Reasons To Visit Skardu
Skardu is a town in the region of Gilgit-Baltistan and is most famous for its mountains, making it something of a paradise for trekking and hiking enthusiasts. Many outdoor adventurers use Skardu as a base to explore the Karakoram mountain range, with the region ideal for people of all levels of expertise. Skardu is also a town with a fascinating history with many interesting landmarks like the Kharpocho Fort and the Buddha Rock Carvings worth visiting. If you are not quite up for the grueling challenge of a mountain hike, there are some more relaxing outdoor activities to enjoy such as fishing, biking and boating on some of the beautiful lakes in the region like Shangrila Lake and Satpara Lake.
Arriving In Skardu
Skardu Airport is a small airport serving Skardu currently handling flights from Islamabad. Travelers looking to fly from the UAE to Skardu won’t be able to find any direct flights, but you can easily transfer at Islamabad which handles direct flights from the UAE.
Skardu Airport is a very small airport which offers little by way of shops and restaurants, so it is advisable to bring everything you would need with you. Once your flight has landed at the airport you can catch a taxi to reach the center of Skardu, although you may want to prearrange a private transfer before your journey just in case there is limited availability of taxis.
Skardu Travel Information
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UAE nationals traveling to Pakistan will need to have a visa so make sure you complete an application before your journey, although if you are flying to Pakistan for business purposes then you will be able to get a business visa upon arrival. In Skardu it gets fairly hot during the summer with average highs of around 30 degrees from June until August, although it soon gets cold over the winter when you can expect subzero temperatures. You will need to put your clocks forward by just an hour to get on local time in Skardu, while the currency you will need in Pakistan is the Pakistani rupee.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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