Skardu Valley is a town in northern Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region that is situated on the Indus River’s banks. One of the longest rivers in Asia, the Indus River traverses China, India, and Pakistan. Since it is used for irrigation, the production of hydroelectric power, and transportation, it serves as the area’s main source of water and is significant to the local economy. With regard to mountaineering and trekking in the nearby Karakoram Range.
Other names for the Indus River, also known as the Sindhu River or Sengge Chu in Tibetan, include Abaseen (literally, “The Father of Rivers”) in Pashto and Shendu in Chinese. Contemporary China, India, and Pakistan are all crossed by the Indus River.
Skardu is a well-liked adventure tourism destination. As a significant hub of trade and commerce along the ancient Silk Road, the town is also renowned for its historical and cultural significance.