Skardu City Gilgit-Baltistan Pakistan

Skardu city is the administrative center of the Baltistan Division in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. The name Skardu is derived from the Tibetan language which means, "Star Stone". The inhabitants of the region speaks Balti, a Tibetan language which is also spoken in Tibet, Kargil and Ladakh regions of China and India. The Skardu district is the biggest district in Gilgit-Baltistan by the area. The district consist of six sub-divisions, main city area, Gamba Skardu, Hussainabad, Shigar, Roundu and Kharmang.

Indus river passing from Skardu in autmn

In term of tourism Skardu city is the main hub of the tourist, trekkers and nature lovers. The city is spectacular, beautiful and breathtaking surrounded by the goldish peaks of the Karakorum and Himalaya ranges which is covered by the snow in the winter.
From the Skardu City one can visit the world highest peaks and plains of the world. One can easily visit number of spectacular and picturesque lakes, forts, resorts and waterfalls which are in vicinity of Skardu city at a distance of half to two hours drive.
Following are the tousrist places which are at a distance of half to two hour drive in vicinity of the city. One can return to the Skardu city after visiting these panoramic plaec in one day.

Shangrilla Resort

Manthokha Waterfall

Kharpocho Fort

Shigar Fort

Satpara Lake

Upper Kachura Lake

Sheosare Lake Deosai Plains

Deosai Plains

These are the places which are at some far distances and takes few days.

Gashebrum I

Gahembrum II

Broad Peak

Gondogoro Pass

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