Kel Valley Azad Jammu Kashmir

Hunza Valley in Autumn

K-2 Siren of the Himalayas

Malam Jabba Swat Valley

Shangrilla Resort Skardu

Kohe Safed FATA

Passu Cones Gilgit-Baltistan

Dec 29, 2011

PTDC Motel Skardu


The PTDC Motel Skardu is located in the heart of the city almost at a distance of 10 minutes car drive from the main bazaar. On one side is the scenic view of Indus River, Pakistan's largest river.

The comfortable rooms and a fine restaurant make the stay at this motel memorable. In addition, Rent-a-Jeep, Satellite TV, Fax and Curio Shop facilities are available on the premises.Most of the rooms are huge and comfortable. 
We are unable to make reservation at this stage but we are providing some basic required information that will surely help you.

Contact Info for Reservation:
+92 5831 50291
+92 5831 50293

Dec 24, 2011

Kutia Lungma Glacier Stak Valley Skardu Baltistan

Kutia Lungma Glacier is a glacier range in Karakorum range of mountains in Stak Valley ( a valley in Subdivison Roundu and District Skardu of Gilgit-Baltistan). The glacier is about 1.5 kilometer wide and 12 kilometer long beginning from the last village of Stak Valley  to the south face and base camp of Haramosh-I peak 7406 m. In south there is the Stak Valley on east is the Parabar peak 6321 m high. The glacier is surrounded by the lush green Kutia Broq. The glacier has fictional story related to it which narrates:
There was no glacier in the early ages when the presently covered area by glacier was inhabited by the people. The area from where glacier is started was the center of the Stak Valley. Presently there is no population in the area rather it is used for grazing the livestock during summer. Once there was a king who had six daughters. The king had given away a valley to each of the daughters. The Stak Valley, being the biggest in the Roundu region and fertile of all, was given to Apino, the youngest and most loved one. But the locals did not treat the Apion when she was aged. She had lost her eye sight in her last days and once a person presented her a cake shaped dung pretending to be a cookie. She in return cursed on the residents and prayed to be vanished by god. She leaved the valley and glacier started moving downward from the foothills.Within few days whole valley was buried under the glacier.


Oct 2, 2011

List of hotels and motels in Skardu with contact details | | Contact numbers of hotels in Skardu

Skardu is known as a paradise for mountaineers, climbers, trekkers, hikers and anglers and the main hub and base camp for all the mountains in the Karakoram range. All the tourist heading towards K-2, Desoai Plains and many other tourist destinations first land in Skardu and from there they take their routes. In this term Skardu is where you would stay during most of the time you would be in Gilgit-Baltistan. People mostly ask questions that, "Are there hotels in Skardu?" "Is Skardu a city?" The answer is yes for all questions. You can find 5 stars hotels and one of the unique kinds of hotels to low-priced hotels too, the choice is yours. Skardu is a city of about 0.5 million people and there are plenty of shopping malls and markets if you want to enjoy shopping, especially the local handicrafts could be your choice.

There are no of hotels in Skardu city, serving Pakistani and international kind of cuisines, following are some of them:
Prices may vary but the addresses and contact details are valid:

Shangrila resort Skardu
Shangrila Resort Skardu is, in fact, a piece of heaven on earth. The resort is almost at a half an hour distance from the airport and main market of the city on the Gilgit-Skardu Road. The resort is not only famous for its beauty also it provides national and international level cuisines and accommodation. 

Facilities and services:

Every service that one want is available at the resort
Contact Detail
 For more detail and information one can contact at:
Phone: +92-5815 454941-2
            +92-5815 458501-2
Email: reservations@shangrilaresorts.com.pk





PTDC Motel Skardu


The PTDC Motel Skardu is located in the heart of the city almost at a distance of 10 minutes car drive from the main bazaar. One can enjoy the scenic view of Indus River, Pakistan's largest river and Kharpocho Fort from here.




The comfortable rooms and a fine restaurant make the stay at this motel memorable. In addition, Rent-a-Jeep, Satellite TV, Fax and Curio Shop facilities are available on the premises. Most of the rooms are huge and comfortable. 

Contact Info for Reservation:
+92 5831 50291 
+92 5831 50293 


Dewan-e-Khas Hotel Skardu
Dewan-e-Khas hotel is one of the most beautiful and most visited hotels by the local residents and especially by the foreign visitors. The hotel is located in the heart of the city. The historical fort of the Raja (Monarch) shares the wall with the hotel.  The playground, Yadgar Shohda, and Kharpocho Fort is at a walking distance from the hotel. 





Services:              Ø  All kind of Pakistan and international foods.
Ø  Internet and WiFi system.
Ø  Satellite TV.
Ø  Laundry services.
Ø  Airport pick and drop
For more detail contact at:
Phone: +92-5815-455494
            +92-5815-454600
Email: info@dewanekhas.com.pk

Mashabrum Hotel Skardu
This hotel is located on college road of Skardu city and easily accessible to market and airport. The hotel is located on a slightly raised ground and you can have a spectacular view of Skardu city from the roof top and southern balconies of this hotel. 



                                              Facilities
Ø  All kind of Pakistan and international foods.
Ø  Internet and wifi system.
Ø  Satellite TV.
Ø  Laundry services.
Ø  Single bed = 2900
Ø  Double bed= 4000, per day
For more detail contact at:
Phone: +925815-450395
Fax:       +925815-450397

Baltistan Continental Hotel

This hotel is located at the Clifton road of Skardu city near Clifton Bridge.




















