Skardu is an enthralling beautiful town in Gilgit Baltistan, a self governing territory in Pakistan. It is one of the most enchanting places in South Asia.It is about 8,200 feet (2,500 meters) above sea level. The valley spreads along the bank of River Indus that flows between the Karakoram and Himaliyan range. The valley is also significant for the meeting point of The three mighty mountain chains, the Himaliya, the Karakoram and the Hindukush.
Weather is usually pleasantly moderate during summer season (April to October) with maximum temperature of 27 degrees centigrade. The rainfall is low because the high mountains does not allow the summer monsoon to reach the valley. Summer is the best time to visit Skardu. In winter(November to March),the weather can be severely rough and cold, dropping the temperature to minus 10 degrees centigrade.
HOW TO REACH SKARDU
A flight is available from Islamabad (the capital city of Pakistan) to Skardu daily. This air journey takes about an hour to get you to the mesmerising valley.
By road you can travel to The valley via Mansehra, Naraan and Chilas. It takes about 22 hours to reach from Islamabad.
SEEN WORTHY THINGS & PLACES IN SKARDU
- Satpara Lake
- Kachura Lake
- Budha Rock Carvings
- Shangrila Resorts
- Kharpochu Fort
- Mindoq Khar and Hilal Bagh
- Here are some snapshots of our trip to Skardu that we made three years back. These pictures include mountain cones, bonfire, clear streams, an evening in Deosai, waterfalls, relaxing moments on the bank of River Kunhar and the amazing Karakoram Highway.