SKARDU – SKORO PASS (5070-M)- ASKOLE TREK:
Skoro la (Pass) (5080m) is one of the beautiful and short treks in Pakistan. The trek is located in Shigar valley of Baltistan. The best trekking season is from the month of month of May to October each year.
From Skardu, Shigar can be reached by bus/van/car or jeep. The trek is located in specified open zone and no trekking permit is required.
From Skardu, Shigar can be reached by bus/van/car or jeep. From the Shigar the route leading towards the northeast, hiking up Skoro Lungma, and after a long hike of about 10 hours, can be reached at the campsite below the snow line. The route now twisted up rocks and snow and after about three hours hike can be reached at the Pass. On the other side one can go down to the Skoro La glacier, hiking through a few hamlets can be reahed the Thall Brakk (mountain), after about 7 hours hike from the top of the pass. From there go down steeply to Manjong and Kurpe, cross the Braldu River by a suspension bridge can be reached at Askole.
The return journey from Askole to Skardu can be done by jeep. The trek is located in specified open zone and no trekking permit is required.
Basic Mountaineering and Trekking gear/equipment are required