Travel Blogs from Chitral, Pakistan

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The Month of Wine and Walnuts and the Chicken Myth, Rumbur Valley, Pakistan travel blog

The Month of Wine and Walnuts and the Chicken Myth

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... the right to a separate identity for minority groups.  Although minorities such as Christians are a small part of Pakistan's population, having this right flying above them is important, although it doesn't guarantee their longevity and survival. ...

Two Weeks in Chitral District, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

Two Weeks in Chitral District

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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In the northwest corner of Pakistan lies the Chitral District, home of the Chitrali people as well as the Kalash people, the immense Hindu Kush mountains, and wildlife tucked away in a small national park.  I stayed here two weeks, camping in the ...

Zohur, Chitral Gol National Park, Pakistan travel blog

Zohur

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... in the shade, climbing up one thousand feet to the ridge where I broke my fast before.  At this point, I was determined to keep my fast.  I descended to Chitral town, where the din of humanity grew in my ...

Cricket and Beaded Head-dresses, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

Cricket and Beaded Head-dresses

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... are referred to in Pakistan as kafirs (non believers) as they are not Muslim. Although they have lived in Pakistan for thousands and thousands of years, their culture is slowly disappearing through immigration into the valleys by Muslims, discrimination ...

The Bus Trip From Hell.., Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

The Bus Trip From Hell..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... one here. Chitral doesn't really have much to offer really but is more of a jumping off point to the various valleys in Northern Pakistan. For us however it also marked the end of the worst bus trip we have ever experienced. And when we say 'ever', ...

Cold, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

Cold

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... lead down to the minibus station once again, as we wanted to go to the Kalash Valley. Home of the only non-muslim people in Pakistan. Jumped into one pretty quickly, and we were off. Eventually, the driver dumped us at the last stop, and we set off ...

The most dangerous place in the World, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

The most dangerous place in the World

A travel blog entry by nalddo

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... . These areas are dominated by Taliban and there, Pakistani law has no force and authorities are powerless. Since September, 11th, Pakistan has received billions of dollars from the USA to get rid from the Taliban (the militia they had themselves trained ...

Kalasha Valleys, Kalasha, Pakistan travel blog

Kalasha Valleys

A travel blog entry by johnkramer

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... us local walnuts. the children were really fun, and I got a bunch of nice portraits. I didn't catch any transport back to Chitral which meant I was staying here for the night (Mike was continuing on with our driver, Manzuul tomorrow, and had to get a ...

Chitral, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

Chitral

A travel blog entry by johnkramer

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... here to watch a polo game. we walked around on the deserted field in the middle of the mountains, very pretty. we got to chitral tonight, a small town. from our hotel we have a great view of the hindukush mountain range - awesome! we set out tomorrow for ...

Into the Karakorams, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

Into the Karakorams

A travel blog entry by radsolv

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... to Peshawar. My RNAC crew card came in handy. I flew in cockpit, Waters as passenger but both free. Visit to Chitral was another high point. From here we visited Bumberet in the Kalash Valley. The Kalash people are an indigenous group who have ...

Chitral et les Kailash Valley, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

Chitral et les Kailash Valley

A travel blog entry by z00b

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... , en passant un col a 4300m, nous arrivons à Chitral, la ville la plus au nord ouest du Pakistan, tout près de l'afghanistan. Il n'y a pas grand chose à faire à Chitral même si ce n'est visiter sa petite mosquée et boire du jus de mangue. Nous en ...

Shandur Polo, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

Shandur Polo

A travel blog entry by jtroussier

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... still are. They were of course very few women to be seen at the festival. The dancing was a male only affair... In Pakistan you also nearly always end up speaking about politics. But as much I enjoyed talking with those ...

It's only reachable by plane at this time of year, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

It's only reachable by plane at this time of year

A travel blog entry by watchoutworld

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... when we took off. I got a window seat and the views were incredible over the snow covered mountains.   Arriving in Chitral I found I was the first person this year in Farooq's hotel and when I went to register with the police (compulsory in ...

Chitral, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

Chitral

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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Chitral ...

The Kalash Valleys, Rumbour, Pakistan travel blog

The Kalash Valleys

A travel blog entry by watchoutworld

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... for minutes, maybe an hour, thinking of nothing and everything. What am I doing here? Why have I come? What do I expect? About Pakistan, the people I'm meeting, home... how long can I wander and travel? Is it bad - should I feel guilty for taking all ...

