Deosai Plains – spread over an area of some 3,000 kilometres. After Tibet, Deosai is the second highest plateau in the world. A part of Pakistan’s Gilgit Baltistan region, the plains at an average height of 4,114 metres above mean sea level.
Shangrila Resort Skardu, also known as “Heaven on Earth”, is nestled amongst some of the world’s highest peaks. It encircles the heart shaped “Kachura Lake” and is surrou-nded by fruit laden orchards and flower filled gardens.
Satpara Lakeis a natural lake near skardu, Gilgit Baldistan, Pakistan which supplies water to Skardu Valley. It is fed by the Satpara Stream
Satpara Lake is situated at an elevation of 2,636 meters (8,650 ft) above sea level and is spread over an area of 2.5 km².
Gasherbrum I, also known as Hidden Peak or K5, is the 11th highest mountain in the world at 8,080 metres above sea level. It is located on the Pakistani–Chinese border in Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan and Xinjiang region of China
Gasherbrum II also known as K4, is the 13th highest mountain in the world at 8,035 metres (26,362 ft) above sea level.It is the third-highest peak of the Gasherbrum massif, and is located in the Karakoram, on the border between Gilgit–Baltistan province, Pakistan, and Xinjiang, China.
Broad Peak, is the 12th highest mountain in the world at 8,051 metres above sea level. The literal translation of “Broad Peak” to Falchan Kangri is not accepted among the Balti people.
Sheosar Lake is a lake situated in Deosai National Park, in Gilgit-Baltistan province of northern Pakistan. The lake is at an elevation of 4,142 metres in the Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe
Skardu Fort or Kharpocho means The king of Forts is a fort in Skardu city in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan administered Kashmir.
The Baltoro Glacier, at 63 km in length, is one of the longest glaciers outside the polar regions. It is located in Baltistan, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan.
The Kachura Lakes are two lakes in the Skardu District of Gilgit-Baltistan, northern Pakistan. The lakes, at 2,500 metres in elevation, are Upper Kachura Lake and Lower Kachura Lake.
Upper Kachura Lake
Upper Kachura Lake is of clear water and has a depth of 70 metres (230 ft). In summer it has a temperature of 15 °C (59 °F). In winter the surface is frozen solid. The upper Indus River flows nearby at a lower elevation.
Skardu is an interesting place to visit, but there is something which is unique and stunning at the height where Skardu is located – the cold Skardu desert.
Snow Lake, or Lukpe Lawo, is a high-altitude glacial basin in the Karakoram mountain range in Gilgit-Baltistan. It is not a lake.
There is only one surviving Buddhist Rock with rock carvings in the Skardu Valley located on Satpara road. Probably the rock carvings and images of Buddha date back to the period of Great Tibetan Empire.
The Shigar Fort means The Fort on Rock is an old fort of Baltistan and Pakistan located in the town of Shigar. It was built in the 17th century by the Raja of Amacha Dynasty of Shigar.
Khaplu ValleyUrdu is a valley in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Lying 103 km east of Skardu town, it was the second-largest kingdom in old Baltistan.
Shangrila Lake or Lower Kachura Lake is a part of the Shangrila resort located at a drive of about 20 minutes from Skardu town.
Masherbrum is located in the Ghanche District, Gilgit Baltistan of Pakistan. At 7,821 metres it is the 22nd highest mountain in the world and the 9th highest in Pakistan
In 1986, a trekking route was established that connects the Baltoro Glacier to Hushe Valley over a Pass called “GONDOGORO PASS 5700M”.
The Masjid Chqchanmeans the Miraculous mosque in Khaplu, Baltistan built by Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani in 1370 is one of the oldest mosque in Baltistan and Pakistan.
The Shyok River flows through northern Ladakh in India and the Ghangche District of Gilgit–Baltistan, spanning some 550 km.
Thalay Valley is in Ghanche, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan, on the bank of Shyok River.