Kalash valley and Shandur polo festival


  • Spectacular mountain vistas
  • Experience the pagan culture of ethnic minority community of Kalash.
  • Meet the descendent of Alexander the great & his troops.
  • Dance with the Kalash people and learn their culture.
  • UNESCO listed Kalash culture as intangible cultural heritage
  • Enjoy Pakistani cuisine.

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

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