Some photos of Kalash people have been included in this page but for knowing further details about their culture and more photos, go to an exclusive page in this website: Kalash Valleys of Chitral.
Brief History: In the 3rd century AD, Chitral was occupied by Kanishka, the Buddhist ruler of the Kushan Empire. Then it was under Raees rule from 1320 to the 15th century.
The others are the Dorah Pass from Badakshan in Afghanistan, Shandur Top from Gilgit, and Broghol Pass from the Wakhan Corridor in Afghanista.
Lowari Top is closed by snow for all type of traffic from late November to late May every year.
In 1954, the Mehtar of Chitral was killed when his airplane crashed into Lowari Top.
The Lowari Tunnel is currently being constructed beneath Lowari Pass by a South Korean company, SAMBU JV. It’s the first time that Lowari Tunnel remained open throughout the harsh winter of 2011-12.
For the convenience of tourists “hamams” (baths) have been constructed near the springs. The best it offers is a very clean and healing outdoor Swimming Pool, fed by Natural Hot Springs. For centuries this festival had been celebrated by all of Chitralis as a national event.
But currently only people of Ismailia community celebrate it in Lutkoh Valley of Chitral district. Chitral National Park (also called Chitral Gol National Park) is located in Gol Valley and Kafir Kalash land of Chitral District in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province.
You can also go to Chitral by road both from Islamabad and Peshawar.
Lowari Top is the lowest pass to enter Chitral, the rest all being 12,000 to 15,000 feet.
The Lowari Top is one of the four major mountain passes to enter Chitral.
Chitral is a district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Province of Pakistan.
The city of Chitral is the capital of the district.
A Quiz competition for students, a poetry program, a cultural show and musical concert are also held. Lutkoh Valley, commonly known as Garam Chashma because of its hot springs, is 45 km from Chitral town and takes around 2 to 3 hours to reach by jeep. Lutkoh Valley, commonly known as Garam Chishma, celebrate its traditional cum religious spring festival of Pathak.