Deep in the Northern Himalayan region of the Hindu Kush Mountains live two tribes called the Kalash and Khow. Despite the patterns of an ever-changing world, they have sustained their ancient cultures and traditions since approximately 400 B.C. Due to cultural exploitation and uncontrolled tourism, the ancient customs and traditions are in danger of extinction.
The Kalash and the surrounding tribes are said to be the descendants of the army of Alexander the Great. It seems that the Kalash sustained the Macedonian customs and traditions, while the Khow tribe retained King Phillip’s (Alexander’s Father) love of horsemanship, and to this day still play polo, the game of royalty. (Phillip means lover of horses)