Shandur Polo Ground

Place: Chitral Valley

Category: Valley ,

Suitable for Family Suitable for Adults

Latitude: 36.0861126471259

Longitude: 72.54432027096766

Description

The world famous Shandur Pass is approx. 3798 meters above sea level and lies midway between Chitral and Gilgit. The distance from Chitral is 155 km and from Gilgit is 235 km approximately. Shandur Pass remains snow covered in winter and turns into green pastures during the summer season. Shandur Lake adds to the colors of the plateau surrounded by high mountains. The famous Shandur Polo Tournament which has attained almost legendary status is played here between Chitral and Gilgit teams every year from 7th to 9th July. During the three days festival at Shandur, polo enthusiasts, mountain lovers, writers, photographers, mountains bikers, hikers (local and foreign tourists) converge to witness the spectacular polo matches between the finest teams of Gilgit and Chitral. The supporters of both sides travel long distances to watch this thrilling game and thus this event provides a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the people of this region. All this together makes Shandur Polo Festival one of the most entertaining events in the world. The supporters of both sides travel long distances to watch this thrilling game and thus this event provides a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the people of this region. All this together makes Shandur Polo Festival one of the most entertaining events in the world.

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