Travel guide to Khaplu valley

A Complete Travel Guide to Khaplu Valley & Customise Trip Itinerary

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Travel Guide to Khaplu from Skardu

This Travel Guide to Khaplu has been compiled by a group of tourists based on their experience. Its the best and well managed travel plan for any tourist, who are visiting Khaplu valley.

  1. Departure from Skardu. The recommended departing time is 08:00 AM.
  2. A short photo session a Ghawari road, the most iconic road intersecting in between the tallest trees.
  3. Take a break a Balghar Xoq, which is 1.5 hours away from Skardu and comes across the way to Khaplu valley.
  4. Barah valley also falls just before Khaplu and is famous for fishing and fish farming.
  5. Checked-in Khaplu valley, which is 103km and 2.5 hours of traveling apart from Skardu.
  6. Khaplu to Hushe travelling time is 3 to 4 hours.
  7. Khaplu to Mashabrum peak (K1) viewpoint is around 20 minutes.
  8. Saling meadow and fish farm are 30 minutes away from Khaplu.
  9. Top destinations within the city of Khaplu are Yabgo fort and Chaqchan Mosque.

Trip Itinerary of Khaplu

The best possible trip itinerary of Khaplu could be as follows:


  • Depart for Hushe at early morning 07:00 PM from Khaplu.
  • Take a photoshoot of organic village Machulu and Haldi cones within a beak of 1 hour.
  • Check-in at Hushe at 11:30 AM.
  • Explore the beauty of Hushe and don’t miss to meet the hero of Mashabrum peak Little Karim of Hushe.
  • Enjoy lunch in the shadow of Mashabrum (K-1).
  • Depart from Hushe at 03:00 PM.
  • Steer your vehicle to Saling meadow/lake.
  • Take a tea break with some cold water fish; enjoy the sunset view of Khaplu.
  • Reach the hotel before 08:00 PM.


  • Wake up a bit late.
  • Better to go the breakfast at Serena Khaplu (Yabgo fort Khaplu).
  • Explore the fort (2 hours are more than enough).
  • The next destination is Chaqchan Mosque (1 hour is more than enough).
  • Pack your bags and depart for Skardu again at 02:00 PM after enjoying your last lunch at Khaplu valley.

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