List of Hotels in Skardu

Situated in the North of Pakistan, Skardu, the central valley of Gilgit-Baltistan, is the home of lakes, a fort, and a cold desert -all of which together are the epitome of beauty. It is located at an elevation of over 7,300 feet (2,225 meters).

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Along with Hunza, Skardu is one of the popular tourist destinations in Pakistan, covered with enchanting peaks and snow-capped mountains. The world’s highest mountains which include K2, and K3, are present in this region.

Alongside its natural beauty, hotels in Skardu have gained popularity due to their unique architecture and amenities. Hotels, resorts, and guest houses in Skardu remain full in both the summer and winter seasons. You must book in advance if you want to lock down anything good., Pakistan’s smartest property portal,  has compiled a list of hotels in Skardu, where you can witness the beauty of the area and enjoy a peaceful stay with your friends and family.


List of Top Hotels in Skardu

Whether you are travelling to Skardu for a solo trip, business trip, or with friends and family, Skardu has great hotels which can fulfil all your needs. It’s important to select the right hotel, motel, guest house, or resorts based on your trip goals. 

Here is the list of hotels in Skardu with the best amenities and the most comfortable rooms.


S.NoHotel Charges per nightLocation Contact
1Serena Shigar Fort HotelPKR 29,719Serena Shigar Hotel, Shigar, Skardu058154- 67108
2Serena Khaplu PalacePKR 29,719Khaplu Palace, Serena, Chaqchan Rd, Sargiab Khaplu, Skardu0346 8101033
3Shangrila Resort SkarduPKR 16,180Lower Kachura Lake, Skardu051-2318224, 051-2318226
4Hotel One Skardu PKR 7,000Airport Road Gamba, Skardu 0341-2201111
5Skardu Baltistan Continental HotelPKR 11,990Alamdar Rd, Hassan Colony, Skardu0320 2822332
6Hotel Mashabrum SkarduPKR 11,940College Rd, Sukkadamedan, Skardu058154- 50395
7Tibet Motel SkarduPKR 17,237Kachura, Shangrila, Skardu058154- 58414
8PTDC Motel KhapluPKR 4,065589X+4FC, Khaplu, Skardu0311 5994279


We have mentioned facilities, location, contact information, accommodation options, nearby attractions, room rates, and other details provided by the highly recommended Skardu Hotels.


Serena Shigar Fort Hotel | 5-Star Hotel


serena shiagr fort


The unique architecture of Serena Shigar Fort hotel has perfectly captured the region’s history. It is among the few 5 star hotels in Skardu. Serena Shigar Fort was the residence of the royal family about 400 years ago.

The castle is called “Fong-Khar” meaning “Palace on the rock”.  Later, the Pakistan Shiga Khan Cultural Service Bureau (Shiga Fort) repaired it and converted it into a 5-star hotel and museum. 

The beautiful location of Serena Shigar makes it a popular hotel in Skardu and attracts a lot of tourists from across the world. Once you visit the hotel, it will provide you with the experience of palace life coupled with modern amenities and luxuries.



 The hotel has 20 rooms along with 5 variations;

  1. Standard Rooms
  2. Garden House Standard Room 
  3. Garden Suite
  4. Heritage Suite
  5. Royal Suite


Nearby Locations

Along with its serene beauty, here are some of the best places located in the vicinity of the Serena Shigar Fort,

  • Shigar Rock Trail
  • Ancient craftsmanship of the Shigar Purana bazaar
  • Deosai National Park



  • Welcome drinks
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Fresh fruit
  • Mini bar
  • Daily newspaper
  • 24/7 Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary Airport Transfers
  • Fongkhar Restaurant offers Pakistani, Local, Chinese and Continental specialties
  • Resident’s Lounge for private parties and snacks
  • Historical garden with seasonal BBQ
  • Guided tour of the Museum featuring original
  • Carvings, indigenous artefacts, and architectural history
  • Conference Room
  •  24-hour Business Centre
  •  24-hour forex
  • Room service, valet, and laundry
  • Doctor on call


Serena Khaplu Palace

Serena Khaplu is a 5-star hotel that offers a premium standard of living. The hotel is a supreme example of a royal residence in Skardu. Alongside scenic and breathtaking views, Serena hotel is a spiritual sanctuary encompassing five buildings dating back to the 1840s.

Each room in Serena Khaplu palace has been beautifully decorated with handmade textiles and antique objects. An important feature of this hotel is that all rooms at Serena Khaplu Palace are non-smoking areas.


Khaplu Palace hotel




Serena Khaplu palace offers 3 types of accommodation with a total of 21 rooms and suites. Mentioned below are the types of rooms available in the hotel,

  1. Heritage Suite
  2. Royal Suite
  3. Standard Rooms



  • Internet access
  • TV with cable programs and luxurious accessories
  • Dining options: Sarfa Khar Restaurant offers a selection of Balti, Pakistani and Continental cuisines
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Air conditioning 
  • Penhaligon’s bath amenities
  • Platter of dried fruits and bottled water upon arrival
  • Barbecue time is from June to September


Shangrila Resort Skardu | 3 Star Hotel


Shangrila Resort hotel


Established in 1983, Shangrila Resort was the first tourism resort in the region and has built on its exemplary reputation for almost 40 years. It is famous around the world for its breathtaking views. The view of Shangrila resort has been featured on social media posts, magazines, and even calendars.

