Shangrila Resort is accessible by air or road. There is a daily 45 minute flight from Islamabad to Skardu where you will fly over Kaghan Valley , Gilgit and witness the famous Rakaposhi Peak , the 2 nd highest mountain in the world,- K2 , Nanga Parbat , the 9th highest mountain also known as the “Killer Mountain” , Tirich Mir , the highest peak in the Hindukush range, you will also get a bird s eye view of the resort before you land at Skardu airport.
The journey by road to Northern Areas of Pakistan is adventurous and spellbinding. You will have to start the journey from the Motorway and follow the road to Abbottabad , Mansehra to the Khaghan Valley . The route ascends steeply following the famous River Kunhar. The beautiful Lalusar Lake can be seen on the left hand side .You then drive through the famous Babusar pass at a height of 14000 feet entering the Gilgit /Baltistan Region turning right on the Karakorom Highway (KKH) The route of the KKH traces one of the many paths of the ancient Silk Road. It is also known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”, a true marvel of engineering. There are more than 50,000 pieces of rock art all along the highway. The carvings were left by invaders, traders, and pilgrims who passed along the trade route, as well as by locals. The earliest date back to between 5000 and 1000 BC
You drive onto Shangrila Fairymeadows Raikot Inn at Raikot Bridge for a night stop.
Just 30 minutes from Raikot, you can see Nanga Parbat in the background. Roughly 35 kilometres from Raikot is the confluence of the Indus and Gilgit rivers. It is where three of the greatest mountain ranges meet: Hindu Kush on the left, Karakoram in the center and the Himalayas on the right.