The Kalasha Valleys are valleys in Chitral District in northern Pakistan. The valleys are surrounded by the Hindu Kash mountain. The townspeople of the valley are the Kalash people, who have a unique culture, language and follow a form of ancient Hinduism.
Kalasha Valleys are a source of attraction for Pakistani as well as International tourists.There are three main valleys. The one of the largest and popular valley is Bumburet (Mumuret).The second is Rumbur.and the third valley is Biriu (Birir).
Kalash festival: kalash festival is an atavistic culture event which held every year around the same time in the kalash valley, Pakistan. Kalash festival celebrated by the kalash people.Kalash Festival held three time in the year. Spring, Summer and in the winter season. Spring season called Chilam Joshi festival which start from 13 May. Summer festival called Uchal festival, which held on 20 August and the last one in Winter festival is called Choimus festival, start on 15 Dec.
During these festival people enjoy dace and have fun in general but also worship their Gods and spirits, giving offerings and even sacrifices. During this festival young men and women choose their future husbands and wives.
Kalash festival dates:
Chilam Joshi festival (spring) 13 May – 16 May
Uchal festival (summer) 20 August – 22 August
Choimus festival (winter) 15 December – 22 December 8, 2020
Visiting Kalash valley and experiencing the “Kalash Festiaval” will create a long memory which will stay with you for a long time.
Province khyber Pakhtunkhwa KPK
District Chitral District