In the extreme north of Pakistan, lies the mesmerizing Skardu valley, home to four of the fourteen 8000 Meter peaks of the world which makes it a heaven for trekkers and mountain climbers. During the trekking season between April and October, tourists visit the region in great numbers for climbing expeditions to K2, K3 and Gasherbrum.
Skardu is a 7 hour journey from the Karakoram highway which is worth the traveling. Tourists are greeted with numerous streams, springs and the warm hospitality of the locals.
Due to extreme demand, the hotels in the area are completely booked out 3 months in advance for the June-July season. Skardu is also home to a cold dessert, waterfalls, lakes, old forts and the second highest plateaus in the world, the Deosai Plains. Apart from being a rare sight to watch at such an altitude the Deosai Plains are also a natural habitat for some of the rarest animal species in the world including the Himalayan brown bear, the Himalayan ibex, red fox, golden marmot, grey wolf, snow leopard and over 124 resident and migratory birds.
- Shangrila Resort
- Satpara Lake Cold dessert
- Regional waterfalls and lakes
- Old forts
- Deosai planes
- View of 8000 Meter Peaks, Askole and Hushe Valleys are the main gateways to peaks like Mashabum, K2, the Gasherbaums, Broad Peak and Trango Towers.
Start From Islamabad
- Explore Islamabad
- Flight from Islamabad to Skardu | Explore Skardu city | See Kachura Lake | Vist and Boating at upper Kachura Lake
- See Katpana dessert | Visit Katpana Lake | Enjoy drive into Shiger valley | See Cold Dessert | Explore Shiger Fort | Enjoy drive to Blind Lake | See Blind Lake
- Drive to Deosai planes | See Sadpara Lake | Reach Ali top | Enjoy views of the Deosai planes | See the famous Sheaoshar lake
- Enjoy and explore Manthoka waterfall | Explore and sightseeing of Khaplu Valley | Visit Chanchaq mosque
- Fly back to Islamabad | Dinner at Monal City View restaurant