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To get the best experience in Skardu you need to book one of our local friendly tour guides. They will be able to show you around, make you feel like a local. Whether you want to see the tourist sites or visit places off the beaten track and discover new experiences, then our Guides4me guide is there to make it happen.


lahore tour guideManzoor is 33 years old, LGBT friendly and speaks Urdu, Punjabi, Wakhi and English.

He is from a very remote area in the north of Pakistan. His village is famous for mountaineering. In 2005 he got his tour guiding license and started a professional life in the tourism sector. He specializes in trekking, safaris, climbing and other outdoor activities. To Manzoor guiding is not only a job, it is his passion. Finally, If you want a friendly guide who loves the outdoors, then Manzoor is your man. He is highly experienced and is highly recommended.

Total cost for the guide services of Manzoor for one day (8 hours) = a booking fee of USD 25 via Paypal, debit / credit cards, bank transfer or Crypto Currency plus USD 70 in cash to Manzoor after his services. This makes a total of USD 95.

This excludes transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs. Also there may be an additional fee for travel and guide accommodation as Manzoor needs to travel to this city as he is normally based in Lahore. We will advise you at the time of the booking, if this applies.

Anyone who travels to Pakistan and is looking for a great guide must book Manzoor. He makes it a lot of fun to discover and understand the culture of Pakistan.” – Johan, Denmark.

Our other destinations in Pakistan are Gilgit-Baltistan, Hunza, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar.

Highlights of Skardu

Skardu, nestled in the mesmerizing valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. It is a destination that will leave you spellbound. Known for its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and warm hospitality, it offers a unique travel experience.

Skardu boasts numerous captivating tourist attractions. Visit the historic Kharpocho Fort, offering panoramic views of the city and the mighty Indus River. Explore the enchanting Shigar Valley, known for its lush greenery and traditional wooden architecture. Discover the beauty of the Satpara Lake, a serene oasis surrounded by towering mountains. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the mesmerizing Deosai National Park, home to diverse flora and fauna.

Embark on a trek to the famous Baltoro Glacier, a haven for adventure enthusiasts. Explore the vibrant local bazaars, where you can find unique handicrafts, gemstones, and traditional attire. Take a boat ride on the tranquil Satpara Lake and soak in the serene ambiance. Don’t forget to try your hand at fishing in the pristine rivers of Sakardu.

Visit the Manthal Buddha Rock, an ancient rock carving that offers panoramic views of the Indus Valley. Explore the Sadpara Lake Viewpoint and witness the turquoise blue waters contrasting with the rugged mountains. Marvel at the beauty of the Skardu Valley from the iconic Upper Kachura Lake.

You can Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Skardu with Guides4me help. Interact with the friendly locals and experience their warm hospitality. Explore the traditional Balti villages, where you can witness the vibrant customs, music, and dance forms. Indulge in authentic Balti cuisine, known for its hearty flavors and aromatic spices.

Skardu offers tranquil evenings under the starry skies. Take a leisurely walk along the banks of the Indus River and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Relax at local cafes and savor delicious traditional delicacies while embracing the serenity of the surroundings. While Skardu embraces a conservative culture, it’s important to note that the region may not have an active gay scene. Visitors are encouraged to respect local customs and traditions.

Skardu delights visitors with its diverse culinary scene. Sample the traditional Balti cuisine, including mouthwatering dishes like “Skardu Trout,” cooked with local spices. Indulge in “Mantoo,” a delectable steamed dumpling filled with minced meat or vegetables. Don’t miss the opportunity to try the refreshing local fruit juices and dried apricots, a specialty of the region.

In conclusion, Skardu is a paradise for nature lovers and culture enthusiasts. Experience the awe-inspiring landscapes, immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture, and indulge in the delightful culinary offerings. Let Guides4me create a personalized and unforgettable journey for you, guiding you through the true highlights of Skardu.

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