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Places to Visit in Skardu

Places to visit in Skardu

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Skardu is located at a distance of 291 Km from Islamabad, and it is famous for having the world Highest and Pakistan Highest K2 mountain.  Skardu is famous all over the world for climbing, mountaineering and hiking. Skardu is surrounded by Karakorum, Himalaya and Hindu Kush mountain ranges. Skardu has enriched culture and versatile traditions. Having landscape and scenic views and their best hospitality is the reason people are attracted and travel far away to enjoy the beauty of this region.

There are some of the best places for tours in Pakistan and Skardu is one of them. If you’re looking for some northern areas destination, then grab your travel bag and start your journey towards Skardu. It is a place with real natural beauty.

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Shangrilla Lake

Shangrilla lake is the best destination spot in  Skardu with an elevation of 2500 meters. This place is also known as “the Roof of the World” as it is located at some of the heightened peaks. After the Shangrilla resort, it became more famous, and thick alpine trees are also enhancing its beauty.

Tourists will never regret visiting this beautiful lake with manicured gardens filled with apples, cherries, and pears trees. Your vacations at this scenic view location will you a memorable experience.

Shangrila resort Skardu featured

Shigar Valley

Shigar valley lies in the beautiful mountainous views of the Skardu.  The valley opens the routes to the highest mountains of Karakorum. It is located at 170km from Skardu. Shigar Fort is the awarded world heritage site by UNESCO. The valley offers a wide range of beautiful things for tourists like hiking, trekking, and mountaineering. Shigar valley is highly inaccessible in the winter season due to heavy snowfall. Make sure to plan your trip well before coming to this area.

Serena Shigar Fort Featired

Khaplu Valley

Khaplu valley, having an altitude of 2699m and is located at a distance of 103Km from Skardu and further takes two more hours to reach by Jeep. This area has its importance in terms of the trade route. Being famous for some historical sites like Chapleau Palace and Chaqchan Mosque (Chaqchan mosque is also the oldest mosque in the whole Gilgit-Baltistan). Tourists can enjoy beautiful landscapes, blue water, and waterfalls.

Basho Valley

Basho valley is located at 20km from Skardu. It takes approximately 2 hours to reach there on Jeep. Why should a tourist visit this valley? Alpine trees surround this valley, have pastures, waterfalls, and best for base camping.  This place is excellent for the visitors having an interest in trekking and climbing.

Basho Valley Skardu

Deosai National Park

Deosai is located at a drive of 2 hours from Skardu in Jeep. This place is famous for its beautiful wild forests and also known as the land of giants. Tourists can enjoy the beauty of Flora and Fauna, Golden Marmot, and can explore this beautiful place to its fullest.


Skardu Perks

Skardu, the beautiful city of Gilgit-Baltistan, is situated at the confluence of two rivers 9Indus and Shigar) with an elevation of 2500 meters.

Skardu Lakes

Skardu has some beautiful lakes like Kachura lake, Sadpara Lake, Upper Kachura lake, blind lake. Tourists can enjoy many activities at these lakes like fishing, boating, camping, etc. Kachura lake is surrounded by many fruit trees full of apples, apricot, and peaches.


How is the weather of Skardu?

In Skardu, the highest temperature occurred in summer season is 23°C (73.4°F), and lows go to 10°C (50°F). July remains the warmest month in Skardu, with typical rain of 21mm.

Hotels in Skardu

Many accommodation and hotels are available in cheap rates in Skardu. Some of the best hotels in Skardu are Hargisa hut, Shangrila resort, Shigar Fort residence, Skardu villas, etc.

Roads to Skardu

The road drive to Skardu is connected through Karakorum Highway. This road has no blockage or traffic problems unless the weather issues. Tourists are using this road all the way to travel Gilgit and further to Skardu. Tourists can also get any public transport from Islamabad or Rawalpindi to Gilgit and further take jeep or private transport to travel to Skardu.

Best time to Visit Skardu

The best time to visit Skardu is from March to May. As these seasons are preferring to explore the beauty of Skardu. During these months and summers, the hotel prices get double, and availability also becomes low. In winters or snowing days, the prices become stable as tourists slow down. But if you’re a snow lover, then visit this place.

How to reach Skardu

Skardu is accessible bey two modes of transport i.e., by road or by air. Tourists can avail of the services of a public bus from Islamabad. The bus takes you from the Karakoram Highway route. Another way is to reach through an airplane. During the flight, one can see a glimpse of Nanga Parbat and K2.

Is it Safe to visit Skardu?

On Oct 7, 2019, there were some restrictions and traveling in Skardu and its adjusted areas, but Skardu is entirely a safe and secure place to visit. In snowy and rainy weather, it is recommended to restrict your travel plans for this area.

Attractions for Foreigners in Skardu

Tourists can enjoy various kinds of activities here like trekking to K2 base camp, mountaineering, hiking, and fishing. Visiting flora and fauna or walking to Narsok is also a memorable thing for the visitor.

