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Shandur Top (el. 12,200 ft.) is a high mountain pass that connects Chitral to Gilgit in Pakistan.

The top is flat, a plateau and can be crossed between late April and early November. The grade is very gradual, and the area is crossed by small streams of trout.

Every year there is a polo match played on Shandur Top between a team from Chitral and a team from Gilgit.

Shandur Top is one of the four major mountain passes to enter Chitral. The others are Dorah Pass from Badakshan in Afghanistan, Lowari Pass from Dir, and Broghol from the Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan.

The people who live on both sides of Shandur Top speak the Khowar language.

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  • Copyright: kamran khokhar (sagitarian) Silver Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 38] (353)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-07-01
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2008-01-29 4:06
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