Shandur Polo Festival Jeep Safari
Passion for Polo will be the highest on the world’s highest Polo ground. Every year, Shandur (3,734 meters) invites visitors to experience a
traditional polo tournament between the teams of Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan from 7th to 9th July. The festival also includes folk music, folk dance,
traditional sports, paragliding, boating and trout fishing completion and a camping village is set up on the Pass.
Polo is an equestrian sport with
its origin embedded in Central Asia dating back to 6th century BC. At first it was a training game for cavalry unites for the king’s guards or other elite troops.
To the warlike tribesmen who played polo with as many as 100 players to a side. It was a miniature battle. It became a Persian national game in the 6th century AD.
From Persia, the game spread to Arabia, then to Tibet, China and Japan.
Various teams of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral have always been playing the game of
polo closest to its original form. Free styled mountain polo is arguably polo in its purest form. This version of the game played at Shandur-Top has attained
legendary status and is of great interest to international and domestic adventure tourists alike. We have planned an 7 days jeep safari trip to Shandur for
those who would like to enjoy the thrill of great adventure and to explore the unseen natural beautify of northern Pakistan.