Captivating Skardu Tour- 10 Day

10 Days

Skardu is a popular tourist destination, known for its stunning natural beauty, adventurous activities, and rich cultural heritage. The town is home to several historical sites, including the Kharpocho Fort and the Shigar Fort, both of which offer a glimpse into the region’s rich history and architecture. Nestled up north in Pakistan, Skardu is a town that unfolds like a storybook, blending nature’s grandeur, cultural richness, and a touch of history. It’s the kind of place that leaves you in awe, not just for its breathtaking landscapes but for the warmth of its people and the echoes of a bygone era that still linger.

The Scenic Skardu

Skardu’s tale is one of resilience, shaped by the comings and goings of traders and pilgrims along the Silk Route. It wears its history like a badge of honor, with influences from Tibetan, Central Asian, and Persian cultures interwoven into its fabric. The town’s cultural vibe is like a lively melody. The locals, with their friendly smiles, embody the heart of Pakistani hospitality. Traditional music and dance add a rhythm to daily life, while age-old traditions come alive during festivals, giving you a peek into the soul of the place.

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And then there’s the scenery. Skardu is surrounded by giants – the towering Nanga Parbat, known as the “Killer Mountain,” and the mighty Karakoram Range. Nature has painted a masterpiece here, attracting both nature lovers and thrill-seekers alike. One gem in Skardu’s jewelry box is a turquoise lake that mirrors the mountains, creating a view that’s etched in memory. An ancient fort stands sentinel, overlooking the meeting point of rivers, silently sharing tales of days gone by.

For those yearning for a spiritual retreat, Skardu’s lakes cradled by towering peaks and guarded by sacred plains provide a tranquil escape. One lake, tucked within a national park, emerges as a heavenly oasis—a delicate dance where human existence harmonizes with untamed wilderness. The serenity of these waters, framed by majestic mountains, invites contemplation and reflection, offering a sanctuary for those seeking solace amid nature’s untouched beauty. As the gentle ripples of the lake mirror the surrounding peaks, visitors find themselves immersed in a moment of profound connection, where the sacred and the wild coalesce in a peaceful ballet, making it a must-experience haven for the soul-searching traveler in Skardu.

Yet, Skardu transcends beyond its captivating scenery and historical charm. It’s a town that comes alive in its bustling bazaars, resembling a vibrant painting where the air is infused with the rich aroma of spices and the narrow lanes burst with the colors of traditional fabrics. These markets are not merely places to shop; they are the beating heart of the town, pulsating with the energy of daily life.

Skardu Tour

Skardu Tour

Dive into the local scene, and you’ll find yourself immersed in a sensory delight. The flavors of Balti cuisine, unique to this region, tantalize taste buds and tell tales of culinary traditions passed down through generations. From hearty stews to aromatic spices, each dish is a journey into the local culture.

Wandering through the narrow lanes of the bazaar is an adventure in itself. The vibrant hues of textiles, intricately woven carpets, and handmade crafts create a kaleidoscope of colors. Engage with local artisans, and you might find yourself captivated by the stories woven into each piece. The bazaar is not just a marketplace; it’s a living canvas where the cultural vibrancy of Skardu unfolds.

As you navigate the labyrinthine lanes, you’ll encounter the friendly faces of locals, each with a story to share and a warmth that reflects the true spirit of Pakistani hospitality. It’s not merely about the transactions; it’s about the connections forged in these lively markets.

Skardu’s bazaars are a celebration of life – a place where commerce, culture, and community intersect. They are the soul of the town, resonating with the lively rhythm of daily existence. So, take a stroll through the vibrant bazaars of Skardu, let the scents and colors envelop you, and allow the heartbeat of the town to leave an indelible mark on your journey through this cultural gem in northern Pakistan.

