Gilgit Baltistan is perhaps, the most spectacular region of Pakistan in terms of its geography and scenic beauty. The Cold Desert located in sarfaranga village in Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan is the world’s highest desert with an altitude of almost 1000 feet.
Roadway To Skardu
Gilgit-Skardu Road is a spectacular and dangerous mountain road located in Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan. The road is 167 km (104 mi) long. It ends in Skardu, a town and capital of Skardu District, in Gilgit–Baltistan, at an elevation of 2.226m (7,303ft) above the sea level. The road runs along the River Indus.
Lower Kachura, Shangrila was established in 1983 with the opening of the first Resort Hotel in Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Shangrila Resort Hotel was founded by the late Muhammad Aslam Khan Afridi, the first commander of the Northern Scouts of the Pakistan Army. The resort is known for its restaurant that is built on the fuselage of an aircraft that had crashed nearby.
Skardu Fort or Kharpocho means The king of Forts is a fort in Skardu city in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. Australian mountaineer and film maker Greg Child writes that the fort is “perched above the junction of the rivers” and overlooks the Rock of Skardu.