Skardu Valley is 7,500 feet above sea level in Balistan. Skardu Valley is a great place to mountain trek and a fishermen’s dream come true with an abundant stock of wild fresh water trout to catch with a backdrop of the great apexes of the Karakoram mountain range to relish.
A component from its nonpareil cluster of mountain peaks and glaciers, Baltistan’s five valleys-Shigar, Skardu, Khaplu, Rondu and Kharamang- are noted for their dainty peaches, apricots, apples and pears. Shigar Valley, 32.18 kms (20 miles) by -jeep from Skardu is the gateway to the mountain apexes of the Karakorams.
Skardu has a historic Fort atop a ridge kenned as the Mindoq-Khar or Castle of Queen Mindoq and three lovely lakes. Two of the lakes, Kachura a Lake 28.95 -kms (18 miles) from Skardu Valley, and Satpara Lake, 8.04 kms (five miles) from Skardu Valley are ideal for fishing.
How to Reach
PIA provides customary flights into Skardu Valley from Islamabad following the same route which connects Gilgit with Islamabad but to reach Skardu Valley the plane takes a turn to the right and flies right over the Indus River gorge with cyclopean rock faces that elevate on either side and at times it feels as if the wing tips will approximately brush them, but of course they never do.
The tourist season emanates from April to October. The maximum temperature is 26.67 °C (80 F) and the minimum (October) 7.22 °C- (45°F).