From the beautiful Valley of Kalash,
we present to you the Istikhek.
The Kalash hail from the Chitral District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. They speak the Kalasha language, and their unique culture differs completely from the various ethnic groups surrounding them. Being polytheists, they revere nature most deeply and offer sacrifices for the bounteous valleys they believe it has blessed them with.