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Skardu - Katpana

  Skardu Valley: Skardu is basically a town in the Gilgit-Baltistan Region of Pakistan and the capital of Baltistan. Its elevation is about 2,438 metres (7,999 feet) above sea level. It lies in the foothill of the Karakoram Mountain Range. Mainly Balti people are of Tibetan and Caucasian origin. They speak Balti, which is a dialect of ancient Tibetan language. …

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Upper Kachura Lake

Planning To The Hunza Valley: Planning is the basic key to enjoy Hunza valley tour. It is a former Princely State, bordering with Uyghurstan (Xinjiang) in the North-East, to Pamir (roof of the world) in the North-West, to Gilgit Agency in the South and to Nagar valley in the East. Initially the capital of the State was Baltit but currently …

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Katpana – The Cold Desert – Skardu

Katpna Desert

Skardu: Katpana falls in Skardu which is a town and also the capital of Skardu District, in Gilgit-Baltistan. It is a 10 kilometres (6 miles) wide and 40 kilometres (25 miles) long valley, at the confluence of the Indus and the Shigar river. Skardu is at an altitude of about 2,226 metres (7,303 feet). The town is surrounded by greyish-brown …

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Shangrila Resorts | A Piece of Heaven in Skardu

Shangrila Resorts Skardu

Shangrila Resorts Brigadier Muhammad Aslam Khan (late) was the first commander of the Pakistan Army’s Northern Scouts. He devised Shangrila, the first resort of its kind on the Pakistani territory. It is located on the side of Shangrila lake, which also bears the name Lower Kachura Lake. The lake’s elevation is nearly 2,499 metres (8,199 feet) above sea level. Skardu …

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