A unique small village in Baltistan towards the north of Skardu city known as Organic village Skardu. Located at a distance of only 3 km away from Skardu city. This beautiful small village is famous for its pure climate and flora. The organic village has a unique identity throughout Baltistan for its purity. The lifestyle and farming here are still on old-fashions. The windmill is still in use here.
Historically this is a very old village. According to some history, people are settled here even before the Skardu city. There are some dilapidated houses in the village which points to the antiquity of the village. The original name of this village is “Nangthoq”. But due to the simple lifestyle and pure food, it is known as an organic village. Local home industries for handicrafts are present in all homes. The village is reminiscent of centuries ago.
About the path
Organic village Skardu has the settlement behind the Kharpocho fort on the bank of the Indus river. Due to the lack of road this village is on a walking distance of about 40 minutes. the path passes through mountains and on the bank of rivers. To reach this place one has to go through a very difficult path. There is also a place on the way where you need to go through two small wooden bumps.
For ordinary people, traveling on this dangerous path is no less than a campaign in itself. But this is normal for the people of Nanthoq. Because the people of Nangthoq pass through this path for all necessities. Even pass by carrying the patients suffering from serious diseases on the back.
The only transport use by the people of Nangthoq is the raft. Crossing the river on this is normal not only for men, women but also for children. On this raft, the girls cross the river by loading tons of wood on it.
The village starts from a homemade gate made of small stones. Keeping in view the need of tourists, a campsite is established at the end of the village. A large number of tourists from Pakistan as well as from abroad come to see this village. Among the tourists, some famous personalities like Prince Charles recently visited this village.