The Shigar Valley is a valley in Gilgit Baltistan in northern Pakistan that is watered by the Shigar River, and focused on the town of Shigar. The valley extends around 170 km from Skardu to Askole and is the passage to the high heaps of the Karakoram. The town of Shigar is the biggest settlement in valley. Despite the fact that the Shigar Valley is a remote and generally difficult to reach place, there are a few towns in the valley. Askole is the last settlement in the Shigar Valley, which is still a long way from the high mountains. Shigar was a regulatory sub-division of Skardu District that is currently an area in its own right.
This Valley is a flood of the Indus River, which is close to the town of Skardu. It is a famous goal for climbing, trekking and mountaineering, regardless of the intense conditions there. Likewise, the valley is a fascination for the voyagers as it is a portal to Karakoram Hills, one of the world’s most noteworthy pinnacles K2.