Shangrila Resort in Skardu is a picturesque getaway nestled in the heart of the Northern Areas of Pakistan. Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and known as “Heaven on Earth,” it offers a tranquil retreat for travelers seeking natural beauty and relaxation.
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Shangrila Resort location
Address: Kachura, Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan
How to get there
- Daily Airbus A320 flights from Islamabad to Skardu take approximately 45 minutes, from which, in another 12 minutes, you reach the resort.
- During the flight, you’ll pass over scenic areas like Kaghan Valley, Gilgit, Rakaposhi Peak, K2, Nanga Parbat, Tirich Mir, and more.
- Before landing at Skardu Airport, the flight offers views of the Deosai Plateau and Shangrila Resort Hotel.
Road (Route 1 – Karakoram Highway):
- Start the route early from Islamabad Motorway and drive through Abbottabad, Mansehra, Thakot, Besham, Dassu, and Chilas.
- Follow the mighty River Indus, and you’ll reach the Shangrila Hotel in Raikot by evening.
- Take a night break and continue to Shangrila, Skardu, after breakfast.
Road (Route 2 – Babusar Pass):
- Drive from Naran over Babusar Pass (usually open from mid-May; check road conditions beforehand).
- Drive time from Islamabad to Naran is 6 hours.
- Pass through Jaglot, stock up on essentials, and continue to Skardu.
Shangrila Resort rooms
- Standard rooms: Situated in the vicinity of the VIP area, these rooms comprise twin beds with an attached bathroom for each, accommodating 2 adults and 1 child.
- Standard Family rooms: Two interconnected rooms with one bathroom for 2 adults and 2 children.
- Lakeside rooms: Located close to DC-3, providing a beautiful view, a master bedroom with either king-sized or twin beds alongside an attached bathroom for 2 adults and 1 child.
- Lakeside Deluxe rooms: Located close to DC-3, providing a beautiful view, a master bedroom with either king-sized or twin beds alongside an attached bathroom for 2 adults and 1 child.
- Swiss Cottages: 2 interconnected rooms with an attached bathroom for each (one of the rooms being the master bedroom). These cottages shelter 4 adults and 2 children, with the location being close to the lake, giving a pleasant view of the resort.
- Swiss Villa: Contains 2 interconnected rooms with 2 attached bathrooms; one of the rooms is a master bedroom. 4 adults and 2 children are permitted to stay here, with the villa built close to the lake, presenting the resort’s view.
- Executive Suite: Located in the VIP close to Suites featuring a placid lake view, master bedroom (with attached bathroom) and a lounge accommodating 2 adults and 1 child.
- 2 Bedroom Executive Suite: Characterized by a master bedroom and twin bedroom with attached bathrooms for each alongside a lounge and a separate dining area for 4 adults and 2 children.
- 3 Bedroom Executive Suite: Offers one master bedroom (attached bathroom), one twin bedroom (attached bathroom), and an extra room which can be accessed via the twin bedroom. It also contains a lounge and a separate dining area for 6 adults and 2 children at most.
Check-in & check-out timings
Check-in time: 02:00 PM
Check-out time: 12:00 AM
Note: A later check-out time, not exceeding 4:00 PM, may be approved by the General Manager or Director of Operations on the guest’s departure day. This is subject to availability, and there may be an optional nominal fee associated with it.
Shangrila Resort services
The Shangrila Resort extends various amenities including:
- airport pick & drop facility
- free Wi-Fi
- boating on the natural spring water lake
- mini zoo with an admirable collection of wild birds
- hiking and jogging trail
- view points with a breathtaking panoramic sight of the awe-inspiring mountains and the resort
- gift shop
- restaurants (Rock Lounge, The Village, Pagoda, and The Lake View Restaurant)
- 24/7 snack bars
- duck pond
- cafe in a 1950s DC-3 aircraft
- corporate meetings and social events, receptions, galas and reunions can be held with a maximum capacity of 100 persons at a time
Shangrila Resort booking
If you’re booking online, Wego has the best prices for Shangrila Resort Skardu rooms.
For offline reservations, you can visit their reservation office in Islamabad at the given address: Office No. 01, first floor, Areej Tower, E-11/3, Markaz – Islamabad. Opposite Tooba Mosque.
You may also contact them via the following particulars for the purpose of booking a room:
- Phone number: +92-300-0341551
- Email: [email protected]
Other contact number for further information:
- Phone number: +92-3000-341551
- Email: [email protected]
Shangrila Resort price
The costs fluctuate depending on the type and availability of rooms, the duration of your stay and the prevailing season.
For a booking in January 2024, the price starts from PKR 46,860.
An entry fee of PKR 1,000 applies to visitors who are not staying at the resort but want to enjoy its attractions and facilities. The payment allows access to the lake, mini zoo, trout hatchery, boating, jogging track, and the rock lounge cafe. This entry fee does not entail access to the pagoda restaurant, the DC-3 cafe, or the conference hall.