Skardu, Pakistan. Skardu, is the main town of the region Baltistan and capital of Skardu District, one of the districts making up Pakistan's Gilgit–Baltistan. It is located in the Skardu Valley, at the confluence of the Indus river and the Shigar River. Skardu is situated at an altitude of nearly 8,200 ft. The town is surrounded by grey-brown coloured mountains, which hide the 8,000 metre peaks of the nearby Karakoram range.