Shangrila Hotel, Skardu

Posted on October 2, 2008
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I saw this photo at treklens.com and thought of sharing it here. Besides ubiquitous natural beauty of Skardu valley, Shangrila resort remains one of the most photographed manmade landmark here.

Photo Credits: Zahoor Ahmed at Treklens.com

9 Comments on “Shangrila Hotel, Skardu”

  1. omair says:
    October 2nd, 2008 10:08 am

    i went to shangrila in 2002, truly one of the most beautiful places in pakistan.

  2. Sager says:
    October 2nd, 2008 11:12 am

    How long before they burn this down as well like ski resort of Pakistan? Thats how life will be under Taliban. Not a sermon just a thought

  3. Faraz says:
    October 3rd, 2008 1:03 pm

    Luckily, Skardu is in Baltistan, fair distance from FATA and NWFP. It is safe for now.

    The problem is that a vast majority of people lump together the Northern Areas (Gilgit-Baltistan) with the NWFP. As a result, tourist have stopped going there, even the though the area is probably the most peaceful in Pakistan.

    Not only is the area different, but the people are also ethnically different. The radicals will not find it easy to get a foothold there.

  4. Human says:
    October 5th, 2008 11:59 am

    One of the coolest places of Pakistan, I once visited Shangrila and was stunned by its beauty. I wonder why Pakistanis are more attracted to Switzerland when they have more beautiful places here, in Pakistan.

  5. AikPakistani says:
    October 6th, 2008 7:53 am

    I went to Skardu this summer to see family, the ppl are diff and very peacefull…

    this resort is now very outdated and overlypriced as well as the food not being up to scratch, it takes advantage of the fact that it is the only main one there… the interior is still as it was in the 70′s and the management dont really care… its a shame!

  6. hasan says:
    October 6th, 2008 7:56 pm

    the place is beautiful but the owner is the worst. He is not only a corrupt person person who confiscated this land from the poor farmers but is also famous for marrying the farmers daughters to get more land in. He has also managed to con people of their money. People representing tourism and the PTDC know him very well. Shameless!

  7. owaisali balti says:
    April 5th, 2009 2:40 pm

    i went to shangrilla in 2003 and then 2007 it is a very beutiful place.

  8. June 13th, 2009 3:31 am

    lay de ull poo uati (apna) in de struk na sooks in soo love this as a part of ur body kindly do something which this area demands from you okay try to be distinct in doing there the people wll be thre to humbly welcome you acha loving palace like a heaven and paradise a lot to say kindly urs all i m here to cooperate with any who wants to share
    BEAUTIFUL BALTISTAN AND GREAT BALTIS SUB KO MERA SALAM
    MAY GOD SHOWER WHOLE BLESSING TO THIS PLACE OR PALACE
    LIVE AND LET LIVE
    SALAM, MOHAMMAD HASNAIN KARRAR KHARGRONG SKARDU BALTISTAN

  9. talha says:
    March 4th, 2011 10:49 am

    Can anyone tell how much does it take for a trip to shangrilla.

    Need a rough estimate. Planning a trip

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