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Your choice to spend your vacation time tells our taste and interest. If you are an admirer of natural beauty, serenity and wilderness than your choice for vacation can be in the extreme north of Pakistan where Skardu is located in in Gilgit Baltistan region.
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One can reach Skardu by road or by air. It is almost 650km distance from Islamabad by road which takes around 15 hours of continues drive. However by air one can reach Skardu just in one hour but flights are available only in sunny and clear days. Those who wants to experience travelling over Karakram Highway they opt to travel by road and on their way they find beautiful landscape with mountains, several streams and springs.
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Routes by Road

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In summer you can visit Skardu via Naran as it is short as compared to Besham route. But in winters, as Babusir Top remains closed so you will have to drive through Besham Dasu Chilas which is comparatively longer route than Naran. Also road condition to Skardu is not good, as it is under constructionhowever it is extremely rewarding road trip as it ends up to the valley which has paths to some of the world’s highest mountains
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Hotels in Skardu

A Skardu has become a great tourist attraction that’s why there are many hotels and guest houses are available to facilitate tourists. iMusafir.pk offers a large variety of hotels in Skardu suiting your budget and standard.
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Mostly booked hotels are Serena Shigar Skardu, Mashabrum Hotel Skardu, Serena Hotel Khaplu Palace, Shangrila Resorts Skardu, Tibet Motel Skardu. iMusafir.pk along with these hotels provides all basic amenities to make your vacation comfortable and memorable.
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There are many restaurants available in Skardu offering multiple cuisines.

Places to visit in Skardu:

Deosai Plains, Fairymeadows, Katpana Cold Desert, Bara Pani, Shigar Fort, Khaplu Palace, Manthoka Waterfall Skardu, Upper and Lower Kachura Lake Skardu, Satpara Lake and CHAQCHAN Mosque in Khaplu are most frequently visited tourists spots in Skardu.
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It is definitely hard to miss the breathless sight of the valley from the fort on a full moon night. The view of sunset is equally unforgettable moment in mountains as the afterglow remains for several minutes. You can not feel it unless you do not witness it. The Katpana cold desert has a strange attraction which you don’t find anywhere else. The sand dunes in Katpana village, also known as cold desert, are a wonder in itself. Strong winds shift the dunes as quickly as nomads. At this high altitude and cold region, this desert holds strange attraction.
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Best time to visit Skardu:

Skardu is worth visiting throughout the year however due to extreme weather conditions summer (between April to October) is best time to visit Skardu. In winters normal temperature falls down to -18. So it is recommended to visit Skardu in summer than winters. But if you want to feel the crunching over the fallen leaves that cover the both side of roads in autumn then you can visit in October & November as well. Autumn colors, silent arrival of winters and a cup of coffee with your travel partner make a memorable combination especially when you are on honeymoon.
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iMusafir.pk is leading tour operator in Skardu Valley offering different range of tour packages including 3 Days to 7 days tour packages to Skardu. Skardu is not only an ideal destination for newly married couples and families but companies and corporate groups also arrange their recreation trips or seminars in Skardu.

The Astore Valley: A place that you must visit

Introduction

Astore, a valley 120km long with a region of 5,000km2, is situated in the north of Pakistan, in Gilgit-Baltistan state. The valley is at the eastern substance of Nanga Parbat, a pinnacle 8,125 high, regularly called the Killer Mountain, as it is viewed as one of the riskiest mountains on the planet to ascend. The scene that makes up the valley isnt just of a titanic wonder but on the other hand is, made out of enormous geographic assortment and differences, offering the audacious voyager unending traveling alternatives, just as the occasion to get submerged in a culture which relatively few vacationers have ever gotten the opportunity to encounter.

Heritage and Culture

That being stated, as an autonomous voyager and an admirer of real encounters, as I would like to think, the exchanging course that associated Gilgit-Baltistan with the Indian subcontinent is, by a wide margin, the schedule that offers the most intriguing point of view. For quite a long time, this course was utilized as a business association among Gilgit and the district of Kashmir. The Gibians used to go to Srinagar (the principal city in Kashmir) to examine, just as bringing in a wide assortment of items, for example, the renowned Kashmiri textures. The three red markers have a place with Rupal, Rama Lake, and Deosai Plains, the most touristic places in the valley. The blue markers have a place with the exchanging course that prompts Kashmir. Since, down the ages, a few gatherings have gone through Astore, today the valley appreciates an enormous semantic and social variety, Shina* being the most well-known language, including a huge number of Kashmiri individuals, who chose to settle down in these mountains. This large development of individuals is, presumably, one reason why the Astore Valley is one of only a handful few places in Gilgit-Baltistan where Sunni Muslims are the larger part, having a place with the Wahhabi branch, the most moderate wing of Islam.

