Approach by road
FROM JUNE TO SEPTEMBER.
If you wish traveling by car, jeep or coaster, you get on the M-2 Motorway going to Peshawar and Exit at HASSANABDAL and follow the road to ABBOTTABAD city, passing through MANSEHRA, BALAKOT, to KAGHAN, it is a beautiful drive, driving along the Kaghan river to the town of KAGHAN and on to NARAN Town .You are driving on the newly built road, driving past lush green meadows, streams and beautiful LULUSAR LAKE on your left hand side, to the top of BABUSAR PASS at a height of 14000 feet and driving down the valley, entering GILGIT / BALTISTAN Region meeting the famous Karakoram Highway, turning right on the KKH and driving on to SHANGRILA RAIKOTE INN at Raikote bridge for a break or a night stop. PLEASE TAKE A ROAD MAP OF THE AREA WHICH ARE AVALIABLE AT BALAKOT, FILL UP YOUR TANKS, BEFORE YOU START YOUR JOURNEY.SNACKS AND MNERAL WATER ARE A MUST.THE JOURNEY IS VERY SAFE ALL THE WAY, TRY TO AVOID TRAVELLING AT NIGHT.THERE ARE VARIOUS POLICE CHECK POST ON THE WAY TO ASSIST YOU.
OPTION 1: Leave ISLAMABAD early morning, stop a few hours at NARAN have Lunch and freshen up then drive straight to SHANGRILA RAIKOTE INN, spend the night and leave next morning for SHANGRILA RESORT SKARDU and you will be there around Lunch time.
OPTION 2 : Leave ISLAMABAD early morning, spend the night at NARAN, after breakfast next morning, leave for SHANGRILA RAIKOTE INN, have Lunch and freshen up and proceed to SHANGRILA RESORT SKARDU and you will be there in the evening.