Most roads and highways towards Skardu are metalled and smooth for every vehicle. We need to take the route of Hazara Expressway, then Karakoram Highway till Jaglot. Then, take a turn from Jaglot-Skardu Junction to Skardu destination. FWO constructed the Skardu road, which was completed recently with day-night efforts. Now, any traveler can visit the Skardy By road from Islamabad.
A flight from ISB to KDU is operated 10 – 14 times weekly, averaging 1 – 2 daily flights. Departure times vary between 06:00 – 12:00. The earliest flight departs at 06:00, and the last flight departs at noon.
If you have friends taking shifts as drivers, you can make the entire trip by car without stopping.
Nonstop drive: 380 miles or 610 km
Driving time: 13 hours, 27 minutes
It is a long drive, so driving nonstop could be more realistic. To better understand how long this road trip would take, scroll down to calculate how many hours it would be if you drive with stops.
A direct flight ticket from Skardu to Islamabad on PIA usually costs around PKR 19,850. However, this can go as high as PKR 36,000 if you book a few days before the trip. You can get discounts on your booking if you use TripMaker.pk to make the booking.
Almost a 5-day trip to Skardu by Air and a 6 – 7 days Tour to Skardu by Road from Islamabad allows you to explore the main attractions of Skardu. Upper Kachura Lake, Lower Kachura Lake, Souq Village, Skardu Baazaar, Shigar, Katpana Desert, Shigar Valley, Ghanche Village, Khaplu Valley, and Deosai plains are the most visited places.
Skardu can be reached by road from Islamabad via four routes:
There are 2 main routes to reach Skardu from Islamabad City in your car.
Babusar Pass only opens in the Summer season when glaciers melt. This scenic route is perfect and short for families and kids. However, you can use the Naran Babusar route from mid-June till mid-October.
Skardu and Gilgit are significant tourism, trekking, and expedition hubs in Gilgit–Baltistan. The region’s mountainous terrain, which includes four of the world’s 14 Eight-thousander peaks, attracts tourists, trekkers, and mountaineers worldwide. It’s the perfect destination for families and couples. There are many romantic resorts and lovely destinations to make unforgettable memories.