Qaqlasht Valley

Place: Chitral Valley

Category: Hiking , Horse Riding , Paragliding , Valley ,

Suitable for Family Suitable for Adults

Latitude: 36.2410898564666

Longitude: 72.1830850053368

Description

Qaqlasht is a flat terrain that is located about 80 kilometers north of Chitral town and approachable by a smooth drive of one and half-hour. When early spring sweeps through the valley, this Plateau type of plane transforms into a gorgeous picnic resort with a carpet grassy and tiny yellow flowers stretched lover miles and miles that attracts a great number of people from different parts of the district and other parts of the country during Qaqlasht Festival which is held every year in April. Jashan-e-Qaqlasht is the old-age festival of the people of northern Chitral with a history of more than 2,000 years. Rais rulers used to organize it in the remote past to be continued by the Kator dynasty, which not only assiduously patronized this particular cultural event, but also promoted other festivals e.g. Jashan-e-Shandur and Jashan-e-Chitral.

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