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Shangrila Resort Skardu

Shangrila Lake or Lower Kachura Lake is a part of the Shangrila resort located at a drive of about 30 minutes from Skardu,It is a popular tourist destination and has a unique restaurant that is built on the fuselage of an aircraft that had crashed nearby.

Tourist can take a full sight of Skardu city in a single glance from here.  On two sides there are beautiful snowcapped mountains, and on the eastern side is the Skardu city. The Indus River, Pakistan’s largest river, and Skardu-Gilgit link road pass by side. Tourist can also enjoy verities of indigenous fruits in the summer season.

Fairy Meadows Cottages

Fairy Meadows is the heart of exotic North Pakistan, It is located at the base of Nanga Parbat, which, at 8126 m, is the 9th highest mountain in the world and second in Pakistan after K2.

The Fairy Meadows Cottages are at a distance of eight minutes hike from main village and other tourist resorts with its breathtaking natural view of great Nanga Parbat.

The area in front of Fairy Meadows Cottages (in the picture above) is known as Pari Mahal (Fairy Palace), named by the famous Japanese photographer, Fujita Heroki.

Nanga Parbat

Nanga Parbat, also called Diamir, one of the world’s tallest mountains, 26,660 feet (8,126 metres) high, situated in the western Himalayas 17 miles (27 km) west-southwest of Astor, in the Pakistani-administered sector of the Kashmir region. The mountain’s steep south wall rises nearly 15,000 feet (4,600 metres) above the valley immediately below, and the north side drops about 23,000 feet (7,000 metres) to the Indus River.

he British Alpine climber Albert F. Mummery led the first attempt to ascend the glacier- and snow-covered mountain in 1895, but he died in the attempt. At least 30 more climbers (mostly German-led) also perished on Nanga Parbat because of the severe weather conditions and frequent avalanches before the Austrian climber Hermann Buhl reached the top in 1953. The Kashmiri name Nanga Parbat is derived from the Sanskrit words nagna parvata, meaning “naked mountain.” Diamir is a local name for the peak and means “king of the mountains.”

Naltar Valley

The less explored Naltar valley in Gilgit-Baltistan is set to become the second ski resort in Pakistan to have a ski chairlift, after the Malam Jabba ski resort in Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Situated 36 kilometres north of Gilgit city, Naltar valley is blessed with snow-covered mountains, lakes, streams, flora and fauna. Of the total run of 36 kilometres, 16km can be covered in approximately two hours via a metalled but impaired Gilgit-Nomal road. The remaining 20km, along the left bank of the Naltar river, is fit only for four-wheel jeeps. The only other means of reaching the valley is through a helicopter.

The valley consists of two villages, Naltar Payan and Naltar Bala. The only means of communication in the valley is through the mobile phone service provided by the Pakistan Army signal corps’ special communication organisation.

Deosai National Park

The Deosai National Park, in Deosai Plateau, is a beautiful summer pasture with greenery and countless species of Fiona flora. Deosai means the “Land of Giants”. The True beauty of Himalayas is visible everywhere around Deosai. The view of the Karakorum Range from the top of the 4785 meter pass is legendary. In the Spring season it is covered by sweeps wildflowers and a wide variety of butterflies.

Deosai National Park located in the Skardu, Astore Districts of Gilgit-Baltistan province, in northernmost Pakistan. The park is located on the Deosai Plains of the Greater Kashmir geographic region. Deosai National Park is at an average elevation of 4,114 metres (13,497 ft) above the sea level, making the Deosai Plains the second highest plateau in the world, after the adjacent Tibetan Plateau. The park protects an area of 3,000 square kilometres (1,200 sq miles)

Shandur Top – The World’s Highest Polo Ground

Shandur-Top (12,200 feet/3,700 m) situated in Chitral District, Chitral-Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Shandur attracts visitors from all over the world to experience a traditional polo tournament which since 1936 has been held annually in the first week of July between the local teams of Gilgit and Chitral. The tournament is held on Shandur-Top, the highest polo ground in the world at 3,700 meters (the pass itself is at 3,800 meters). Shandur Pass is one of the major mountain passes of Chitral-Gilgit-Baltistan.

Shandur is famous as the ‘Roof of the World’. It is flat, a plateau and crossable between late April and early November. With pleasant weather various small streams cross the area during summer.

BALTIT FORT

The Hunza valley, a region within the Northern Areas of Pakistan, close to the border with China, reflects the dramatic terrain of the Karakoram Mountain Range, is inhabited by the Ismailis. Hunza was an autonomous feudal kingdom ruled by the Mir until 1974, when it became part of Pakistan’s Northern Areas. The history of the Baltit Fort is not precisely known. It was only at the turn of the last century that occupying British forces, compiled written descriptions and some photographic records. According to the local traditions, ascertained by recent scientific testing, the fort was built eight hundred years ago and became a part of the dowry when a princess of Baltistan married the reigning prince of Hunza. More than 70 phases of construction were identified using archaeological techniques during the survey and conservation of the Fort. One of Baltit’s earliest phases was dated by Carbon 14 tests and found to be more than 700 years old. The fort, which was described by C.P. Skrine in his Chinese Central Asia as the “most impressively situated mediaeval castle in the world,” Until 50 years ago, it remained the residence of the Mirs of Hunza. The plan of the building indicates that it began with a nucleus of one or two fortified houses,

Manthoka Waterfall Near Madupur Skardu

This beautiful Manthoka Waterfalls is located near the Madupur, Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan in Pakistan. The waterfall is a big waterfall with a height of about 180 feet. This beautiful place Manthoka is about 40km away from Skardu, Baltistan. The place is awesome and ideal for camping and fishing. The waterfall looks eye-catching.

Manthoka-Waterfall-near-Madupur-Skardu: Most popular and beautiful heart touching water fall over the hill… Amazing views over all it comes with all pakeges of sceans which you prefer in Dreams.

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