Regular PIA flights from Peshawar and Islamabad operate on daily basis subject to weather conditions.
Beautiful Kalash people, having blond hair, fair skin, and green eyes, also live in Chitral District in three remote mountain valleys: Bumburet, Rumbur, and Birir.
It is situated on the western bank of the Chitral River (also called Kunarl River) and at the foot of Tirich Mir, the highest peak (25,289 feet) of the Hindu Kush Mountain Range.
The district is administratively divided into two tehsils (subdivisions); Chitral and Mastuj.
This status was maintained after its accession to Pakistan in 1947.
Finally the princely state was abolished in 1969 and Chitral was made a district of NWFP..
The 8.75 km long tunnel, which is still under construction, was built to reduce the distance between Dir and Chitral districts and ease movement of traffic throughout the year. Snow clearing machinery of FWO (Frontier Works Organization) works 24 hours to ensure smooth flow of traffic.
Before the tunnel was constructed, people of Chitral had to make detours into Afghanistan while travelling to or from Peshawar because Lowari Top remained closed for six months in winter. The Shandur Pass, elevation 12,200 feet (3,719 m), is located in District Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. The Shandur Polo Ground, the highest in the world at 3,700 meters, is a venue for a traditional polo tournament which since 1936 has been held annually in the first week of July between the teams of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral. The 4-day long Qaqlasht Festival is organized every year in mid April at the sprawling ground of Qaqlasht, 80 Km from Chitral town.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.The Chief Justice also heard three motion cases and two pre-admission cases as single bench. The Langlands School and College, Chitral, formerly known as Sayurj Public School was founded in 1979. Hindukush Heights has a branch of their hotel at Mastuj in northern of Chitral.Major Geoffrey D Langlands, a Briton educationist, has finally retired at the age of 94 and handed over the charge to 58-years old Carey Schofield in 2012. For more details and reservation, please see their website (. Lowari Pass (Elevation 10,500 feet) connects Chitral with Dir.It takes around 10 hours from Islamabad to reach Chitral by road and about 7 hours from Peshawar. This Fokker plane over-ran the Chitral runway during landing on 16 June 2004.