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    Default A Journey to the World of Colors & the Land of Rocks

    We are blessed with a beautiful country and I intend to see it as much as possible in this life time. We made a journey to a place which can be truly called the world of colors. An ancient civilization, surviving for thousands of years but on the brink of extinction. The Kelasha Civilization. The main objective was to attend the Chilam Josht festival, a festival by Kelasha people to celebrate the arrival of spring. The Kelasha people are amazing souls on this earth. They don't live their lives they enjoy it. Though it is difficult to imagine once one realize the hardships they face yet they keep on smiling, dancing and singing. The details of tour are:
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    Day 1 Lahore - Gujranwal - Rawalpindi - Mardan - Dir - Lowari top - Ayoun - Kelash<o:p></o:p>
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    Day 2 - Kelasha valley<o:p></o:p>
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    Day 3 - Chilam Josht festival and then to Chitral<o:p></o:p>
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    Day 4 - Chitral to Mastoj<o:p></o:p>
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    Day 5 - Mastoj to Broghal (Nikhardin) - Chitral<o:p></o:p>
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    Day 6 - Kelasha Valley<o:p></o:p>
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    Day 7 - Kelasha - Lowari top - Dir - Rawalpindi - Lahore<o:p></o:p>
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    Fianl gathering at the main arena


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    Thumbs up Last for the day ...

    With this we come to the end of Day 3 of our trip. Thank you for visiting this thread .

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    very nice trip and captions. i have visited kalash four times on every jilamjusht festival , and also the rumboor valley which is a little 30km from bumburat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghilzai View Post
    Day 3 then .... Chilam Josht time. The festival is about celebration of the arrival of spring. In the morning festivities start with mild music and dancing and then cheese is given to all the children of the village. This is followed by a walk toward the main venue of the festival. People gather close the main arena and start dancing ... first little girls and then grown up and then married ones. After lunch break all the kelasha's gather in the main arena with boyz i.e. prospective grooms in the middle and grilz on the outer circle. They choose boyz at their own free will and the couples leave the arena then. When it is felt that there is no more potential match making the festival comes to an end. There are four distinct beats in the last part where music, dance, chanting and slogan are pretty different and they convey a special mode.

    <font color="black"><!--?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comA Journey to the World of Colors & the Land of Rocks - fontThe couples may live together for a week or so and then to decide whether they want to marry or go their separate way. Surprisingly most of the couples end up marrying each other.
    Wow... I always thought all of this was exaggerated and just fiction written in novels but this is actually happening in Pakistan.
    Since the couples live together for a week before marriage so definitely they can't be muslims. What is their religion?
    BTW nice coverage of the tour and excellent pics. Where can we see the documentary? On some TV channel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghilzai View Post
    After driving for almost full night and half of the day in extreme heat (40+ C) it was time to cool off in fresh water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imarshad View Post
    Wow... I always thought all of this was exaggerated and just fiction written in novels but this is actually happening in Pakistan.
    Since the couples live together for a week before marriage so definitely they can't be muslims. What is their religion?
    BTW nice coverage of the tour and excellent pics. Where can we see the documentary? On some TV channel?
    Yup they are not muslims. The locals call them Kafirs but they do believe in One God. Plz wait for the documentary its all covered. Channel to be informed later. Thanks.
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    Then Came day 4 ... off course. We started off from Bamboreet at the evening of day 3 and landed in Chitral that night. Stayed in Chitral for one night and in the morning started towards Mastuj. The road is pretty good only a few patches of rough here and there. The overall scenery was excellent and weather ... well not too hot.

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