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Tourists entering the valleys have to pay a toll to the Pakistani government, which is used to preserve the Kalash culture. The best time to go to Kalash is summer (May to September).You can take a PIA flight from Islamabad or Peshawar.

Kalash are much closer to Indo-Iranian traditions, but some of them claim to be descendants of Alexander the Great’s soldiers, however, extensive genetic testing has shown no connection.

Kalash people have blond hair, fair skin, and green eyes. The PTDC (Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation) Motel is located at Bumburet in Kalash Valley. Foreign tourists need a permit to enter Kalash Valley which is issued at the entrance of Kalash Valley.

They are related to the Nuristani people of the adjacent Nuristan (Previously known as Kafiristan) province of Afghanistan.

However, most of Nuristani people had embraced Islam by the end of 19th century.

Kalash women usually wear long black robes, often embroidered with cowrie shells.