This Polo Tournament is based on its geographical location, lucid atmosphere and newly constructed NHA road which, will provide easy access to Gilgit-Baltistan from Naran and Kaghan valleys of KPK, the tournament was designed to signify the touristic potential of Babusar and its surrounding.
The festival also includes Tug of war; Tent pegging, Paragliding, Photo Exhibition, Gemstone Exhibition, Handicrafts Exhibition, Trekking, Horse Riding and camp Fire.
Babusar remained the gateway between Gilgit-Baltistan and other parts of Pakistan before the construction of KKH. All traders used this pass. During the British rule up to 1886, Babusar was the summer camp of the officials and Assistant political Agent of Chilas sub-Division resides in Babusar for four months. Babusar top is located at a distance of 45 Km from KKH. Its height from sea level is about 14600 ft. There are Lush green mountains covered with thin forest in Babusar and there are 3 beautiful lakes surrounding Babusar top namely Kota Lake, Koli Lake and Shoti Lake which adds the beauty of this place. This pass is a viewpoint of several beauty places of District Diamer. Northern Areas Tourism Department has constructed Tourist Facilitation Center at Babusar with limited rooms. Currently National Highway Authority (NHA) is constructing 70 ft wide highway, which will link KKH Chilas to Mansherah via Babusar.
There is a naturally made highest polo ground in Babusar with lush green grassy plain for camping offers great opportunity for tourists during the summer season
Babusar Polo Cup Festival is held in august of each year. Where Polo teams of Gilgit-Baltistan compete each other and thousands of tourists enjoy this traditional festival. This Polo festival is organized by Tourism Department Gilgit-Baltistan to presser this traditional sport and to attract the tourists towards the area.
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