Distances (Travel Time) to Skardu

Islamabad to Kaghan/Naran Valley:  7 Hours by Road

Islamabad to Naran Valley (via Abbottabad) -To Skardu

  • Islamabad to Abbottabad:                                            2 hours 59 min (161.6 km)
  • Abbottabad to Naran Valley:                                       4 h 30 min (147.3 km)
  • Naran Valley to Chilas via Babusar Pass:                 114km, 4 Hours by Road
  • Chilas to Raikot Bridge:                                              56.4km, 2 Hours by Road:
  • Raikot Bridge to Jaglot:                                               30.8km, 45 minutes
  • Jaglot to Skardu:                                                          177km, 6 hours

Skardu Tour Packages

AJKTOURS offers a variety of customized tailor-made tour packages meeting your expectations and needs. We do offer Hotels accommodation, fully guided tour, transportation, and bed & breakfast. Skardu Tour Packages –Customize and book tour packages in Skardu and find the best deals on Skardu Holidays Tour Packages.

Shangrila resort Skardu view

7 Days Tour Package to Skardu Gilgit Baltistan Pakistan

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deosai-plains-skarduDay 1
Isb-chillas via babusar top or via Besham-Dasu
Night stay in Chillas

Day 2
Chillas to skardu
Night stay in Skardu.

Day 3
Shigar Fort
Cold Desert
Manthokha Fall
Khaplu Fort
CHAQCHAN Mosque in Khaplu
Night stay in Skardu

Day 4
Deosai planes
Satpara lake

Day 5
Shangrila Resort
Upper Kachura Lake
Soak Nala
Katpanna Lake night view.
Night stay in Skardu

Day 6
Departure for Chillas
Night stay in Chillas

Day 7
Chillas to Islamabad via babusar top

Cost: PKR80,000
Valid for: 3 Persons
Inclusions: Transport (Gli), Sight seeing, fuel, Accommodation (1 Standard Room), Toll Taxes, Driver Cum Guide
Exclusions: Drivers meal, your meal
City From: Islamabad
City To: Islamabad


Deosai Plains – A must visit spot in Skardu

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The surface you are seeing is at the height of 14000 feet above sea level. This is the second highest place in the world
Some people consider it as the world’s highest place, but the world’s highest place is in Tibet, it is the second highest place in the world and its name is Deosai Plain. It is also a pass that combines Astore and skardu. The beauty of Deosai is a lake named Shivsar(Sheosir) Lake. The best weather to go to the Deosai is in spring in between June and August. It takes almost 6 hours of drive from Chillas to Deosai and 18 hours from Islamabad.


Deosai Plains, Gilgit Baltistan Pakistan

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5 Days tour package to Skardu By Air( Honeymoon Trip)

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5 Days Family Package (Pick and drop from Islamabad to Islamabad) 2-Pax
Day Itinerary Night Stay Spots
1 Islamabad to Skardu (By Air) Skardu Skardu, Upper Kachura Lake, Lower Kachura Lake (Shangrila Lake).
2 Day tour to Deosai (2.5 Hours) Skardu Deosai Plains, Sheosir Lake
3 Day tour to Manthoka Waterfall Skardu Manthoka Waterfall,
4 Skardu to Shigar & Khaplu Skardu Khaplu, Shigar
5 Skardu to Islamabad (By Air)
Total Cost : PKR.70,000 including transport(Pajero)  and Accommodation(1 Room)


Air tickets are not included.

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Shangrila Skardu

5 Days Honeymoon Tour Package to Skardu & Deosai Plains

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5 Days Family Package (Pick and drop from Islamabad to Islamabad) 2-Pax
Day Itinerary Night Stay Spots
1 Islamabad  to Naran(7 hours) Naran Saifulmalook
2 Naran to Skardu (8 Hours) Skardu Lulusir Lake, Babusir Top, Astore, Skardu
3 Day tour to Deosai (2.5 Hours) Skardu Deosai Plains, Shangrila Lake
4 Skardu to Naran Naran Naran
5 Naran to Islamabad (11 Hours)
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Rainbow lake Astore valley

Book tour to Deosai Rama Lake and Fairy Meadows: AJKTOURS

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AJKTOURS offers complete & fully guided tour packages to Fairy Meadows, Deosai National Park & Plains and Hunza on cheap rates.

