The beauty of Pakistan can be determined by a district named Skardu. Skardu is a famous place in Pakistan’s northern areas that many people have visited or plan to visit someday. In the north-western corners of Pakistan, Skardu Valley lies nestled between two massive mountain ranges: the Hindu Kush and the Karakoram Himalaya.
Gilgit-Baltistan is a region in Pakistan that is home to this beautiful city. It is located in the northern area of Pakistan, this district borders India, China, and Afghanistan. The majestic Fairy Meadows may be found to the west of Hunza Valley, another famous valley in the area.
In this area, Skardu, with its beautiful mountain ranges and historic buildings, is the most important city. The beautiful valleys, mighty forts, and cold desserts make Skardu a perfect destination for those who enjoy spending time by lakes, rivers, and valleys.
It is also known for its vast mountain ranges, which adds to its beauty.
This fortress in Skardu, in Gilgit-Baltistan, is known as the King of Forts. During the sixteenth century, the fort was built by king Ali Sher Khan Anchan. He took possession of the fort when he realized the importance of the fort’s position in the town as a result of his relationship with Maharaja Gulab Singh. During Ranbir Singh’s reign of 1857, the fort was demolished.
Deosai National Park
It is impossible to complete the Skardu Tour without visiting Deosai’s vast plains. Skardu is well known for its Deosai place. Snow Leopard, Red Fox, Himalayan Brown Bear, Wolf, and Snow Cock were among the species of animals and birds that were protected within Deosai National Park. The region of Skardu in which tourists find complete relaxation is characterized by such obscene silence that one can hear his heartbeat in the plains.
Also, there are a lot of rare flora and fauna species there. In addition, the sunrise and sunset views are must-see views that everyone should witness at least once in their lives. Deosai Plains is the second-highest plateau in the world after Changtang Tibetan Plateau, with an average altitude of 4,114 meters (13,497 feet).
There is an easy road to reach Basho Valley from Skardu, which takes about 2 hours. Even in hot summers, the valley provides a pleasant atmosphere. Additionally, it is considered the best place for hiking and camping because of the extensive green plains. The valley is enchanted by stars at night as the weather takes a turn for the cold and the sky becomes starry.
Katpana Desert and Lake
This lake and desert are the most beautiful places in Skardu. Katpana is 10 minutes away from Skardu city. The desert meets the mountains and snow in this beautiful landscape. The desert has no fear of heat, unlike other deserts. Desert and Katpana Lake offer mesmerizing views.
Skardu’s blind lake is a panoramic lake about an hour’s drive from Shigar Valley near Skardu city. Shigar valley can be reached by crossing the lake. On one side, the Indus River surrounds this lake, while on the other, the Shigar River surrounds it.
You will find the mesmerizing Sheosar Lake in between the vast plains of Deosai as you explore the vast plains. The highest lake on Earth has a height above sea level of 13,589 ft. The blue water of the lake is surrounded by the green plains of Deosai, and in the background, you will see the killer mountains of Nanga Parbat.
There is different magic to the lake in every season, the frozen lake in winters and the dazzling colors in summers enchant the tourists.
Khaplu Valley Fort
Several scenic locations can be found in Khaplu Valley. Several trees shaded the travelers along the curvy road, providing an enjoyable view. The panoramic views are impossible to capture through any lens. You’re sure to enjoy a jeep ride more than anything else. Furthermore, the valley is considered the hub of the Yabgo Dynasty since it lies at the base of the Karakoram Mountain range. Additionally, there is a fort attached to the park that is now a museum that attracts tourists.
There are several stupefying lakes in Skardu that spellbind visitors. Kachura Lake, the uppermost of the lakes in Skardu, is the most beautiful lake there.
Dense deep forests surround the lake, with the Himalayan mountains looming in the background. The lake is a sight to behold and no one wants to miss it. The emerald green water in the river can be used for boating, rafting as well as trout fishing by tourists.