At the furthest corner of Chitral opening the gate to the Wakhan corridor lies Boroghil. This plateau at around 3500m is the meeting point of various tribes of Central Asia like the Wakhi Sirikuli ,Tajik and the Kirghiz . These nomad tribes of the highlands have much in common and gather here to revive their ancient traditions. Promoting their tribal festival will help preserve their culture and give a positive image of Pakistan to the global community. We at Hindukush Trails ( www.Hindukushtrails.com ) are willing to put our expertise and efforts to bring a festival over here at par with Shandur over the coming years.
A good effort is being made by Chitral Scouts to promote this festival in 2014. A meeting was held in chitral to organize this festival from 22 to 24 Aug 2014 and we appreciate the effort.. Hindukush Trails has suggested the following
The Boroghil Festival can be developed into one of the only festival of its kind where various tribes like the Wakhi Sirikuli ,Tajik and the Kirghiz tribes of Central Asia gather to revive their common traditions. This has the potential to bringing a new chapter into Khyber Pakhtoon Khawa if people concerned with tourism are involved in the activities. We at Hindukush Trails are willing to put our expertise and efforts to bring this at par with Shandur over the years. It would be pointless to have a football or a volleyball match at this plateau as who would slog to see that, what needs to be promoted is Yak polo where Yak teams from Boroghil, Chikar, Ishkuman, Chapursan and Gojal Shimshal compete along with team from Wakhan and Tajikastan. The dates of the festival has to be fixed from 01 to 03 August each year so that people can plan well ahead of time. A list of suggestions was put forward to the officials and hopefully the advise would be taken. Please join us in putting some sense into this activity before it falls prey into becoming an unattractive event.