Top 10 Best and Famous Places to visit in Skardu

Places To Visit in Skardu

Here are 10 beautiful and famous places to visit in Skardu valley.

1. Deosai National Park

Deosai is one of the most famous places to visit in Skardu. Deosai National Park was first established to secure the lives of several animal and bird species such as Snow Leopard, Red Fox, Himalayan Brown Bear, Wolf, Golden eagle, Sparrow Hawk and snow Cock. Besides the wildlife, this Park is famous for its green hills, flora and fauna, snow-capped mountains and streams, and wild thick flowers. The National Park is only visited in summer, welcomed by a breath-taking view of flowers and butterflies. Places to visit in Deosai are Sheosar lake, Bara Pani, Ali Malik, and Burgi La.

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Deosai National park Skardu Famous places of Skardu

2. Basho valley

Basho is a lush green beautiful valley located at a distance of 20 Km from Skardu airport. The valley is a pine-forested and beautiful valley. This beautiful valley is famous for its green meadows, pine forests and waterfalls.

3. Katpana Cold Desert of Skardu

At the cold region and high altitude, Sand dunes are no less than a wonder. It is also on the list of famous places in Skardu. Sand Dunes in Skardu are located near the Indus River covering the two main deserts; Katpana Desert and Shigar desert. Sand dunes, also known as cold desert holds a magnetic attraction in itself.

4. Shangrila Resort

Heavenly Shangrila Resort is built on a beautiful lake and is located 35 minutes from Skardu and is surrounded by fascinating sceneries. This resort is best known for boat riding in Skardu.

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places to visit in Skardu Shangrila lower Kachura lake
Shangrila Resort, Skardu ,Gilgit Baltistan

5. Manthal Buddha Rock Carvings

On the way to Sadpara lake, Manthal village is located on the right side. Buddhist rock is located in this village. This rock carving came into existence when Buddhist was practiced in Skardu.  Buddhist monks of that time craved drawings of their visions, experiences, and images of Buddha with texts written in the Tibetan Language. These Buddhist rocks were the place of their worship till the mid of 14th Century A.D before the advent of Islam in Baltistan.

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6. Shigar Valley

Shigar valley is watered by the Shigar River and is the gateway to the mighty Karakoram Mountains. Shigar is also one of the most famous places in Skardu. Shigar Valley is 23km away from Skardu. It is a beautiful village that proliferates with crops and fruits of all sorts such as apricots, walnuts, pears, peaches, and grapes. Shigar Fort in Shigar Valley once was the residence of a local Ruler and recently modernized by Agha Khan. There is also a Wooden Mosque built by Kashmiri Carpenters in the middle of Shigar Valley.

Shigar Valley
Shigar Valley

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7. Satpara Lake

Bright Blue, bursting with rainbow, surrounded by the glacial mountains and carrying an enchanted lake in its middle, this lake is the ultimate fairy-tale resort in the beautiful valley of Skardu. Satpara Lake is also known for fishing and boating.

8. Kharpocho Fort

This ancient and famous fort gives you a hilltop view of the whole town. Under the feet of Kharpocho fort, crawls the powerful Indus River.

9. Upper Kachura Lake

The most mesmerizing lake in Skardu valley , with a depth of almost 60 meters is located 20 Km from Skardu city. In the local balti language, it is called Foroq Tso.

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Upper Kachura Lake Skardu
Upper Kachura Lake

10. Nansoq Organic Village

Nansoq is the first organic village in Pakistan. It is located behind the well-known Kharpocho fort, this village has been visited by Prince Charles and Prince of Wales and Duchess Of Cornwall.

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5 thoughts on “Top 10 Best and Famous Places to visit in Skardu

  1. I really enjoyed your tour service. The places of Skardu Baltistan are heaven, I have never seen such amazing landscapes, lakes and meadows. Deosai is just love. staff is one of the best. I visited in 2014 . is recommended for family tours specially.

    1. Salaam Hira Can u give me suggestions regarding Skardu

      I’m Planning To Visit Skardu @ 28th August Is It Worthwhile To Visit There ?

      Regards & Blessings


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  3. Best Tour operator. arranged family trip to me. Really enjooyed, cooperative staff, best vehicles and friendly guide. I visited Skardu in 2018 . Thank you .

  4. Ah Skardu your deserts, forts, waterfalls, lakes and lush green valleys, I will never forget. Thanks for organizing a memorable trip to Khaplu Skardu and Shigar. It is highly recommended tour operator if any one wanna visit with family. Friendly staff and comfortable vehicles , they are doing their best.

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