Travel to Skardu Now: As winter is approaching in Pakistan, many tourists and locals are planning to visit the northern areas of the country. The most likable location is Skardu. But the question arises is it safe to travel to Skardu now in March 2024?
So, the answer to the most concerning question is “YES”. It is completely safe to travel to Skardu now, in March 2024. July is the best time to go to Skardu. From Sep to dec Skardu is having Autumn season which is quite fascinating for tourists.
This article will be of great help if you are planning to visit Skardu in March 2024.
WEATHER IN SKARDU IN March 2024
July, the penultimate month of autumn in Skardu, is another cold month, with temperatures ranging from 7°C to 15°C.
WHAT TO PACK?
About two-thirds of the time, there is frost. So don’t forget to pack sweaters, jeans, heavy socks, inside thermals, cold medication (in case you are allergic to something in particular), gloves, and anything you think you might need to fight the cold weather.
TRAVEL ROUTE TO SKARDU
To my surprise, there are two possible routes for travel.
- By Air
- By Road
SKARDU BY AIR
Pakistan International Airlines connects Skardu to Islamabad. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) conducts frequent flights from Lahore, Islamabad, and Karachi
SKARDU BY ROAD
Skardu is accessible by road from Islamabad through four routes:
- Islamabad> Mansehra> Basham> Dasoo> Chilas> Jaglot> Skardu
- Islamabad> Mansehra> Basham> Dasoo> Chilas> Deosai> Skardu
- Then there’s Islamabad, Mansehra, Balakot, Naran, Babusar Top, Chilas, Jaglot, and Skardu.
- Last but not least: Islamabad> Mansehra> Balakot> Naran> Babusar Top> Chilas> Deosai> Skardu
Travel to Skardu now
There are some best places to visit in Skardu:
DEOSAI NATIONAL PARK
Deosai is one of Skardu’s most well-known tourist destinations. The Deosai National Park was created to protect several animal and bird species, including the Snow Leopard, Red Fox, Himalayan Brown Bear, Wolf, Golden Eagle, Sparrow Hawk, and Snow Cock.
UPPER KACHURA LAKE Travel to Skardu now
This is the most captivating lake in Skardu Valley, with a depth of over 60 meters, and is located 20 kilometers from Skardu city. It is known as Foroq Tso in the indigenous Balti language. Upper Kachura Lake is one of the most beautiful spots in Skardu.
Heavenly Shangrila Resort is located 35 minutes from Skardu and is constructed on a gorgeous lake surrounded by amazing scenery. In Skardu, this resort is most known for its boat rides. The resort is situated on the shores of Lower Kachura Lake. It is also a popular picnic spot in Skardu.
NANSOQ ORGANIC VILLAGE Travel to Skardu now
Nansoq is Pakistan’s first organic village. This settlement, which is located behind the well-known Kharpocho fort, has been visited by Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and the Duchess of Cornwall.
All in all, it will be a mesmerizing experience to visit Skardu in March.