Nestled in the shadow of the mighty K-2, this charming town has something for everyone – gorgeous views, interesting history and stunning architecture.
Where to stay:
Originally the fort palace of the Raja of Shigar built in the 17th century, the Serena Shigar Fort has been turned into a luxurious hotel set in the side of a mountain.
What to do:
Explore the scenic Shigar city or trek up to the K-2 base camp if in the mood for adventure. Other itinerary items can include a visit to the Satpara Lake, renowned for its brilliant blue waters, and the spectacular Deosai Plains.
How to get there:
PIA runs daily flights from Islamabad to Skardu, but be warned because the schedule can be quite erratic given the terrain and weather conditions of the area.