Chilam Joshi Festival


Chilam Joshi festival 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 festival brought smiles on the unmarried Kalasha boys and girls faces who during the festival get an opportunity to choose their life partners. They announce their life partners name on the last day of the festival.

Chilam Joshi is also known as Kalash spring festival. Chilam Joshi festival is held in three Kalash valleys, Bumburet, Birir, and Rumbur where Kalash girls and boys dance to the tune of traditional drum beats.

Chilam Joshi celebrations highlight their cultural richness, the plethora of colors and the underlying message of peace. The women dressed up in traditional clothes of vibrant colors, gold, silver jewelers and elaborate headgear. Men wear traditional shalwar kameez with a woolen waistcoat.

Kalashi festivals are famous throughout the world. Three festivals are more important, celebrated in different months of the year. Chilam Joshi is the most important festival celebrated in May for four days. Uchal Festival held in autumn season and Choimos Festival in midwinters.


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  • Pick and Drop Islamabad to Islamabad
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Trip Itinerary

Day-01: Islamabad

Day-02: Islamabad- Takht-e-Bai-Swat

Day-03: Swat- Chitral

Day-04: Chitral-Kalash Valleys

Day-05/06: Kalash Valleys

Day-07: Mastuj

Day-08: Mastuj- Phander

Day-09: Phander- Gilgit

Day-10: Karimabad-Khunjerab Pass- Karimabad

Day-11: Karimabad- Besham

Day-12: Besham- Islamabad

Day-13: Flyback

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