Skardu is a beautiful city located in the Gilgit Baltistan. This valley is really amazing and has beautiful views. There are many beautiful places in Skardu and some of them are as follows
The Satpara Lake is the most beautiful lake. Bright blue, brushing with rainbow, covered all around by the glacial mountains and carrying enchanted lake in its middle. This lake has a fairy tale resort in the wonderful valley of Skardu. This lake is identified for its fishing and boating.
The Shangrila Resort is one of the beautiful places in Skardu and is settled among the highest peaks of this world. This resort is said to be the “Heaven on Earth”. There is heart-shaped Kachura Lake that is surrounded by fruit and flower occupied garden. The Shangrila resort offers the sixty luxury rooms that are designed in a special and a different way. All of the cottages have reserved balconies overseeing the Kachura Lake.
Cold Desert of Skardu:
The cold desert is present in Skardu and also known as Katpana desert and Biama Nakpo. This desert contains expanses of large sand dunes that are covered with snow sometimes when the snow falls. This is situated approximately 2226 meters above sea level. This desert is one of the highest deserts in the world. Its maximum temperature of 27 degrees and a minimum temperature in 8 degrees in the month of October which is further drop down to -10 degrees in the months of January to December. At this high height and cold region, this desert grasps a high attraction.
The Basho valley is an extremely beautiful valley which is covered with greenery. This valley is located at a distance of 20 km from Skardu airport. The Basho valley is a pine forested and a wonderful valley that every person should visit them. This valley is famous for its waterfalls, pine forests and green meadows.
Buddha Rock Carvings:
The Buddha rock cravings are present I the list of the most beautiful places in Skardu. This rock craving was originated when Buddhist was practiced in Skardu. Buddhist of that time craved drawings of their visions, experiences, and images of Buddha and the text written in the Tibetan language.
Upper Kachura Lake:
The Upper Kachura Lake in Skardu is the most mesmerizing lake. The depth of this lake is 60 meters and 20 km from Skardu valley. In the local Balti language, it is famous as Foroq Tso.
The Kharpocho Fort is the very famous and ancient fort that gives the hilltop view of the whole town. Under the feet of Kharpocho Fort, pass the powerful Indus River.
The Shigar valley is the most beautiful valley and it is the gateway to the Karakoram Mountains. It is 23km away from Skardu. Shigar is a beautiful village with different crops and fruits such as apricot.
Nansoq Organic Village:
The Nansoq is the first organic village in Pakistan. Kharpocho fort is also located there and this village is the most amazing spot for tourists.
Deosai National Park:
From the famous places of Skardu, the Deosai national park is the one. This park was first established to save the lives of animals and bird. The green hills are its specialty. Most people visit Deosai National park in the summer season and they feel fresh to see the beautiful flowers and butterflies.