Shangrila Resort Skardu is accessible by air an Air Bus A-320 daily service which is a 45-55 minute flight from Islamabad. PIA will soon extend the flights from Karachi-Islamabad-Skardu and Lahore-Islamabad-Skardu PIA also offers ATR flights on the day there are two flights a day which takes approximately 55 minutes from Islamabad. PIA is also starting two flights a week between Skardu and Gilgit. The flight from Islamabad to Skardu is truly a remarkable flight, which takes you over the KAGHAN VALLEY, HIMILAYAN RANGE , Peak of TIRICH MIR in the HINDU KUSH RANGE. A few minutes later on your right hand side of the air craft you can see the famous NANGA PARBAT (26660 Feet) also called the killer mountain. Shangrila Resort will be opening its Fairy Medows Retreat near the base camp of Nanga Parbat. After seeing Nanga Parbat you can see the city of Gilgit and RAKAPOSHI peak. Before you are about to descend on the left you can see the KARAKORAM RANGE, where the famous K-2 and and some of the longest Glaciers in the world.
If you wish to travel 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 tea break/lunch 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 MINERAL 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.
Please Note: Kindly keep your Original I.D cards/ Passport with you the police will check for I.D cards/Passports for security reasons.
OPTION: 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.