Chilam Joshi Festival of Kalash Valley Photography Tour
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
May 10 – 17, 2022
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The people of Kalash live in the three villages of Bumburet, Rumbur and Birir located along the border with Afghanistan, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. They are always dressed beautifully, but for the Spring Joshi Festival, they dress up even more gorgeously and attract photographers from around the world. The first day of the festival, also called Flower Day, is dedicated to different flower decorations that people use in various places. The second day of the festival is also known as Milk Day when people visit each other's homes and drink milk together. After that, a dance is held for several days.You’ll spend 5nights in Kalash Village, offering plenty of wonderful opportunities for photography.
Drive from Islamabad to Ayun through the Lowari Tunnel.
From Ayun, drive to Bumburet Valley. Visit the temples and graveyards of the Kalash people. Continue on the journey to Rumbur Valley.
Enjoy the entire day with the Kalash villagers, photographing their daily life and at the Joshi Festival (newborn purify ritual).
Enjoy the entire day with the Kalash villagers, photographing their daily life and at the Joshi Festival (the women’s purify ritual and temple decoration).
Spend the entire day with the Kalash people, photographing their daily life and at the Joshi Festival (milk ritual and dance).
Enjoy the last full day photographing the Kalash people, their daily village life and the Joshi Festivities (the festival Dance, JOSHI).
Continue photographing, at the end of the day, return to Ayun.
Drive to Islamabad through the Lowari Tunnel.
Fixed date departures
May 10 – 17, 2022
Please contact us for price quotation based on the number of days, number of people, accommodation and vehicle type.
The Spring Festival period in Kalash is usually fully booked. Be sure to reserve your spaces by contacting us in advance.
Please note that no transport and rooms reserved at this stage. We will be thankful if you could give us tentative dates of the visit so that we can reserve the transport and hotels accordingly