Back to Chitral, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

Back to Chitral

A travel blog entry by watchoutworld

... were some things that they couldn't get in Chitral so I'd offered to get some things and bring them back on my next visit to Pakistan. It felt like I'd known the family much longer and they seemed genuinely sad to see me go. H gave me another long string ...

Chitral and the Kalash Valley, Chitral and Broun, Pakistan travel blog

Chitral and the Kalash Valley

A travel blog entry by lufervit

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... travelers (Jim, Bert, Hirosh, Nadia and Cody), go for a dip in the freezing cold waters of the fast flowing river, play cards, enjoy the scenery and, best of all, admire the beauty of Kalash women and their fancy dresses. Ah...Chitral: nothing ...

Eclectic Chitral - North West Frontier Province, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

Eclectic Chitral - North West Frontier Province

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... the new Chitral District. It's proximity to Afghanistan understandably makes it a sensitive area for the current Pakistan central government. Tiny Chitral airport is perched high in a meadow like environment, surrounded by snowy peaks and gushing ...

The Wonderful Faces of Chitral Town, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

The Wonderful Faces of Chitral Town

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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The wonderful faces of the local Chitral people. All gave their permission to have their photos taken. ...

Chitral's Architectural Designs, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

Chitral's Architectural Designs

A travel blog entry by shamstheguide

Chitral has a unique architectural designs which is a combination of Indian and Central Asian version. This is the picture of Chitral's Royal Mosque with 3 big domes and 3 lofting ...

Pakistan Travel Blog, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

Pakistan Travel Blog

A travel blog entry by shamstheguide

Hi, Welcome to Chitral, the northernmost district of Pakistan, which is famous for its rich and colourful culture of both Khow and Kalash communities, hopitality, traditional festivals and music, cultural events such as the mountainous polo at during ...

Pakistan wäre eigentlich ganz schön..., Rawalpindi-Peshawar-Dir-Chitral-Kalash-Valley, Pakistan travel blog

Pakistan wäre eigentlich ganz schön...

A travel blog entry by juttachris

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Kalash Travel Blog, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

Kalash Travel Blog

A travel blog entry by shamstheguide

... of their social life. To make your trip to Kalash valley worthwhile and enjoyable, you can be in contact with CAMAT [Chitral Association for Mountain Area Tourism] office in the Mountain Inn, Chitral town. Contact number: 92 943 413540, 413507. Email: ...

a side trip to (almost) the Summer Palace, Chitral, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

a side trip to (almost) the Summer Palace, Chitral

A travel blog entry by sueshuttleworth

... see the Landcruiser parked up at such an inaccessible spot way down the track.   Had a wonderful view looking down onto Chitral air strip, not very long but running straight on the land between two meandering bends in the river.  Have recently ...

A Plan of  a New Silk Road, Chitral To Turkeminsitan, Pakistan travel blog

A Plan of a New Silk Road

A travel blog entry by azfar

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... and Britain in 1873 to split Central Asia from South Asia. Thus, a road of just 36 kilometres can link Pakistan with Tajikistan from Chitral through Iskatul Ghulkhana, Afghanistan. This would be the shortest road by land that could link Central Asia to ...

Polo auf 3'000 Metern Höhe, Chitral-Buni-Shandur Pass-Gilgit, Pakistan travel blog

Polo auf 3'000 Metern Höhe

A travel blog entry by juttachris

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Into the mountain at last, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

Into the mountain at last

A travel blog entry by sueshuttleworth

... now going to drive northwards paralleling the Afghan border to Chitral - a valley not often visited by tourists.   Chitral only became an integrated part of Pakistan within the last thirty to forty years and is a difficult place to get to.  The ...

Feb 09, 2011, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

Feb 09, 2011

A travel blog entry by jarrar

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KALASH OF HINDU KUSH MOUNTAIN CHITRAL PAKISTAN, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

KALASH OF HINDU KUSH MOUNTAIN CHITRAL PAKISTAN

A travel blog entry by hunzapakistan

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The Kalash Valleys of Chitral in Hindu-Kush Mountains of Pakistan! The Kalash is a very small ethnic community of the mountain people, surrounded by the mountains of Hindu-Kush called the Kafir Kalash or Kafiristan, kafir means non-Muslim and Kafiristan ...

Kalash Travel Blog, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

Kalash Travel Blog

A travel blog entry by shamstheguide

... of their social life. To make your trip to Kalash valley worthwhile and enjoyable, you can be in contact with CAMAT [Chitral Association for Mountain Area Tourism] office in the Mountain Inn, Chitral town. Contact number: 92 943 413540, 413507. Email: ...

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