Shandur Lake (شندور جھیل) is located on a high mountain pass “Shandur Pass” that connects Chitral and Gilgit. It is also called the “Roof of the world”. It is one of the most beautiful Lakes of Pakistan. The top is flat and a plateau. It can be crossed between late April and early November. The place is mostly famous because of the Shandur Polo Festival. The highest polo ground in the world at 3,700 meter is located here. Shandur Pass connects Ghizer District of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is often called ‘Roof of the World’. Shandur top is 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 local teams of Gilgit-Baltistan and KPK. 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 and Chitral.
By personal or public transport.
It takes two days normally.
5 Hours Jeep track from Chitral.