Skardu Valley:

The Skardu Valley is situated in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Here, the area of the valley is about 10 km wide and 40 km long. However, it is the joining of the Shigar River and the Indus River. It surrounded by the large Karakoram Range. In short, with the nearby lakes and mountains, it is an important tourist location in Pakistan. Also, it is the most visited place by tourists in Pakistan.

The tourist visit this place from all over Pakistan. Also, the tourist in other countries also visits there. The people love the beauty of its mountain. All the locations are very beautiful here. Therefore, this place attracts tourists from all over the world. Everyone loves to be here and enjoy a lot here. Here, the tourist visit with their families to see the beauty of nature.


However, nature has blessed Baltistan, with essential deposits of the quality minerals. Also, over 25 to 30 types of precious and semi-precious gemstones. The stones are as follows:

  •  Emerald
  • Ruby
  • Aquamarine
  • Tourmaline
  • Quartz
  • Topaz
  • Kunzite
  • Granite
  • Jade
  • Fluoride
  • Peridot etc.

However, these gemstones are produced in the mountains of Karakoram. These are very beautiful and rare stones. Hence, everyone desires to have them. In conclusion, the demand of these gemstones is very high in national and international markets. There are many places that visitors visit the most.

Trophy Hunting/Games:

Like other places in northern areas, Skardu is also the best place for hunting games. By the way, hunting was the thrill of kings in the past. But now the same thrills and adventures are also provided to the visitors. In case, if they have a license for those games. however, visitors also do fishing here on this valley. So, if you wish to enjoy fishing in these beautiful valleys, come here and just lay back on the bank of the great rivers of Baltistan. And wait for the fantastic catch. This unique area also offers

  • Short trekking
  • Traditional foods
  • Boating
  • Mountain climbing
  • And the sight of the great Indus River.

Skardu City:

By the way, Skardu city is one of the best archaeological sites. Here, the most beautiful site is Kharpocho Fort that stands above the mighty Indus river. The viewers love to visit this site. Because it is a historical place that attracts the tourists to itself. Here, the other famous places Skardu are Mindoq Khar, Hilal Bagh and Chahar Bagh, Shangrilla, Buddhist Rock and Nansoq Village. These are the places in this city where the tourists visit the most. The one who loves to explore new things, visit these places.

Lakes in Skardu City: 

The place is also famous for its lakes. Namely, the famous beautiful lakes are Kachura Lake,  Sadpara Lake, Upper Kachura Lake, Naqposo and Jarbaso. Hence, these lakes are the best places to visit. These are famous because of their fascinating sights. So, if you want to visit these places then come and explore these beautiful sights. Here, you can easily come through your vehicle. Or the guides will take you there with the trips.

Swat Valley

Swat Valley is one of the best places that come in the tourist mind to visit. People called this place as the Switzerland of Pakistan. The reason behind this is the beautiful scenery of the swat valley. People come from different places to visit this place.  It is surrounded by huge beautiful mountains. Similarly, there are many fountains that are increasing its beauty. Its landscapes are proof of their real beauty. And that is why it is the place most visited by the tourists.

Here, the season of tourism in this valley is from March to October. The valley welcomes the tourists with its mountains, stream and beautiful greenery. This place is also famous for its hand made decorative things. Because the people of this valley are very creative and hard working. The items made by women are very beautiful and tourists love to buy them.


The location of the Swat valley is very easy to travel now from the past few years. It is situated in Pakistan.  Also, it is the part of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. In brief, the location of the Swat valley has major strategic importance as it lies in the region where South Asia, Central Asia and China meet. However, it is the most beautiful place in Pakistan.

Mostly, people spoke Pashto and Kohistani that are living there. But, how many local people also spoke Urdu and English. This place is visited by the people of Pakistan and people of other countries as well.

Areas of interest:

Some of the major places that are the main tourist spots in Swat valley are as follows:

  • Historical Buddhist Stupas
  • Swat museum Marghzar
  • White Palace and Fizza Gat
  • Miandam
  • Malam Jabba
  • Madyan
  • Bahrain
  • Kalam
  • Ushu
  • Kundal lake
  • Shapiro/Pari Lake I
  • Shapiro/Pari Lake II
  • Spin Khwar (White Stream) Lake

Usually, these are the places where tourist visits the most because these places are very beautiful. Hence, everyone desires to visit these places. In brief, you can come here through your personal vehicles if you are a citizen of Pakistan. Furthermore, if you are from another country then you can come here through airlines. Because there is also an airport in Mingora. The regular flights are available here for Islamabad and Peshawar.

Source of Income:

Here, the source of income of the people of swat valley is tourism. They earn money from the tourist. So, a huge amount of money in the economy of the swat valley comes through the visitors. In short, tourists visit here and buy rooms in hotels, buy food, and other things of need. And these needs become the income of the people who are living there.

Here, the restaurants are situated on the streams and appear to be a very beautiful sight. People love to eat there and take selfies to make memories of the sight. Here, people also love the taste of food. In conclusion, everything is very pure here and we all should also visit here. For exploring the beauty of this valley.