The Chief Justice also heard three motion cases and two pre-admission cases as single bench. The Langlands School and College, Chitral, formerly known as Sayurj Public School was founded in 1979. Hindukush Heights has a branch of their hotel at Mastuj in northern of Chitral.Major Geoffrey D Langlands, a Briton educationist, has finally retired at the age of 94 and handed over the charge to 58-years old Carey Schofield in 2012. For more details and reservation, please see their website (. Lowari Pass (Elevation 10,500 feet) connects Chitral with Dir.Chitral city is 365 km from Peshawar and connected through Lowari Pass.The route is closed during winter and the town is cut off by snow from the rest of the country for six months in a year.Some photos of Kalash people have been included in this page but for knowing further details about their culture and more photos, go to an exclusive page in this website: Kalash Valleys of Chitral.Brief History: In the 3rd century AD, Chitral was occupied by Kanishka, the Buddhist ruler of the Kushan Empire. Then it was under Raees rule from 1320 to the 15th century.The Shandur Polo Ground is about 168 Km from Chitral city and accessible by jeep. According to local legend, Qaqlasht Festival is being celebrated for the last 500 years.
Before the tunnel was constructed, people of Chitral had to make detours into Afghanistan while travelling to or from Peshawar because Lowari Top remained closed for six months in winter. The Shandur Pass, elevation 12,200 feet (3,719 m), is located in District Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. The Shandur Polo Ground, the highest in the world at 3,700 meters, is a venue for a traditional polo tournament which since 1936 has been held annually in the first week of July between the teams of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral. The 4-day long Qaqlasht Festival is organized every year in mid April at the sprawling ground of Qaqlasht, 80 Km from Chitral town.Lowari Top is the lowest pass to enter Chitral, the rest all being 12,000 to 15,000 feet.The Lowari Top is one of the four major mountain passes to enter Chitral.He removed its 44 seats and put them in the Conference Hall at Hindukush Heights hotel owned by him. The palace is 15 km from Chitral town and about 1200 metres above the town and valley. On September 3, 2012, Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court, Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, inaugurated the Circuit Court of Peshawar High Court (PHC) in judicial building, Chitral. Tatler, UK, in its travel guide 2010 ranks it among “the best 101 hotels in the world”.People attending conferences are quite amused when they see an ashtray attached to each of their seats! It will provide speedy and easily accessible justice to the people of Chitral. The hotel is run by its owner Siraj Ulmulk, an ex PIA pilot, and his wife Ghazalla Ulmulk.