How to travel to the Astore Valley?

The ways of travelling to the Astore Valley are mentioned below:

1. Getting a jeep

The valley is just and solely open by four-wheel-drive vehicles. If you can manage the cost of it, your most ideal alternative would lease a Jeep. The cost will rely upon your exchange aptitudes however you wont be paying under $50 or $60 per day.

2. Public transport

On the off chance that time isnt an issue for you, public transportation is a plausible alternative. From Gilgit city, some old 4×4 pickups are leaving for the city of Astore, the purpose of admittance to the valley. The excursion takes 4-5 hours and knows that youll go by twenty others on the rear of the vehicle, in addition to every one of their assets. There are no pre-characterized plans. Simply attempt to go one day before to the bus stop and request inexact timings. Notwithstanding, because of my insight, be readied that they may surrender to 3 hours late. From the city of Astore, other 4×4 pickups follow the way to Kashmir. Once more, timings are questionable and, to be straightforward, I feel that catching a ride is a lot simpler.

Where to travel in the Astore Valley?

Luckily, to like the valley, you dont need to go far away from the essential road. All pictures can be taken from the road, as this is the bonafide course you need to follow. There are dazzling valleys, unfathomably serious campgrounds, journey going from a day to about fourteen days with differing trouble, and grand streams. Moreover, there are uncommon creatures, ice sheets, pines, and pinnacles. Eighteen of the worlds most elevated mountains are found in the Gilgit area. A large number of these can be seen, or if courses of action are made, traveled to, from Astore and the close by town of Tarashing. It likewise has the Rama polo celebration and offers food that is a significant change from the common Pakistani sense of taste. From Astore, you can go to Dar Lay lake, discovered 5 or 6 hours towards Kashmir. I used that place as a base and, starting there, I did day walks around different ways. Right when I got back to Astore, I ended in those spots that had all the earmarks of being charming.

1. Rama Lake

The Rama fields and Lake can be designated as the most entrancing piece of Astore Valley. Under the statures of Nanga Parbat massif, this high height summer field is remarkably rich in greenery. Rama Valley is thickly forested with cosmically massive pine, cedar, fir, and juniper trees. The Rama Lake is a greenish lake at an elevation of 3400 meters 4KM from the Rama backwoods. At a height of 2900 meters, the Tarishing is a dazzling town at the feet of Nanga Parbat massif. It very well may be a decent jeep safari to Tarishing for perspectives on Chongra Peak (part of Nanga Parbat massif) and the Tarishing Glacier. The beauteously developed town among the high mountains itself is an incredible spot to visit. Tarishing is withal a fundamental base for some travelers and climbers heading up for Nanga Parbat, Rupal, and Mazeeno pass.

2. Deosai Plateau

This is the most needed jeep safari for the travelers of Astore Valley. It very well may be a difficult days get back from the worlds most elevated level and the renowned Shausar (Shaucer) Lake. A few travelers want to drop at Skardu by intersection the Deosai from Astore.

3. Skardu Valley

Skardu Valley is 7,500 feet above ocean level in Baltistan. Skardu Valley is an extraordinary spot to mountain journey and an anglers little glimpse of heaven with a plentiful supply of wild freshwater trout to get with a set of the incredible pinnacles of the Karakoram mountain reach to savor. PIA gives standard trips into Skardu Valley from Islamabad following a similar course which associates Gilgit with Islamabad yet to arrive at Skardu Valley the plane takes a go to one side and flies directly over the Indus River gorge with cyclopean stone faces that hoist on one or the other side and now and again it feels as though the wingtips will proximately brush them, obviously they never do. The vacationer season exudes from April to October. The most extreme temperature is 26.67 °C (80 F) and the lowest (October) 7.22°C.

