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Kalash Valley Tour, Chitral

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Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours provides a Kalash Valley Tour package, you may on a cultural journey and learn about the fascinating customs of the Kalash people in Chitral. As a leading supplier, we give an immersive experience that lets you discover the distinctive traditions and colorful celebrations of this historic community. Visits to the three magnificent Kalash valleys—Bumburate, Birir, and Rumbur—are included in our carefully planned itinerary. With comfortable accommodations and knowledgeable guides, our package ensures a respectful and enriching journey into the heart of Kalash culture. Witness age-old rituals, colorful festivals, and traditional dances, surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of the Hindu Kush. Whether you're a cultural enthusiast or an adventurer seeking an authentic experience, our Kalash Valley Tour promises an unforgettable exploration of the Kalash way of life in the captivating region of Chitral.

Itinerary

Islamabad

Arrival at Islamabad international airport

Peshawar

we will drive for 2 hours to Peshawar and full day city tour of Peshawar will include, Peshawar local markets (story teller’s bazaar & Chowk Yadgar), Mohabat Khan Mosque and Peshawar Museum (best collection of Ancient Gandhara Heritages). Dinner & overnight stay will be at hotel.

Drive to Swat Valley

Drive to Swat Valley via Maland Pass, en route visit Sri Bahlol takhat bahi (Buddhist Monastery), later we will visit Shingardar stupa and Ghalegay Buddha, Dinner & night stay at hotel.

Swat Valley

Full day tour of swat Valley include visit Butkada site 1 & 3, Swat Museum, Murghizar (summer palace), weavers village in Islampur and in the evening visit Fizagut. Overnight stay at hotel in Saidu Sharif Swat.

Kalash Valley

Following breakfast, we will drive to Kalash Valley via lowari pass or tunnel. En route we will stop for photography, tea and toilet breaks. We will reach Bumburate village of Kalash around late noon and remaining time; we will have an ample time to walk in Bamburat Village and meet local people.

Kalash Valley – Bumburate, Birir & Rumbur

Today we will explore one of the three villages of Kalash Valley – Bumburate, Birir & Rumbur. You will be amazed by visiting & meeting Kalash People – form a cultural island where ancient traditions and pagan belief have managed to sustain themselves throughout time, in a land locally called as Kafiristan, the “Land of Non-Believers. In the evening, we will get back to hotel for dinner and accommodation.

Chitral town

we will drive to Chitral town, visit local market, Shahi mosque and fort (if we get permission) and then we will continue our drive to upper chitral through Boni. We will make several photo stops and we will reach hotel around evening. Dinner & overnight stay will be at hotel.

Shandur Pass

This is an interesting day, as we are crossing Shandur Pass where world highest polo ground is locating and it is the place where wild polo (free style) tournament is playing from July 7 to 9 every year. Certainly, we will have enough time to stop for couple of hours on top to enjoy the nature. After visit, we will drive to Phandar and remaining we will visit a village. Dinner & overnight stay will be at hotel.

Gilgit & Hunza

For half a day, we will drive along the beautiful rivers of Gilgit & Hunza, one of the most special parts of Pakistan, en route we will visit Kargah Buddha (rock carved), 30 minutes’ walk in Gilgit City to see typical mountain bazaar, visit Karakorum Highway monuments (home village of the founder of Active Tours Pakistan), collision point of Eurasian & Indian plates, viewpoint of Ancient/Historical Silk Road, viewpoint of Rakaposhi Peak (7788m). As we approach Karimabad the peak Rakaposhi (7788m) dominates the sky line to the east. Above Hunza stands the prominent rock spire Bublimating 6000m and the Impressive Ultar peaks. Overnight stay at hotel.

Nagar Valley to Hopar village

Full day local visits will include, morning we will drive by 4×4 jeeps through Nagar Valley to Hopar village, is on opposite site of River Hunza, around noon we will drive back to Karimabad, meeting with local folks, understanding the secrets of their longevity and also visit important historical Fort, including the recently renovated, simple yet overpowering, Baltit Fort, around evening we will have water channel walk to experience local life and in the evening we will have time to visit local bazaar walk & shopping.

Central Hunza

Early morning, we will drive by 4×4 jeeps to Duikar (The highest village in Central Hunza) for sunrise photography.

Passu village (very traditional village)

Following breakfast, we will walk through Passu village (very traditional village) and will meet the most hospitable local people for 1 hour. Later, we will stop at viewpoints of Passu glacier, Passu cathedrals, walk for 2.5 hours to Borit Lake and then we will join again Karakorum Highway and walk for an hour on Hussani suspension bridge.

Three highest mountain ranges

Before reaching Besham, we will make some interesting photogenic stops at the unique point where three highest mountain ranges, Karakorum, Himalayas and Hindukush meet, view point of Nanga Parbat (9th highest peak of the world) offers breathtaking panorama on behind, ancient graffiti’s at Chilas with the pre-historic rock carving inscription at Shatial, We will check-in at hotel around evening, dinner & overnight stay will be at hotel.

Taxila Museum

Following breakfast we will drive to Taxila. Most of the Archaeological Sites at Taxila (600 B.C-500 A.D) are located around Taxila Museum. For over 1000 years, Taxila remained famous of as a center of learning in respect of Gandhara Art of Sculpture, education and Buddhism in the days of Buddhist glory. There are over 50 archaeological sites scattered in a radius of 30 km around Taxila. Some of the most important sites include Dharmarajika, Stupa and Monastery (300 B.C – 200 A.D), Bhir Mound (600-200 B.C) Sirkap (200 B.C – 600 A.D,Jundial Temple (250 B.C), and Julian Monastery (200-600 A.D). After visit, we will continue drive to Islamabad, Dinner & overnight stay will be at hotel.

