uchal festival kalash august 2019

Peshawar - Peshawar

Aug 18, 2019 - Aug 23, 2019

6:00 PM - 10:05 AM

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For more details please follow link below. http://www.discoveryair.pk/tours/kalash-festival-uchal-2019#day6 UCHAL is one of the famous religious festivals of the Kalash community celebrated by the Kalasha people every year on 20-22 August for the harvest and threshing of wheat crop in the three valleys of Bumburate, Birir and Rumbur. Uchal festival provides an opportunity to the community to pay homage to nature by celebrating the harvest and also thanking their Creator for blessing them with good food and crops. They take a procession to a high plateau which is located outside of the village in Balangkuru and they pray to the Creator and this is where the long night of dancing begins. The Kalashi people celebrate the pre-harvest with cheese, corn, and wine. The people of the Kalash valley love music and dance to the beat of drums. Women dance in a circle on different songs. An interesting fact about Kalashi people is that they do not mourn the deaths, rather they celebrate it as a movement of happy return of their soul to God. The best gift the Kalasha people expect from the friend is a big dance for the departed soul.

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Departure for Chitral by Luxury public transport or Private Car/coaster via Motorway passing through Lawari -tunnel (3118m). The journey will be 10 hours’ drive, arrive in Chitral and transfer to the hotel

Departure for Kalash valley, the 2-3 hours’ drive to Kalash village will be through the most interesting narrow jeep track, arrive and transfer to the hotel or camping site.

Enjoy the Uchal festival in Bumburat and Rumbor village in Kalash valley

Enjoy the Uchal festival in Bumburat and Rumbor village in Kalash valley

Enjoy the Uchal festival in Bumburat and Rumbor village in Kalash valley

Drive back to Chitral, arrive and evening transfer to bus or special Car to Peshawar / Islamabad / Lahore.