Shandor Polo Festival and Kalash Valley Tour

Shandur pass (4370m) situated is famous for having the highest polo ground of the world.The version of polo game played in Shandur Polo Ground is considered to be the purist of all. It is also called free style polo.

Polo is the most favorite game in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral region of Pakistan, and this is traditionally in the town must have at least one polo ground, where local people can be seen playing polo.

Shandur Polo Ground is naturally designed to be a polo ground. Small hills are on all four sides of rectangular ground, where spectators can sit and enjoy the match. The surrounding landscape and Shandur Lake makes it even more beautiful.

The beautiful polo ground of Shandur turns into a city of tents each year between 7 and 9 July due to Shandur Polo Festival. A match of polo is held between teams of Gilgit and Chitral. A great number of tourists and spectators from different areas of country especially from Hunza, Skardu and Chitral come to attend this event.

 

Program:

 

Day 01:  Islamabad / hotel

Day 02:  Drive to Peshawar 3-4 hrs /hotel

Day 03:  Proceed to Swat valley 4-5hrs /hotel

Day 04:  Continue Jeep drive to Chitral 7-8hrs /hotel

Day 05:  continue drive to Shandur Pass(4370m) 4-5hre/camp

Day 06:  Polo festival

Day 07:   Polo festival

Day 08:   Drive back to Kalash valley 6-7 hrs/hotel

Day 09:   Day free

Day 10:   Drive to Swat valley 6-7 hrs/hotel

Day 06:  Trek to Guchesham (3400m) 5-6hrs/camp

Day 07:  Day free for hiking

Day 08:  Trek to Yeshpirth 4-5hrs/camp

Day 09:  Trek to Kirguswashk (2800m) 4-5 hrs/camp

Day 10:  Trek to Passu 5-6hrs/camp

Day 11:  Drive to Khunjerab Pass(4730m)/ Karimabad Hunza 7-8 hrs/ hotel

Day 12:  Day free to visit Baltit fort and Altit fort

Day 13:  Drive to Gilgit-2-3hrs/ hotel

Day 14:  Fly to Islamabad or drive to Besham 7-8hrs/hotel

Day 15:  Drive to Islamabad

Day 16:  Day free

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