Shandur Polo Festival Tour
once a year during the months of July it is one of the most outstanding festivals
that are held on Pakistan's North - The Shandur Polo Festival.The polo ground
placed in Shandur (Chitral) is the highest polo ground in
the world and visitors spend a whole week watching exciting polo matches with
traditional music.A whole new world is built at Shandur before the event.
Visitors take the advantage of having a breath-taking view of Shandur with
its beautiful lush green mountains and not to forget its pure water lake.The
festival provides visitors with the thrilling excitement of polo in its true
form. Its true form means no rules and regulations, plus the traditional music
played throughout each match. Alongwith polo, you will find hundreds of local
and foreign tourists. The archrival teams of Gilgit and Chitral fight for
the trophy. As hundreds of spectators watch the two teams take on each other.
HOW TO GET THERE : We can take you to Shandur via anyone of the follwoing two routes to Chitral :
1) Islamabad - Gilgit - Chitral
2) Islamabad - Peshawar - Chitral
WHAT SORT OF TRANSPORT WILL THERE BE?: A 4X4 vehical is your most likely transport to Shanudr. 4X4 vehicals are always recommended in this area.
WHERE TO STAY : As no hotels are available, tents provide the best means of shelter
HOW LONG TO STAY : As long as the festival lasts or else as long as you wish.
Arrival/Islamabad Arrival & transfer. PM city tour of Rawalpindi
Day 02 Islamabad/Chilas Depart for Chilas, driving on Karakoram High along River Indus.
Day 03 Chilas/Hunza Drive to Gilgit and later proceed to Hunza. Superb views of Nanga Parbat & Rakaposhi en route. Visit Baltit & Altit Forts at Karimabad.
Day 04 Hunza/Khunjerab Pass/Hunza Excursion to Khunjerab Pass, the highest point on Karakoram Highway.
Day 05 Hunza/Golapur Early departure for Gilgit and later proceed to Golapur. Overnight in camps.
Day 06 Golapur/Phander Depart for Phander, a beautiful lake abound with delicious Trout. Overnight in camps.
Day 07/08/09 Phander/Shandur Pass Departure for Shandur Pass(3734 M), a plateau at the boundry of Gilgit and Chitral. Shandur is known for its annual Polo Tournament. We shall stay for next three days to enjoy the Polo Tournament. Overnight in camps.
Day 10 Shandur/Chitral Leave the camp-site and descend into Chitral Valley.
Day 11 Chitral/Bamburet(Kalash)AM brief visit of the Chitral. PM drive to Bamburet. Overnight in camps.
Day 12 BamburetDay free at Bamburet, optional trips to Rambur or Birir Valley. Overnight in camps
Day 13 Bamburet/Swat Depart for Swat Valley crossing Lowari Pass, en route.
Day 14 Swat Full day excursion to Kalam in Upper Swat Valley.
Day 15 Swat/Islamabad Drive to Rawalpindi/Islamabad, crossing Malakand Pass and visiting Takht-e-Bahi site, en route.
Day 16 Departure/Islamabad Transfer for onward journey. Assistance at departure.
|Around the north
Chitral - Kelash
Karachi - Khunjerab
Kelash - Joshi Chilumjust
Lahore - Wagha Border
Moen jo Daro
Naran - Kaghan
Peshawar - Chitral
Shandur Polo Festival
Skardu - Satpara Lake
Sikh Religious (Yatra)
|Hindukush - Karakoram
Pakistan - China
|Trout Fishing - 1
Trout Fishing - 2
Trout Fishing - 3
NATURE WATCH TOURS
|Blue Sheep Watching
Snow Leopard Watching