Skardu - The Most Beautiful Valley Of Pakistan
Famous for having world second highest peak and Pakistan’s highest peak “K2”, Skardu Valley is located at a distance of 291 Km from Islamabad.
Skardu is well-known all around the world for mountain climbing, mountaineering and hiking. Skardu has enriched culture and versatile traditions. Having landscape and scenic views and their best hospitality is the cause people are attracted and journey a long way away to revel in the splendor of this place.
Having incredibly beautiful weather, this valley is truly heaven on earth. This beautiful valley draws all kinds of tourists from round the world such as nature enthusiasts, photographers, documentary filmmakers and mountaineers.
Presence of a cold desert and beautiful rivers makes the Skardu truly an epitome of beauty and heaven on earth. If you are planning to visit this beautiful valley, this blog is for you. Let us introduce you to the best places in this valley
Shangrila Lake is also called lower Kachura Lake. Shangrilla Lake is located at a drive of approximately 20 minutes from Skardu
It is an excellent vacation spot in Skardu with an elevation of 2500 meters. This location is also called “the Roof of the world” as it is placed at some of the heightened peaks.
Shangrilla resort encircles the heart shaped “Kachura Lake” and is surrounded by way of fruit laden orchards and flower stuffed gardens.
Tourists will by no means remorse travelling this lovely lake with manicured gardens packed with apples, cherries, and pears timber. Your holidays at this scenic view region will be a memorable experience.
Skardu Fort is also known as ‘Kharpocho’, which means the ‘King of Forts’ in the local language. The fort dates back to the sixteenth century when it was constructed on the orders of King Sher Ali Khan Anchan, the former ruler of the region.
The fort was purposely constructed on the top of a mountain to protect the region from any potential external threats. It was to keep an eye on the route of entering and leaving the valley.
One can stare upon the panoramic views of the whole valley while standing at Skardu fort.
The Kapulu Valley is 2699 m above sea level and 103 kilometers away from Skardu. The jeep ride takes another two hours. From the perspective of trade routes, the region is important. It is famous for some historical landmarks, such as Chapleau Palace and Chaqchan Mosque (Chaqchan Mosque is also the oldest mosque in all regions of Gilgit-Baltistan). Visitors can enjoy beautiful scenery, blue waters and waterfalls.
Deosai National Park
Deosai is at a 2-hour jeep drive from Skardu. This place is famous for its beautiful wild forests and is also known as the land of giants. Tourists can enjoy the beauty of flora and fauna, the golden marmot, and explore this beautiful place
The Basho Skardu valley is located in the Roundu district of the Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan. Basho Valley is one of the most popular places in Skardu in northern Pakistan with its extraordinary beauty, majestic snow-capped mountains and prehistoric charm.
It takes about an hour and a half to drive from the famous Baltistan city of Skardu. The valley is nearly 8,800 feet above sea level. It is about 45 kilometers away from Gilgit-Baltistan Skardu.
The valley is surrounded by high mountains on three sides, and there are also deer, goats, mountain goats and snow leopards on the high mountains. The area is characterized by its vast forests and beautiful scenery.
Weather of Skardu Valley
Due to the cold, semi-arid climate, Skardu is one of the coldest valleys in Pakistan. Even in the summer, Skardu’s climate is still mild, with an average temperature of about 28 degrees Celsius during the peak season.
On the other hand, the temperature in winter may be very low. During the peak season, the average temperature in the area may be as low as -8 degrees Celsius.
Top Hotels in Skardu Valley
In recent years, Skardu has become a hot spot in Pakistan’s tourism industry. Many resorts and hotels have sprung up in the area. Therefore, if you are looking for some of the best places to stay in Skardu Valley, we have listed below some options for you. View:
- Shangrila Resort Skardu
- Hotel One Skardu
- Mountain Lodge Holiday Home
- Hotel Himalaya Skardu
- Hote Reego