Kalash Spring Festival - Chilimjusht May 13-16.
This celebration is organized to pay thanks to the Almighty. The people celebrate the arrival of the spring season with new hopes and aspirations. Foreign and local tourists particularly schedule their visits in accordance with this festival, having specific aims to record various events of the festival.
During the festival, purity is paramount and celibacy is enforced throughout the days of the event so all the people will have a pure mind when Balomain visit the valley. All people must clean themselves in a ritual bath the week before the festival begins. During the men's purification ceremony, they may not sit down at all during the day and at night the blood of a sacrificed goat is sprinkled on their faces. Special bread is eaten, baked away from the main village, and prepared by men only during the purification ceremony. Another Bread, called jaou, is prepared for the festival and stuffed with crushed walnuts and goat cheese.
Special dance halls exist for the purpose of some of the dancing at festivals. They are decorated with carved and ornate wooden pillars and goat-like figurines. The music and dance is a performance of set songs: the cha or clapping song is the simplest one to a lilting dance, sung by the elders.

Itinerary
Govt: License No. PR 2900 
Days
Activities
Overnight
1
Arrival in Islamabad. Afternoon City Tour.
Hotel
2
Fly or Drive for Chitral.
Hotel
3
Drive to Bumburet, Kalash valley. 2 hours drive.
Camp
4-8
Well experience of kalash spring festival and enjoying the Kalash Girls' dance.
Camp
9
Drive back to Chitral.
Hotel
10
Fly to Islamabad. Afternoon Islamabad City tour.
Hotel
11
Transfer to Airport for onward destination.

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