The government of Gilgit-Baltistan will hold three-day festival at Deosai plains in a bid to promote tourism in the Northern Areas of the country. For the first time, the festival will be held at Deosai, the second highest altitude plateau of the world after Chang Tang in Tibet. The Deosai National Park is situated 4,114 meters above the sea level. The three-day event will be commenced from August. Traditional polo, horse riding, jeep rally, jeep safari with an addition of a new game Zoh and Joker will be part of the festival. A musical night is also part of the festival in which local and national singers will perform.
The festival will serve the visitors to explore all kind of attractions both for the domestic and foreign tourists at plains including water sports, musical nights, cultural performances, horse riding, jeep rally and many others. The musical night at plains includes the performance of singers from the mainstream and local area while the rich festivities of the event will be a reflection of the mountainous communities with rich traditions. Polo – king of games and a game of kings – would be the hall mark of the event which usually attracts huge number of spectators from all over the world. The overall aim of the festival is to promote eco-tourism, adventure tourism and culture tourism coupled with mountain trekking expeditions both at national and international level.
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