Flooding, Erosion Damage Route Back to Skardu

Floods have damaged several roads in Pakistan and hindering climbers and trekkers who are trying to get back to Skardu after leaving their base camps in the Karakoram.

The Askole-Skardu section of the road is the most affected. Here, people have to take an alternative route to cover the 100km between the towns.

Floods have damaged several bridges. Photo: Wikiloc and Northman30


Most of the alpinists and trekkers usually take this now-damaged way back to Skardu after returning from K2, Broad Peak, or the Gasherbrums.

The Skardu-Askole route. Photo: Wikiloc


However, those who trek an alternative route face technically more difficult terrain through the Gondogoro Pass and Hushe village.

Kris Annapurna

KrisAnnapurna is a writer with ExplorersWeb.

Kris has been writing about history and tales in alpinism, news, mountaineering, and news updates in the Himalaya, Karakoram, etc., for the past year with ExplorersWeb. Prior to that, Kris worked as a real estate agent, interpreter, and translator in criminal law. Now based in Madrid, Spain, she was born and raised in Hungary.