4. Rush Lake Trek

Public transports day by day leaves PirWadhai for the (Ali Abad) Hunza. Ali Abad to Hopar an hour and a half by open van. Public vans are accessible for Hopar town at Ali Abad. Hopar to Shishkin 3 hours ice sheets crossing Shishkin to BarpuGiram 2 hours icy mass intersection BarpuGiram to Guttens 4 hours journeying Guttens to Rush Lake 3 hours slanted traveling to 4760 meters Another appeal of this lake is to cross the 5000 meters mark by climbing up on the Rush Peak at 5100 meters.

5. Chitta Katha Lake Trek

Public transports leave Muzaffarabad in advance of 9:00 PM. Public vans are accessible before early afternoon for Atthmuqam from where private jeeps can be employed. Kel to Upper Domel Locally called UtliDomel. It requires recruiting a private jeep from Atthmuqam or Kel. Upper Domel to ChittaKattha Lake One of the frozen lakes for the vast majority of the year, the ChittaKattha Lake is situated in Shounter valley in Azad Kashmir. A demanding 4 to 8 hours journey is the last obstacle between the Upper Domel and these 4,100 meters (13,500 ft) high lake. Upper Domel is a little far off town in Shounter valley and opens through 4–5 hours peregrinating on a jittery jeep street from Kel in Neelum Valley. It is withal conceivable to arrive at Upper Domel from the Astore valley. A stay in Upper Domel requires perfect outdoor courses of action as no different choices are accessible. For outdoors search for a consistent spot as the potatoes are developed at every last bit of leveled land. Very fundamental sustenance and tea can be accessible from a 5×5 feet smoky lodge at the initiation of the town. From the town, journeying initiates by moving around out of the town on a similar jeep street which prompted the Upper Domel. A lofty way leaves the jeep street to the edge of the strepitous stream around 150 meters from the town. A transitory and questionable extension made out of hedges benefits to cross the waterway and reach to one more moment settlement overwhelmed by the potato fields. ChittaKattha Lake a consistent climbing begins at the end of this developed settlement. An interminable rising on a stony way with various round turns takes around one and a half hours. Once at the highest point of this green edge, the perspectives at both front and rears are great. In the front, a sharp decay is prompting a profound bowl-formed valley with a day off frozen dihydrogen monoxide. The elusive gelid surface requires care while crossing towards the opposite side of the day off. There are not many Gujjar cabins with not many families dealing with creature groups. Following a couple of moments of a delicate walk, this bowl closes at a thin crevasse with a dihydrogen monoxide stream in the profound. ChittaKattha Lake for the majority of the year a thick front of strong snow keeps this stream covered. Faithfully moving around on this dangerous and slanted snow it takes approx. thirty minutes to arrive at the end of this crevasse. ChittaKattha Lake the slanted way forward is still consistent. However, the verdant inclines with uncountable blossoms on the two sides make this land parcel an out of world dream place.

Where to stay in the Astore Valley?

Besides in the principal city of Astore, which is the passageway to the valley and a position of little interest, there are no lodgings. A tent is an absolute necessity. In any case, if you attempt to blend with local people, all things considered, they will welcome you to remain in their homes.

1. PTDC Motel

Though there are not many inns in Astore Town and a shining PTDC inn at Rama however the night stay alternatives are nearly not exactly the other mountain towns of Gilgit-Baltistan. The Rama PWD Rest House may also be an extraordinary alternative for individuals who can get approval.

2. Hotel Deewan-e-Khaas

The package is 5100 PKR. It has a romantic budget hotel with kids activities, restaurants and a free Wi-Fi facility.

3. Hotel Mountain Lodge Holiday Home

The package is 7500 PKR. There are city-view rooms in this business-friendly hotel. There is a possibility of a ski-in and ski-out access, a hot tub and a rooftop bar.

4. Graceland Hotel Skardu

The package is 2990 PKR. It is a property offering free Wi-Fi facility, free breakfast and kids activities.

5. Hotel Himalaya Skardu

The package is 7281 PKR. It has a beautiful garden to enjoy the environmental landscape.

How many days will it take to reach the Astore Valley?

Distances are generally short at the same time, given the street conditions, vehicles dont travel quicker than 10km/h. On the off chance that you travel in your Jeep, you should remain there for in any event 4 days to appreciate the valley at its best. On the off chance that you travel by open transportation, you should add 2 or 3 all the more additional days.

