Altitude: Min : 600m – Max: 3700m
Duration: 12 days
Best Time: July
Situated at the elevation of 3700m above sea level between Gilgit and Chitral, Shandur Pass invites visitors to experience a traditional Polo match between the teams of Gilgit and Chitral from 7-9 July every year. Two other exciting matches are also played between the teams of Laspar and Ghizer and Chitral ‘A’ VS Gilgit ‘A’ teams during the festival. The festival also includes folk Music, folk Dances, traditional sports and temporary tent village is setup at the pass to cater the needs.
Day 01 Arrival at Islamabad. Hotel.
Day 02 Drive to Besham enroute visit Taxila. Hotel.
Day 03 Drive to Gilgit on Karakoram Highway. Hotel
Day 04 Switch over into 4WD vehicle drive to Phander. Hotel.
Day 05 Continue to Shandur Pass. Tent.
Day 06 Enjoy the Polo matches and spend the day. Tent
Day 07 Witness the final match between Arch rivals Gilgit and Chitral.
Immediately after the match proceed to Chitral. Hotel.
Day 08 Drive to Bumboret. Spend the day by strolling around the valley and meet
traditionally dressed up Kalash people. Enjoy their customs & dancing. Hotel.
Day 09 Fly to Islamabad 1 hour (subject to weather) or drive to Islamabad. Hotel.
Day 10 Full day at leisure and shopping in Islamabad/Rawalpindi.
Day 11 Full day sightseeing to Taxila sites and Museum.
Day 12 Drive to airport for homebound flight.