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Hub for Treking in Norther Areas (Skardu)

Skardu, the capital city of Baltistan (Northern Areas of Pakistan) situated at nearly 2500 m. Karakorum Highway connects Skardu with Islamabad. Pakistan International Airlines offers regular flights between Skardu and Islamabad. The flying time is approximately 45 minutes and the journey is one of the most scenic flights of the world as its route passes over Nanga Parbat and other snow covered mountains.
Skardu city is surounded by gray-brown color mountain which turn into white color in winter due to heavy snow fall in the region. Heavy snowfall also cuts its connection with other cities of country.
Skardu is major hub of all trekking expeditions of Nortern Areas of Pakistan. The best season to visit is from April to October.
Site of Interests are:
Deosai Plain:
It is the second highest plains of the world at 4,115 m (13,500 feet) lies in the South of Skardu valley. It cover an area of almost 3,000 square kilometers

Peaks:
K2, 2nd highest of the world at 8,611m.
Gasherbrum I, 11th highest of the world at 8,080m.
Broad Peak, 12th highest of the world at 8,047m.
Gasherbrum II-IV, 13th-17th highest of the world at 8,035m-7,932m
Masherbrum (K1), 22nd highest of the world at 7,821m.

Lakes:
Satpara Lake in Skardu
Shangrila Lake in Skardu
Jarba Xo Shiger Skardu
KharPhaq Lake Ganche
Uper Kachura Lake
Sheosar Lake in Deosai Plains Skardu

Hiking
Thallay Brok
Hushey Valley
Keris Valley
Shiger Valley

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  • Last visit to Skardu: May 2006
  • Intro Updated May 24, 2007
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