Welcome to Khaplu

About 35km above Skardu, the Indus – locally called the Sind – is joined by the Shyok River (pronounced as one syllable, roughly ‘shok’). The Shyok is the axis of Khaplu, the biggest and richest of Baltistan’s ancient kingdoms, and the scenery is superb The Shyok and Indus basins above their junction (embracing ancient Khaplu, sometimes spelled Khapalu, and the four smaller principalities of Keris, Parkutta, Tolti... Read More

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