elephant polo
Elephant Polo

Nepal has number of adventure sports to enjoy. Elephant Polo is one of the rare and only of its kind in Nepal. The World Elephant Polo Association (WEPA) organizes an annual Elephant Polo Tournament in the airfield of Meghauli Chitwan, southwest of Kathmandu. The Headquarter of WEPA is located at the Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge in Chitwan.

 

The game is much like the Horse Polo. Usually there are nine elephants on the field (each team has four elephants, and one for the referee), each player sits behind an experienced elephant driver, players communicate with the driver to steer the elephant.

 

This game originated from Nepal, is quite possibly the biggest sport in the world. Elephant Polo in Nepal runs between last week of November and first week of December which brings a flock of Polo enthusiasts to Nepal.