Kalash

One of the major attractions of chitral are the kalash valleys- the home of the kafir-kalash or wearers of the black robes, a primitive pagan tribe. Their ancestry is enveloped in mystery and is the subject of controversy. A legend says that five soldiers of the legions of alexander of macedonia settled in chitral and are the progenitors of the kafir-kalash. Over 3,000-strong kafir-kalash live in the valley of birir, bumburet and rambur, south of chitral. Bumburet, the largest and the most picturesque valley of the kafir-kalash , is 40 kms. From chitral and is connected by a jeep-able road. Birir, 34 kms. Away is accessible by a jeep-able road. Rambur is 32 kms from chitral.

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