Chatrial girl

The maximum temperature in summers varies between 23° and 27 °C (73° to 81 °F) and the minimum temperature during winters varies between 2° and 1 °C (36° to 34 °F).

Kalash are much closer to Indo-Iranian traditions, but some of them claim to be descendants of Alexander the Great’s soldiers, however, extensive genetic testing has shown no connection.

Kalash people have blond hair, fair skin, and green eyes. The PTDC (Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation) Motel is located at Bumburet in Kalash Valley. Foreign tourists need a permit to enter Kalash Valley which is issued at the entrance of Kalash Valley.

Tourists entering the valleys have to pay a toll to the Pakistani government, which is used to preserve the Kalash culture. The best time to go to Kalash is summer (May to September).

Brief History: The Kalasha or Kalash are indigenous people who live in the Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

They speak the Kalasha language and practice polytheistic religion (Belief in many gods).

They are related to the Nuristani people of the adjacent Nuristan (Previously known as Kafiristan) province of Afghanistan.

However, most of Nuristani people had embraced Islam by the end of 19th century.

Kalash people live in three remote mountain valleys: Bumburet, Rumbur, and Birir.

These valleys are opening towards the Kunar River, some 20 km south of Chitral city.

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