Pakistan’s Shandur polo festival kicks off on ‘roof of the world’

Shandur polo festival is an amazing festival celebrated by the tribes of Gilgit and Chitral in the northern areas of Pakistan. The tribes from the regions of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral meet at the Shandur pass every summer. The pass has a beautiful polo ground where a unique wild free-style polo is played between different teams of the region. Shandur polo ground is considered to be the highest polo ground in the world at 3,700meter. The polo ground is adjacent to Shandur lake. The festival provides an amazing cultural experience in the Hindukush mountain ranges.

Annual match is played at an altitude of 3700 metres on the highest polo ground on the planet.

Pakistan has just hosted one of the world’s most spectacular sporting events.

An annual polo match known as the Shandur festival is held from July 7 to 9 on the Shandur Pass in the Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

This free-style game is played between teams from the districts of Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan.