Chitral is the capital of the Chitral District, located on the Chitral River in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Chitral also served as the capital of the generous state of Chitral until 1947.

Chitral has a Mediterranean environment, with warm summers and cold winters, with heavy snowfall occurring normally in Chitral Valley. Cold spells that have swept across Chitral can be deadly as locals have died of the extreme numbing temperatures in the past. Chitral is known for snowfall and deadly avalanches. The road that goes towards Chitral is very dangerous as it’s one of the narrowest roads in the world, and it is situated in the world’s largest mountain range. It is planned to be a one lane road but it is used as a two-lane road. The route is very unstable, without any safety and faces extreme glaciers where temperatures can plummet to -30C.


    1. Lahore to Chitral: 722 K.M..

    2. Islamabad to Chitral: 389 K.M.

    3. Karachi to Chitral: 1757 K.M.

Weather & height

  • + 25 Degrees

  • – 30 Degrees

  • Chitral  is 1,494 m (4,902 ft) above sea level

Attractions and places to visit

  • Bumbret Valley
  • Chitral Valley
  • Shandur Pass
  • Kalasha Valley
  • Karamabar Lake
  • Trich Mir
  • Rumber Valley
  • Garam Chashma
  • Chitral Fort
  • Chitral Gol National Park
  • Gulzar Mahal
  • Farid Gate
    • Trekking
    • Sight Seeing
    • Shopping
    • Camping
    • Climbing

    • Monuments