Although there are more in this post we will tell you about the Top 10 Places to Visit in Skardu and nearby areas. If you are looking for a calm, peaceful, and untroubled place to spend your vacations. Skardu Valley presents so much that’s hard to express in words. To Explore the natural beauty of the Baltistan region you must have to come here. The Top 10 Places to visit in Skardu are described below briefly.
Shangrilla lake Skardu also known as the lower Kachura lake is in the Kachura village of the district Skardu, Baltistan Division. The name Shangrilla is the Tibetan language word meaning “Heaven on earth“. Meanwhile, this beautiful place is at only 20 minutes ride from Skardu city, and from Skardu airport, it is only 10 minutes ride. Moreover, Amazing and Beautiful location. Nice and clean huts by the lakeside. Most importantly, pristine nature delicious food and mouth-watering Trout Fish. On the other hand, the food is good with the majority of local ingredients are all organic.
Deosai National park
The Deosai National Park is a high altitude plain and national park in the Skardu Baltistan region, the northern areas of Pakistan. Further, Deosai is also called “Roof of the world”. Deosai means ‘the land of Jinns’ in Urdu. While People of Baltistan call this place Ghibarsa means Summer’s Place because it is only accessible in summer.
Satpara Lake is a natural Lake situated in Skardu city, Gilgit Baltistan Northern Area of Pakistan. From Skardu city, it is at a distance of 9km to the north. In addition, It’s only 20 minutes ride from Skardu city. At About 8645feet above sea level. Melting ice of Deosai and Satpara stream is the source of water in this lake. The area of this lake is almost 2.5 km. Beautiful lake to visit and a famous tourist point near Skardu city. Clean blue water and the mountains around are the beauty of this lake. However, The lake is now converted into a dam.
Organic Village Skardu
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.
Upper Kachura Lake
The Upper Kachura Lake another wonderful lake located in Kachura valley Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan. Also called as “Froq xho” locally. The water of the lake is clean, clear, and ice-cold and has a depth of almost 70 meters. The trip to SKARDU is not complete if Upper Kachura Lake is not visited. Lake in between the majestical Skardu Valley mountains.
It’s approximately 30 minutes drive from Skardu city to Kachura. It takes around 15 minutes to walk from Parking to Lake and one really enjoys that walk as the track passes through a beautiful village and Fruit trees. The trees gather beautiful shadows and many of the buildings are very old. The combination of the lake and the lush green fields is special.