Shandur And Shandur Festival Gilgit Baltistan Pakistan


Shandur Top arranged at a height of 12,500 feet (38000 meters) above ocean level is well known for having the most elevated polo ground of world. It is in some cases called Roof of the World. It is placed in District Ghizer, Gilgit–baltistan, Pakistan. The variant of polo amusement played in Shandur Polo Ground is thought to be the idealist of all. It is likewise called free style polo.


Polo is the most loved diversion in Gilgit-Baltistan area of Pakistan. Gilgit, Skardu, Hunza, Shigar, Laspor, Mastoj, Chitral and all different valleys around must have no less than one polo ground, where neighborhood individuals might be seen playing polo.

Shandur might be arrived at from Gilgit and Chitral. It is around 197 kilometers (122 miles) from Gilgit and 147 kilometers (91 miles) from Chitral. At the point when originating from Gilgit to Shandur one can see the enchanting valleys of Gahkuch, Gupis, Phandar and numerous wonderful lakes. At the point when originating from Chitral one can see the magnificence of Mastuj and Surlasp valleys.

Shandur Polo Ground is characteristically intended to be a polo ground. Little slopes are on each of the four sides of rectangular ground, where onlookers can sit and delight in the match. The encompassing scene and Shandur Lake makes it significantly more excellent.

The lovely polo ground of Shandur transforms into a city of tents every year somewhere around 7 and 9 July because of Shandur Polo Festival. A match of polo is held between groups of Gilgit and Chitral. An incredible number of vacationers and observers from diverse ranges of nation particularly from Hunza, Skardu and Chitral reach go to this occasion. Shandur Polo Ground is spotted at an elevation of 12,200 feet (3,700 meters) and it is difficult to play here because of lessened measure of oxygen. It obliges a ton of stamina and players must be physically extremely solid. The match is constantly sublime on the grounds that cream players from Chitral and Gilgit partake in it.

Shandur Polo Festival is persistently being held every year since 1936, and it is currently an extremely renowned occasion for voyagers all through the world. Presently exercises like paragliding, society music and moves are likewise held alongside polo, making it significantly more charming for vacationers. PTDC and other tourism organizations create a tent town for the voyagers amid the occasion. However a large portion of voyagers bring their own particular outdoors adapt. Keep in mind to bring warm garments on the grounds that it is exceptionally frosty here particularly after the nighttim.