Serena Shigar Fort Skardu
Graced by the extreme beauty of Baltistan’s Karakoram Mountain Range and four centuries of folklore and legends, Serena Shigar Fort is a one-of-a-kind heritage boutique hotel situated within a peaceful natural setting. Seek refuge and find adventure in a 400-year-old fort and the 17th century Palace of the Raja of Shigar, which, along with the more recently added "Old House" and "Garden House," encompass 20 rooms and suites steeped in Balti culture.
Cosy, faithfully restored rooms appointed with native stone, walnut floors and handmade period furniture, fabrics and antiques create welcoming spaces to ease you into tranquillity. Savour enticing Balti cuisine, most especially our signature homemade cherry ice cream, crafted with ingredients sourced from our fruit orchards and vegetable gardens.
There are abundant ways for experiencing the allure of the Shigar Valley. Set out and follow a trekking trail up Shigar Rock. Browse the handicrafts of local artisans at Skardu’s Puran Bazaar. Hike deep into the Deosai Plateau, keeping a watchful eye for Snow Leopards, Himalayan Brown Bears, Golden Marmots and Tibetan Wolves. Pay a visit to a 14th century mosque or explore the historic villages of Chinpa and Halpapa.
Experience the profound power of the wilderness and rediscover the art of relaxation at the heritage Serena Shigar Fort hotel in Pakistan.
The Hotel’s Royal Suite, the chambers of the Raja of Shigar, are located on the top most floor with its own private terrace and beautifully carved balcony in the sitting room or baithak. The Royal suite offers one king size bed in the main bed room, one wash room, one powder room and one large sitting.
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