Skardu is loaded with so many beautiful tourist points and heavenly spots that the sheer selection of which visiting place to go might get overwhelming, and that’s exactly why we have compiled this brief tourist guide about the best places to visit in Skardu. So, read on!
Skardu is a city in the Gilgit Baltistan autonomous area in Pakistan. It is the biggest city in Baltistan, as well as its administrative capital.
Skardu is one of the top tourist sites in the world, known for all kinds of tourism. The scenery is diverse, and the weather is spectacular, particularly during the peak visitor season.
The Skardu Valley, which is 10 kilometers broad and 40 kilometers long, is surrounded by sky-piercing rocks and cliffs, with rivers running on each flank and exquisite flora and wildlife.
The diversity is so great that amongst the beautiful green slopes, lakes, waterfalls, and rivers, you may discover a whole desert. Millions of people from Pakistan and around the world visit this lovely destination every year to have the time of their life.
Tourist Guide: Best Places to Visit In Skardu
Here are some of the best places to visit in Skardu (as well as the things that you can do in these tourist spots):
Organic Valley Trek
The Organic Valley Trekking route starts near the Football Stadium and Polo Ground on the main Skardu market road. On a hilly trail with various wooden bridges, you have to trek for about an hour beside the Indus River.
This trek may appear to a visitor to be extremely perilous at first, but it is not. The view of the city and the river is indescribably beautiful. When you arrive at Organic Valley, you’ll find goods produced entirely of organic ingredients.
Visit Kharphocho Fort
The Kharpocho Fort, also known as Skardu Fort, is located just above the Organic Valley trek. This journey is very simple and rewarding when compared to others.
From the fort’s balcony, you can view the whole city of Skardu as well as a huge portion of the valley. Take in the grandeur of nature and the various settings for the entire area, from the 16th-century historical fort.
Dip in Katpana Lake in Katpana Desert
Katpana Lake lies in the Katpana Desert near Skardu, on the banks of the Indus River. This lake is an ideal and convenient escape from Skardu’s bustling streets.
Swimming in the clear waters of this lovely lake is a must, as is snapping photos of the surrounding scenery.
Hitch-hike to Sarfaranga Desert
The Sarfaranga desert is around 15 kilometers from the city center. To all geologists and academics, this location is a mystery. It is really one of the world’s highest deserts, as well as one of the coldest.
With all of Baltistan’s lush green valleys, this region is extremely magnificent and unique, with springs, mountains, flowing rivers, sand dunes, and even snow in the winters.
Visit Kachura And Its Beautiful Lakes
Kachura is one of the most beautiful Skardu visiting places
is located at a distance of 30 kilometers from Skardu. This is a lovely valley with stunning lakes, waterfalls, streams, springs, flora, and wildlife.
Although Lower Kachura Lake, also known as Shangrila Lake, is currently closed to the general public due to its acquisition by certain officials, the more magnificent and unspoiled Upper Kachura Lake may still be visited.
The water is shallow in certain areas and surprisingly warm. So you may go for a swim there as well. Visit Sok Nala if you want to learn more about Kachura. It is located above Upper Kachura Lake and may be reached after a 30-minute trek.
Enjoy The Hospitality Of The Locals
Skardu people are among the world’s most warm and hospitable lot. They don’t look at who their visitors are or where they’re from before inviting them in for tea and food, regardless of whether you know them or not.
Their hospitality is unmatched and might catch you off guard. They are the nicest and sweetest folks you’ll ever meet in the mountains, so don’t hesitate to accept their invitation to eat with them.
If you’re planning to visit Skardu and explore its famous tourist points, you have quite a task to do as there are so many tourist spots and heavenly visiting places lying ahead of you that you might get overwhelmed.
We hope this brief tourist guide about the best places to visit in Skardu was of help to you!
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