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Pakistan Tour Travel is promoting Skardu Tourism at any cost. Here we are listing some of the major tourist destinations of Skardu that the tourist in any Skardu Tour Plan must visit. For instance, Skardu is located in the farthest part of north Pakistan and holds magnificent places in its lap.
Previously we have mentioned the Top 5 Places in Neelum Valley that you must see when planning a trip to Neelum Valley. The Skardu valley falls in the province of Gilgit Baltistan and possesses wonders in the form of ravishing waterfalls, magnificent lakes, and an immense mountain range notable for K2, K3, and Gasherbrum.
No doubt, Skardu is a paradise for trekkers. The swirling river of the Indus and Braldu surrounds Skardu Valley. The climate is so unpredictable because of the high altitude. It starts to snowfall even in mid-July. Contrary to this, the time to visit is from May to September.
Explore a mystery while exploring the Skardu Valley. The Skardu Fort is one of the most ancient forts that date back to the 8th century. A magnificent piece of architecture that also resemble the art of Tibetan architecture. The fort also possesses an old mosque dating back to the arrival of Islam in the 16th century. The monumental Skardu Fort is a seven-story building and is likable to tourists because of its history and art.
Second, on the list is the Khaplu Valley which possesses stunning scenic locations. A curvy road with several trees shaded the travelers providing a worth seeing view. Any lens cannot do justice to the panoramic views. Above all, the jeep ride adds more twists to your trip. Moreover, the valley is an ancient state that lies at the base of the Karakorum mountain range, considered the hub of the Yabgo Dynasty. It also occupies a fort that now serves as a museum and captures tourists’ attention.
Skardu is blessed with several stupefying lakes that cast a spell on the visitor. In this context, the upper Kachura Lake is the most amazing in Skardu. Dense, deep forests and gigantic mountains of the Himalayans in the backdrop encircle the lake. No one wants to miss a single sight of this lake. Tourists can spend hours there in its serenity and enjoy trout fish, boating, rafting, and emerald green water.
The red hut cottages surround the Shangri la Lake, the upper Kachura Lake. It is almost at the elevation of 2499m. The lake is a few kilometers away from the lower Kachura Lake and captures tourists because of its prodigious beauty. The dense, deep forest alongside the lake, red hut cottages, and snow-clad mountains make a fantastic combination for the viewer. Moreover, here you will find a rare diversity of flora and fauna.
Another stupefying place to visit in Skardu is Satpara Lake, elevated at 8650 ft. above sea level. The melting ice of the Deosai plains is the primary source of water for the lake and is spread over 2.5km. There is a picturesque fairy-tale island in the center of the lake. The turquoise blue water of the lake is so mesmerizing and attracts hundreds of tourists who enjoy boating, fishing, and roaring in fresh water—a marvelous place to witness and embrace the beauty of nature.
Next on the list is the Shigar Fort in Skardu Valley, a magnificent piece of architecture between the immense plains of Shigar. The cold sand of the Shigar desert is a wonder in itself. Moreover, Shigar Fort is the most visited place in Skardu as it’s a piece of history. Shigar Fort was built around 400 years ago; the whole building is made of stones with solid foundations. Previously, the fort was known as the Palace of Rock, and now it serves as a guest house with 20 rooms and a grand hall that displays the treasure pieces of Baltit Culture.
Deosai National Park
The Skardu Tour can never be completed without visiting the massive plains of Deosai. The land of Giants; Deosai inhabitant of Brown bears in its National Park. Tourist finds complete calmness in this region of Skardu as the plains have an ear-shattering silence that one can listen to his heartbeat. Moreover, you will find rare species of flora and fauna there. Additionally, the dawn and dusk view is a must to witness once in your life.
While exploring the vast plains of Deosai, you will encounter the mesmerizing lake of Sheosar Lake in between the tables. The world’s highest lake is of its kind, with an elevation of 13,589 ft above sea level. The green plains of Deosai encircle the deep blue water, and in the backdrop, you will find the killer mountains of Nanga Parbat, making an enchanting view. Each season at the lake has its charm; the frozen lake in winter, while shattering numerous colors in summer, cast a spell on the tourist.
Listed in some of the unexplored places of Skardu, Katpana Lake is gaining popularity because of its enchanting beauty. The lake falls in the wonderland Katpana village. Moreover, it is approximately 4km from the central city of Skardu. An extensive range of trees alongside the lake gives more amazement to the view. If you plan a tour to Skardu, you must visit Katpana Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in Pakistan.
Last but not least is the Bashu Valley in Skardu. Almost a 2-hour drive from the central city of Skardu, and you can easily reach the jeep. The valley offers a pleasant atmosphere even in hot summers. Moreover, the site is considered the best for camping and hiking because of the vast green plains and streams. At night, the valley doubles in amazement as the weather gets cold, and the sightseer can witness thousands of stars above their head—a must-visit place in Skardu.
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