Hindu Kush Polo Festival Jeep Safari

No. of Days: 13 
Best Season: May to Oct 
Mountain Range: Hindu Kush, Karakoram

Polo lovers enjoy their true Passion on the world's highest Polo ground at Shandur Polo ground. This invites visitors to experience a traditional polo tournament between the teams of Chitral and Gilgit during the 2nd week of July every year. The tournament is held on Shandur Pass, the highest polo ground in the world at 3,700 meters. The festival will also include folk music and dancing and a camping village is set up. 
In 1936 the first polo tournament took place at Shandur Pass which was organized by a British Political Agent, Major Cobb. He was fond of playing polo under a full moon, had the polo ground here, and named, "Moony Polo Ground".
The most exciting polo tournament of Shandur Pass is a very special occasion for both people of the entire Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral. It is a place unique and exotic in itself, decorated by small wild flowers, herbs, beautiful green plateau surrounded by most fantastic mountain scenery in the world. The event marks the annual rivalry between the polo teams of Gilgit and Chitral. The Polo tournament has some added attractions for the visitors; such as fishing at the nearby streams, lakes, a festival of folk dances and energetic folk music of the Northern Pakistan adds colors to the event.

 

  Itinerary

Days

Programe

01

Islamabad

02

Islamabad – Taxila – Peshawar

03

Peshawar-Khyber Pass- Dir

04

Dir – Mastuj

05

Mastuj – Shandur

06

Final Polo Match

07

Shandur-Chitral

08

Chitral – Peshawar

09

Peshawar – Islambad

10 

Departure

Option II (Shandur Polo Festival & Hunza Valley)

1

Phandar

2

Gilgit

3

Karimabad (Hunza)

4

karimabad sight-seeing and upper Hunza excursion

5

Drive to Chilas

6

Drive to Islambad

7

Departure
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