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ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL DAY IN ISLAMABADPass By: Islamabad International AirportMost of the international flights arrives at Islamabad International Airport in the mornings. Your Guide will meet and greet you at the airport, then you will be transfer to the hotel. Rest of the days is free to recover from your journey. Later in the day, when everyone has arrived, we will have a group briefing about the Shandur Polo Festival Tour. Depending on the time available to us, there may be an option to do some sightseeing in Islamabad, A purpose-built City in 1961 as the new capital of Pakistan.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 2: SPECTACULAR FLIGHT TO CHITRAL, Stop At: Islamabad International AirportAfter Breakfast we will leave the purpose-built Capital City Islamabad behind and drive to the airport to take a spectacular mountain flight to Chitral (subject to weather). After check in to the hotel we will spent the day visiting local Bazar and historical places.In case of flight cancellation, we start our journey by road. We will pass through Mardan, Malakand, Bathkhela, Dir then enter Chitral through Lowari Tunnel. . Night will be spent in Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 3: DRIVE TO RUMBURStop At: Kalash ValleyIn the morning we continue our Adventure Towards Rumbur by Jeep. Rumbur is part of Kalash Valleys and it is roughly 50 km from Chitral. We will spend our day visiting local shops, communities and with the very hospitable and warm welcoming Kalash tribes, who have been living in these valleys for centuries. We will spent our first night in the camp.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 4: TREK TO CHIMISAN GHARI (2830m)Pass By: Kalash ValleyAfter spending the first night under the Stars you will wake up to The beautiful Cedar and Pine trees on these high pastures which will add glory to the morning. On this day, the participants will begin their trek towards Chimisan Ghari (2,830 m).Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: CAMPINGDay 5: TREK TO DONI GARI (3,250) Stop At: KarimabadAfter a morning of exploring Karimabad, we’ll drive for thirty minutes up a steep Switchback road to reach The Eagles Nest – The best viewpoint in all of Hunza and an incredible place to watch the sunset. Pink peaks and jagged cliffs spill away into the distance as the stars come out, this is a really magical place and will be the highlight of the trip so far; we will spend the night camping here and wake up early for a killer sunrise.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: CAMPINGDay 6: TREK TO CHITRAL NATIONAL PARKStop At: Chitral Gol National Park, Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ProvinceToday we will cross the pass into Chitral National Park, which is spread out on 7750 hectares. It is one of the biggest National Parks in Pakistan. It is the home of many wild Birds and animals, including the markhoor and Snow Leopard. There are few glacier in the park, and the springs make it a beautiful streams, which runs towards the Chitral River.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: CAMPINGDay 7: TREK TO CHITRAL,Stop At: Chitral Valley, Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ProvinceWe Continue our trek towards Chitral Town by leaving the lush green Park behind.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 8: DRIVE TO SHANDUR (3,700m)Stop At: Shandur Pass, Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ProvinceToday, we are off on an epic adventure. Travelling by 4WD, we will head up towards Shandur Polo Field. The scenery from the road is truly incredible and we will make frequent stops for photos and chai. We will make our way up towards the highest polo field in the world. We will pass through the beautiful Booni, Mastuj, Laspur and Ascends. Will arrive at Shandur Polo Festival early in the afternoon, so we will have an opportunity to watch the last polo match of the day. A tourist tent village with restaurant facilities is sprung up during the Shandur Polo Festival. Merchants from Peshawar, Chitral and Gilgit set up souvenir and folk craft shops. The tournament offers visitors and opportunity to mix with the locals. Tonight you will experience one of the most amazing bonfires of your life in the tent village on Shandur Pass. Night Stay in tents at roof of the world, Shandur Pass. We will spend the night in a comfortable tent.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOOTELDay 9: SHANDUR POLO FESTIVAL DAY Pass By: Shandur National ParkToday is the last day of the Shandur Polo festival so expect a lot of folk dancing, folk music, horse racing, paragliding and VIP arrivals. It is the tradition of the Shandur Polo festival that, The president or Prime minster of Pakistan will be the chief guest and he will give out the Trophy to the winner team. The highlight of the festival is the final match between the Gilgit and Chitral teams. The final provides a most colorful spectacle. Supporters of both sides travel long distances from the remote parts of Chitral and Gilgit, to watch the thrilling game. The event, as such, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the people of this region. Their culture and indigenous customs are a delight to behold for the visitors.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: CAMPINGDay 10: DRIVE TO CHITRALPass By: Chitral Valley, Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ProvinceAfter two days of an amazing festival at the top of the world, we will drive towards Chitral with a lot of good memories. We will follow the same route back to Chitral Town.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 11: FLIGHT TO ISLAMABADPass By: Chitral Valley, Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ProvinceLeaving The Chitral Valley behind, we will drive to the airport to catch the spectacular mountain flight to Islamabad. There is a possibility of sightseeing in Islamabad.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 12: DEPARTURE DAY - FLY BACK HOMEPass By: Islamabad International AirportAfter Breakfast we will transfer you to the Airport for your flights back home.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.