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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 is most visited by the tourist in any Skardu Tour Plan. For instance, Skardu is located in the farthest part of north Pakistan and hold magnificent places in its lap.
Previously we have mentioned the Top 5 Places in Neelum Valley which you must see when planning a trip to Neelum Valley. The Skardu valley falls in the province of Gilgit Baltistan and possesses wonders in form of ravishing waterfalls, magnificent lakes and an immense mountain range notable K2, K3, and Gasherbrum.
No doubt, Skardu is a paradise for trekkers. The swirling river of Indus and Braldu surrounds the whole of Skardu Valley. The climate is so unpredictable because of high altitude. It starts to snowfall even in mid-July. On contrary to this, the time to visit from May to September.
Explore a mystery while exploring the Skardu Valley. The Skardu Fort is one of the most ancient forts that dated 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 that dating back to the arrival of Islam in the 16th century. The monumental Skardu Fort is a seven-story building and likeable for the tourist because of its history and art.
Second, on the list is the Khaplu Valley which possesses enchanting scenic locations. A curvy road with several trees shaded the travellers providing a worth seeing view. Any lens cannot do justice to the panoramic views. Above all, the jeep ride adds more twist to your trip. Moreover, the valley is an ancient state which lies at the base of the Karakorum mountain range that considers the hub of the Yabgo Dynasty. Additionally, it also occupies a fort which now serves as a museum and captures tourist’s 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. The lake is encircled by dense deep forest and gigantic mountains of the Himalayans in the backdrop. No one wants to miss a single sight of this lake. Tourist can spend hours there in its serenity and can enjoy trout fish and boating, rafting as well in its emerald green water.
The red hut cottages surround the Shangri la Lake also known as the upper Kachura Lake. It is almost at the elevation of 2499m. The lake is a few kilometres away from the lower Kachura Lake and captures tourist because of its prodigious beauty. The dense deep forest alongside the lake with red hut cottages and the snow-clad mountains make an amazing 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 that is elevated at 8650 ft. above sea level. The melting ice of the Deosai plains are the main source of water for the lake and the lake spread over 2.5km. There is a fairy-tale picturesque island in the centre of the lake. The turquoise blue water of the lake is so mesmerizing attracts hundreds of tourist where they enjoy boating, fishing and roaring in freshwater. A marvellous place to witness and embrace the beauty of nature.
Next on the list is the Shigar Fort in Skardu Valley that is a magnificent piece of architecture in 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 builds around 400 years ago, the whole building is made up of stones with strong foundations. Previously, the fort was known as the Palace of Rock and now it is serving a guest house with 20 rooms along with the grand hall that displays the treasure pieces of Baltit Culture.
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 own heartbeat. Moreover, you will find a rare species of flora and fauna there. Additionally, the dawn and dusk view is a must witnessing view to have once in your life.
While exploring the vast plains of Deosai, you will encounter the mesmerizing lake of Sheosar Lake in between the plains. The world highest lake is of its own kind with an elevation of 13,589 ft above sea level. The deep blue water that is encircled by the green plains of Deosai and in the backdrop you will find the killer mountains of Nanga Parbat makes a bewitching view. Each season at the lake has its own charm, the frozen lake in winters while shattering numerous colours 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 away from the main city Skardu. There is a large range of trees alongside the lake that gives more amazement to the view. If you are planning a tour to Skardu then must visit Katpana Lake, which is one of the most ravishing lakes of Pakistan.
Last but not least is the Bashu Valley in Skardu. Almost 2 hours’ drive from the main city Skardu and can easily reach on the jeep. The valley offers a pleasant atmosphere even in hot summers. Moreover, because of the vast green plains and stream, the site is considered to be the best for camping, hiking. At night, the valley double in its amazement as the weather gets cold and the sightseer can witness thousands of stars right above their head. A must visit place in Skardu.
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