Chitral Valley
Chitral Valley
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on the northern border of Afghanistan, Chitral 17060 Pakistan
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Kishwar Q
3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
I stayed Pamir Riverside Inn chitral valley. Expect about 11 hrs. On way there are hotels to freshen up. Road is not very good drivers are expert. Kalish valley is another 2 . 30hrs. Only 4x 4 on a bad road Otherwise scenery is exotic. Hotel in abundance with camping facilities.
Written June 25, 2022
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Imran S
Imran S
Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan268 contributions
May 2014 • Family
There are 3 valleys of Kalash (Rumbur, Bamborate, Birir) in Chitral, that are located some 2 hrs drive from the town.
One of the major attractions of Hindukush and if one's visiting Chitral should plan the trip to Kalash valleys, the locals are hospitable and friendly.
Written February 7, 2015
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shahid7
kabul7 contributions
Chitral is mostly known for its remoteness and the Kalash tribes, but today i want to introduce the virgin valleys in upper Chitral that have are hidden in the mountains. Getting there is demanding, jolting jeep rides, difficult tracks and scaring passes. But the result is awesome. The views of barren mountains, side by side snow caped peaks and glaciers feeding the valleys. I love to be there in autumn. In this time of the year you can see all the colors. From green to yellow, and red to orange. Big and old walnut and malberry trees are my favourite beside the gaint maple trees. In the begining of spring the sweet and magical smell of russian olive really takes you to heavens. In july eating raspberry frozen in glacier water is an experience worth doing. All in all these valleys starting from Reshun, Charun, Boni, Parwak, Mearagram, Sonoghor, Laspur, Mastuj, Brep, Chunj, Chapdi and all the way to Broghil and Shandoor plains. Polo on the roof of the world(shandur-12600ft) played with wild rules and yak polo at Broghil(16000ft aprox) are main events of July. 7th july to 9th in Shandur and 15th to 17th July at Broghil. I hope this will thrill the adventure lovers.
All the best if you are planning to go!
Written May 4, 2007
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mafzaal
Lahore, Pakistan18 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
I visited kalash(kafristan) and chitral velley in the month of october 2018 with my friend.There are two type of transportation available from Rawalpindi and peshawar pakistan.
1:Toyota Coaster 22 seatr
2;Toyota van 12 seater
But i recommend travel by coaster,which is to some extent comfortable.10 hours take to reach chitral via lowari top tunnel.Which is 8.5 KM long and other is 4 km long.Now both tunnel remained opened in the winter.Kalash velley (bomborate) is 10 km from Ayune.Hotels are available and cheap in off season.I observed that kalash civilizan is near to finish due to education and conversion to muslim.Chitral city is like a big town.There are small resturants and verity of food is not available,however fruits are available,like apples and grapes.We also visited garam chasma two hours drive from chitral,The mountains produce hot water,but there is no proper entertainment for tourists.
Written October 14, 2018
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shabb00
islamabad35 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
A memorable holiday in a PARADISE ON EARTH boasting zero pollution ,excellent weather and the HINDUKUSH HEIGHTS HOTEL was fantastic with efficient , staff eager to please and the food made from home grown organic products of their own included vegetables,milk,honey,butter,cheese was reminiscent of past long forgotten times .
Road trip to Mastuj Heights Fort with wooden chalets was long four hours ,bumpy and dangerous through the towering mountains and Trish Mir Peak 25,289 feet above sea level which is the highest among forty peaks of Chitral and Shandur Pass where polo matches are held yearly being the highest in the world..
PIA,s return flight on wednesday was cancelled but this was a blessing as we returned to Islamabad by car and traversed the Lowari Pass 10230 feet of treacherous forty two hair pin turns coiling up thru the mountain and pictures of the snow clad mountains on all sides and ten feet of snow on the sides of the road with picturesque mountains: a photographers dream come true for myself and the glaciers and trees growing on the slopes as well as the valley way below.
This has beaten the Alps,Andies,and the Atlas mountains visited by me and offered pure, untouuched natural beauty the best i have ever had.
PIA has two direct fights a week from Islamabad and is best option.
Hunters from all over the world swarm to Chitral to shoot markhor < local ibex > and carry the antlers trophy home against payment of $100,000 for the licence.
Written May 6, 2015
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Zeesher
Lahore, Pakistan56 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Temp was like 40 c plus. Burned my skin lol
Nothing to view there a small market and thats it..
2 attractions gol park and garam chashma and dont bother to go there on ur vehicle. Bumpy road but honestly i did not enjoyed much
I hardly stayed there for a day and move to Kalash.. Kalash was awesome :)
Written August 31, 2018
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NailaHumayun
Lahore, Pakistan61 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Everyone must travel through the Hindukush mountain range at least once in their lives, the area is a true wonder of the word and simply breathtaking
Written July 29, 2018
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Ghulam Murtaza
Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan108 contributions
Oct 2015 • Business
Chitral is not only city but it is an big area for traveling/visit,
Chitral city was old an Landlord Independent state but later they joined Pakistan,
Traveling to Chitral from Islamabad by road is very tough but very breathtaking views,
by Air traveling is convenient but due to sudden change in weather flights goes canceled on spot.
Staying in PTDC, Motel, Chitral is worth wise because easy to access for every thing from there.
In Chitral city visiting places are local bazar, Museum, Masjid and Polo ground if any polo match on going.
Main place of visit in around Chitral is Kalash Tribe's Buburat valley, literally different cultured and living style of the tribe is main attraction. Visiting Chitral and not visiting Kalash valley is worth less.
very important is is you are adventures should travel by road from Islamabad to Chitral then Kalash valley. Later you can go to Gilgit via Shundoor Pass height more then 3300m (world's highest attitude polo ground), One night break journey at PTDC Motel Phundar (on the edge of Phunder lake)
Written December 15, 2015
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Jalilthetraveller
Peshawar, Pakistan47 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
"The unexplored or the hidden valleys of chitral", Upper chitral consists of eight valleys,these valleys are less touristic but they have all the things to offer which can attract domestic & international visitors.
Valleys to visit
1. Shahgram ( Camping sites,green fields,short & long treks,pastures,small lakes,pleasant weather )
2. Wasich (Pastures,Camping sites,Traditional Khowar foods,treks music,festivals, glaciers,rivers & 7 streams,hot spring)
3. Khot (Pastures,Lakes,Camping sites,Traditional Khowar foods,treks & hikings,music,festivals)
4. Ujnu ( Traditional foods,Music,Folk tales,Traditional houses,rich culture,treks to the Ujnu goal peak base camp)
5. Rech (Pastures,Lakes,Camping sites,Traditional Khowar foods,treks & hikings,music,festivals)
6. Mehrap (Yaks herds, Traditional foods,Music,Folk tales,Traditional houses,rich culture,treks to to small snow peaks,Pastures,Streams)
Written August 13, 2018
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imran
Dallas, TX207 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
hello,
we have been travel few months back to Kalasha Valley(Chitral) for Festival, which were one of them festival during the year. However they have take place 4 different festivals in different times during the year. It is worth to visit every season in the year. Kalsha valley based on three different small valley which is called Kalash Valley. they have one of the beautiful and well formed museum to pay visit. people are very nice and friendly and also not expensive to stay, but i would recommend if you visit during the festivals so better to have booking in advanced, other wise hard to find place to stay. also you could have camping along with river. do not expect too much for food, because its one of them small valley and far from the major cities. chitral also famous for mountains and tracking but it depends on the time and season. would recommend to visit during and after summer for tracking. wish you very good luck for your trip.
cheers, Imran
Written September 4, 2014
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Chitral Valley - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)