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Frequently Asked Questions About Chitral Valley

What is Chitral famous for?


Chitral is known for its natural beauty, simple inhabitants, and unique culture. It is the most magical and magical place in the Hindu Kush mountains.


What is the significance of Chitral Valley?


The Chitral Valley is located in the northern region of Pakistan and is one of the most stunning and scenic places in the world. Its picturesque mountains, sulphur springs, juniper forests, friendly people and rivers full of famous trout are just amazing.


How many valleys are there in Chitral?

35 small valleys in Chitral. Chitral has steep mountains, lush green valleys, beautiful meadows and huge glaciers. It is divided into more than 35 small valleys. The highest peak of this Hindu Kush is Treshmir at 25,263 feet above sea level.


What is the old name of Chitral?

In ancient times, Chitral was called Kashkar. At the foot of the Hindu Kush mountains is the home of genius. It is said that the elf who stole the Ring of Hazrat Suleman lived in Tirichmir and had strongholds on many high mountains.


Who ruled Chitral?

 Muhtaram Shah Katur II. After Khairul Lah, was killed, Shah Nawaz Khan became ruler but was replaced by Mukhtar Shah II after six years of rule. Muhtaram Sha II was a capable statesman and is considered the true founder of Jitralkato’s rule. His son Shaafzal II was close behind.

What is the Chitrali language?

Khawar (Khowar) is an Indo-Aryan language of the Dadiq ethnic group, spoken mainly in the Chitral and some parts of the Gilgit regions of Pakistan.


Where is Chitral Valley located?

Chitral also spelled Chitral, Chitrar or Qashkar, is a city in the northern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The city is located along the Kunar River, also known as the Chitral River, in a valley about 2 miles (3 km) wide and about 4,900 feet (1,490 m) above sea level.

Who lives in Chitral?

Chitrali and Kalash community lives in Chitral. The Kalash religion was once widespread in Central Asia, but the 4,200 villagers living in the Chitra Valley make up the last known Kalash settlement in the world. Now, these villages are further evidence of Pakistan’s Muslim majority’s tolerance for ethnic minorities and cultural diversity.


Is Chitral in the Himalayas?

No, it’s in the Hindu Kush mountains. Chitral is a city located about 1,800 meters above sea level in the Hindu Kush Mountains and is home to the Chitral district of Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, close to the border with Afghanistan.


When did Chitral become part of Pakistan?

When India was partitioned in 1947, Chitral chose to join Pakistan. After joining, it gradually lost its independence and finally became an administrative region of Pakistan in 1969.

Why a V-shaped valley?

They are formed by powerful currents that, over time, cut through the rock in a process called cutting. These valleys are formed in the mountains and/or highlands, where the water flow is in a “juvenile” stage. At this time, the water flows rapidly along the steep slope.


Is Chitral in Kashmir?

No, Chitral is located in KPK, Pakistan, between the huge Hindu Kush mountains.

What is the most beautiful valley in Pakistan?

Where is the coolest place in Chitral Valley?

Garam Chashma is also famous for its hot springs. It is the coolest place in Chitral Valley, located in the Hindu Kush Mountains at 2550 meters above sea level. It is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Chitral, famous for its hot springs, trout, and gems.

How much tehsil does Chitral have?

Chitral has 2 “Tehsil” groups, 24 union councils, 463 Mauzas, and 01 municipal councils.

Is it safe to visit Chitral?

Yes, it is completely safe for travelers. But the culture of the Chitrali and Kakashi must be respected. There are many beautiful sights in the Chitral Valley. Chitral Valley in Pakistan is stunning and you can relax after a rural holiday. In summer, the snow melts, the river flows, the landscape becomes lush, and the summer atmosphere becomes more romantic and beautiful. In addition, Chitral has a very pleasant climate.


Saba Ghani

Since 2017, Saba Ghani has been the chief content writer for Pakistan Tour and Travel & EMHI Solutions. You can catch her at or Twitter

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