Attraction Info
State Gilgit–Baltistan
District Skardu
(from Islamabad)
723 (Approx. by road)
Altitude 2,500 meters above sea level
Attractions: Shangrila Resort
Deosai National Park
Trango Towers
Shigar Fort
Sheosar Lake
Kachura Desert
Satpara Lake


Nestled amidst the colossal embrace of the Karakoram mountain range, lies Skardu, Pakistan – a hidden gem where adventure whispers in the wind and nature paints a masterpiece with every sunrise. This isn’t just a vacation destination; it’s a heart-pounding symphony of snow-capped peaks, emerald valleys, and rushing rivers, promising unforgettable experiences for every kind of explorer.
Skardu's Adventure Symphony:
  • Trekking and Hiking:

    Lace up your boots and conquer hidden valleys like Shangrila, carpeted with wildflowers and echoing with the whispers of ancient glaciers. Trek to the serene Satpara Lake, a mirror reflecting the snow-capped giants, or challenge yourself on the mighty Baltoro Glacier trek, the crown jewel of the Karakoram.

  • Conquering Deosai National Park:

    Undertake the adventure of exploring Deosai National Park, an expanse known as the “Land of Giants,” offering unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery.

  • Jeep Safaris:

    Buckle up for a bumpy yet unforgettable ride through rugged terrain. Wind in your hair, dust swirling around you, discover hidden villages, ancient forts, and breathtaking viewpoints that leave you speechless.

  • Climbing at Trango Towers:

    For seasoned climbers, the iconic Trango Towers present a challenging ascent amidst breathtaking mountainous terrain.

  • Fishing:

    Cast your line in crystal-clear streams and lakes, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and whispering pines. Whether you catch a trophy trout or simply soak in the serenity, Skardu’s waters offer a peaceful escape.

  • Whitewater Rafting:

    Feel the adrenaline surge as you navigate the roaring Indus River, its rapids a symphony of power and exhilaration. From gentle stretches to heart-pounding drops, Skardu’s rivers offer a thrilling adventure for every skill level.

  • Boating on Shangrila Resort Lake:

    Enjoy a serene boating experience on the pristine lake at Shangrila Resort, surrounded by the picturesque beauty of Skardu.

Weather Conditions

Skardu’s climate varies with the seasons, offering something for everyone:

  • Spring (April-May):

    Mild temperatures, blooming wildflowers, and vibrant festivals paint the landscape with color.

  • Summer (June-August):

    Warm days perfect for outdoor activities, with occasional monsoon showers refreshing the air.

  • Autumn (September-October):

    Golden hues paint the leaves, offering stunning scenery and comfortable temperatures.

  • Winter (November-March):

    Transform into a winter wonderland, ideal for skiing, snowshoeing, and witnessing the majesty of snow-capped peaks.


Pack layers! Skardu’s temperatures can fluctuate depending on the season and altitude. Be prepared for warm days with cool nights, especially in the mountains. Comfortable hiking boots, breathable clothing, sunscreen, and a hat are essential. Don’t forget a warm jacket for evenings and higher altitudes.

Why Skardu? Why Not?
Skardu is more than just a destination; it’s an experience that will stay with you long after you leave. It’s a place to challenge yourself, reconnect with nature, and discover a culture steeped in warmth and hospitality. It’s a land where mountains whisper secrets, eagles soar above, and every sunrise brings a new adventure.

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