Shandur Pass, Chitral

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Shandur Pass (Urdu: شندور‎) is a pass located in the Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is often called 'Roof of the World'. Shandur top is located in Upper Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and has a flat plateau and can be crossed between late April and early November. The grade is very gradual, and the area is crossed by plentiful small streams during summer.

During the annual 'Shandur Polo Festival,' there are polo matches played in Shandur Polo Ground on Shandur Top, between the teams of Chitral District and Gilgit-Baltistan Province. Approximately seven matches are played in the three days of the festival usually held on July 7th to 9th every year. The final match is played on July 9th between Teams A of Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral.

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  • Shandur has got natural beauty, which gives peace to your mind and thoughs. I would like to recommend Shandur, to everyone who love to explore nature.  more »
  • We have started our journey from Rawalpindi with 9 people and two cars (KHYBER & CULTUS ) on Sunday.On first day we have Reached Ayun Chitral around 8pm through Lawari Tunnel. Tomorrow morning we...  more »
  • It's a beautiful place and greenery are everywhere
  • Shandur Pass is an old and historic crossing point between Chitral and Ghizer .Shandur, known for being the highest Polo ground on Earth.

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