Chitral Valley

Chitral valley is the pearl of northern areas of Pakistan. Chitral is the hub of tourists. Chitral has lush green valleys, harsh mountains, beautiful glaciers, and heavenly meadows. Travelogue writers and authors have described Chitral valley is the most charming, fascinating and romantic place. In winters the weather of Chitral is very cold and in summers the weather is pleasant and balmy. The best time to visit Chitral is September.

Thousands of people from abroad visit the Chitral valley to explore the culture and enjoy the natural beauty. Fishing, hiking, trekking attracts thousands of tourists.Chital valley has a very vast culture. 

The land of Chitral call by Chitrali people “Kho” and the language that is spoken in Chitral is “Khowar”. Other languages are also spoken in Chitral are Gujari, Wakhi, Kalash, Yidgha, Kirghiz, and Gawar-Bati. Chitrali people love music and dance and Chitral have a very brawny musical tradition. 

Chitrali people have their own cultural dress and females wearing a lot of jewelry and black frocks which is traditionally embroidered. Women are also wearing shalwar kameez which is the national dress of Pakistan. Men wear long wool coats in winters known as “Shuqa”.

Chitral Valley has many festivals like Qaqlash Festival / Jashn-E-Qaqlasht, Shandur Polo Tournament, Jashn-e-Chitral, Boroghol , and Kalash Festivals.Polo is the national sport of Chitral. There are many polo grounds in Chitral. Chitral museum is another attraction for tourists. In Chitral museum, antique pottery, weapons, and other stuff from the old times are placed. 

Chitral valley has the famous university “University of Chitral”. The University of Chitral has many departments like Zoology, Urdu, Economics, Computer Science and much more. The best thing is the Tourism and Hotel Management department has also at the University of Chitral. The University of Chitral has achieved a great landmark with its first research journal. Chitral has a lot of guest houses and hotels for tourists. Governor Cottage is a beautiful building of Chitral. 


Garam Chashma


Garam Chashma is sometimes called “Hot Spring”. Garam Chashma is famous for its breathtaking natural beauty, balmy weather and snow covered peaks. People who have skin disease should also visit Hot Spring for treatment. A local doctor of Chitral said taking bath in Hot Spring is a kind of physiotherapy. The water is very pure and refreshing. Tourists across the country come and visit this place.

Garam Chashma is also famous for its trout fish. Garam Chashma is best for those who love fishing.Many foreigners visited this place and enjoy the beauty of this place. Through a car, you can reach to Garam Chashma from Islamabad in 12 hours 30 minutes. The distance of Garam Chashma from Islamabad is 475 km. From Chitral, you can reach to Garam Chashma in 2 hours. 


Chitral Gol National Park


Chitral Gol National Park is one of the national parks of Pakistan. Chitral National Park is situated by Hindukush peaks. Two hunting lodges are located in Chitral National park. Golden Eagle, Siberian ibex, Snow Leopard, Black bear, Yellow-throated martin, Snow Partridge, Peregrine falcon and others are found in Chitral National Park.

During the rainy season the Chitral National Park is dangerous and unsafe for tourists. In snowfall, the park covered with snow and snow-covered peaks add beauty to the park.


Bumburet Valley


Bumburet valley is the popular and ancient valley of Chitral. Bumburet Valley is an amazing place to visit. Bumburet valley is full of scenic beauty and amazing people. The best time to visit Bumburet Valley is summer and spring. 
Bumburet Valley is very beautiful due to shady meadows, apricot trees, yellow and green fields. Bumburet valley joins the Rumbur valley and then it joins the Kunar valley.

Through a car, you can reach to Bumburet valley from Islamabad in 11 hours. The distance of Bumburet valley from Islamabad is 425 km. From Chitral, you can reach to Bumburet valley in 1 hour. 



Shahi Mosque


Shahi Mosque is the beautiful mosque in Chitral. Shahi Mosque is famous for its unique architecture. A Chitrali royal family has constructed this mosque. The bricks that are used in the construction of the mosque are imported from Chitral. Shahi mosque is a major tourist attraction. Shahzada Sirajul Muluk member of Chitrali royal family has built this mosque. 

Through a car, you can reach to Shahi mosque from Islamabad in 11 hours.The distance of Shahi mosque from Islamabad is 432 km.





You can easily travel to different places from Chitral Valley.



Distance in Km

Travel Time

Chitral Valley to Gilgit 390 10 hr 30 min
Chitral Valley to Islamabad 418 10 hr
Chitral Valley to Skardu 571 14 hr
Chitral Valley to Hunza Valley 469 11 hr 45 min
Chitral Valley to Malam Jabba 294 10 hr
Chitral Valley to Abbottabad 431 10 hr 45 min
Chitral Valley to Murree 478 13 hr 
Chitral Valley to Shangla 297 9 hr 


Chitral Valley is considered a very peaceful place. The colorful traditions, beautiful faces, striking sights await you in Chitral Valley.




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