Skardu is the home of many beautiful destinations. Places to Visit in Skardu are above all destinations of the north. The region is still an unexplored jewel. We are going to enlist some high-frequency destinations. You can find grasslands like Deosai, hiking tracks of Marsur rock, and the natural waterfall of Khamosh. A full package in one city of Skardu. All these destinations are within a 3 to 4 hours radius from central Skardu city.
Best Places to Visit in Skardu in Summer
List of top places to visit in Skardu” are:
- Shangrila Skardu (Lower Kachura Lake)
- Upper Kachura Lake
- Katpana Lake and Desert
- Kharpocho Fort
- Buddha Rock
- Marsur Rock
- Nangsoq Organic village Skardu
- Manthoka Waterfall
- Khamosh Waterfall
- Blind Lake Shigar
- Shigar Valley
- Sadpara lake
- Khaplu valley
- Basho valley
- Basho waterfall
- Chocolati rock Skardu
Shangrila Skardu (Lower Kachura Lake)
Shangrila Skardu is a privately owned resort. Shangrila Lake is also called lower Kachura lake. A very peaceful place. One of the best places in Skardu in summer. The cold wind of Shangrila lake and its view is stunning.
Upper Kachura Lake
Upper Kachura lake is also called Jarba Xoo. It has no exit point of water. The water level in this lake varies season by season. Swimming, fishing, and boating can be done at the destination. One of the top summer vacation points which people love to visit and stay there for day long.
Katpana Lake and Desert
Katpana lake and katpana cold desert are adjacent to each other. A desert and a lush green lake in the same frame is like a myth for many. Katpana is one of the under-rated destinations of Skardu. it is the venue of the Skardu cold desert rally.
One of the top tourist attraction sites of Kharmang is the Manthoka waterfall. Located in Kharmang district is Skardu. This destination is accessible to any vehicle. It is the home of snow trout and brown trout fish.
Khamosh waterfall is also located in Kharmang Skardu. Trout fish are found abundantly within the premises of this waterfall.
Blind Lake Shigar
Blind lake Shigar is one of the unexplored points of Baltistan. No one captured the real beauty of this lake to date. Due to lack of promotion, tourists never visit this place during their trip to Skardu. A never to miss visiting point in the region.
Why Blind Lake is called Blind Lake?
Blind lakes usually has no water incoming and discharge source. The lake water remains stagnant without flowing outward, thats why its called Blind Lake.
Shigar Valley is very well known for its beauty, pure and tasty fruits, and Shigar fort. Fruits of Shigar are above all in terms of taste and quality. Approximately 25% of the total dry fruits down to cities from Baltistan comes from this valley.
Khrpocho fort is the royal palace of the king of Skardu which also the viewpoint of this mighty city.
Buddha rock is one of the historical sites. The only mark of Buddhism in the region. Before Islam came into Baltistan, all habitats were Buddhist.
Nangsoq Organic village Skardu
Nansoq organic village Skardu is included in a few of the many summer vacation points of Skardu. This village has 70 to 80 families. These families are following the old trends of the organic way of living. On the most unique village of Pakistan.
Sadpara lake (Sadpara Dam)
Sadpara lake is located at 30 minutes travelling distance from Skardu. Its basically a water storage point of Sadpara dam. which is the life line of electricity in Skardu.
Khaplu valley is very famous for Yabgo fort, Chaqchan mosque and beautiful small valleys. Which is 103km away from Skardu. Travelling time required is 3 hours and all type of vehicles are accessible to Khaplu.
Basho valley is very famous for its scenic landscape. Basho valley is lush green all around. This village is at 5 hours travelling distance from Skardu.
Basho waterfall and chocolati rock are also located in this mighty valley. Living style of the people of Basho are very near to the nature.
Weather of Skardu
Weather data of Skardu for tourist and travellers.
- In summer, temperature is in between 25°C to 35°C.
- In winter, temperature is in between -15°C to -10°C.
- Wind in summer is most frequent.
- No wind in winter days.
- Raining days in summer are 10 days a month.
- Snow falling days in winter are about 13 days a month.