Islamabad International airport

You will be transferred to Islamabad International airport to embark home flight. From peace and serenity of Mountains of Pakistan to the hustle and bustles of “modern” trends, you say Khuda Hafiz, the typical farewell, as you depart after a tour into Shangri-La.

Services

Services Include
Hotel Accommodation on twin sharing basis
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Air-conditioned luxury transport
English speaking tour guide
Entry fees
toll taxes
Domestic flights tickets
Tips for baggage handling at airport & at hotels
Member international flight tickets
Member personal insurance and all personal expenses such as telephone calls, fax, email charges, liquor or soft drinks,
Helicopter emergency rescue fees
Room service, personal services, items of a purely personal nature any unforeseen expenses (just like road block extra hotel stay) then members will be pay according to the numbers of days basses

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Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours Company Policy

At Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours, we are committed to providing exceptional travel experiences while ensuring the safety, comfort, and satisfaction of our clients. Our policies are designed to uphold the highest standards of service and professionalism. Please familiarize yourself with the following guidelines:

1. Booking and Reservation:

- All bookings and reservations must be made through our authorized channels, including our website, official agents, or directly through our office. - To secure a booking, a deposit or half payment may be required, depending on the nature of the trip. Payment methods accepted include credit/debit cards, bank transfers, or cash.

2. Cancellation and Refund policy:
Cancellation Policy:

At Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours, we aim to provide our clients with memorable and seamless experiences for our clients. However, we understand that plans can change, and unforeseen circumstances may arise. To ensure clarity and fairness, please review our refund policy below:

Cancellation Timeline:

- Clients may cancel their trip or expedition up to one month before the scheduled start of documentation without incurring any cancellation fees. - After this one-month period and up to the start of documentation, cancellations will not be accepted, except in the case of a natural disaster or emergency situation that prevents the client from participating in the trip. - Cancellations made within one month (30 days) after the advance payment, which constitutes 30% of the total cost of the trip, will not be eligible for a refund, except in the case of a natural disaster or emergency situation. - In the event of a natural disaster, medical emergency, or other unforeseen circumstances beyond the client's control, exceptions to the cancellation policy may be considered. Clients must provide documentation or proof of the situation to be eligible for a refund or rescheduling of the trip. - If a cancellation is permitted based on the criteria outlined above, eligible clients will receive a refund of 50% of the advance payment (which is 30% of the total trip cost), minus any non-refundable expenses already incurred by Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours in preparation for the trip. - Clients must provide documentation or proof of the situation to be eligible for the partial refund.

Refund Process:

- Refunds will be processed in the same form as the original payment and may take days/weeks/months to reflect in the client's account.

Terms and Conditions:

- By booking with Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours, clients agree to abide by our refund policy as outlined above. - Clients are encouraged to review our terms and conditions for additional information regarding bookings, payments, and responsibilities of both parties.

Contact Information:

- For inquiries, cancellations, or emergency situations, please contact our customer service team via email/phone during our business hours. Feel free to adjust any details or language to better suit your company's policies and preferences. It's important to communicate refund policies clearly to clients to avoid any misunderstandings or disputes.

3. Travel Insurance:

- We strongly recommend that all clients purchase comprehensive travel insurance to cover any unforeseen events or emergencies during their trip. - Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours are not liable for any loss, injury, or damage to personal belongings or health during the course of the trip.

4. Health and Safety:

- Clients are responsible for ensuring that they are physically and mentally fit to participate in their chosen tour or trek. - Our experienced guides prioritize the safety and well-being of all participants and reserve the right to make decisions in the best interest of the group, including altering itineraries or cancelling activities if necessary. - It is essential that clients adhere to safety instructions provided by our guides and staff at all times.

5. Environmental Responsibility:

- We are committed to sustainable and responsible travel practices. Clients are expected to respect the environment, local communities, and wildlife encountered during their journey. - Littering, damaging natural habitats, or engaging in activities that harm the local ecosystem is strictly prohibited.

6. Code of Conduct:

- Clients are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and courteous manner towards fellow travelers, guides, staff, and locals. - Discriminatory or offensive behavior will not be tolerated and may result in immediate termination of the trip without refund.

7. Travel Documentation:

- It is the responsibility of clients to ensure that they possess valid passports, visas, permits, and any other necessary travel documents required for their destination. - Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours can provide assistance and guidance regarding visa applications and other documentation upon request.

8. Feedback and Complaints:

- We value the feedback of our clients and encourage open communication. Please feel free to share your experiences, suggestions, or concerns with us. - In the event of a complaint, clients are encouraged to notify our staff or guides immediately so that we can address the issue promptly and find a satisfactory resolution. By booking a trip with Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours, clients acknowledge that they have read, understood, and agreed to abide by the terms and conditions outlined in this policy. We are dedicated to delivering unforgettable travel experiences while prioritizing the safety, satisfaction, and enjoyment of our clients. If you have any questions or require further clarification regarding our policies, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you on your next adventure with Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours!




Sincerely,
Arif Hassan Sadpara
Managing Director
Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours

Arif Hassan Sadpara

CEO

Arif Hassan Sadpara the CEO of Hassan Sadpara Treks & Tours and CEO of Hassan Sadpara Mountain Rescue Club of Pakistan. Arif Hassan Sadpara is the son of legend 1st Pakistani Mountaineer Hassan Sadpara the pride of Pakistan who scaled the highest peaks in the world without using supplementary oxygen. Arif is Also climbing and Guiding in the Karakoram and Himalayan mountains in Pakistan. Arif Organising Tours ,trekking, jeep safaris and Expeditions.

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