Skardu

Skardu is regarded Land of Mountains. That is why; it is a dream resort for anglers in particular.

Shangrila Resort Skardu
Shangrila Resort Skardu

Trekkers have been visiting here for the last one and a half century to humble the mighty Karakoram peaks. Skardu is a popular resort in the province Gilgit-Baltistan. Its name comes from Tibetan language, meaning star rock or meteorite. The 10-kilometre wide and 40-kilometer long Skardu Valley is situated at the meeting point of Shiga and Indus Rivers. It is reachable by both air and road. The air travel itself is quite thrilling. Weather pronounces the final word when it comes to the either form of the transport. A nuisance in weather can bar a visitor from using roads or airways. This flat valley is 2,500 metres high from the sea level. Grey and silver dunes, dust, and intense light feature this place, in the first glance. This area is a neighbour of China and Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir.

The appropriate time to come here is the period from April to October. That is why, tourists throng in those days because the temperature does not exceed the 26.67C mark in summer and does not sink below 7.22C in November. For mountaineers, the ideal time is the mid-summer. However, October is the recommended month for people who wish to indulge in walking and trekking. Monsoon relent in front of the towering mountains, so summer rarely gets a share in Monsoon rains. These mountains help winter to clasp the area quite tightly and mercilessly.

Katpana Desert, Cold Desert
Katpana Desert, Cold Desert

In addition to its spellbinding mountains, glaciers and waters, the pears, apricots, peaches, and apples of its five valleys are an unforgettable treat to smelling and tasting senses and hunger. Trout is one typical distinction of this tourist place. Polo matches attract fans at a large scale.

The Karakorum lies at the distance of 20 kilometres from this resort. Then, there is an old fort, lakes, and much more to behold. There are other wonders of nature to behold. The list includes titles such as Deosai National Park, Kachura Lakes, restaurants, ancient Buddha Carvings, Trek to K2 Basecamp, etc.

Balti People
Balti People

Balti people populate this valley. These are a blend of Tibetan and Caucasian races. The language they converse in is Balti. However, they can speak English and Urdu too. They take after Tibetan lifestyle, culture, etc., a lot; Therefore, Tibet Khurd is the other name of Baltistan. Local or Balti people there demonstrate their hospitality towards tourists. They are obviously respectful to tourists.