Skardu Valley Baltistan Pakistan

Skardu Valley the central valley of Gilgit-Baltistan, is an epitome of beauty, serenity and wilderness in the extreme north of Pakistan. Mighty Tracks are connected to some of the world’s highest mountains which includes K2, K3, and Gasherbrum Therefor, it is also known as ‘Land of Giants’. Above all, These giants mountains appeal to thousands of hikers from all over the world every year in Skardu Valley. Sadly, A few of them  have even lost their lives in efforts to summit these steep climbs. On the KKH, after Jaglot, a adventurous road will take you towards Skardu. In addition, One is greeted with several streams, springs, and the hospitality of the local people during the seven hour journey. Soon after crossing the old wooden bridge built over the River Indus, one reaches Shangrilla.

Skardu in Winter

The temperature goes fall in when the winter season hit the Skardu Valley. If you are also interested in traveling to Skardu Valley, then this blog will be of interest to you. A comprehensive guide to Skardu is offered in this post, along with some of its outstanding natural features and tourist attractions.

Skardu in Summer

Best time to visit Skardu is June to October. When the weather is moderate enough. Are you familiar with Skardu Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan? It is famous for its wonderful topography and miraculous weather. It is unlike any other place in the world. All kinds of tourists come to this captivating valley, including nature lovers, photographers, documentarians, and mountaineers

Skardu Baltistan

Skardu sits at a height of 7,320 feet (2231 meters), making it one of the most beautiful retreats for  mountaineers. Mountain ranges surround it, including the Karakorum. About ten kilometres in width and forty kilometres in length comprise the valley. Confluence of Shigar and Indus rivers is a unique location for this ancient city. One of the most remarkable natural features in Pakistan is this feature. Skardu valley is a paradise of lush greenery, historic forts and panoramic mountain views, as well as a cold desert, freshwater rivers and lakes. We will now review all these features in detail as we discuss one of Pakistan’s most beautiful valleys.

Historical Forts in Skardu

There are several historical landmarks in Skardu Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan, such as the Skardu and Shigar forts, which are very prominent. Take a look at some of the historical attractions in Skardu Valley.

Skardu Fort (KHARPOCHO)

In the local language, Skardu Fort is also called ‘Kharpocho’, which means ‘King of Forts’. As an important fortress of the region during the 16th century, King Sher Ali Khan Anchan built this fort on his orders. This fort was built on a mountaintop as a defensive measure against external threats. It consisted of watching the entry and exit routes to and from the valley. 

Kharphocho Fort Skardu

A wall of the fort, which looks quite prominent due to its mountain-top location, bears a large plaque displaying the name of the fort as a way to promote tourism in the Skardu Valley. At Skardu Fort, one can see the entire valley in a panoramic view.

Shigar Fort

Another spectacular historical landmark in Pakistan is the Shigar Fort, which means ‘Fort on Rock’. It is located in the town of Shigar, near the valley of Skardu. Over six years (from 1999 to 2004), $1.4 million worth of renovations were carried out on the fort. This building was once a palace but is now a museum and one of the most luxurious hotels in the region. As of now, the hotel is operated by Serena Hotels, a Pakistani chain that offers a number of five-star accommodations. Shigar Fort was built during the reign of the Amacha Dynasty of Shigar. If we examine the site’s origins, we discover that it was built during the reign of the Amacha Dynasty of Shigar. The order came from Raja Hasan Ali Khan. Shigar is known for its palace on a rock that reflects its glorious past.

Skardu Lakes

A few of the lakes in Skardu are exceptionally beautiful. It is the upper and lower Kachura Lakes that are the most prominent out of all of them. Kachura Lakes are not the only lakes in the area. Satpara Lake and Blind Lake (Sheosar) are also nearby. We’ll now take a look at some of the beautiful freshwater lakes in the area.

How to reach Skardu

Well, if you have already begun packing your things for your trip to Skardu, we’d like to tell you more about routes and modes of transportation to help make your trip a success. By road, it will take you about 13 hours (600 kilometers) if you are travelling from Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital city. If you want to get to Skardu, take N-15 National Highway via Skardu road. We also arrange Skardu tour packages in group or Privately starting from Rs.22,000 or less.

Giglit Skardu Road Update Condition:

Lahore to Chillas via Babusar Top road is totally carpet and fit for any vehicle. From Chillas to Raikot Bridge some patches of worn out road. Gilgit Skardu Road is very bumpy, narrow and under-construction. Main Attractions of Skardu are Lower and Upper Kachura Lake, Kharpocho  Fort, Manthoka Waterfall, Sarfranga Cold Desert, Khaplu  Fort, Chaqchan Masjid, Shigar fort, Deosai Plain, Sheosar lake, Bara Pani and Kala Pani, Sadpara  lake, Budha rocks,

Local Dishes of Skardu:

Balti culture is rich in food. Some of the major and famous foods are Prapoo, Marzan, Balay Mamtu, Azoq, Namkeen Chaye, Zerchong etc.

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