Skardu, capital of Baltistan is perched 2,438 metres above sea level in the backdrop of the great peaks of the Karakorams. Balti people are a mixture of Tibetan and Caucasian stock and speak Balti, an ancient form of Tibetan. Due to the similarity of its culture, lifestyle and architecture with Tibet, Baltistan is also known as the "Tibet-e-Khurd" (Little Tibet).Skardu, famous for climbing, mountaineering all around the world. Along with this, Skardu host the second Highest mountain of World and Pakistan Highest mountain, K2 (8,611 m). Moreover, the landscape, culture, traditions, and hospitality of locals are catching millions of tourists from all over the year.Comparing the climate, road infrastructure, and hospitality Skardu gain more points than Hunza. Hunza has comparatively fewer places to visit than Skardu. The beauty can never be compared to the human scale, there are more gigantic views in Skardu with more the treat for trekkers and hikers.The best time to visit Skardu is summer from June to September. It's the optimal time to enjoy lush green landscapes at comfortable temperatures without much rainfall and escape from the suffocating heat in other parts of Pakistan.Skardu is known as the capital of Baltistan. It is home to a number of people from different cultural backgrounds. It is rich in culture which can be proved by the number of historic places and remnants of forts located in this region.