Conclusion

At the point when individuals state theres no spot like the northern valleys of Pakistan, its places like Astore they have as a main priority. Rich greenery and blue skies combined with inconceivably high pinnacles going directly through the mists. This area, effectively got to by street from Gilgit, offers something for everybody. From the fittest stalwart globe-trotters to the family with individuals of all ages hoping to take in certain perspectives and capitalize on their late spring. Make sure you dont miss out on visiting this historical place in Pakistan.
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FAQs

Where is Skardu? Or What country is Skardu in?

Skardu is a city located in Gilgit Baltistan region of Pakistan. Skardu is the capital of Skardu District.

How far is Skardu from Gilgit?

Skardu is around 140 Km away from Gilgit city.

How do I get to Skardu?

There are three ways to reached Skardu.
1. By KKH – Islamabad to Besham > Chilas > Jaglot > Gilgit > SKardu
2. Via Astore Deosai road – Islamabad to Besham > Chilas > Astore > Deosai > Skardu
3. By Air Islamabad to Skardu

Is there any airport in Skardu? Which airline goes to Skardu?

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) operate daily one flight to Skardu from Islamabad.

How far is Hunza from Skardu?

Hunza is around 290 KM away from Skardu valley.

Where is Hunza Valley situated/located?

Hunza valley is located in the north of Pakistan in Gilgit Baltistan region.

How far is Skardu from Islamabad?

Skardu is around 650 KM away from Islamabad.

What is the best time to visit Skardu?

The months between June to October are considered best time to visit Skardu valley.

When does it snow in Skardu valley?

Ideally, snowfall begins in the upper party of Skardu from the month of October. In the lower regions of the valley, snowfall begins in the month of December.

Is Skardu is safe for tourists?

Yes, Skardu is absolutely safe for any kind of tourists’ i.e. solo family, adventure etc.

What are the best places to visit in Skardu?

Best places to visit in Skardu are as follow.
• Lower Kachura Lake
• Upper Kachura Lake
• Katpana Lake and Desert
• Sadpara Lake
• Bara Pani Deosai
• Kala Pani Deosai
• Sheosar lake Deosai
• Sarfranga Cold Desert
• Shigar fort
• Embaric Mosque
• Khaplu Valley
• Manthoka Waterfall
• Kharmang Waterfall
• Chaqchan Mosque
• Khaplu Palace
• Haji Mustaq Fish Farm
• Blind Lake

What are the most peaceful places to visit in Skardu valley?

Skardu valley is altogether is a peaceful destination to visit, however, its less-crowded parts like, Khaplu, Shigar and Deisai can guarantee the most peaceful holiday.

How far is Khaplu from Skardu?

Khaplu valley is around 111 KM away from Skardu valley.

How far is Shigar from Skardu?

Shigar valley is around 51 KM away from Skardu valley.

How many minimum days are required to visit Skardu?

Minimum 7-10 days are required to visit Skardu, Deosai and Khaplu valley.

What are the best destinations for school picnic/camping tour in Skardu valley?

Shangrila Lake, Shigar valley, and Khaplu valley are some of the best places for school picnic/camping tour in Skardu valley.

What are popular historic places to visit in Skardu valley?

Shigar fort, Khaplu fort, Chaqchan Mosque, Embaric Mosque and Budha rocks are some of the most popular and historic places to visit in Skardu valley.

How to book Skardu valley tour Packages with iMusafir.pk?

Booking a Skardu tour package with iMusafir.pk is quite simple. Visit our website, check our Skardu holiday packages and select the one you like. Further, follow the steps to complete booking or call us at +92 345 5889948.

What is included in your Skardu tour packages?

For foreign visitors, our Skardu valley tour packages, include all the services like transport, accommodation, sightseeing, tours, transport and excerpt local guide.

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Important links for Skardu?

Emergency Numbers in Skardu

Tourist Assistance Helpline at Central Police Office: 0581115/05811930345


Tourist Assistance Helpline of District Police Gilgit: 05811930033


Tourist Assistance Helpline of District Hunza-Nagar: 0581315/ 05813930722


Tourist Assistance Helpline of District Diamer: 05812930037


Tourist Assistance Helpline of District Skardu:05815930132


Tourist Assistance Helpline of District Astore: 05817930420


Tourist Assistance Helpline of District Ghanche:05816930171