Skardu is one of the most beautiful areas to visit in Pakistan. If you are planning a trip to Skardu, this article provides some basic information and tourist attractions you can explore on your trip to Skardu.
Trip to Skardu
Gilgit-Baltistan consists of three regions: Gilgit, Diamer and Baltistan. There are four more districts within the Baltistan region: Skardu, Ganchhe, Khurramang and Shigar, while Skardu District is the capital of Baltistan Region. Skardu district has the upper hand in all other districts in terms of both development and population. You can visit the following historical and tourist sites in this district:
- Deosai National Park
- Kharpucho Fort (historic fort)
- Shangrila Park
- Kachura Lake
- Sadpara Dam
- Hussainabad Museum (which has all the tools of antiquity)
- City Park
Trip to Ghanche
Moving forward, the Ghanche district is three hours away from Skardu. This district is famous for its beautiful landscape. You can visit the following historical and tourist sites in this district.
- Khaplu Food
- Chakchan Mosque (These mosques are hundreds of years old).
- Siachen Glaciers
- Sling Park is a natural park.
- River Shock (which comes from India)
- Indian border
- Hoshe Valley
- Bulgarian Spring etc.
Explore Shigar Valley
Speaking about Shigar District, this region is not only considered to have beautiful mountains but also has very beautiful historical sites.
The world’s second-highest peak K2 is also present in this district and 5 mountains above 8000 altitudes in the world are also present in this region.
The Shigar district is located at a distance of 30 km from Skardu. You can visit the following historical and tourist sites in this district:
- Shigar food
- Blend Lake (blind lake)
- The world’s highest and coldest desert (world highest cold desert)
- K2 mountain (k2)
- Thale Lah
- Khashopi Bagh
- Malai Monastery is a 600 year old mosque.
- Indus and Dasu tunnels
The beautiful Khurmang District
The Khurmang district is an exemplary in its beauty. The people here are very hospitable and includes the following Historical and tourist places:
- Manthokha Waterfall
- Indian border
- Silent Waterfall