Hunza Valley Tours Vs Skardu Valley Tours

Hunza Valley Tours Vs Skardu Valley Tours packages

Which Is Better? Hunza Valley Tours Vs. Skardu Valley Tours

Pakistan is superabundant with a landscape that will make anyone spellbound with its mesmerizing and enchanting beauties. An infinite number of lakes with a range of enormous mountain ranges surrounds all the northern areas, forming a paradise for trekkers, nature enthusiasts, photographers, and anyone who holds an eye to embracing. This fantastic blog compares the beauty of two different valleys in the same region with many beautiful places.

The Skardu and Hunza Valley are located in Gilgit Baltistan and attract many tourists every year for their awe-inspiring views.

 Hunza Valley Tours Vs. Skardu Valley Tours

Let’s have a brief introduction of both valleys first:

Hunza Valley Tours

Praising Hunza Valley in words is a little unfair compared to the views the eyes can catch, but Hunza Valley bore several colours that cannot be found in Pakistan. The valley is located in the extreme north of Gilgit Baltistan province and is well known for its strong historical background. It is almost a 2-hour drive from Gilgit, the central city.

While travelling to Hunza, one finds Karakorum mountains around, a must-watch view for travellers. Above all, no matter where you stay, you will always have an idea of the gigantic Rakaposhi. Hunza Valley still connects with its ancestors and resorts to their monuments for tourists.

Furthermore, Naltar is one of the famous and notable valleys in Hunza because of its colourful lakes, which can be accessible by jeep on paved and curvy roads. The lake’s water is crystal clear, and lush green plants can be seen underwater. Above all, the weather is pleasant in summer and worse in winter because of the snow.


Most notably, Karimabad, the capital of Hunza, has many villages with ancient-looking houses and stone-paved streets. It is more famous for its history and the residence of the former royal family.

Altit and Baltit Fort was the residence of the former prince around 700 years ago, now a museum. Both forts are masterpieces of architecture and craft. The magnificent design was renovated by the Agha Khan Culture Trust, preserving heritage for future generations.

Furthermore, another beautiful valley in Hunza in Nagar, The mesmerizing colours of Nagar Valley, will never be found; nothing is more beautiful than simplicity. The snowcapped mountains of Rakaposhi with the ultimate enchantress of the garden.

Above all, Attahabad Lake is one of the valley’s biggest charmers. Its crystal turquoise water bewitches tourists with its mesmerizing beauty.

Moreover, Sost is the last village of Hunza on the Karakorum Highway, next to the Chinese border. This town is an important place on the highway for passenger and cargo transport because all traffic crossing the Pakistan-China border passes through it. Along with Khunjerab Pass, Sost is the high mountain pass in the Karakorum mountain range.

Khunjerab Pass also has a national park inhabited by a rare species of snow leopard. It is a magnificent symbol of Pakistan and China’s friendship. The milky star night around the Lady Finger Peak, Golden, and Hunza peaks is tremendous.

Skardu Tours

It is getting more fame day by day among photographers, nature lovers, trekkers, hikers, and tourists for its awe-inspiring locations of Skardu. Skardu is located at an altitude of 2500 feet above sea level under the influence of the Indus and Shigar Rivers.

Climate has different varieties over there; it is mild cold in summer with rainfall during the tourist season from April to October and becomes deadly cold in winter due to heavy snowfall.

Skardu is becoming a significant and popular tourist destination and expedition hub in Gilgit Baltistan. Numerous locations are full of serenity, tranquillity, and a trekker’s paradise because they provide the path to the highest mountains, including K2, K3, and Gasherbrum.

Furthermore, Skardu showcases wonders in the valley, and a narrow road with a jeep to another place adds more twist to the thrilling trip. Leaving Skardu for Khaplu Valley on a jeep ride, you will witness a curvy road with several trees shading the travellers, providing a sightseeing view.

Khaplu is an ancient state considered the hub of the Yabgo Dynasty and also possesses a fort that now serves as a museum. It lies at the base of the Karakorum mountain range, and the panoramic view of Khaplu cannot be described in words.

Moreover, Skardu has various lakes, notably Kachura Lake, which is considered one of the top 10 lakes in Pakistan because of its dazzling beauty. The duo of lakes is termed Shangri La Lake by tourists as it covers the resort and is surrounded by dense forest. It is located in the western Himalayas.

In addition to the breathtaking views of Skardu, the discussion is incomplete without conversing about Deosai and Shigar Plains. Without any doubt, miracles on earth, Shigar is a cold desert with hanging clouds above them. Tourists embrace the creation of the Creator over there.

The infinite highway with its magnificent piece of nature will never let you go anywhere; here, you will find serenity and tranquillity at a level. Moreover, the Shigar Fort is also a masterpiece of architecture.

Built with stones, it is still there as a symbol of history and serving as a monument. On the other hand, Deosai Plain, commonly known as the land of giants, was inaccessible due to the number of wildlife there.

So for wildlife preservation, the government took the initiative in the form of Deosai National Park to generate brown bears and other wildlife. Deosai plains have ear-shattering silence so one can listen to his heartbeat, and there you will find Sheosar Lake alongside the tables.

Imagining the beauty of the cold, vast plains next to the grey-coloured lake and then the gigantic snow-capped mountain fills the heart with happiness. The dawn and dusk of there will never be found anywhere.

Final Thoughts on Hunza Valley Tours Vs. Skardu Valley Tours

Hence, concluding the above discussion, we can conclude that Skardu has more worth-seeing places than Hunza Valley. Comparing the climate, road infrastructure, and hospitality, Skardu gains more points than Hunza. Hunza has comparatively fewer places to visit than Skardu.

The beauty can never be compared to the human scale; there are more gigantic views in Skardu, with more of a treat for trekkers and hikers. Book your Pakistan tour package to witness the beauty and amazement and prove us wrong.


Ejaz hussain is CEO of Pakistan tour and travel operating in Northern areas of pakistan offering honeymoon Packages from Pakistan in affordable rates with good quality services.

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