Skardu Valley :

Skardu is a town and capital of Skardu-District, in Gilgit-Baltistan. Skardu is in the 10 kilometres (6 miles) wide by 40 kilometres (25 miles) long Skardu-Valley, at the confluence of the Indus and the Shigar River. Skardu is at an altitude of nearly 2,500 metres (8,202 feet). The town is surrounded by grey-brown coloured mountains, which hide the 8,000 metre peaks of the nearby Karakoram range.

History :

The first mention of Skardu dates to the first half of the 16th century. Mirza Haidar (1499–1551) described in his in the forties of the 16th century wrote Tarikh-i-Rashidi Baltistan and called Askardu as one of the districts of this country. With the conquest of Kashmir in 1586 by the Mughal Emperor Akbar (1556–1605) were starting with Ali Sher Khan Anchan, the kings of Skardu mentioned as ruler of Little Tibet in the historiography of the Mughal Empire. These are, in particular, histories of Al-Badaoni, Abu’l Fazl, ‘Abdu-l Hamid Lahori, Saqi Must’ad Khan and Inayat Khan.

The first mention of Skardu-in a European literary work of Frenchman François Bernier (1625–1688). Bernier was a physician and world traveler who reached India in 1659 and 1663 in the wake of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb (1658–1707) traveled to Kashmir. In 1670, publishing his travel experiences, he describes the encounter with a King of Little Tibet — these related to Murad Khan — and mentions Eskerdou (=Skardu) as one of the places of Baltistan. After this mention of Little Tibet and Skardu-through the country, Little Tibet and Skardu were quickly shot into the Asia maps produced in Europe. Skardu was first mentioned as Eskerdow the map “Indiae orientalis nec non insularum adiacentium nova descriptio” by Nicolaes Visscher II, published 1680-1700, and the first recorded Baltistan as Tibet Minor.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Islamabad
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Airfare Accommodations
Local transportation Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity

Additional information

Age18+
Duration2 Days 1 Night
Physicality6/10
LocationSkardu Baltistan
Day 1

Islamabad to Skardu

After breakfast transfer to airport for your flight to Skardu.
On arrival in Skardu transfer to your hotel. Full day sightseeing of Skardu Bazaar,Sadpara Lake, Shangrila.
Day 2

Skardu to Islamabad

After breakfast transfer to Skardu airport for your flight to Islamabad.
Pick up from airport and drop at the hotel or resident in Islamabad.

In case of cancellation of flight from Skardu to Islamabad drive 22-24 hours toIslamabad, with or without overnight in route. All extra cost other then mention in the program will be paid by the clients separately.
Option for Skardu: We have different duration program for Skardu Valley, Please contact us for more information.

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