The festival is a testament to the centuries-old traditions.The Shandur polo ground is considered to be the highest polo ground in the world where a unique wild free-style polo is played between different teams of the region.
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Tour Plan Itinerary: Shandur Polo Festival Tour Detail-With KP/GB
SHANDUR: Known as a ‘Games of Kings’, the annual internationally famed Shandur polo festival is a unique historical sports played in the world highest polo ground between Chitral and Gilgit Baltistan.The festival attracts international visitors every year, especially polo-enthusiasts .The annual Shandur polo festival includes dance and music performances, trout fishing, mountaineering, trekking, and of course, horse riding. A polo match at the highest polo ground in the world surrounded by crystal clear lakes, snow-covered mountains, alpine flowers.Shandur festival is held, from the 7th to the 9th of July, every year at Shandur Pass in Chitral.
The foundation of the ground was laid down by the Balti Raja of Skardu, Ali Sher Khan Anchan, who used to play Polo in the area when Chitral was part of the Maqpoun Empire.Later, in 1935, the British decided to build a well-constructed polo ground in Shandur
Day 1 : Arrival In Islamabad Welcome at Islamabad Airport transfer to hotel afternoon visit Islamabad city over night at hotel
Day 2 : Islamabad Taxila Swat:After breakfast A short tour of Taxila Ghandhara Civilization Visit Julia Sirkap & Mohra Muradu archeological site learn different phases of Ghandhara art over Night In Swat
Day 3 Swat -Chitral:After breakfast drive to Chitral Valley after reached check in hotel then visit Chitral town museum and fort over night at hotel
Day 4 Excursion Chitral Kalash Valley :Drive to a Unique Valley of the World (Kalash Valley ) Rumbur ,Bumburet and birir Valley over Night at Hotel
Day 5 Chitral -Shandur Pass:After Breakfast check out hotel and drive to Shandur pass 6 to 7 Hour after reached transfer to hotel or Camp
Day 6:Shandur Pass- Polo Ground Festival We will Enjoy the match played between the teams of Gilgit and Chitral. After watching we will driver to Gupis over night at hotel
Day 7 :Gupis Ghizer Gilgit :Full Day tour Phander Valley Ghizer and Drive to Hunza over night at hotel
Day 8: Excursion Hunza Valley.Full Day tour of Hunza Valley Visit Altit Baltit Fort Hoper Glacier Over Night at Hotel.
Day 9: Hunza To Islamabad Transfer to Gilgit airport for domestic flight or drive to Islamabad over night At Islamabad Hotel
Day 10 Back to Islamabad :arrival in Islamabad check in hotel or transfer international airport for home departure.