Gilgit-Skardu road is very important from the tourist and also strategic point of view.This road constructed by Pakistan Army Engineers with association of Chinese Engineers.The truck-able link between Gilgit and Skardu was completed in 1982.
The distance between Gilgit and Skardu is 245 kms (approximately 5 hours on Jeep or Car).
Gilgit and Baltistan are the two major tourism, trekking and expedition hubs in Pakistan.
Journey by road is very interesting specially with the company of Indus river the longest river of Pakistan It flows from Tibet northwest across the Indian-controlled portion of Jammu and Kashmir, passing between the western extremity of the Himalayas and the northern extremity of the Hindu Kush mountain range; it then courses generally south through Pakistan to the Arabian Sea.
Between Gilgit Skardu the Indus River due to its size of desolation and the non stop foaming fury of the Indus, the gorge from here south is simply awesome. You can view many beautiful villages and largest suspension bridges and valleys on this road.