Shandur pass is a plateau.
A plateau is a large flat area of land that is high above sea level.
What do you do with a large flat area of land that lies in picturesque mountains?
You can play Polo…
Shandur Pass is famous for its annual Polo festival that is held annually in the month of July.
Polo,an equestrian sport, was invented and later evolved for military training to make cavalry men adept at horse riding.
The logo you often see on jerseys/T-Shirts is of a Polo Player.
Image Courtesy: Ralph Lauren
Every year Shandur hosts hundreds of tourists in July. Featured in Himalaya with Michael Palin ,its an interesting place.
In modern history, Polo has been considered as an elitists’ sport. Its intriguing when a Polo match is being played at the top of the world amidst localites who enjoy the sport in its purest form.
A few screen shots from the Documentary – Himalaya with Michael Palin (Released in 2004).