APPROACH BY AIR

SHANGRILA RESORT SKARDU IS ACCESSIBLE BY AIR, DAILY AIR BUS 320 OPERATES FROM NEW ISLAMABAD INTERNATIONALAIRPORT, WHICH IS A 45 MINUTE FLIGHT.PIA IS SOON PLANNING FLIGHTS DIRECT FROM KARACHI-ISLAMABAD-SKARDU AND LAHORE-ISLAMABAD-SKARDU.

EN- ROUTE YOU FLY OVER THE BEAUTIFUL LUSH GREEN KAGHAN VALLEY.AFTER CROSSING BABUSAR PASS, THE AIRCRAFT MAKES A RIGHT TURN AND AFTER ABOUT FIVE MINUTES YOU CAN SEE THE KILLER MOUNTAIN, NANGA PARBAT (26660 FT) WHICH IS IN THE HIMILAYAN RANGE. AFTER CRUISING PAST NANGA PARBAT, ON YOUR LEFT HAND SIDE YOU CAN HAVE A GLANCE OF TRICH MIR THE HIGHEST PEAK IN THE HINDUKUSH RANGE, YOU CAN ALSO SEE THE CITY OF GILGIT OVER LOOKING RAKAPOSHI PEAK, FROM WHERE STARTS THE MIGHTY KARAKORAM RANGE. ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE K-2, THE SECOND HIGHEST PEAK IN THE WORLD INCLUDING FOUR OTHER PEAKS OVER 5000 METERS AND SOME OF THE LONGEST GLACIERS IN THE WORLD

BEFORE DECENDING PASSENGERS SITTING ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE AIRCRAFT CAN SEE THE DEOSAI PLATEAU, THE SECOND LONGEST, WIDEST AND HIGHEST PLATEAU IN THE WORLD WHICH IS IN THE HIMILAYAN RANGE.YOU CAN ALSO HAVE A GLIMPSE OF THE FAMOUS SHANGRILA RESORT.