In a nutshell, Skardu is more than a dot on the map; it’s an invitation to an adventure in the heart of Pakistan’s northern charm. It’s a place where time seems to slow down, allowing you to connect with the land and its people. As the sun sets behind the towering peaks, casting a warm glow on ancient structures and the bustling bazaars, you realize Skardu isn’t just a place – it’s a living, breathing ode to the beauty that happens when nature and culture embrace in a dance of harmony.

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Skardu, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Pakistan’s northern region, offers a unique blend of natural beauty and rich culture. A trip to Skardu is a must-do for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure. Explore the ancient Skardu Fort, marvel at the crystal clear waters of Upper Kachura Lake, and discover the traditional way of life in the remote Shigar Valley. Take a jeep safari to the Deosai Plains, known for its diverse wildlife and picturesque landscape. Indulge in the delicious local cuisine and experience the warmth of the friendly locals. Skardu is the gateway to some of the world’s highest peaks, including K2 and Nanga Parbat, making it a perfect base for trekking and mountaineering. Plan your Skardu trip now and experience the beauty of Pakistan’s northern region like never before.


Upon arriving at the Islamabad International airport, you will be met by the team of Broad Peak Adventures. They will assist you with your luggage and escort you to a hotel located in the heart of Islamabad.

We will start the day early and take a flight that offers stunning views as we make our way to Skardu, the capital of Baltistan. Once we arrive, we will check in at the hotel and rest for a bit. After that, we will visit Kachura Lake, a picturesque location where you can take a boat ride. Afterwards, we will drive to Skardu town where you can take a leisurely stroll through the old bazaars. The evening will be spent overnight in Skardu.

You will visit the Skardu Fort, which is an ancient fortress built in the 16th century, it offers a panoramic view of the Skardu valley.
In the afternoon, you will drive to Sarfaranga Cold Desert and back to hotel in Skardu

You will drive to Deosai Plains, it is a high altitude plain known for its wildflowers during spring and snow leopards in winter.
You will spend the night in a camp in the middle of the Deosai Plains, where you can enjoy the starry night sky, and the peaceful silence of the high altitude.

You will start the trek to Sheosar Lake, it is a beautiful lake surrounded by high peaks, it is a moderate to challenging trek, but the views are worth it.
You will spend the night in a camp near the lake, where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and the peaceful atmosphere.

You will drive back to Shigar and visit the Shigar Fort, it's an ancient fortress built in the 17th century, it offers a great view of the Shigar valley.

In the evening, you will drive back to Skardu.

You will drive to Khaplu, a small town known for its traditional architecture, you will visit the Chaqchan Mosque, an ancient mosque built in the 14th century.
You will also visit the Yarmaq Tso Lake, it is a beautiful lake surrounded by high peaks, you can take a boat ride or just relax.
Stay overnight in Khaplu Valley

We will begin our day with breakfast and then set off towards Hushe Valley, one of the highest villages in the world, situated at an elevation of 3,050m. The valley is home to Masherbrum Mountain, which stands at 7,821m and is the 24th highest mountain in the world. We will spend the day hiking around Hushe and visiting the village, observing the culture and way of life. We will have lunch in Hushe and return to Khaplu in the evening. We will spend the night in Khalpu Valley.

Drive back to Skardu, transfer to hotel and rest. You can also spend some time shopping for souvenirs and local handicrafts.

-> Please note that this itinerary is a basic one and can be adjusted or changed depending on the tour operator. Also, the itinerary is dependent on weather conditions, and other unforeseen circumstances. Therefore, it is always a good idea to discuss with the tour operator and finalize the itinerary before the start of the trip.

Cost Includes/excludes

Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

Cost Excludes

  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel early check in and late check out.
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Broad Peak Adventures.
  • Extra days beyond the specified itinerary.
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
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We enjoy tailoring trips to meet the specific needs of you, your friends, or your organization. The cost of our trips is often determined by the number of people in the group, so the size of your party may impact the cost. If you are interested, please feel free to reach out to us and let us know your preferences. We will do our utmost to make your trip happen.


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