Kalash Valleys (Gilgit Baltistan)

The Kalash Valley, surrounded by the Hindukush Range, is located in Chitral district, Pakistan, at the distance of 36km from Chitral main city on National Highway N-45. There are three valleys, Bumburet, Rumbur, and Birir. From Ayun village on N-45, turn right on Bamboret Valley Road access the Kalash Valley.

The People, Kalash people, have a unique culture, language, and ancient traditions. They belong to the polytheist faith and are the smallest religious and ethnic minority of Pakistan. They are considered as the soldiers of Alexander\' Army, who were injured at that time and then had settled in this valley.

Kalash Valleys Map

Kalash Valleys Gallery

Kalash Graveyard

Kalash people never burried their dead bodies, rather they put the coffin with dead body in a graveyard openly on some mountains, where those dead bodies decomposed by natural process and finally converted into scattered bones and those bones can be seen in their graveyard.

Kalash Valley

Kalash Valley

Kafristan Culture

Kafiristan took the name because it once followed a form of ancient hinduism they were non-Muslim so they were known as kafir by the surrounding where Muslims lived they were closely related to the Kalash people they have different culture language and religion the name Kafir is derived from the Arabic kaafir a person who refuse to accept Islam.