6 Days Skardu Tour Package with Cost

Places that we will be visiting

|Skardu| Shangrila Lake | Kachrua Lake |Buddha Rock | Shigar(Desert & Fort)| Manthoka(Water Fall) | Sadpara Lake
Cost from Islamabad: 25000PKR
Cost of 6 persons = 150,000PRK
if strength increase cost will be reduce accordingly

Day 01:
Gathering at 02:30AM
Departure at 03:00AM
Breakfast Break at Mansehra
Lunch Break at Besham for 1 hour: 02:00PM
Arrival at Chilas: 08:00PM
Dinner at 09:00PM
Panaromic or shangrilla Hotel

Day 02:
Departure for skardu
Stop at Junction Point (Junction of the World 3 highest mountain ranges)
Lunch at Astak
Arrival at destination Shangrila Lake 3:00 PM
Visit of Uper Kachura Lake
Arrival at hotel Mashabrum
Arrival drinks
Dinner at 8.30 pm
Night stay at Hotel Mashabrum

Day 03
After breakfast,
Visit to Budha Rock & sadpara lake
Departure for Shigar
Break at Shigar Desert
Visit of Shigar Fort and Cherry Gardens
Night Stay at Hotel Mashabrum

Day 04:

Breakfast call at 7.00 AM
Explore Skardu city
Visit at Manthoka water fall
Move back to Hotel Mashabrum Skardu

Day 5
Breakfast call
Departure for chilas
Stop at Junction Point (Junction of the World 3 highest mountain ranges
We will move back to Chilas.Night stay at Chilas

Day 06:

Departure from Chilas
Back to Islamabad & Lahore

Food (Breakfast + Dinner)
Hotel Expense (Three persons in one room)
Sleeping bags
Transport Ac Hi Roof/APV
Guide Services
First Aid Kit
Toll Taxes


Entry tickets
Lunch, Dinner
Porters (for carrying personal equipment of participant)
Extra expenses due to landslides\road blocks
Tea, Mineral water and Cold drinks expense
Extra expenses due to the acts of nature and political reasons etc.
Any item not mentioned above
Medication, evacuation and rescue etc. in emergencies
Personal insurances of clients
Laundry, beverages & phone calls or other expenses of personal nature

First come first serve basis
We will not accept on spot payment of the tour.
Littering is strictly prohibited.

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fairy meadows honeymoon

Tour Package to Fairy Meadows 6 Days /5 Nights

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Routes to Fairy Meadows

Route 1:

Islamabad to Gilgit ( 2 Hours by Air)
Gilgit to Raikot Bridge ( 2 Hours by Road)
Raikot Bridge to Tatto ( 1½ Hours 4 X 4 Jeep Drive)
Tatto to Fairy Meadows ( 3 Hours Trek)

Route 2:

Islamabd to Chilas ( 11 Hours by Road)
Chilas to Raikot Bridge ( 2 Hours by Road)
Raikot Bridge to Tatto ( 1½ Hours 4 X 4 Jeep Drive)
Tatto to Fairy Meadows ( 3 Hours Trek)

Route 3:

Islamabd to Kaghan Valley ( 7 Hours by Road)
Kaghan to Chilas via Babusar Pass ( 4 Hours by Road)
Chilas to Raikot Bridge ( 2 Hours by Road)
Raikot Bridge to Tatto ( 1½ Hours 4 X 4 Jeep Drive)
Tatto to Fairy Meadows ( 3 Hours Trek)

Cost: 20,000/head

Fairy Meadows and Hunza Trip Itinerary

DAY 1:

Departure for Chilas
First stop of 30minutes for refreshment at Abbotabad
Lunch Break at Besham
Arrival at Chilas
14 Hours of Drive

DAY 2:

Departure for Fairy Meadows
10 Minute stop at Garam Chasma, Raikot Bridge, Tattu
Treking to for Fairy Meadows
Night Stay at Fairy Meadows
4 Hours of Drive & 2.5 hours of hiking.

DAY 3:

Local Sight Seeing of Nanga Barbat & Fairy Meadows.

DAY 4:

Departure for Hunza
Visit of Baltit Fort on the Same day,
Night stay at Hunza

Day 5:

Visit Altit & Baltit fort & Eagle nest(from this point you can see six 7000+ meter peaks) & Attabad Lake.after boating departure for Chilas.Night stay at Chilas

Day 6:

Departure for islamabad at 08:00AM

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Places to visit in Skardu & Hunza

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7 Days Family Package (Pick and drop from Islamabad to Islamabad) 2-Pax
Day Itinerary Night Stay Spots
1 Islamabad  to Chilas(11 hours) Chilas/Naran Abbottabad, Mansehra, Basham, Dasu, Chilas
2 Chilas to Hunza (5 Hours) Hunza Raikot, 3M, Nanga Perbat View, Gilgit Local Sight seeing, Raheemabad, Altit Fort, Baltit Fort, Eagles Nest, Rakaposhi
3 Hunza to Sost(2.5 Hours) Hunza Sost, Khunjerab, Attabad Lake
4 Hunza to Skardu Skardu Kachura Lake
5 Local Sight seeing Skardu Shigar, Khaplu
6 Hunza to Chilas (5 Hours) Chilas/Naran Chilas
7 Chilas to Islamabad (11 Hours)

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