Shandur Pass
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Imran Schah
Islamabad, Pakistan5,196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
Shandoor, is derived from Khowar words, Shahan Dur means the home to ginis.
The pass and lake are located at 3700 meters, that connects Chitral to Gilgit-Baltistan, some 146 km from Chitral town, normally takes 6/7 hrs one way.
It is also famous for the polo festival normally held at pass from 7th to 9th of July every year.
Please keep warm clothes with you, raincoat, jacket, long shoes or joggers and sun block.
Written 8 March 2019
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Sarfraz H
Rawalpindi, Pakistan2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
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 moved to KALASH VALLEY and came back on same day and reached Mastuj chitral that night around 10pm. On tuesady we crossed Shandur Pass and reached Phander Valley Ghizer and stayed there for that night. On early morning we started our journey from phander and reached gilgit at day time and then we have left for HUnza Valley. On Thursday morning we moved towards Astore and stayed in Astore for 1 night. On friday we left for Deosai Plains and skardu and stayed for 1 night in skardu . On Saturday we visited skardu specially Shanrilla Resort and came back to Jaglot Gilgit. Tomorrow morning on sunday we left for Rawalpindi Through Babusar Top and travelling through all the way from Naran and Kaghan reached Rawalpindi at 3 AM Monday.
Written 5 September 2020
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flyfisher66
Islamabad, Pakistan2,977 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
With its highest point at 12200 ft above sea level, Shandur Pass is an old and historic crossing point between Chitral and Ghizer (Gilgit). At the top point where the area at the pass is almost flat, there is a beautiful lake (Shandur Lake) and a polo ground which is perhaps the highest polo ground in the world.
Written 3 August 2018
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Ihsan Ali S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
The most great experience I had ever this vacation while shandur festival in July, I had visited with my family and cousins we watched maximum polo game which were very exciting especially final match between Chitral va Gilgit. Apart from weather the weather was osm ever I had seen in my experiences in shandur. The amazing thing I saw that the people of Chitral they so welcoming. The world should visit this such a like Miracle place on top situated at an altitude of 12,500 feet.
Written 13 November 2022
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Ranger_ofthe_North
Abbottabad, Pakistan252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The road connecting Gilgit to Chitral passes through the Shandur Pass. From Gilgit, right up to GalakhMulli, the road is broad, metalled and almost level. Even where the road is non-metalled, it is smooth without much of difficulty. From GalakhMulli, we needed to climb up to Shandur on a dirt track. It is still a softish track. Shandur Top is more than 225 km from Gilgit. Mastuj, towards Chitral is another 50 km of dirt track, and Booni is another 30 km. It is therefore mandatory to fill up the fuel tank after leaving Gilgit (Fuel is readily available). A full tank will take one to fuel stations in Booni, or even beyond.
The road passess through Phander and Gupis-Yaseen Valleys, and Khalty and Phander Lakes are right on the side of the road. All in all a very scenic drive.
There are loads of camping sites on the road and a little off the road.
Shandur Top has fresh flowing water and a water body. Polo Festival is held every year and is a very good time to visit this area if one is interested in hussle and bussle.
We visited in October when tourist traffic was at its bare minimum.
Shandur Top has nice views on all sides. Was very cold in October. We found some food to eat and enjoyed a short music performance by one of the locals.
Shandur Pass is a great way to go from Gilgit to Chitral. The road and the dirt tracks will easily accommodate mid-size vehicles like a long wheel base cruiser or mid-size van/camper van. However, long vehicles may not feel comfortable. Plan accordingly
Written 14 November 2021
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Wander21467345275
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
Sandur National Park is most Beautiful Park located at North India...!!! Located at Northen part of Jamu & Kashmir..!!!
Written 30 November 2018
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Ashfaq Khan
Lahore, Pakistan148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Shandur Pass is the top and finest tourist attraction pakistan, jeep, warm clothes, ID card requires
Written 17 October 2018
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ali jaffry
Karachi, Pakistan7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
i would say it was astonishing no doubt one of the miraculous place , i would recommend to people who want to travel from this way dont do if you are travelling by car the road is not good for cars throughout the way we were on 10 speed , and have reached gilgit from chitral in 2 days otherwise in a life everyone should visit this.
Written 2 August 2018
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jalilahmed80
Peshawar, Pakistan54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
Shandur Pass is The highest roof top of the world between Chitral and Pakistan,where every year a Polo Tournament held between GB/Chitral.Its a journey of 8-10 hrs from chitral,the transport runs during this tournment. Its really amazing to see Polo match on top of the roof.
Written 15 May 2018
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dilsatakkus
Istanbul, Turkey24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016
I heard its peaceful but cant imagine how peaceful it could be ..one can stay there for hours just feeling the blue sky above you..the mountains..the sky..the snow..nature as its best..there was a small hut and hot milk tea suprising as you cant see anybody for kms..we spend there an hour an hour I could never forget..
Written 1 May 2017
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