10 Places to Visit in Skardu Valley - Tanveer Rajput TV


Between the Karakoram and the Himalayan mountains sits Skardu. Expeditions for trekking and mountain climbing in Gilgit-Baltistan begin at Skardu. The weather of Skardu is renowned for its sharp contrasts, with sweltering summers and very cold winters.

Skardu is a city in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan province. The second-highest mountain in the world, K2, and the third-highest mountain in the world, Broad Peak, are both located near Skardu.

During the summer, PIA runs two flights every day between Islamabad and Skardu. Skardu is inaccessible throughout the winter due to the persistent snowfall. In this blog, we will tell you about the top 10 places you must visit while you are in Skardu Valley.

1. Skardu Fort

Skardu Fort

Skardu Fort is one of the best things to do in Skardu Valley. Skardu fort was constructed around the end of the sixteenth century by ruler Ali Sher Khan Anchan. In 1857, Ranbir Singh ordered the fort to be completely destroyed by fire. Aurangzeb, the Mughal emperor, too made an attempt to take control of the fort, but he was unsuccessful. 

2. Deosai National Park

The huge grasslands of Deosai are a must-see on every Skardu tour. One of Skardu's most well-known locations in Deosai. The Deosai Plains are the world's second-highest plateau, behind the Changtang Tibetan Plateau, with an average elevation of 4,114 metres above sea level. The Snow Leopard, Himalayan Brown Bear, and Snow Cock were among the animals and birds protected by Deosai National Park when it was initially founded.  

3. Basho Valley

This valley is about a 2-hour drive from Skardu's main city and is easily accessible by vehicle. 

4. Katpana Desert

Katpana is located 10 minutes from Skardu City. Katpana Lake and Katpana Desert are the most beautiful places in Skardu. Katpana desert is considered the coldest desert in the world.

5. Blind Lake

The blind lake is a scenic lake near Shigar Valley, about an hour's drive from Skardu. On the road to Shigar Valley, there is a lake. The Indus River surrounds one side of the lake, while the Shigar River surrounds the other. 

6. Sheosar Lake

Between the broad grasslands of Deosai lies the beautiful Sheosar Lake. With a height of 13,589 feet above sea level, the world's highest lake is unique in its sort. The brilliant blue lake is surrounded by the verdant plains of Deosai, with the deadly mountains of Nanga Parbat in the background, creating a spellbinding scene.

7. Khaplu Valley Fort

Khaplu Valley is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. A winding road surrounded by a grove of trees provided a scenic scene worth viewing. The panoramic vistas are impossible to capture with any lens. A jeep ride, above all, provides extra twists to your journey. 

8. Kachura Lake aka Shangrila Lake

Skardu has a lot of magnificent lakes that enchant visitors. The upper Kachura Lake, in this perspective, is Skardu's most spectacular lake. The lake is surrounded on all sides by lush deep forests, with the Himalayan Mountains in the distance. 

9. Shigar Fort

Shigar Fort is the oldest fort in Baltistan and Pakistan. The Raja of Shigar's Amacha Dynasty erected it in the 17th century. Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan has repaired the fort. The Fort was restored and turned into a museum and luxury hotel administered by Serena Hotels.

10. Satpara Lake

Satpara Lake is located 8KMs in the south of Skardu and it takes 20 minutes by jeep to reach Satpara Lake. The lake is surrounded by high mountains. Satpara Lake has an island in the mid of its crystal clear water which can be reached by boat.

11. Shangrila Resort

Located in the magnificent Skardu area, Shangrila Resort Skardu is a spectacular getaway that offers the ideal fusion of luxury and unspoiled nature.

12. Skardu Airport

The major entry point to Pakistan's scenic Northern regions is Skardu Airport, which offers easy access for those looking to experience the enchanted Skardu Valley.

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