China-Pakistan Kalash Festival tour - 11 Days

A Chilam Joshi Festival held in Kalash Valleys of Bumburate, Birir and Rumbur for 4 days from May 11.The annual festival is held in three Kalash valleys of Bumburate, Birir and Rumbur where Kalash girls and boys dance to the tune of traditional drum beats. A large number of tourists including foreigners from all over the world participate in the festival. [asp_product id=”889″]


The Chilam Joshi Festival would be started with ‘Milkday’ on which Kalash people offers libations of milk that had been saved for 10 days prior to the occasion.The celebrations would highlight their cultural richness, plethora of colours and the underlying message of peace.

In the festival, the Kalash people would seek the blessing of their God and pray for the safety of herds and crops of the community.The women would be dressed up in traditional clothes of vibrant colours, gold and silver jewellery and elaborate headgear while Men wear traditional shalwar kameez with a woolen waistcoat.

Chilam Joshi is the most important festival celebrated in May for four days. Uchal festival held in autumn season and Chomos festival in mid- winters. It 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 Kalash women and men dance and sing in a circle on the rhythmical chant of drum beats.Kalashi festivals are famous throughout the world. Three festivals are more important, celebrated in different months of year.

Day 1
Arrival in Pakistan Tuesday, 7th of May 2019.

Welcome and receive at Sost bus station, transfer to Hotel. Visit the near by villages depending time availability.

Day 2
Explore Hunza

Travel to Hunza Valley Karim Abad, Ali Abad and Visit Altit, Baltit fort.

Day 3
Hike Passo glacier

Optional (Explore Hunza or short hike on passo glacier)

Day 4
Travel to Gilgit

Explore the capital of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Day 5
Drive for Chitral.

Leave for Chitral Valley by road as there is no flight from Gilgit to Chitral.

Day 6
Arrive Chitral

Arrival in Chitral, explore Chitral town and travel to Kalash valley.

Day 7
Join the Kalash festival

Day 8
Back to Chitral city

Day 9
Fly to Islamabad

If you get flight, than will have time for sightseeing the capital of islamabad.

Day 10
Drive for Lahore

Lahore is the historical city of Pakistan and the capital of the biggest province Punjab. Here you will enjoy many famous historical buildings and the unforgettable memory of Pakistan, India flag raising ceremony at the border.

Day 11
International flight

The Trip cost Includes

  • • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • • All accommodation and meal described in the trip dossier
  • • Full trekking service including food and all equipment (excluding personal equipment)

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • • Travel insurance
  • • Pakistan’s Visa
  • • Tips for local guides and support staff
  • • Miscellaneous expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc

Frequently asked Questions

when is this the time to join this festival?

The most famous Spring Kalash festival starts on 11th of May and finish on 14th of May every year. The summer festival in August and the Autumn held in September.

How long is this tour duration?

It will take 10 to 11 days.

How is the fitness required for this trip?

There is not much physical activity like hiking,walking etc, so anyone can join this trip. its also child friendly and great opportunity for families.

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China-Pakistan Kalash Festival tour

Trip Facts

  • China/Pakistan
  • Sost border Hunza
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Hotel accommodation