The Pakistani province of Gilgit-Baltistan contains the mountain town of Skardu. It is situated at a height of roughly 2,438 meters (7,999 feet) above sea level and serves as the regional capital of the Baltistan mountain range in the Karakoram mountain range. In particular, mountaineers and trekkers who want to explore the Karakoram mountains, glaciers, and lakes flock to Skardu because of its scenic beauty.

Kharpocho Fort –  is a significant landmark in the community and was constructed in the sixteenth century. The fort, which is perched atop a hill, provides breathtaking views of the surroundings. This fort has breathtaking views of the valley and is perched atop a tall hill overlooking the Indus River. The fort, which was constructed in the 16th century, is a well-liked tourist attraction.

Shigar Fort – This fort, which is a 17th-century palace that has been restored, is situated in the nearby town of Shigar. It is renowned for its stunning architecture and historical significance and serves as both a hotel and a museum today. 

Katpana Desert – Located close to Skardu, the Katpana Desert is a rare natural wonder. It is a chilly desert that gets covered in snow inthe winter, and it has dunes that are a well-liked summer tourist destination..

Satpara Lake – On the way to the Deosai plains, Satpara Lake is located above the town of Skardu. Near Skardu, there is a lovely lake with clear water. The only source of drinking water for Skardu town is this lake. The lake is a well-liked location for boating, picnics, and fishing because it is shaded by the magnificent Karakoram mountains.

Deosai National Park – This park is home to some of the world’s most diverse wildlife, including brown bears and snow leopards, and is situated on the second-highest plateau on Earth. It is about 28 kilometers from Skardu.

K2 Base Camp – K2 Base Camp, which is situated at the base of the second-highest mountain in the world, is one of the treks that begin in Skardu. One of the best adventure vacations in the world is the trek to K2 base camp. The months of June through September are ideal for the K2 base camp trek.

K2 Base Camp and Gondogoro La Trek – Located in Pakistan’s Karakoram Range, the K2 Base Camp and Gondogoro La Trek is a well-known multi-day trekking excursion. The latter trek crosses the Gondogoro Pass with breathtaking views of high peaks, while the former leads you to the base of K2, the second-highest mountain in the world. These two are frequently combined by trekkers for a grand three-week journey through Pakistan’s Karakoram Mountains.

Shangrila Resort – The first Resort Hotel in Skardu, Baltistan, opened its doors in 1983, marking the beginning of the Shangrila Resort Hotel Skardu. The first ever resort built for tourism was in the northern regions. Due to its breathtaking beauty, breathtaking view, and serene atmosphere, it was given the name “HEAVEN ON EARTH”. Brig. Muhammad Aslam Khan, the first commander of the Northern Scouts, who was instrumental in the 1948 liberation of the Northern areas, founded this tranquil and picturesque resort. Pakistan.

Lower Kachura Lake – Another stunning lake, Lower Kachura Lake, also called Shangrila Lake, is situated about 16 kilometers from Skardu. The lake has a small hotel and restaurants and is surrounded by green meadows. The lake is a well-liked location for picnics and photography as well.

Upper Kachura Lake – also referred to as Kachura Lake, is a stunning high-altitude lake about 18 kilometers outside of the city. The lake, which is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, is renowned for its pristine water. Boating, picnicking, lake fishing, and camping are all available to visitors.