Tourism department Gilgit Baltistan said that 3 day Shandur festival will start from 29 to 31 July at Shandoor polo ground. The festival will be celebrated at a height of 12500 ft. There will be a Polo match between Chitral and Gilgit. Gilgit Baltistan government has completed all arrangements to celebrate this historical event. The festival has got an international fame due to unique free style polo and its highest polo ground that is located at a height of 12500 ft.
Polo is said to be originated in present day Baltistan. The world polo is derived from two Balti Langiage. In Balti Ball is called Polo.