PESHAWAR: The two-day Broghil Festival will kick off from September 5-6 at Broghil National Park in Upper Chitral district.
Being organised by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tourism Department and the administration of Upper Chitral district, the festival will showcase various activities, including horse and yak polo, cricket, football, buzkashi, marathon race, tug-of-war, wrestling, music and other traditional games.
Buzkashi is the ancient Asian game in which a dead goat is being pulled the player while riding on a horse.
The yak race, yak polo, fireworks, traditional music and traditional food shows will be the main features of the festival.
Proper arrangements are being made for highlighting different aspects of the ancient and unique Wakhi culture.
A tent village will be established in Broghil to facilitate the participants and tourists.
Broghil is the home of Chiantar glacier surrounded by many other glaciers, which feed the Chitral River while the Kuramber Lake is said to be biologically active lake supporting a wide range of diversity.
The Broghil valley, bordering the Wakhan corridor of Afghanistan, is situated about 250km from Chitral city. Its extended glaciers, incredible wildlife, scattered wetlands, rich wilderness, green meadows and mighty mountains are the main tourism potential of the area.
Established in 2010, the Broghil National Park is a treasure of wild indigenous and migratory fauna especially of Pamirian and Siberian bird species.
The valley has about 30 freshwater lakes of various sizes, which present breathtaking sights.