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Shandur Polo Festival  | 14 Days

Shandur polo festival is an amazing festival celebrated by the tribes of Gilgit and Chitral in the northern areas of Pakistan. The tribes from the regions of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral meet at the Shandur pass every summer. The pass has a beautiful polo ground where a unique wild free-style polo is played between different teams of the region. Shandur polo ground is considered to be the highest polo ground in the world at 3,700meter. The polo ground is adjacent to Shandur lake. The festival provides an amazing cultural experience in the Hindukush mountain ranges.


  • Destination

  • Departure

  • Departure Time

    Depends on Flight Schedule
  • Return Time

    Anytime on the last day of the tour.
  • Dress Code

    Casual and Comfortable
  • Included

    Entry Tickets
    Fuel & Tolls
    Hotel Accommodation
    Personal Guide
    Vehicle with Driver
  • Not Included

    3 Days Quarantine
    Airplane Tickets
    Airplane Transport
    Corona Test
    Meals During Quarantine
    Travel Insurance
    Visa Fees
    Visa Processing Fees

Itinerary – Shandur polo festival is given below.

  • Day 01: Arrive at Benazir International Airport, Islamabad
  • Day 02: Departure to Chitral Valley [PAKISTANI TOURISTS WILL JOIN ON THIS DAY]
  • Day 03: Bumburet - Kalasha Valley
  • Day 04: Explore Chitral Town
  • Day 05: Drive to Mastuj
  • Day 06: Departure to Shandur
  • Day 07: Enjoy Shandur Festival
  • Day 08: Drive to Khalti
  • Day 09: Drive towards Hunza
  • Day 10: Khunjerab National Park
  • Day 11: Explore Passu
  • Day 12: Drive towards Naran
  • Day 13: Departure for Islamabad
  • Day 14: Fly out

Highlights – Shandur Polo Festival

Shandur polo festival has a lot to offer. Given below are main highlights of Shandur polo festival.
  • Experience the summer polo festivalof Chitral and Gilgit tribes
  • Participate and dance to the tunes of indigenous music
  • Enjoy Pakistani cuisine
  • Hear storiesfrom community members
  • View of hundreds of peaksincluding Tirich Mir (7,708m) in the Hindukush Range and Nanga Parbat (8,126m)in the Himalaya range
  • Rivers (Kunar, Chitral, Gilgit, Indus)tributaries  and streams
  • Malakand pass, Lowari Pass (3,118 m) or Lowari Tunnel(10.4 kms), Shandur Pass (4,173m), & Babusar Pass (3,700m)
  • Valleysof Pakistan including Dir, Chitral, Yasin, Punial, Naran and Kaghan
  • Lakesincluding Shandur, Phandar, Khalti and Lulusar
  • Views of forts(Malakand, Nagar & Chitral) and Mosques (Shahi Masjid)
  • Churchil Picket, Malakand
  • Sightseeing in Islamabad & Rawalpindi
  • Make new friends
Discountedcultural travel

Foreign tourists (non-Pakistani)

  • Licensed professional guide (government requirement)
  • Airport transfer on first and last day in Islamabad
  • All domestic road transfers
  • All hotel accommodation (twin sharing rooms)
  • All camping accommodation (twin sharing dome tents)
  • All hotel meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All trekking meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All camping site fees
  • Trekking logistics (tents, non-personal equipments and tools)
  • Support staff (cook, assistant(s) etc)
  • Porters for trekking equipments, kitchen (supplies, tools, equipments, crockery, gas) and personal luggage (12.5kg)

 Domestic tourists (Pakistani Nationals)

  • Licensed professional guide
  • Road transport (Islamabad to Islamabad)
  • Hotel accommodation according to itinerary
  • Hotel meals according to itinerary
  • All camping accommodation (twin sharing dome tents)
  • All camping meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All camping site fees
  • Trekking logistics (kitchen tents, non-personal equipments and tools)
  • Support staff (cook, assistant(s) etc – according to need)
  • Porters for trekking equipments and kitchen (supplies, tools, equipments, crockery, gas)

Foreign tourists (non-Pakistani)

  • Travel Insurance (recommendations only)
  • Visa to Pakistan (supporting documents will be offered)
  • International airfare
  • Personal equipments (warm clothes, hiking boots etc)
  • Tips for guides, porters, staff etc
  • Miscellaneous (drinks, phone calls, laundry, souvenir etc)

Domestic tourists (Pakistani Nationals)

  • Airport transfers in Islamabad (can be arranged – additional charges)
  • Sightseeing in Islamabad and surrounding areas (can be arranged – additional charges)
  • Hotel accommodation in Islamabad (can be arranged – additional charges)
  • Hotel meals in Islamabad (can be arranged – additional charges)
  • Travel insurance (recommendations can be requested)
  • Visa to Pakistan (not required)
  • International airfare for overseas Pakistani
  • Personal equipments (warm clothes, hiking boots etc)
  • Tips for guides, porters, staff etc
  • Miscellaneous (drinks, phone calls, laundry, souvenir etc)