Famous Places In Skardu

Famous Places In Skardu


Skardu is the largest metropolis of Gilgit Baltistan. Skardu is the land of mountains. Skardu is the proper location for trekking and trekking. Many hiking tracks start from Skardu. The satisfactory time to travel Skardu is June and July. In Skardu, there are four of the world's fourteen Eight thousand peaks. The climate of Skardu is moderate. A experience to Skardu could be very adventurous.

Skardu has lush inexperienced meadows, snow-covered mountains, freshwater springs, and ancient locations. Skardu airport is positioned in North West route and eleven miles from the city. Skardu airport is surrounded by using snow-capped mountains and an splendid view of the Indus River.

Skardu has a very rich culture. Many cultural gala's are celebrated in Skardu. Balti is spoken via Skardu human beings. Skardu human beings said, “Hospitality is our culture”. Skardu has many traditional, healthful and delicious cuisines like Balay (Noodle Soup with goat meat), Gyal (Buckwheat Cakes), Boiled Goat, Potato Stew, and Marzan, Prapu.From Skardu airport, lots of local and foreigners vacationers come and visit Skardu.

Satpara Lake

Satpara Lake is sometimes known as “Sadpara Lake”. Satpara Lake deliver natural and sparkling water to the Skardu valley. Tourists can revel in fishing and boating on Satpara Lake. The Satpara dam undertaking is constructed on Satpara Lake. The height of the dam is 128 ft. Satpara Lake is taken into consideration as the maximum appealing lake among tourists.

Local people consider that there may be a gold mine within the bottom of the lake so that’s why its water is shining inside the day time. Satpara Lake has an awe-inspiring view. Rowing, Motor boating, and fishing can also do on the lake. Satpara Lake is considered as the charming lake due to its mind-blowing and brilliant beauty.

Through a car, you can attain to Satpara Lake from Islamabad in 14 hours 20 minutes. The distance of Satpara Lake from Islamabad is 650 km. From Skardu, you may attain to Satpara Lake in 1 hour.

Kharpocho Fort

Skardu Fort is also called “Kharpocho Fort”. Kharpocho Fort means “king of forts”. It is the majestic fortress of Skardu. The fort became constructed by King Ali Sher. Skardu Fort is a totally ancient fort. Skardu Fort is surrounded by Indus River and it's far constructed on the pinnacle of a small hill.

An old historic mosque within the citadel attracts touristsbut it's far closed for praying visitors. The castle is destroyed for many years. The castle looks as if vintage. Persian textual content is written on the rock constant in one of the walls within the citadel. View of Skardu may be visible from Skardu Fort.

Through a car, you may reach to Skardu Fort from Islamabad in 14 hours. The distance of Skardu Fort from Islamabad is 645 km.From Skardu, you could attain to Skardu Fort in 1 hour.

Katpana Desert

Katpana Desert is also referred to as “Cold Desert” or “Biama Nakpo”. A cold barren region is placed near Skardu city. Katpana Desert is the world’s highest barren region which is located in Pakistan. The cold wilderness looks majestic. Skardu airport is located near Cold desolate tract. The pleasant element for cricket lovers you can play cricket within the bloodless wilderness.

Katpana Desert is the gem of Skardu and an brilliant area to visit. The white lovely sand dunes, lush inexperienced timber attract travelers from all around the world. A cold desolate tract isn't barren like other deserts.

In December and January, the climate of the wilderness is in -17 C. Tourists can experience tenting here. In winters, snow-capped mountains lookmagnificent and ravishing. It is positioned at an elevation of greater than 7,303 feet.Katpana Desert holds the exceptional appeal of vacationers.

Kachura Lake

Kachura Lake is the jewel of Skardu. Kachura Lakes (Kachura Jheel) are two lakes in Skardu “Upper Kachura Lake” and “Lower Kachura Lake”. Upper Kachura Lake is positioned within the higher area of Kachura and Lower Kachura Lake is placed within the lower location of Kachura.

Lower Kachura Lake is also referred to as “Shangrila Lake”. It is a famous traveler attraction. Lower Kachura Lake is surrounded by visitor houses, snow-covered mountains, green trees, and relaxation houses.Through a car, you can reach to Lower Kachura Lake from Islamabad in thirteen hours. The distance of Lower Kachura Lake from Islamabad is 620 km.

The water of upper Kachura Lake may be very clear. Tourist can revel in Fishing, trekking at top Kachura Lake. Through a car, you can attain to Upper Kachura Lake from Islamabad in thirteen hours 15 minutes. The distance of Upper Kachura Lake from Islamabad is round 620 km.

Both lakes are so beautiful and you experience so peaceful. It’s view is breathtaking and captivating.

Khaplu Palace

Khaplu Palace is also referred to as Yabgo Khar. Khaplu Palace is an historical fort and positioned in Khaplu. It changed into the royal house of the Raja of Khaplu. Khaplu Palace changed into constructed by way of Kashmiri and Balti craftsmen.

Khaplu Palace has gained the Virgin Holidays accountable tourism awards in poverty discount category in 2012. The palace is now managed through Serena Hotels. Through a car, you can reach to Khaplu Palace from Islamabad in 16 hours 30 minutes. The distance of Khaplu Palace from Islamabad is 740 km.

Behind the palace a trek which ends up in the Pari village in Skardu district. Many tourists visit Khaplu Palace and live here.Balti Folk exhibition center is also in the Khaplu Palace and lots of handicrafts, traditional gadgets are displayed.

Nansoq Organic Village

Nansoq is the first natural village in Pakistan and it is located at the back part of Kharpocho Fort. The natural village became developed with the assist of the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP). Duchess of Cornwall and Prince of Wales known as Prince Charles and his highness Sir Aga Khan has visited Nansoq village.

The distance of Nansoq Organic Village from Skardu is 16 km.Through a car, you may reach to Nansoq Organic Village from Islamabad in 14 hours. The distance of Nansoq Organic Village from Islamabad is 640 km.


You can without problems tour to specific locations from Skardu.

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