Shandur Polo Festival 2020
Shandur Polo festival is a polo tournament between Gilgit and Chitral, It take place in Shandur polo ground every summer, which is on the border of Gilgit and Chitral in the Northern areas of Pakistan.
- Experience the picturesque Chitral & Kailash Valleys of Pakistan.
- Stunning wild and remote scenery of Shandur.
- Meet and explore the Kailash valley and its people.
- Fantastic mountain vistas.
- world’s Highest Polo field.
Shandur Polo Festival is one of the wildest and oldest polo festival play in the world. Shandur Festival take place every summer on the world highest polo ground Shandur. Shandur polo ground is at Shandur Pass which is located amidst Ghizer district of Gilgit-Baltistan in the North West and Chitral District. It is a common shared pass between these regions. Shandur is a flat plateau and is also a border between the province of Khyber Pakhtonkhowa and Gilgit-Baltistan. First time polo was played in Shandur was In 1936. Ever since it has become the greatest polo ground of entire North Region of Pakistan. Shandur polo ground is approximately 155 kms away from the Chitral Town and about 200 kms from Gilgit City. Shandur Festival is incredibly different from any other game festivals around the world. The elevation of this great polo ground is about 3,743 m above the sea level. The birth of this ground is also an incredible story of local wisdom. Shandur polo festival attracts many tourists from around the world. Matches are played between different teams of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral but the final match is a contest between Gilgit Team and Chitral Team. These teams have been rivals in this game since centuries. It is also a very incredible moment to experience a horse charging on the roof of the world. The other attractions near Shandur Polo ground are Shandur Lake, Langar and Phandar Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan. We have linked Shandur Polo Festival with a well planned Trek in the Hindukusch mountain range.
Since 40 Years We have been organising Shandur Polo Festival Tour and Treks for mountain enthusiasts from around the World. Trango Adventures operates a 12-14 days long Tour to Shandur Festival. We offer full board services. The duration may be longer or shorter depending on the clients experience and ability. We strongly believe that traveling to the Chitral & kalash valleys ,Exploring their ancient Pagan culture and adventure at the Shandur festival will give you an amazing Experience. It will create a beautiful memory, which will stay with you for a long time.
We are organising Three fixed departure treks and tours to “Shandur polo festival” in Pakistan, starting in August 2020.
Please contact us if you would like to know about these treks and tours
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ARRIVAL DAY IN ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN:
SPECTACULAR FLIGHT TO CHITRAL:
TREK TO CHIMISAN GHARI (2,830m):
TREK TO DONI GHARI (3,250m):
TREK TO CHITRAL GOL NATIONAL PARK:
DRIVE TO SHADUR (3,743m) 5-6 HOURS DRIVE:
DEPARTURE DAY - FLY BACK HOME: