Chitral is located in Malakand division of Khyber Pukhtunkhwah, Chitral is connected to the rest of Pakistan by just two roads: one to Gilgit over the Shandur Pass and one to Swat via the Lowari Pass. From the Swat Valley you need to cross another high pass, the Malakand, to reach the frontier city of Peshawar.
After exploring the Upper Chitral Valley and the splendid Chitral Gol National Park, head south to Rumbur, Bumboret and Birir, stronghold to Pakistan’s Kalasha who still practice their pre-Islamic religion. You can even trek between the Kalasha valleys. The road continues south through the army town of Drosh and the sublime Naghar Fort, overlooking a bend on the Chitral River. Just before the 3118m Lowari Pass (usually open from June to October) the road suddenly zigzags up a steep mountainside in 48 switchbacks.