Traveling from Swat via Chakdara and Dir, over the Lowari Pass which is snowbound in winter, one reaches Chitral in 8 to 9 hours from Saidu Sharif. The flying time between Chitral and Peshawar is 40 minutes with two flights daily. The valley of Chitral has a lot to offer and is a popular destination with both foreign and domestic tourists. Lying in the shadow of majestic Tirich Mir Peak, Chitral is home to the famous valleys of the Kalash, Barir, Bumburet, Rambur in the South West and the hot springs at Garam Chashma in the North East. Chitral is linked with Gilgit via Mastuj and the famous Shandur Pass, venue for the world’s only annual Polo Festival at 12,500 feet above sea level.