The Last Kalash of The Hindu Kush

The Last Kalash of The Hindu Kush

The Last Kalash of The Hindu Kush In northwestern Pakistan, close to the Afghan border, the Kalasha people are struggling to preserve their centuries-old culture. Once they inhabited large portions of the Hindu Kush, deep into today’s Afghanistan. Today there are only around 4,000 Kalash left. They live in three picturesque valleys in the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Kalash are facing an uncertain future. In predominantly Muslim Pakistan the survival of their traditions hangs in the balance. Until recently the valleys where the Kalash live were so inaccessible…

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