,000m, including Tirich Mir (7,726m) the highest peak of Hindu Kush), Chitral Valley is beaming with culture and heritage. We will visit the famous Kalash Valley and experience first-hand the culture and rituals of the people of Kalash, who are descendants of the five lost soldiers of the army of Alexander the Great and are well-known for their own religious beleifs, identity, way of life and language.

We will visit Gol National Park for some magical views of the Chitral Valley, along with visiting the historical sites in the area (Chitral Fort, Shahi Mosque, Chitral Museum and Old Bazaar). Next day we will visit the serene Shandur Pass (3,700m), often known as the ‘Roof of the World’ due to its massive lush green plateau. Shandur Pass is also home to the world’s highest Polo Ground, where the Shandur Polo Festival takes place in July every year. Camping overnight at Shandur Pass will surely be an unforgettable experience!

Chitral Valley offers everything a tourist can ask for. From the rich culture and hospitality of the people of Kalash to the mesmerizing sceneries of Chitral Valley and Shandur Pass, you will witness the best of both worlds. Visiting this crown jewel of the Hindu Kush will surely be an experience of the lifetime!

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive at Islamabad

  • Arrival at Islamabad.
  • You will be received by the group leader and/or guide.
  • Transfer to centrally located hotel.
  • Tour briefing with group leader at the hotel.
  • Sightseeing of Islamabad in the evening.
  • Enjoy an outstanding dinner at Monal Restaurant, which is situated in Margalla Hills and offers spectacular views of the city.
  • Overnight stay at centrally located hotel.
  • Meals: L,D

Chitral

Day 2 – Drive to Chitral Valley (Pakistani Tourists will join on this Day)

  • Leave early in the morning on private air-conditioned coach (or van). We will pass through Malakand, Lower Dir, Upper Dir and many small towns and villages on the way towards Chitral Valley.
  • Experience splendid mountain scenery all the way to Chitral Valley.
  • Soon after Upper Dir, we will cross the Lowari tunnel, which bypasses the old Lowari Pass (3,118m). The crossing of Lowari Pass (3,118m) used to be an experience in itself, offering some out-of-the-world views. However, using the tunnel will considerably reduce the journey time.
  • Chitral is a beautiful place – situated on Chitral River and surrounded by the mighty Hindu Kush range.
  • Overnight stay at hotel.
  • Meals: B,L,D

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Day 3 – Visit the famous Kalash Valley

  • Leave early in the morning for Kalash Valley.
  • The Kalasha (as the people of Kalash Valley are known) are the descendants of the five lost soldiers of the army of Alexander the Great. They have their own religious beliefs, along with their own identity, way of life and language. The Kalasha are well-known for their unique and well-preserved culture, which has led to them being listed by UNESCO for consideration as an Intangible Cultural Heritage.
  • We will visit the beautiful villages of Bumboret, Rumber and Birir, the three villages that make up the Kalash Valley.
  • We will meet the local people of Kalash Valley and learn about their fascinating culture and rituals. We will also visit the Kalasha graveyard and museum to learn more about these indigenous people.
  • Overnight stay at hotel.
  • Meals: B,L,D

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Day 4 – Sightseeing in Chitral Valley

  • Today we will have sightseeing in Chitral Valley.
  • We will start the day by visiting the historic Chitral Fort, which was built in 14th Then we will visit the beautiful Shahi Mosque, followed by Chitral Museum and the Old Chitral Bazaar (market).
  • In the afternoon, we will visit Chitral Gol National Park for some majestic views of the Chitral Valley.
  • Overnight stay at hotel.
  • Meals: B,L,D

Chitral

Day 5 – Drive to Shandur Pass

  • We will leave early in the morning for Shandur Pass (3,700m) (often called Roof of the World), passing through the picturesque Jenali Koch, Booni and Mastuj villages.
  • We will pass the shimmering Shandur Lake on the way towards Shandur Pass.
  • There is a famous Polo Ground situated at Shandur Pass, where the Shandur Polo Festival takes place in July every year. This is the highest Polo ground in the world. Visiting this famous festival should be on everyone’s bucket-list!
  • Shandur Pass is a massive lush green plateau full of small streams during summer. Camping here will surely be an unforgettable experience!
  • Overnight stay at fully serviced wilderness campsite.
  • Meals: B,L,D

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Day 6 – Drive to Chitral Valley

  • After absorbing the stunning panoramic views from Shandur Pass, and appreciating the beauty of the area, we will make our way back towards Chitral Valley.
  • Heading in a different direction, the views are always different and the weather is always changing in the mountains, so we will enjoy some outclass mountain scenery on our way back towards Chitral Valley.
  • Overnight stay at hotel.
  • Meals: B,L,D

Chitral

Day 7 – Drive to Islamabad (Tour Ends for Pakistani Tourists on this Day)

  • We will leave early in the morning on private air-conditioned coach (or van) for Islamabad, passing through Upper Dir, Lower Dir, Malakand and many small towns and villages.
  • We will really appreciate the might of Hindu Kush range on the last day of tour in the mountains.
  • Overnight stay at centrally located hotel.
  • Meals: B,L,D

Chitral

Day 8 – Trip Concludes

  • After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport by guide and/or group leader for the flight back home.
  • Meals: B

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We can customize the itinerary according to your needs, giving you the option to choose where you want to go, what you want to see and when you want to do it. Be it adding a few more days to the tour for visiting more places (e.g. Gilgit, Hunza Valley, Naran Valley, Swat Valley, etc.), combining a short trek with the tour (e.g. Tirich Mir (7,708m) Base Camp), or taking the one of its kind Islamabad/Chitral/Islamabad flight, just let us know. We will be more than happy to provide you with a tailor-made itinerary.

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Inclusions

What's included

  • 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners (full board service)
  • Good hotel in Islamabad (on twin sharing basis)
  • Good hotel in Chitral (on twin sharing basis)
  • Fully serviced wilderness campsite (tents on twin sharing basis)
  • Extremely skilled and knowledgeable guides
  • Airport transfers on first and last day of trip
  • 4×4 Jeep ride on the way to and from Shandur Pass
  • Domestic transport by air-conditioned coaches (as described in itinerary)
  • Safety equipment and first aid kits
  • Emergency medical kit
  • All tolls on the highways
  • Visa support letter

What's not included

  • Clothing and equipment of personal use
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Tips
  • Visa
  • International flights
  • Airport and departure taxes, excess baggage
  • Travel Insurance

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