Nazir Sabir Expeditions

Leaders in Adventure Tourism

Shandur Polo Festival

Range:            Hindukush
Altitude:         Min : 600m - Max: 3700m
Zone:              Open
Duration:        12 days
Best Time:       July

Situated at the elevation of 3700m above sea level between Gilgit and Chitral, Shandur Pass invites visitors to experience a traditional Polo match between the teams of Gilgit and Chitral from 7-9 July every year. Two other exciting matches are also played between the teams of Laspar and Ghizer and Chitral 'A' VS Gilgit 'A' teams during the festival. The festival also includes folk Music, folk Dances, traditional sports and temporary tent village is setup at the pass to cater the needs.

Trip Itinerary:

Day 01            Arrival at Islamabad. Hotel. 
Day 02            Drive to Besham enroute visit Taxila. Hotel. 
Day 03            Drive to Gilgit on Karakoram Highway. Hotel
Day 04            Switch over into 4WD vehicle drive to Phander. Hotel.
Day 05            Continue to Shandur Pass. Tent.
Day 06            Enjoy the Polo matches and spend the day. Tent
Day 07            Witness the final match between Arch rivals Gilgit and Chitral.
   Immediately after the match proceed to Chitral. Hotel.
Day 08            Drive to Bumboret. Spend the day by strolling around the valley and meet
   traditionally dressed up Kalash people. Enjoy their customs & dancing. Hotel.
Day 09            Fly to Islamabad 1 hour (subject to weather) or drive to Islamabad. Hotel.
Day 10            Full day at leisure and shopping in Islamabad/Rawalpindi.
Day 11            Full day sightseeing to Taxila sites and Museum.
Day 12            Drive to airport for homebound flight.

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