Skardu is a town in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, and fills in as the capital of Skardu District. Skardu is situated in the 10 kilometers (6 miles) wide by 40 kilometrs long Skardu Valley, at the juncture of the Indus and Shigar Rivers at an elevation of about (8,202 feet). The town is viewed as a passage to the eight-thousanders of the nearby Karakoram Mountain range.The town is situated on the Indus stream, which isolates the Karakoram Range from the Himalayas.
It is limited on the southeast by Kargil district in the Indian-Administered Jammu and Kashmir, on the east by Ghanche District, on the upper east by Xinjiang (China), on the south by Baramulla and Kargil District, on the west by district Astore and on the north by Gilgit District.
Skardu town is the capital of Skardu District and Baltistan Division.
- Mountain peaks and glaciers
- Deosai National Park
- Other towns
- Fun and humour
- Suggestions and opinions
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Mountain peaks and glaciers
The most noteworthy top in Skardu District is K2 (8,611 m) which is the highest peak in Pakistan and the second highest peak on earth. The Baltoro Muztagh (the subrange of Karakoram that incorporates the forceful pinnacles of K2 (8,611 m), Broad Peak (8,047 m), Gasherbrum(8,000+ m) and Masherbrum (7,821 m) lie in the Skardu.
As indicated by the Alif Ailaan Pakistan District Education Rankings 2015, Skardu is positioned 14 out of 148 regions as far as training. For offices and framework, the area is positioned 89 out of 148.
Deosai National Park
Deosai is one of the most elevated fields on the planet. The locale shares as far as possible of Deosai National Park with Astorewhich has real part, (second most astounding fields after Tibet). The Indus River enters the Gilgit– Baltistan territory from Ladakh.
Different towns in the Skardu District include: Skardu, Roundu – Sub-Division, Parkutta, Sermik, Hussainabad, and Mehdiabad, Sadpara.
District. Askole is the last settlement in the locale for all treks to Concordia (the conversion of Baltoro Glacier and Godwin-Austen Glacier). The Biafo Glacier and a noteworthy part of Hispar Glacier are likewise incorporated into the Skardu District.
A portion of the lakes in the locale are Snow Lake, Satpara Lake, Sheosar Lake, Kachura Lake and Shangrila Lake.
Fun and humour
The weather of Skardu is very fine.The people of skardu are very funny and humour.
Suggestions and opinions
The Skardu is beautiful and hill area.I think people of Skardu are very brave and hardworking.
Skardu has many mountains and hills.There are many parks and valleys there.The roads of Skardu are dangerous and risky.
This is persuasive writing style.
Irony or Sartire
The local people of Skardu speak different language.Skardu is situated in GB.GB is not province, this is territory of Pakistan still.
The name “Skardu” is accepted to be gotten from the Balti word signifying “a swamp between two high places.”The two referenced “high places” are Shigar city, and the high-height Satpara Lake
The principal notice of Skardu dates to the main portion of the sixteenth century. Mirza Haidar (1499–1551) depicted Askardu in the sixteenth century content Tarikh-I-Rashidi Baltistan as one of the locale of the region. The principal notice of Skardu in European writing was made by Frenchman François Bernier (1625–1688), who specifies the city by the name of Eskerdou. After his notice, Skardu was rapidly drawn into Asian maps delivered in Europe, and was first referenced as Eskerdow the guide “Indiae orientalis nec non insularum adiacentium nova descriptio” by Dutch etcher Nicolaes Visscher II, distributed between 1680–1700.
The Skardu district was a piece of the social circle of Buddhist Tibet since the establishing of the Tibetan Empire under Songsten Gampo in the mid seventh century CE. Tibetan tantric sacred texts were discovered all over Baltistan until about the ninth century. Given the area’s closeness to Central Asia, Skardu stayed in contact with clans close Kashgar, in what is presently China’s westernmost region of Xinjiang.
Following the disintegration of Tibetan suzerainty over Baltistan around the ninth tenth century CE, Baltistan went under control of the nearby Maqpon Dynasty, an administration of Turkic extraction, which as per neighborhood custom, is said to have been established after a vagrant from Kashmir named Ibrahim Shah wedded a nearby princess.