Choimus Winter Festival in Kalash (4Days – 3Nights)

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  • 4 Days 3 Nights
  • Transport Included
  • Meals Included
  • Every Weekend

Choimus 4 Days Festival Highlights

  • Spectacular mountain vistas
  • Experience the pagan culture of ethnic minority community of Kalash.
  • Meet the descendent of Alexander the great & his troops.
  • Dance with the Kalash people and learn their culture.
  • UNESCO listed Kalash culture as intangible cultural heritage
  • Enjoy Pakistani cuisine.

4 Days Choimus Festival Trip Overview

Kalash Winter festival is also called “Choimus” in the local language. This annually observed event symbolizes and forecasts the village’s and its people’s prosperity in the coming year. During the festival, People go out to seek foxes which are considered good omens. Torch-lit processions arrive from nearby villages at the main traditional dancing place called a “Charsue.” The dancing and festivities are held indoors late into the night as the local wine is handed around the bonfire. The locals perform rituals for purification during the festival at the dawn of the new year. The tribal elders gather at hilltops to watch the rising sun of the new year, followed by goat sacrifices made to the Goddess, “Jastak,” and the blood is sprinkled at the temple Jastarkhan. We believe that visiting Kalash valley and experiencing the “Kalash festival” will create a lifelong memory that will stay with you for a long time.

 

Quick info:

 

  • Tour Type: Cultural Festival Tour (Family & Kids Friendly)
  • Route: Lahore – Islamabad – Dir – Chitral – Ayun – Kalash – Festival
  • Duration: 4 Days and 3 Nights
  • Lahore Start point: PSO Fuel Station Thokar Niaz Baig Lahore
  • Islamabad Start point: Daewoo Bus Terminal NUST Rawalpindi
  • Karachi Start point: Pakistan Railway Station Cant / Faisal Movers

 

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in Hotel as per the variant selected
  • Breakfast and Dinner as mentioned in the variant
  • Highly-Experienced Mountain Driver
  • Services of Professional Guide
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • All toll tax, parking, fuel and driver allowances
  • All applicable taxes
  • Comfortable and Sanitized vehicle (Coaster Saloon / Hi-Roof) for sightseeing on all days as per the itinerary

Trip Itinerary

Day 0: Departure from Lahore to Chitral Valley

  • 10:00pm – Gathering Time
  • Pick and drop point: PSO Station, Thokar Niaz Baig Lahore
  • 10:30pm – Depart for Chitral Valley from Lahore
  • 10:30pm – Night Travel to Chitral Valley
  • Short refreshment stay on way

Day 1: Visit Chitral & headed towards Kalash via Jeeps

  • Pick up members from Islamabad @ 3:00am
  • Pick and drop point: Daewoo Bus Terminal near NUST EME Islamabad
  • 08:00am – Breakfast from Dir
  • Reached Ayun via Lowari Top 2:00 pm
  • Transfer to jeeps / local Hiace for Kalash (Bombreet)
  • Arrival at Kalash 3:30 pm
  • Transfer to Camps
  • Live BBQ Dinner at camp site 8:00 pm
  • Bonfire & Music Arrangements
  • Overnight stay in Hotel

Day 2: Festival Celebrations at Kalash Valley

  • Early breakfast 8:00 am
  • Visit Kalash Cultural Bazar
  • Visit Kalash Museum
  • Enjoy Cultural Activities and Celebrations of Chilam Joshi Festival
  • Whole Day Cultural activities
  • Dinner 8:00 pm
  • Night Stay in Hotel

Day 3: Cultural Interactions with Local People of Kalasha

  • Early Morning Breakfast
    Sight View
    Whole Day Involvement in Chillam Joshi Festival Norms and Local Culture
    Night Stay in Hotel

