about Shangrila Resort
Shangrila was established in 1983 with the opening of the first Resort Hotel in Skardu, Baltistan.It was named"HEAVEN ON EARTH" because of its spectacular beauty,and breathtaking view and peaceful atmosphere. Shangrila Resort Hotel was founded by the late Brig.(Retd) Muhammad Aslam Khan, the first commander of the Northern Scouts who liberated the Northern areas in 1948.
Shangrila was named after a book titled "LOST HORIZON" by James Hilton. In the book, the author narrates a fictious tale in which an aeroplane crash landed near a riverbed, in the early 1920's. The surviving passengers came across some Buddhist monks from a nearby temple and sought their help. They were taken to a beautiful lamasery filled with a variety of fruits and flowers. The monks looked quite young, although they claimed to be hundreds of years old. The idyllic place was called Shangrila,a Chinese word meaning
" HEAVEN ON EARTH".
We would like to introduce Shangrila Heaven on Earth, which is situated in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. This region has some of the finest Tourism attractions in the world, such as K-2( 8611.M ) 2nd highest peak on earth. Deosai Plains the longest, widest and highest plateau in the world, the fast flowing River Indus which starts from Ladakh and snakes its way through the Karakoram and Himalayan ranges, along picturesque valleys, glaciers, natural wild life, forests and historical monuments ,dating back thousands of years and across the country into the Arabian sea
Founder of Shangrila getting Best Tourist Resort Award
Shangrila is the only private company which has recognized the great potential of Tourism and has received the 19th International Award for the best Tourist Resort and is recognized as Pakistans Landmark to the world.
From Islamabad there is a daily Boeing 737 flight, which takes 45 minutes,, flying over the most spectacular Himalayan and Karakoram ranges from where you can see the tallest peaks in the world flying over the Kaghan valley, Chilas and then following the mighty Indus river, skimming past Nanga Parbat the 9th Highest peak in the world, which is called the killer mountain at a height of 26660 feet, flying north and entering the valley of Skardu which is the capital of Baltistan.
You can also travel by road on the famous Karakoram Highway, also known as the Eighth Wonder of the world. A new road has also opened through the Kaghan valley over the lush green meadows and streams, over the Babusar pass to chilas. The road will open 1st May 2009 , due to heavy snowfall it is closed for a few months in winters.
Shangrila is presently expanding its chain with the addition of a newly renovated heritage property, the historic Pines Hotel Nathiagali, which was established in the year 1878 during the British rule and has one of the best views of Islamabad and Muzzafarabad valleys. Treks to Lalazar and Mushkpuri start from the doorstep of the hotel. We have opened Raikote Inn at Raikote Bridge on the Karakoram Highway for Tourists planning to visit FairyMeadows at the base of Nanga Parbat the most spectacular sight in the world. Shangrila Fairy meadow Resort is under construction and will be opening soon.
Shangrila has hosted many conferences, seminars and meetings for our National and International guests. We also have special tailor made Packages for Honeymoon couples, Families, Conferences and Students.
Our management offers hospitality at its best with a peaceful atmosphere in a beautiful natural environment cut away from the distractions of polluted city life. Excursions to beautiful surrounding lakes and rivers can be arranged during your stay.
We would like to invite you and your prestigious company to visit Shangrila Heaven on Earth and take pride in what a great country like Pakistan has to offer. The journey to the Roof of the World with its breathtaking, spectacular views will be an unforgettable experience which one would like to savor again and again.
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Arif Aslam Khan Chairman