Kharpocho Fort

Skardu is famous for climbers Paradise. Skardu is capital city of Baltistan region and comprised of three different ethnicity. Skardu is the center and it connects indus and shigar rivers. The city is gateway of thousand mighty mountains of Karakoram, Himalaya and Hindukush ranges.

The history is divided into three periods, Maqpoon period, Mughual Period and Dogra Period.  Skardu was ruled by these rulers and left historical imprints on social and political structure. There are three ethnic tribes Balti, Shina and Burushu. The national language of Skardu is Balti.

Skardu Fort or Kharpocho means The king of Forts is a fort in Skardu city in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan administered Kashmir. Australian mountaineer and film maker Greg Child writes that the fort is “perched above the junction of the rivers” and overlooks the Rock of Skardu.

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Kharpocho Fort

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