Facilities:
Ø  All kind of Pakistani and international foods.
Ø  Internet and wifi system.
Ø  Satellite TV.
Ø  Laundry services.
Ø  Airport picks and drops facility.
Ø  Single bed       =2000 with breakfast.
Ø  Double bed     =2400 with breakfast.
Ø  Deluxe room   = 3500

                                  For more detail contact at:
                                  +92334-0304874/ 0342-5296606

Pakiza Hotel and Restaurant:
This hotel is located on the Hussaini Chowk New Bazar Skardu.



Facilities:
Ø  Pakistani and Chinese foods.
Ø  Internet and wifi system.
Ø  Satellite TV.
Ø  Laundry services.
Ø  Single bed   = 1000
Ø  Double bed = 1400.
For more detail contact at:
+925815450008
                       
Baltistan Tourist House

This hotel is located at the college road near Khubaib College Skardu Baltistan.



Facilities:
Ø  All kind of Pakistani foods.
Ø  Laundry services.
Ø  Cable TV.
Ø  Rent car services.
For further detail contact at:
+925815-450580

Siachen Palace and Restaurant:

This hotel is located at the Star Market Hussaini Chowk Skardu Baltistan.


Facilities:
Ø  All kind of Pakistani foods.
Ø  Satellite TV.
Ø  Single and double bed = 600
For further detail contact at:
+925815-453139

Hotel Taj Mahal and Restaurant:

This hotel is located on the college road near Habib Bank Skardu Baltistan.
                                            

Facilities:
Ø  All kind of Pakistani foods.
Ø  Cable TV.
Ø  Single bed    = 400
Ø  Double bed  = 600
For further detail contact at:
+925815-450217

K-7 Hotel and Restaurant:

This hotel is located at the Yadgar Chowk Skardu.



Facilities:
Ø  All kind of Pakistani foods.
Ø  Cable TV.
Ø  Single bed     = 400.
Ø  Double bed   =600
For further detail contact:
+92322-5153628
Hillmon Hotel International:
This hotel is located at the Yadgar Chowk Skardu Baltistan.


Facilities:
Ø  All kind of Pakistani foods.
Ø  Cable TV.
Ø  Single bed     = 400.
Ø  Double bed   =600
For further detail contact:
+92346-8483899


Taste Point Snow land Restaurant and Hotel

This hotel is located on the college road near Habib Bank Skardu Baltistan.


Facilities:
Ø  All kind of Pakistani foods.
Ø  Cable TV.
Ø  Single bed    = 400
Ø  Double bed  = 600
For further detail contact at:
=92343-5046649

Karakorum Hotel and Gang Sengee Restaurant

This hotel is located at the Yadgar Chowk Skardu Baltistan.

















Facilities:
Ø  All kind of Pakistani foods.
Ø  Cable TV.
Ø  Single bed     = 400.
Ø  Double bed   =600
For further detail contact:
+92355-4100516


Skardu Inn Hotel and Restaurant

This hotel is located at College road opposite to Degree College Skardu Baltistan.

Facilities:
Ø  All kind of Pakistani foods.
Ø  Cable TV.
Ø  Single bed     = 400.
Ø  Double bed   =700
For further detail contact:
+92346-5490089
.

Sep 29, 2011

Ansoo Lake KPK, Pakistan

Located in the Mansehra District, Kaghan valley Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, this lake is considered among the most beautiful lakes in the world. The lake is near the Malika Parbat of the Himalayan range mountain. The name, Ansoo, has come from the Urdu language, because of its resemblance with the human eye. The lake totally resembles the human eye, with central ice island similar to iris and a ridge resembling the eyebrow. It is commonly said that this lake was first discovered by a pilot of Pakistan's Air Force flying above the mountain, even the local didn't know about this before.
It takes about 7-9 hours to reach this lake from Ansoo Lake. While stepping up to this lake a hill summit comes in the way presenting a photographic place.

Apr 15, 2011

Political Upheaval in Gilgit Baltistan

Strange, isn’t it? As the poll nears in GB, there is a hullabaloo in politics and the never accepted region by the Pakistan is becoming more to the most important region for the national level parties. The proxies of the parties seem to be turned into real parties, becoming more and more concerned for empowering the indigenous people, and unveiling and lashing out the corruption by previous PPP government.




Every party is vowing to solve a dozen of issues, among which provincial setup is most prevalent in all. This is not a new maneuver for political parties; the past is full of such tactics and pledges. Same hollow pledges were made by the previous PPP government, among which top assurances were; establishment of a medical college in Skardu, internationalization of Gilgit and Skardu airports, big city status for Gilgit and Skardu city and so on.
Past practices reveal that the central government has always been a victorious party, but this time the situation is somehow uncertain. PML-N, currently the most dominant party in term of upcoming polls, has lost its grip due to its unpredictable policy; formulation of caretaker government and appointment of the new governor. The imported governor and formulation of a caretaker government, having more than dozen of ministries has created suspicion in people. Moreover, PPP is availing of the opportunity to improve its tainted image. PTI’s evolution in the region is marvelous, as it has found few competent candidates, but this would not be a dominant one for this election. The upcoming election is expected to bring a dozen of juvenile parties and candidates, which if not coalesces; it would be a win-win situation for PPP and PML-N.
Campaign for the election is part of the democracy but making promises for wooing votes is not a right way, which every party should keep in mind