Skardu serves as the capital of Gilgit-Baltistan region in Pakistan. Gilgit-Baltistan is an administrative territory and its southern region comprises of the disputed area of Kashmir. The region also borders the KPK province and the Xinjiang region of China. Skardu is located at an elevation of 2,438 meters above sea level. The city is the gateway to the Karakoram Mountain range which includes some of the world’s tallest mountains including the K2, Gasherbrum and K3. The city itself is equipped with all the amenities of the modern world. It houses some of the best resorts in the Northern areas of Pakistan, which bring a large number of tourists during the spring and summer seasons.

The area is a prime tourist spot all thorough April until October. The winters in the region are harsh, and often make the area inaccessible to tourists. The spring and summer seasons, however, the weather remains relatively mild. The temperatures in the area vary from 27°C to 8°C. The area serves as a retreat for local tourists who are looking to escape the harsh summers, farther south in Pakistan. Skardu also serves as the base for a number of other tourist spots including;

  • Deosai Plains
  • Khaplu
  • Astore Valley
  • Katpana Cold Desert
  • Manthokha Waterfall
  • Shangrila Resort
  • Shigar Valley
  • Satpara Lake
  • Skardu (Kharpocho) Fort
  • Shigar Fort
  • Kachura Lake
  • Manthal Buddha Rock Carvings
  • Basho Valley

Tourists can enjoy a number of different activities including

  • Jeep Safari
  • Horse riding
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Inflatable boats
  • paragliding
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Attractions in Skardu

Deosai


Khaplu


Shigar Valley


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