Kharphocho Fort, Skardu

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  • Kharpocho fort is an ancient architecture of skardu. Whole skardu city can be seen from the top of karpocho.  more »
  • The place has its own character and feel, demonstrating how kings and queens (of the local area) use to live along with their family and servants. There are rooms available for stay as well inside the...  more »
  • absolutly worth the walk up to the fort, stunning view over all the valleys around Skardu and the fort itself is interesting to see.  more »
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  • This Place is appx 15 minutes hike and away from Skardu Bazar down side, Track and Hike is Normal but from last the curve is scary, wind flow is high but mostly people approach to get the beautiful view of Skardu City from top, The history of this fort is also interesting, Currently Its open in day time by Pakistan Army
  • View of Skardu city and surrounding is very beautiful from the fort
  • Good historic place, Excellent view from the top, but demarcation, path signals and maintenance is not up to date.
  • Great View, but little remains of historical buildings. 200 Rs entry fee for foreigners. Steep climb on loose gravel, no safety measures applied, potentially dangerous.
  • The most popular destination in Gilgit-Baltistan is Skardu Fort is situated in Skardu. This fort is an excellent example of mastery of ancient engineering techniques. Skardu Fort named as Kharfocho Fort is the definite crown jewel of the city. Kharpocho fort which means king of forts in Balti is the mesmerizing site for a tourist. Fort stands at a height of 40 m above the city. Monarchs of Baltistan built this seven storey fort. An instinctive wad of stone and rock along with the rough edges make it look like being forged out of the mountain itself. This fort dates back to 8th century CE.
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