The Skardu valley capital city of Baltistan also called Baltiyul. This is the main town of Baltistan along the bank of the Indus river. Skardu is the largest district in Gilgit Baltistan. The word “Skardu” is a Balti language word meaning a low ground between two high places. Skardu is introduced in European literature by Frenchman Francios Bernier (1625–1688). Who mentioned the city by the name of Eskerdou.
PIA operates regular flights from Islamabad to Skardu and twice or thrice a week flights from Karachi, Lahore, and Multan. Airblue also started the flight between Islamabad and Skardu on 16 June 2022. This airport is also the only international airport in Gilgit Baltistan.
Skardu has four seasons.
- The Spring.
- The pleasant Summer.
- The Colorful Autumn.
- The Cold Winter.
The Spring season:
The spring also called the Cherry Blossom season starts from March to mid-April. The spring is Blossom Season and is an amazing season that can be glanced at the start of spring. Each season has its own beauty, but it is a recognized fact that spring is the favorite season of the year. It never fails to make the heart happy to see the inactive plants reviving. Brown’s place looked like green rose bushes that looked like sticks a week ago, now with green leaves and new buds on the team. Cherry blossom season is a wonderful season to see at the beginning of spring
The Summer Season
During the summer the climate of Skardu is moderated by the setting of its mountains. The intense heat of mainland Pakistan does not reach it. Most tourists from all over the world visit Skardu in the Summer season, Offering sunny days and pleasant temperatures.
The colorful Autumn
Skardu looks more colorful in Autumn and is more attractive for photographers and tourists too. As summer paves the way for the fall season in Skardu, it is the time of the year when the nights get cooler, the days get shorter and the leaves of the trees turn into multi-colored
Winters are cold and the temperature drops over to -10 in the middle of December which further drops in January to -20 and above. Snow falling in Skardu begins at the start of December and finally ends up at the start of March.