In Gilgit-Baltistan, a three day winter sports festival 2023 will begin in Skardu on Tuesday.
Our Gilgit correspondent Sher Muhammad reports, that the main events of the festival include Ice hockey, Yake race, Indus offroad rally, rafting and mayfung, lightning. Food Street will also be set up in which traditional foods will be displayed.
The festival will conclude on Thursday with the final ice polo competition.
Meanwhile, under the banner of District Administration Ghanche, Shyok Winter Festival kick starts in Khaplu City Park, Ghanche. The sports competitions comprise of Tiaku Polo, Ice Hockey, Rock climbing, and Volleyball. Musical and Cultural Show have bonfires, Rock Climbing, Mayfang, Balti cultural shows, and Ltanmo (Local Music & Dance).
The administration has established the tent village to host women’s expo, food event and an organic market. Hotel Association Ghanche will provide free hotel for guests to stay. The festival is organized in order to promote winter tourism and winter sports in the region.