Chitral District (ضِلع چترال) is the largest district in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, covering an area of 14,850 km². Part of the Malakand Division, it is the northernmost district of Pakistan. It shares a border with Gilgit-Baltistan to the east, with Kunar, Badakshan and Nuristan provinces of Afghanistan to the north and west, and with the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa districts of Swat and Dir to the south. A narrow strip of Wakhan Corridor separates Chitral from Tajikistan in the north.
Chitral shares much of its history and culture with the neighboring Hindu-Kush territories of Gilgit-Baltistan, a region sometimes called “Peristan” because of the common belief in fairies (peri) inhabiting the high mountains.The entire region that now forms the Chitral District was an independent monarchical state until 1895, when the British negotiated a treaty with its hereditary ruler, the Mehtar, under which Chitral became a semi-autonomous princely state within the Indian Empire. Chitral retained this status even after its accession to Pakistan in 1947, finally being made an administrative district of Pakistan in 1969, disestablishing the Princely state.
Welcome to Chitral: Where Pakistan’s elite goes to play.
You can do a lot of things in this picturesque valley such as hiking, climbing, canoing.If you prefer to try something more daring, you can swim into the lakes in the sunny days, but remember that the water is cold even in the summer.Fishing is famous profession and hobby in Chitral valley.
Best places to visit in Chitral Valley When Touring The Charming Chitral Valley.
Below is a list of some of the most beautiful and major tourist attractions in ChitralValley.
Must visit these places when you plan to visit Chitral Valley.
- Chitral Valley
- Bumburet Valley
- Shandur Pass
- Chitral Gol National Park
- Tirich Mir
- Rumbur valley
- Garam Chashma
- Karambar Lake
- Chitral Fort
- Kalasha Valleys
Things to do in Chitral:
You can do a lot of things in this picturesque valley such as hiking, climbing, canoing.If you prefer to try something more daring, you can swim into the lakes in the sunny days, but remember that the water is cold even in the summer.Fishing is famous profession and hobby in Chitral Valley. Brown trout and Mahseer are abundance in waters River which flows in the valley. Fishing licenses are issued by the ‘Fisheries Department at Chitral Valley’ or by the ‘Trout Hatchery’.Apart from these gorgeous destinations, you can be sure to have a lot of fun while in Chitral Valley, as well. There are white-water rafting tours, hiking experiences, boating fun, and kayaking. From lush green meadows to beautiful snowy mountains and flowing rivers, Chitral Valley is truly an underrated destination that has more natural beauty than in many other areas of Pakistan.
- Chitral National Park
- Broghil Valley National Park
- Kunar Province
- Badakhshan Province
- Nuristan Province