The Shandur Polo Festival thrill excitement and amusement a Jam packed treat for tourists
The world’s highest Polo field Half-Way to Heaven
Polo is known as the King of the games. Gilgit is the home of this feisty game where the British rediscovered and promoted it. Today polo is played in Gilgit and Chitral enthusiastically in its unique trilling way.
Shandur is situated at an altitude of 12,500 feet (38000 meters) above sea level is famous for having the highest polo ground of world. It is sometimes called Roof of the World. It is located in District Ghizer, Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan.
festival time The beautiful polo ground of Shandur turns into a city of tents each year between 7 and 9 July due to Shandur Polo Festival. A match of polo is held between teams of Gilgit and Chitral.
* Polo is the game of kings and king of games!
How to reach there?
Shandur can be reached from Gilgit and Chitral. It is about 197 kilometers (122 miles) from Gilgit and 147 kilometers (91 miles) from Chitral. When coming from Gilgit to Shandur one can see the charming valleys of Gahkuch, Gupis, Phandar and many beautiful lakes. When coming from Chitral one can see the beauty of Mastuj and Surlasp valleys.