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