Shandur Polo Festival is an amazing and thrilling festival celebrated by the people of Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan in the northern areas of Pakistan. Shandur Polo festival takes place every summer in the month of July when different polo teams from various regions of Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan meet at the Shandur plains every summer for play.
The Shandur Pass is a beautiful piece of land where different teams play wild free-style polo. Shandur polo ground is considered to be the highest polo ground in the world at 3,700+ meters. The festival also includes Folk music, dancing, and a camping village is set up. The polo ground is adjacent to Shandur lake. The festival provides an amazing cultural experience in the Hindukush mountain ranges.
Events For The Day: • Arrival at Islamabad International Airport, Islamabad • Airport transfer • Check-in at Hotel • Overnight in Islamabad From the airport, our guide(s) will receive you. You’ll be moved to the booked hotel shortly. Our guests may relax and recover from their long journey on this day. Pick-up Details: One of our guides will be holding a sign with both our company’s logo and your name on it. International flights normally arrive at midnight so at that time the Islamabad airport gets crowd-less. Our guide can easily locate you and guide you further. Kindly let us know in advance, in case you do not need any airport transfers.
Early morning departure to Chitral via Swat Motorway. Drive through Dir and Lowari Tunnel to reach Chitral. Chitral Arrival by night Overnight stay at Ayun Fort inn
Explore and experience the unique yet unexplored culture of the Kalasha tribe. Explore Bumburet valley, visit Kalasha Graveyard, and the Town center. Interaction with the local community Back to Ayun Fort for the night stay
Early morning departure from Chitral to Mastuj. Mastuj is one of the main villages of Chitral which also borders Afghanistan. Explore the local community Overnight stay in Mastuj
Road trip to Shandur festival. Enjoy polo match between teams of Chitral & Gilgit Baltistan. Bonefire at night Celebrate and dance to the local music of the area. Overnight stay in camps.
Wake up to the festival where people from different countries come to attend it. Day free to go around exploring the event and meeting new people. Cultural insight to the local dance, food, languages, music, and many more. Overnight stay in camps
Early morning road trip to Ghizar valley through breath-taking valleys. Explore Phandar valley Stopover at mighty Khalti Lake Overnight stay in Gupis valley
Morning road trip to Gilgit city Sightsee the beautiful unexplored valleys on the way Reach Gilgit city by the evening Check-in at Serena Hotel Gilgit Overnight stay in Gilgit
Early morning departure to Naran Sightseeing on the way Overnight stay in Naran
Morning departure to Taxila on way to Islamabad Islamabad arrival by the evening Visit Taxila Museum and ancient Buddhist sites from Gandhara Civilization Check-in at hotel in Islamabad Complimentary farewell dinner at Monal
Drop off at the airport