Gilgit Baltistan is the capital district of Skardu, is known as the Land of fairies. It is a beautiful piece of Pakistan. It is associated 10 km wide by 40 km long Skardu Valley, at the confluence of the Indus river (flowing from near Kailash in Tibet and through neighboring Ladakh before reaching Baltistan) and the Shigar River. Skardu is surrounded by the grey-brown mountains that consists of beautiful streams which have started to dry because of high global warming.
Gilgit Baltistan and skardu are the two main tourist attractions. Every year tourist come here to enjoy. They love to camp in the Deosai plain, that is near to Sheosar lake. Apart from its beauty,the sad part of this area is that it has no such specialty, except that the dry fruits here are much tasty and delicious. Not only the tourist come here but the actors and producers also come here to shoot their drama serials besides enjoying top hotels like Shangrilla and PC.
Here are three lakes Satpara Lake, Upper Kachoora, Lower Kachoora and Sheosar lake.Kachura lake 18m from Skardu. Kachura Lake is famous for its deep blue waters. There are numerous places to visit and things to do near. The upper Kachoora lake is above the Shangrilla. The special about this lake is that it it is all surrounded by mountains. Its water comes and goes into the fountain in its bottom. On one side of the mountain it is written Allah with the dried streams.
Shangrilla is high cost hotel which only foreigners can afford. The resort has a unique style of restaurant, set up inside the fuselage of an aircraft that crashed nearby.
Satpara Lake is Skardu Valley’s main lake. In 2002, the Government of Pakistan decided to build a dam on the Satpara Lake allocating $10 million to the Satpara Dam project, two years later in 2004. Progress on the project has, however, been slow. Satpara Lake is 6 miles (9.7 km) from Skardu. Satpara Lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes in the countryside offering trout fishing, and row boating. This lake is also the source of Skardu’s drinking water.
Skardu Fort or Kharphocho Fort lies on the eastern face of the Khardrong or Mindoq-Khar (“Castle of Queen Mindoq”) hill 15 metres or 40 feet (12 m) above Skardu town. The fort dates from the 8th Century CE and contains an old mosque probably dating back to the arrival of Islam in the 16th Century CE. The fort provides a panoramic view of Skardu town, the Skardu valley and the Indus River. The fort was built by Rmakpon dynasty rulers of Baltistan and it was a seven storey building.
Besides all this there are little towns where the people reach the latest daily necessity of life. There are schools, colleges and universities. Along with this there is no shortage of electricity as water sources are enough to fulfill the requirement of the dam,ass well there is availability of sims connection one can contact easily.