Gilgit - Baltistan

Babusar Polo Festival starting in Diamir Valley

by Asghar Khan


Gilgit, August 02: The Second “BABUSAR CUP POLO Tournament” is being organized from August 5 – 7, 2008. and organized by the Tourism Department Northern Areas, Gilgit at the highest polo ground in the world at Babusar (13,812 ft) at the highest Polo group of the world. 

This Polo Tournament is based on its geographical location, lucid atmosphere and newly constructed NHA road which, will provide easy access to Northern Areas from Naran and Kaghan valleys of NWFP, the tournament was designed to signify the touristic potential of Babusar and it’s surrounding. 

The festival also includes Tug of war, Tent pegging, Paragliding, Photo Exhibition, Gemstone Exhibition, Handicrafts Exhibition, Trekking, Horse Riding and camp Fire.  

The Babusar Pass is located in District Diamer of Northern Areas. It is located at a distance of 35 Kms from KKH near Chilas, which takes two hours drive onward journey to Babusar. The Babusar pass can also be accessed through Mensehra, via Kaghan valley covering a distance of 200 Kms.

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