6 Best Places to Visit in Skardu


The majestic and beautiful Skardu valley is located in the Gilgit Baltistan. The second highest K2 mountain is situated at Skardu. The Hindu Kush mountains surround this valley. Tourists can enjoy the landscapes, traditions & culture, and hospitality of the local people. People from distant cities of Pakistan came here to enjoy the calmness and natural beauty of this area. Visitors can enjoy recreational activities like trekking, walking, trailing, and climbing.

Here I am going to list the top 5 destinations of Skardu.

Beautiful Destination To visit In Skardu

  1. Deosai National Park
  2. Basho Valley
  3. Shigar Valley
  4. Shangrilla (Upper Kachura)
  5. Khaplu Valley
  6. Sheosar Lake
  • Deosai National Park

Deosai national park covers an area of about 3,000km square. This area can be easily accessible through two hours jeep ride from the Skardu city. Several types of animals and bird species are present in this park. Tourists love to visit this place because of the beautiful fauna and flora, landscape, unique wildlife, snow-capped mountain, etc.

  • Basho valley

Basho valley is located at a drive of 20Km from the Skardu airport. This area is mostly considered for the best camping, trekking, hiking, kinds of all activities. At night, this valley beauty becomes amazed as the weather becomes cold, and the stars shine at the sky.  The green meadows, deep and dense pine forests make this area more beautiful. Tourists can do camping instead of being a resident in any hotel. Book top hotels in Skardu at iMusafir on cheap rates.

  • Shigar Valley

Shigar valley is located at 51 Km away from the main Skardu valley. It is famous for its historical sights, culture, and traditions. This valley is considered to be a gateway to the Karakoram mountains. Visitors have many choices to visit beautiful places in Shigar valley like Shigar fort, blind lake, gram Chashma, Embarric mosque, sarfarnga desert etc. Serena Shigar Fort Residence is best hotel to stay in Shigar valley.

  • Shangrilla (Upper Kachura)

Shangrilla lake is another best destination in Skardu. It is also known as Upper Kachura, and this lake is surrounded by the dense forests covered with the higher mountain peaks. The lake got its name after the construction of the Shangrilla resort on the bank of the lake. Tourists should never skip this site if they are planning to visit Shangrilla. This place is best for boating.

Khaplu valley lies in the north of the Skardu city. Everyone can fall in love with this majestic landscape beauty. This valley is famous for its enchanting scenes. It is located at an altitude of 2,600m. A fort is also a part of this khaplu valley which now serves as a museum and is another attention for the tourists. Serena Khaplu Residence is a top-class hotel in Khaplu.

  • Sheosar Lake

While exploring Deosai, tourists will also come across to see another Sheosar lake. This is situated at the highest elevation of 13,589 ft above the sea level. In the back of the Sheosar lake, it is covered by the mountains of the Nanga Parbat. The frozen lake in the winter season makes it a more bewitching for domestic and international tourists.

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