Day 4: Move back after Memorable Journey

  • Departure for Ayun on local Hiace 6:00 am
  • Arrival at Ayun 8:00 am
  • Breakfast
  • Departure for Lahore 10:00 am
  • Short stay at Dir
  • Reached Chakdra 5:00 pm
  • Arrival in Islamabad 8:00 pm
  • Arrival in Lahore 12:00 am (Next Morning) End of services

Tour Packages

  • Package Price from Lahore Rs.28,500 per head
  • Package price from Islamabad Rs.28,000 per person
  • Kids (4-9 years) half price Rs.14000 (with jumper seat)
  • For Twin Sharing – Couple Rates Rs.62,000/-
  • People of Karachi & Other cities join this tour from Lahore & Islamabad

FAQs

How to Book the Tour ?

30% advance for reservation of Tour. Remaining at the Departure time you will have to pay.

Can I change the travel date?

Yes you can change the travel dates 2 days before the departure day.

Which Type of Transport Used for Travelling ?

Coaster Saloon (20 Seaters) is perfect and comfortable transport used to cover all main attractions of Neelum Valley Azad Kashmir.

 

Is it Family & Couple Tour ?

Yes. It is totally family, couples & kids friendly tour with complete security, privacy & family environment.

Is Chitral Kalash Safe for Tourists ?

Naran Kaghan situated in Hazara Region of KPK. Totally safe & secure for couples & families with kids to explore all main attractions of Naran Kaghan Valley.

Can we select our own desire dates for this tour?

This group tour has fixed departure dates and days (Once in a week).

  • Friday Night Departure from Lahore
  • Saturday Early Morning Departure from Islamabad
  • Thursday Night Departure from Karachi

What is the Trip cancellation Policy?

  • 50% of the total amount will be deducted if cancellation notified 7 days prior to the trip
  • 75% of the total amount will be deducted if cancellation notified 4 days prior to the trip
  • 100% of the total amount will be deducted if cancellation notified within the last 3 days prior to the trip unless the trip is canceled by the management

What are Terms & Conditions?

  1. Standard hotel check-in time is 12:00 pm, and check-out time is 10:00 am.
  2. Meals other than those specified are an exclusion from the package.
  3. Vehicles will be provided as per the group size.
  4. ACs don’t work in Hilly Areas as the climate is moderate.
  5. Hotels are subject to availability; guests will be accommodated in similar properties if unavailable.
  6. The monument entry fee and camera charges are not included in the package.
  7. Children above 8 years of age will be considered adults only. There are no charges for children below 5 years of age.
  8. All international and domestic airfare, visa fees, airport tax, or any insurance cover is not a part of the package.
  9. Govt. Approved ID is mandatory for each guest when booking and upon arrival. 
  10. All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details when booking and upon arrival.
  11. Prices might greatly vary on Blackout Dates(special dates like Eid ul Fitr, Eid ul Adha, New Year’s, etc.). You can connect with us directly to get the best rates for these days.
  12. The prices may vary based on the season and the number of travelers traveling per day in a specific region, as there is limited hotel availability in hilly areas.
  13. Any deviation from the Vehicle’s planned route at the customer’s request during the tour will be chargeable per km basis.
  14. Any breakage or damage of items at the hotels/resorts/camps/vehicles will be charged at actuals.
  15. The package cost will not accommodate personal expenses like portage, tips, laundry, mineral water, etc.
  16. TripMaker reserves the right to rearrange the itinerary due to any disturbances (i.e., severe weather conditions, political unrest or others).
  17. Any rescheduling/rearrangement of a package due to circumstances beyond TripMaker’s control might invite additional hotel charges and/or vehicle charges.
  18. If a traveler wants to or decides to leave the trip in the middle, the traveler will bear all the expenses from that point onwards. Neither the operator nor TripMaker will be responsible for such decisions or refunds.
  19. Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations. Travelers littering may be fined.
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Kaleem ud Din

Couple Traveller

Enjoy every moments of this cultural festival with you guys.

May 26, 2021