5 reasons to visit Skardu

by on November 25, 2009
in Exploring Amazing Pakistan

Shigar velley-skardu Pakistan

Skardu is the capital of Baltistan region of Pakistan. Located along the wide banks of River Indus at an altitude of 2438 meters, it has the Karakoram Range in its background.

1. Mountaineering & Trekking

Skardu serves as a base camp for all those who try to tame the tall K2 peaks. Some big glaciers Baltoro, Biafo and Siachen are also found here. It is equally popular with high altitude trekkers, who trek to Baltoro Glacier, K2 Base Camp and Concordia.

2. Shigar Valley

This beautiful valley with its terraced farms is the entrance to the K2 peaks. It is abound with orchards. There are many historic places worth visiting and of course a visit to the colorful bazaar is a must. Through the Shigar Valley flows the Shigar River a tributary of Indus.

3. Shangrila Resort

This resort with its pagoda style cottages is popular among tourist. It encircles the heart shaped Kachura Lake and is surrounded by the exotic gardens.

4. Lakes of Skardu

The Satpara Lake and the two Kachura Lakes with their bewitching scenery captivate a lot of visitors. Boating and fishing can be done here.

5. Buddhist Rock

An image of meditating Buddha carved in 900 AD is worth seeing. It is located on the Satpara road.

Author MairaS:
Webpreneur. CEO ContentCreatorZ Pakistan. Managing Partner Media Marketing Services.


One Response to “5 reasons to visit Skardu”
  1. Excellent profile of Skardu. It is really a wonderful place. Khaplu is also very nice place to visit.

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