Kalash Valley (Chawmos Festival)


Kalash Valley (Chawmos Festival)


TheKalashaorKalash, also calledWaigalior Wai, are a Dardic IndoAryan indigenous people residing in the Chitral District of KhyberPakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Chawmos (cawm?s, ghona chawmos yat, Khowar ldquo;chitrimasrdquo; from *c?turm?sya, CDIAL 4742) is the most important Kalash festival, which is celebrated for two weeks at winter solstice (Dec. 722), at the beginning of the month chawmos mastruk in two weeks. Kalash festival of Chawmos begins on the winter solstice and holds great importance among the Kalasha people. Chamois, also known as Chitirmas, Chaumos is a winter Kalash festival. The annually observed event symbolizes and forecasts the prosperity of the village and its people in the coming year. The locals perform rituals for purification during the festival at the dawn of the new year. People go out in numbers to seek foxes which are a good omen to sight at this time. Torchlit processions arrive from nearby villages at the main traditional dancing place called a ldquo;Charsuerdquo;. The dancing and festivities are held indoor that go late into the night as the local wine is handed around the bonfire. The tribal elders gather at hilltops to watch the rising sun of the new year that is followed by goat sacrifices made to the Goddess, ldquo;Jastakrdquo;, and the blood is sprinkled at the temple Jastarkhan.

Day 1:

Islamabad | Ayun Fort Pick Islamabad members
Breakfast at Local Restaurant near Dir
Continue Drive Towards Chitral Via Upper Dir Lowari Tunnel
Short stops for photography Sightseeing
Lunch break at local Hotel near Lowari
Continue journey towards Ayun Fort
Checkin the Magnificent Resort Dinner and night stay at Ayun

Day 2:

Ayun | Bumburet Breakfast at Fort
A walk itno the Ayun Village
Explore Ayun Bagh and Organic Gardens
Continue Journey towards Bumburet Valley
Visit the Famous Kalash Open Graveyard
Visit Famous Bumburet Museum
A walk to Krakal School
A Walk to local house of the Kalasha
Enjoy the Chamous Festival Kalasha religious ceremonies and dances Dinner and Night Stay at Bumburet Valley

Day 03:

CHAWMOUS DAY Celebrations
Breakfast at local house in kalash
After Breakfast enjoy all day festival
Meet the locals to exchange knowledge
Enjoy weather flute at River Side
Know the history from locals
spend quality time Arrangements for Bonfire Arrangements for Live BbQ Arrangements for Local Music Overnight stay at Kalash

Day 04:

kalash | Islamabad | Lahore Early
Breakfast at Kalash
Drive towards Dir Lunch
break on the way back Dinner near Takht Bahi
Famous Chappal Kebab with Naan
Reach Islamabad late night
Continue journey towards Lahore Reach Lahore End of Service 4 Days

5+Age Cultural Tours Group Tours

DepartureLahore | Islamabad
Departure TimePlease arrive by 10:15 PM for a prompt departure at 10:30 PM.
Return TimeApproximately 12:00 AM.
Dress CodeRain Coat, Umbrella Hiking Shoes, Warm jacket.


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