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Skardu is the main town of Baltistan along the wide bank of the river Indus. Skardu is the largest district of Gilgit Baltistan. Baltistan is home to some of the highest peaks in the world, the Karakoram Range, Skardu is very popular with Mountaineering Expeditions. It is equally popular with high altitude trekkers, who treks to Baltoro Glacier, K-2 Base Camp and Concordia. Skardu by road, lies approximately 5 hours away from Gilgit and 10 hours drive from Besham. A daily flight to and from Islamabad is also in operation. The flight is always subject to weather.
Skardu has a character of its own and has a very interesting scenery. The Indus becomes wide and still here. The town is surrounded by dry rugged mountains and sand dunes.
Skardu is famous for the many trekking and adventure spots around it. There are numerous treks starting from Skardu. The near by Satpara Lake and Shangrilla resort are very famous among the local travelers and is visited by people from all over the country during June & July.
Shigar: Shigar is a beautiful village just a few miles North of Skardu its picturesque village with beautiful terraced fields growing all sorts of crops. Shigar was once a small kingdom and the Shigar fort was once residential fort of the local ruler. Recently the Aga Khan shown interest in the fort which has now been renovated and is open for tourists. The Shigar fort has been made to be a residential fort once again
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Hindi script maliciously being used
Several presumably Indian editors are constantly attempting to include the Hindi transcription of Skardu to the project. This should not be done so because 1) it is politically motivated, and 2) Hindi is not an official language in EITHER Pakistan-Administered Kashmir, or Indian Administered Kashmir. It's use is political, and unacceptable. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 21:23, 10 April 2012 (UTC)