Planning a trip to Skardu? Well, you would definitely want to make the most of your trip so here are the five best places you should’nt miss!
Katpana, The Cold Desert of Skardu
Have you heard of a cold desert? Well, now you can see one too. Katpana is situated at a super high altitude and is full of sand dunes. These sand dunes make it look not less than a dream.
Visit Lake Satpara
This natural lake is located at an altitude of 2,600 meter and spreads over 2.5 kilometers! It holds its attraction in its shiny blue water and picturesque view of the peaks in the background. It is also a fishing spot for many tourists (but you have to get permission to do that).
Visit the Khaplu Fort and Bazaar
The Khaplu Palace, or more commonly known as the Khaplu Fort is located in the town of Khaplu in the Eastern part of Baltistan. It is an altitude of 2,600 meters above sea level and offers heavenly views of the River Shyok and the Karakoram Range.
Take the Shigar Valley Tour
A beautiful valley watered by the Shigar River, it stretches out about 170km from Skardu to Askole. It is the main gateway to the Karakoram Range. There are a few towns settled in this valley and giving them a visit is definitely a must!
See the Deosai Plains
A high-altitude alpine plain, the Deosai National Park is situated at an elevation of 4,114m above sea level. An amazing fact about these plains is that they are considered as the second largest plateaus of the world! Well, a major reason to visit them, right? Apart from this, you will find rich flaura and fauna and beautiful than ever wildflowers and butterflies in spring. However, the Deosai Plains are only accessible in the summers so plan accordingly!