Skardu stands as one of the most beautiful and frequently visited travel destinations situated in Gilgit-Baltistan, a province located in the far north of Pakistan. This is the reason for why Exploria has curated Best Skardu Tour Packages. It is home to gigantic mountain peaks, including K2, the second-highest peak in the world. Amidst these colossal glaciers and peaks lie some of the most stunning lakes, valleys, meadows, deserts, and waterfalls.
Skardu has maintained its status as a beloved trekking destination for many years, attracting thousands of global trekking enthusiasts to K2’s base camp. While its diverse landscape was previously underexplored, Skardu has now emerged as a desired travel destination for both local and international travelers.

Skardu Tour Packages

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Why to Book Skardu Tour Packages?

Geographical Features

Skardu is surrounded by the majestic Karakoram, Himalayas, and the vast Indus River. Its diverse topography ranges from fertile valleys to snow-capped peaks, creating an awe-inspiring setting.

Local Culture and Lifestyle

The cultural fabric of Skardu is woven with influences from Tibetan, Balti, and Kashmiri traditions. Visitors can immerse themselves in the region’s rich heritage through local festivals, handicrafts, and warm hospitality.


Best places to Visit in Skardu

Here are some of the best places to visit in Skardu:

Top Attractions 

  • Shigar Fort 
  • Sarfaranga Cold Desert 
  • Shangrila Resort(Lower Kachura Lake)
  • Upper kachura Lake 
  • Manthuka waterfall 
  • Deosai Plains 
  • Khaplu Fort 


More Attractions 

  • Soq Valley 
  • Sadpara Lake 
  • Basho Meadows 
  • Khamosh Waterfall 
  • Kharpocho Fort 
  • Chunda valley 
  • Manthal Budhha Rock

Adventure and Activities in Skardu

  • Air Safari in the Cold Desert 
  • Desert Jeep ride and drift in the cold Desert 
  • Boating and Jetskii in Upper Kachura Lake 
  • Swimming in Upper Kachura Lake 
  • Zipline in Kachura 
  • Paddle boat in Lower Kachura lake 
  • Fishing in the Soq Valley, Khaplu 
  • Hike to Masroor Rock and Kharpocho Fort 
  • Sitting under the Manthuka waterfall

Best Places to Eat in Skardu

Skardu because of its inaccessability remained more popular for trekking to the giant mountains. It became a popular travel destination in the recent years due to the heavy influx of domestic tourists. For this reason, the region lacked good eatries. Even, now, the only place most famous to eat is Shahi Dewan. Other than this you have Serena Forts which offer an amazing food experience in the garden. Skardu lacks a wide array of high-standard and hygienic dining options, thus our typical recommendation for guests is to dine at the restaurants within hotels and resorts.

While there are several basic-level eateries in the Bazars, those who prioritize hygiene are advised to choose from our recommended places or opt for dining at high-standard hotels and resorts. Below, we’ve provided a list of decent dining establishments in Skardu.

  • Shahi Diwan.
  • Serena Shigar.
  • Shangrila Resort.
  • Khoj Resort.
  • Byarsa Resort.
  • Food Street Skardu Bazar.
  • Cafe De North.

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Events and Festivals in Skardu

Skardu is a popular travel destination with a lot of activities in summer for tourists. However, the region has some amazing festivals and Events every year. 

Festival Name Date 
Sarfaranga Desert Rally – October October 
Jasn e May Fang 21 December
Jashn e Novroz21 March 
Winter Sports Festival (Ice Hockey)January 

How to Get There?

Skardu is reachable via both road and air. The journey from Islamabad by road takes approximately 16 hours, while a flight covers the distance in just an hour.

Traveling by road allows visits to Naran, Kaghan, Babusar Top, and other attractions, while the aerial route offers breathtaking views of Nanga Parbat and the Karakoram, Himalayas, and Hindukush mountain ranges.

Skardu International Airport experiences high traffic during summer, with direct flights operating from Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, and various other cities. Nonetheless, flights from Islamabad run daily throughout the year.

Accommodation

Skardu offers a variety of lodging choices, spanning from affordable backpacker guesthouses to high-end 4-star hotels and resorts. Previously, our top choices were Shigar Serena, Khaplu Serena, and Shangrila Resort, but now there’s a wider array of accommodation options to choose from.

Our expert team on the ground handpicks the experiential Hotels and Resorts so that you make the most out of your stay in Skaru. Book Hotels and Resorts in Skardu from our portal. 

Travel Tips and Recommendations

Skardu is a season-free travel destination. Every season has its own charm. Spring blooms in April, and Summer starts in June, experiencing the peak of autumn in October and you can experience snowfall in winter usually in January and February.

However, the best time to Visit Skardu is from April to October when the weather is moderate and all the travel destinations are open including the trekking routes to K2 Base Camp. 

The best time to visit Skardu is from May to September when the weather is mild and trekking routes are accessible.

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