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5 Day Trip to Chilam Joshi Festival | Kalash Valley

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Dear Explorers
Cost from Lahore: 17000/-
Cost from Islamabad: 15,500/-

About the Festival:
Chilam Joshi, a four day festival, would start on May 13 at Kalash Valley some 27 kilometers from Chitral.
The festival commemorates the arrival of summer and celebrates the abundance of dairy products during the season.
This festival gives an excellent opportunity for far away people to celebrate which gives a message of peace to the world.
During this festival the Kalashi people pray for the safeguard of their fields and animals by distributing milk among loved ones.
The people of Kalash love music and dance to the beat of drums. Both men and women partake in dancing festivities, where they make circles and enjoy the sound of music.

Kalash is famous for the music and dance festivals, and the people are known for their relaxed and loving life approach; in fact Kalashi’s is doing not even mourn on deaths. They are very connected to nature, and every year they host different festivals to thank their Gods.

One of the most famous festivals celebrated in Kalash is the Chilam Joshi festival during the month of May. The Kalashi’s believe that the pastoral god Sorizan protects their herds during autumn and winter, and so they host a winter festival to thank the God, Sorizon. Their other God, Goshidai protects the herds during summer and spring seasons and is thanked at the Chilam Joshi festival.
Source: THE NEWS

Tentative Schedule:

DAY 1:
12:00 am: Departure from Lahore
08:00 am: Departure from Islamabad
02:00 pm: Lunch at Taimergrah
04:00 pm: Departure for Dir
09:00 pm: Dinner and Stay at Dir

DAY 2:
06:00 am: Breakfast at Chitral
07:00 am: Departure for Bamburait for Chilam Joshi Festival
12:00 pm: Departure from Ayun (Jeep Ride)
02:00 pm: Lunch at Bamburet
Visit Kailash Festival and Museum
04:00 pm: Depature from Bamburait
09:00 pm: Dinner and Stay at Pamir River Side Inn Chitral

DAY 3:
08:00 am: Breakfast at Chitral
09:00 am: Departure for qaqlasht Meadows
12:00 pm: Hiking till the top of Qaqlasht Meadows
05:00 pm: Depature for chitral
09:00 pm: Dinner and Stay at Pamir River Side Inn Chitral

DAY 4:
08:00 am: Breakfast at Chitral
09:00 am: Departure for Barmoglasht (Summer Palace)
01:00 pm: Departure for Chitral
03:00 pm: Lunch at Chitral
04:00 pm: Departure for Dir
09:00 am: Dinner and Stay at Dir

DAY 5:
06:00 am: Breakfast at Dir
07:00 am: Departure for Lahore
04:00 pm: Lunch at Islamabad
06:00 pm: Departure for Lahore
11:00 pm: Arrival at Lahore

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-Road tolls
-Basic first aid
-Services of a guide

Entry Tickets
Porters (for carrying personal equipment of participant)
Extra expenses due to landslides\road blocks
Tea, Mineral water and Cold drinks expense
Extra expenses due to the acts of nature and political reasons etc.
Any item not mentioned above >Medication, evacuation and rescue etc. in emergencies
Personal insurances of clients
Laundry, beverages & phone calls or other expenses of personal nature

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Waqar Khalid 0314-6798130
Arslan Gujjar 0302-6845602

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North Explorers strictly follows these terms and conditions. You are supposed to read all of them before signing up a trip with us.

Registered members will be provided with an undertaking form at the start of the trip having the details of the trip along with the mentioned terms & conditions. All members will be required to physically sign that form along with thumb impression.

1. The members shall not be indulged in any act reflecting moral or character failing during the activities.

2. Using drugs or found party to drug sale or possession is strictly prohibited. If anyone finds or caught using any kind of drug will be expelled from the trip right away on the spot and the person will not be eligible for any kind of refund.

3.Use of violent behavior including altercation, insinuations of indecent kind, verbal and physical abuse and assault, aggravated behavior, or any other act amounting to unbecoming of member are strictly prohibited.

4. All members would give extra care for the local environmental care. Garbage (tins. Water bottles, wrappers etc) shall be suitably disposed without polluting water sources.

5. The host reserves the right to cancel trip without prior notice for any reasons deemed appropriate by them. In such a case the registered participants will receive full refund.

6. During the trip, the itineraries may be affected by reasons beyond control of the hosts like un availability of hotels after the closing date of registrations. In such situation, organizers will not be held responsible in any case.

7. On steep ascends in mountainous areas, air conditioned of the buses will be operational on on-off basis to keep the vehicles from overheating

8.Every humanly possible care will be taken for the safety of members, still each venture can be fraught with endangers of unforeseen natural disasters like avalanches and crevasse falls or any other accidents and sometimes such disasters cannot be ruled out. In any such type of accident during the whole tour, the company, group leader and the tour organizers will not be held responsible in any form.

9. In case of theft, lost or damage to personal belongings during the duration of the trip, organizers will not be held responsible in any case.

10. On adventure trek of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond the control of organizers can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the Leader and Guide will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group.

11: Payment Policy:
a. 25% advance should be paid before the start of trip.
b. All payment should be handovered to organisers at the start of trip.

12: Organizers reserves the right to assign seats in the Coaster/Hiroof.

13: The Organizers reserves the right to use group photos for electronic/digital media.

14: Smoking in the transport is strictly prohibited.

15: The Organizers reserves the right to terminate / regret any participant due to indiscipline; without any refund.

16: Food shall be decided by the management (You can ask for the menu)