Pakistan was recently entitled as one of the best places to visit in 2020 by many western tourism magazines. With sky-piercing peaks on one end and sunny beaches on the other end, Pakistan’s geography is pretty versatile, and that’s what makes it one of the best tourism spots in the world.
Skardu valley is located at the height of 7300 feet (2225m) in the Gilgit Baltistan region of Pakistan. It is home to nature’s wildest adventures and jaw-dropping sceneries, with fresh spring and glacier waters blessing the town with a heavenly look. For all the tourists who are planning a Pakistan tour, Skardu tour or Skardu Valley remains a place in Northern Pakistan that nobody wants to miss visiting.
Skardu tour has some unique highlights, including trekking, mountaineering, and four peaks over 8000m, which makes it a favorite attraction for tourists, hikers, and mountaineers from all around the world. If you are planning to visit Pakistan anytime, the Skardu tour is something that you should include on your bucket list.
Islamabad to Skardu via Road
Skardu tour starts from the Capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad. If you opt for a road trip, you will experience a rich culture with a beautiful landscape as the road spirals across some of the most beautiful valleys and small towns, which makes it a lifetime road trip experience for you. While going to Skardu via road, you can take the marvelous Karakoram Highway, traveling along Indus and surrounded by high rising mountains, taking up to 20 hours.
Islamabad to Skardu via Air
However, if you feel like you want to directly get to Skardu and skip the scenic views that you experience along the way, you can go to Skardu via air. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flies to Skardu daily, depending on the weather conditions.
The flight takes off from Islamabad Airport after crossing the Potohar and Haraza region it will fly above the Himalayan and Karakoram range to reach Skardu in the heart of Karakoram. Furthermore, if the weather is clear, you catch a glimpse of the Nanga Parbat, which is the 9th highest mountain in the world, and the K2, which is the 2nd highest mountain in the world. Skardu-Islamabad is one of the scenic routes in the world of aviation.
This was the only flight to reach Skardu before but today we can go to Skardu from Lahore and Karachi as well, as PIA has started operating Flights to Skardu from Lahore and Karachi on weekly basis.
How Skardu look like?
Baltistan valley is synonymously known as Skardu valley located in the extreme north of Pakistan along the border of China and India. Skardu is also known as Little Tibet because most of the inhabitants are descendants of the Tibetian cast. Skardu is the capital of all-mountain adventures in Pakistan. Skardu is the epitome of serenity, wilderness, and beauty. The mountain vistas, high rising peaks, Lakes, Rivers, and even high-altitude deserts made Skardu a dream place for tourists.
The logistics and roads to the big mountains of Karakoram; K2 / Chogori, Broad Peak, Mashabrm, Gasherbrum, and many other prominent peaks originate from Skardu. Skardu is an epicenter of the whole Baltistan region, a modern city with all immunities is the base and passage to all valleys including Shigar valley, Khaplu valley, Kharmang Valley, Basho Valley and Asotre valley via Deosai is from Skardu. In the outskirts of Skardu maximum one-hour drive or less, you can find many tourist attractions like Upper Kachura Lake, Lower Kachura Lake / Shangri La resort, Sadpara Lake, Buddha Rock, Katpana Cold Desert, Shigar Cold Desert, Nang Suk Organic Village, Indus River, Kharphocho fort and many more.
Skardu Tour at a Glance
Our Skardu tour package includes a detailed visit of each valley and tourist spot of the Baltistan region. We will start our tour from Islamabad via Karakoram highway to Chilas or Naran Kaghan to Chilas city. The very next day we will drive to Skardu from Chilas City. On our first day in Skardu, we will visit Upper Kachura Lake and Shangri la lakes and will go to Kharpocho fort and the organic Village. In the coming days, we have Khaplu valley the famous places in Khaplu are The Fort and Chaqchan Mosques, the valley is located at the bank of the Shyok river. Shigar Valley is also known as the adventure land of Pakistan because more than 90% of mountain adventure takes place in Shigar valley, four 8000m mountains are located in this valley. Prominent places to visit in Shigar are Blind Lake, Shigar Fort, Amburik Mosque, and Hashopi Garden, the cold desert is also on the way to Shigar valley.
The next Destination while the Skardu tour will be Kharmang Valley the famous places include the Manthoka Waterfall and Khamosh waterfall, this valley is located on the bank of the Indus river which originates from India. Basho Valley is also included in our Skardu tour Package. This is a high-altitude meadow surrounded by mountains and glacier streams flowing through the pastures.
Deosai plain / Plateau is the main attraction during the Skardu tour. A plateau is an exotic place bestowed with the best views of nature. It is mostly surrounded by mountains, lush green grassland, water streams, and the Famous Sheosar Lake. Deosai plateau is the second highest plateau on the earth after the Tibetan plateau. Deosai Plains has an average elevation of 4,114 meters (13,497 ft.) above sea level, making them one of the highest plateaus in the world. The plateau encompasses an area of 3,000 square kilometers (1,200 sq. mi), and Sadpara Lake and village are on the way to Deosai Plain.
Our Skardu tour package is tailor-made for foreign and domestic tourists who have an interest in a road trip or air trip to the north of Pakistan. We provide tailor-made and customized tours to both international and domestic clients. Most of the Scenic Himalayan and Karakoram ranges of Pakistan are covered in our Skardu Tour itinerary. Founded in Gilgit-Baltistan, we specialize in designing and executing all trips in Gilgit Baltistan. Our local guides and support staff provide a friendly host-guest environment during tours to Gilgit-Baltistan.