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Shigar, Baltistan

Why go:

Nestled in the shadow of the mighty K-2, this charming town has something for everyone – gorgeous views, interesting history and stunning  architecture.

Where to stay:

Originally the fort palace of the Raja of Shigar built in the 17th century, the Serena Shigar Fort has been turned into a luxurious hotel set in the side of a mountain.

What to do:

Explore the scenic Shigar city or trek up to the K-2 base camp if in the mood for adventure. Other itinerary items can include a visit to the Satpara Lake, renowned for its brilliant blue waters, and the spectacular Deosai Plains.

How to get there:

PIA runs daily flights from Islamabad to Skardu, but be warned  because the schedule can be quite erratic given the terrain and weather conditions of the area.

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