Skardu City Gilgit Baltistan | Beauty of Skardu City | View of Kharpocho Fort | MediaZoon

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Skardu City Gilgit Baltistan | Beauty of Skardu City | View of Kharpocho Fort | Mediazoon
Skardu City Gilgit Baltistan is a city located in Gilgit−Baltistan, Pakistan, and serves as the capital of the Skardu District. Skardu City Gilgit Baltistan is situated at an elevation of nearly 2,500 metres (8,202 feet) in the Skardu Valley, at the confluence of the Indus and Shigar Rivers. The city is an important gateway to the eight-thousanders of the nearby Karakoram mountain range. The Indus River running through the region separates the Karakoram from the Himalayas.
Tourisam of Skardu City Gilgit Baltistan
Skardu City Gilgit Baltistan, along with Gilgit, is a major tourism, trekking and expedition hub in Gilgit–Baltistan. The mountainous terrain of the region, which includes four of the world's 14 Eight-thousander peaks, attracts tourists, trekkers and mountaineers from around the world. The main tourist season is from April to October; at other times of the year, the area can be cut off for extended periods by the snowy, freezing winter weather.
Kharpocho Fort Skardu City Gilgit Baltistan
Kharpocho Fort Skardu City Gilgit Baltistan was built by Raja Ali Sher at the end of the 16th century, and was home to Skardu's local Rajas
Kharpocho Fort Skardu City Gilgit Baltistan lies on the eastern face of the Khardrong or Mindoq-Khar ("Castle of Queen Mindoq") hill 15 metres (49 feet) above Skardu town. The fort dates from the 8th century CE and contains an old mosque probably dating back to the arrival of Islam in the 16th century CE. The fort provides a panoramic view of Skardu town, the Skardu valley and the Indus River. It was built by Maqpon dynasty rulers of Baltistan. It was a seven-storey building. Mostly local people say that Kharpoocho is made by a ghost as they were servants of the ruler of that time.
Kharpocho Fort Skardu City Gilgit Baltistan was built on a design similar to that of Leh Palace and the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. The name Kharpochhe means the great fort — Khar in Tibetan means castle or fort and Chhe means great.

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