Kalash Valley is one of the most beautiful and one of the most mysterious places in Pakistan. Located in the Chitral District of KPK province, Kalash valley has a unique indigenous culture and religion that dates back thousands of years. The people of Kalash valley are from the Dardic family of the Indo-Iranian branch. They speak the Kalasha language. Kalash Valley is surrounded by the Hindukush mountain range. Every year thousands of people from Pakistan and abroad visit the Kalash valley in order to know more about the culture and tradition of the people of Kalash and also to enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of the area.
We have compiled 35 amazing pictures of Kalash Valley that reveal the lifestyle, traditions, and culture of the people of Kalash. These pictures shed light on this mysterious valley and its beautiful people.
1 – You will see such spectacular scenes on your way to Kalash Valley. This is a view of Ayun Village in Chitral.
2 – This is what the road to Kalash Valley looks like.
3 – Entrance to the Kalash Valley.
4 – A beautiful narrow wooden bridge in Bumburet Village of Kalash Valley.
5 – This is what the houses in Kalash Valley look like.
6 – The amazingly beautiful dresses of the women and children will leave you amazed.
7 – Here is a picture of girls perched on stone ledges. Some houses in the valley can be accessed easily via stairs, while others have a difficult access and can only be reached by scaling stone walls.
8 – Education is considered to be very important by the people of Kalash Valley. Here is the entrance of a school in Kalash Valley.
9 – Here is another picture of children palying in the school in Bumburet Village in Kalash Valley.
10 – Spring Festival is held every year in Kalash Valley and it is a major tourist attraction.
11 – An elderly Kalasha woman sitting during the Chilum Jusht Festival in Kalash Valley.
12 – During the spring festival, it’s a ritual that men stand in the corners in order to protect the valley and the future harvest from the evil spirits.
13 – A woman doing work in the Bumburet Village in Kalash Valley.
14 – A woman in Kalash Valley tends her sheep. The primary source of earning in the valley is tourism, rearing goats and sheep, and growing walnuts.
15 – A wooden house in Kalash Valley.
16 – The streets of mysterious Kalash Valley.
17 – Another street in the Bumburet Village, Kalash Valley. Some houses are made of wood and some are made of stones.
18 – When someone dies in Kalash Valley, the people of the tribe consider it as a release. The deceased person is given a farewell in a special room. The relatives gather in the room and circle the dead body and dance in happiness for three days. After that, the dead body is taken to the graveyard.
19 – This is what the graveyard in Kalash Valley looks like.
20 – Another view of the graveyard. The bodies are left open in the graveyard and bones can still be seen from some bodies.
21 – Wooden Houses in Kalash Valley are stacked one on top of the other. The rooftop of one house forms the terrace of the house above it.
22 – Here is a water stream in the Kalash Valley.
23 – Women in Bumburet Village of Kalash Valley.
24 – A wonderful close-up shot of houses in Bumburet Village, Kalash Valley.
25 – Trout Fish Farm in Bamburet Village, Kalash Valley.
26 – A stone house in Kalash Valley.
27 – A street somewhere in the Kalash Valley. Did I mention earlier that these dresses are just amazing? Woah.
28 – Local women gossip around and enjoy their time in the sun.
29 – Another beautiful picture of women of Kalash valley in their colourful traditional dresses.
30 – The mountains of Afghanistan can be seen from the Kalash Valley.
31 – Snow covers the Kalash Valley during winters.
32 – The tall mountains of Chitral will leave you amazed.
33 – A beautiful view of the Kalash Valley from the Ayun Village.
34 – Kalash Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Pakistan and it’s beauty multiplies several folds during the spring season.
35 – The beautiful faces, amazing dresses, mysterious traditions, and spectacular sights await you in Kalash Valley.
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