Skardu is famous for climbers Paradise. Skardu is capital city of Baltistan region and comprised of three different ethnicity. Skardu is the center and it connects indus and shigar rivers. The city is gateway of thousand mighty mountains of Karakoram, Himalaya and Hindukush ranges.
Lower Kachura Lake, also known as Shangrila Lake is located in Kachura village 20 minutes from Skardu city town. The lake is also known as Shangrila lake after a resort built on its bank in 1983.