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Shandur Polo Festival

Polo is the game of kings and king of games.The first time a polo tournament took place at the Shandur Pass, was in 1936. A British Political Agent, Major Cobb, who was fond of playing polo under a full moon, had the polo ground near Shandur, named, "Moony Polo Ground".

Shandur  is situated at an altitude of 37000 meters above sea level is famous for having the highest polo ground of world.

handur can be reached from Gilgit and Chitral. It is about 197 kilometers (122 miles) from Gilgit and 147 kilometers (91 miles) from Chitral. When coming from Gilgit to Shandur one can see the charming valleys of Gahkuch, Gupis, Phandar and many beautiful lakes. When coming from Chitral one can see the beauty of Mastuj and Surlasp valleys.

the festival begins on the 7th of july with a polo match between the local teams of chitral kpk with the guest teams coming from ghizer, gilgit baltistan.


Note: Itinerary (can be shortened or extended depending on time, weather and physical condition)

Days Destinations / Day by day itinerary Accommodation  
  Option I OptionII    
01 Shandur Polo Festival & Back Shandur Polo Festival & Back Hotel  
02 Islamabad Arrival Islamabad Hotel  
03 Islamabad-Taxila-Peshawar Gilgit Fly to Gilgit Hotel  
04 Peshawar-Khyber Pass- Dir Gilgit Sightseeing of Gilgit. Hotel  
05 Dir-Mastuj Gilgit-Phander Jeep to Phander Lake Camping  
06 Mastuj-Shandur Phander-Shandur Jeep to Shandur Pass Camping  
07 Final Polo Match Shandur  Polo games, dancing Camping  
08 Shandur-Chitral Chitral-Gilgit Back to Gilgit Hotel  
09 Chitra-Peshawar Gilgit-Islamabad Hotel  
10 Peshawar-Islamabad   Hotel  
11 Departure   Hotel  

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

Best Time For Climbing Duration of Expedition Group size Max Altitude Tour Package
07-08-09 July Every year 11 Days ISB-ISB 02-12 Members 3734meter Depends on group Size
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