Skardu is a city in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan and serves as the capital of Skardu District. Skardu is located at the confluence of the Indus and Shigar Rivers. The town is located on the Indus river, which separates the Karakoram Range from the Himalayas. The city is an important gateway to the nearby Karakoram Mountain range
The Cold Desert, also known as the Katpana Desert or Biama Nakpo, is a high-altitude desert located near Skardu, in Pakistan’s northern Gilgit-Baltistan region. The desert contains expanses of large dunes that are sometimes covered in snow during winter. Katpana Desert is one of the highest deserts in the world.
Lower Kachura Lake is also known as Shangrila Lake after a resort built on its bank in 1983 and is located at a drive of about 20 minutes from Skardu town.
Situated in Gojal town of Hunza Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan, Attabad Lake was formed in 2010 due to a massive landslide blocking the River Hunza. Today, it is visited by thousands of visitors from around the country as well as international tourists.