Shangrila is named after a book called “Lost Horizon”, which tells that Eden is full of beautiful flowers and fruit trees. In Tibetan, “Shangri-La” refers to “ Eden on earth”, which is obviously what the resort will remind you of.

The Shangrila hotel is situated adjacent to the heart-shaped Kachura Lower Lake, which adds more value to it and makes it the most popular destination in Skardu.



The unique exterior of the resort is classic red roofs, which create a gravitating picture amongst the lush green trees. Moreover, each room is elegantly decorated to ensure the utmost comfort.  Below are 5 types of accommodation options available in the hotel.

  1. Presidential Suites
  2. Executive Suites
  3. Swiss Cottages
  4. Lakeside Cottages
  5. Standard Rooms



  • Restaurants serve Pakistani, Local, Chinese and Continental cuisine 
  • Cafe in the fuselage of an aeroplane 
  • Mini zoo
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Garden
  • Table tennis
  • Jogging tracks
  • Business centre
  • Boating 
  • Fishing
  • Gift shop
  • Car rental service
  • Tour desk
  • Packed lunches


Nearby Locations

Along with the magnificent view, here are some of the best places located in the vicinity of Shangrila Resort.

  • Mountainous Park
  • Shangrila Park
  • Nature Park Upper
  • Kachura Lake


 Hotel One Skardu | 3-Star Hotel


Hotel one | Hotels in Skardu


Located near Skardu international airport, hotel One is among the best hotels in Skardu. The hotel is situated near Satpara Lake, Skardu Fort, Deosai National Park, Cold Desert of Skardu, and Shigar Valley. 

Hotel One is among the popular hotel chains in Pakistan as it is a project of Pearl-Continental (PC hotel). Due to its ideal location and luxury accommodation, it attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world.. 




The interior of the luxurious rooms is decorated with wooden furniture which gives the vibe of local culture and traditions. It is packed with all sorts of modern facilities with a breathtaking view of mountains and valleys.

These rooms include a mini-refrigerator and tea/coffee stations. You can choose a room of your own choice, between the river view and city view rooms. Below are 2 types of accommodation options available in the hotel.

  1. Deluxe King
  2. Deluxe Twin


Nearby Locations

Tourists staying at Hotel One can visit these nearby tourist attractions in Skardu.

  • Cadet College Skardu
  • Katpana Desert
  • Katpana Lake
  • Skardu Fort



  • Complimentary breakfast buffet
  • Restaurant serves Pakistani, Local, Chinese and Continental cuisine 
  • Meeting Room 
  • Car rental service
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free Parking
  • Free internet


Skardu Baltistan Continental Hotel | 3 Star Hotel


Skardu Baltistan Continental Hotel


One of the budget-friendly and top hotels in Skardu, the Baltistan Continental Hotel Skardu is located on  Shahrah e Quaid e Azam. It is an ideal place to relax and reconnect with nature. 

The hotel comes with a garden and a terrace that offers panoramic views to take in the beauty of Skardu. 



Every room in the hotel has beautiful views of the surrounding valley. There are 23 rooms in the hotel and all rooms are designed in traditional Balti architectural style, equipped with modern facilities.

  1. Standard room 
  2. Executive rooms 
  3. Deluxe rooms


Nearby Locations

There are many tourist destinations near the hotels in Skardu valley. Mentioned below are best places located in the vicinity of Skardu Baltistan Continental Hotel.

  • Deosai National Park 
  • Kharphocho Fort
  • Upper Kachura Lake
  • Lower Kachura Lake (Shangri-La) 
  • Shiga Valley 
  • Shiga Fort
  • Buddha Rock
  • Sadpara Lake
  • Nansuoq Village 



  • Jeep/car rental services with experienced drivers 
  • Professional tour guides
  • Restaurant offering traditional cuisines in the Baltistan region, European and Chinese cuisine
  • Medicines and physicians
  • 24-hour room service
  • laundry service 
  • Internet services


Hotel Mashabrum Skardu | 2 Star Hotel


Hotel Mashabrum Skardu


Mashabrum Hotel Skardu is one of the largest hotels in Skardu. Sitting on the entrance of Skardu, it is situated in the Hargisa streams in the capital of Baltistan. Usually, most trekkers and mountaineers gather for rest before and after their excursions. The hospitality of this hotel offers an environment much like home.



Along with traditional and cosy rooms, hotel Mashabrum Skardu provides all kinds of modern facilities. Every room has an attached balcony with an eye-catching view. 

Mashabrum Hotel Skardu has 66 rooms with multiple accommodation options including.

  1. Standard rooms
  2. Deluxe rooms 
  3. Executive rooms 



  • Jeep/car rental facilities
  • Good internet services
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Medicine and doctors upon request
  • Restaurant offering  local, continental European and Chinese cuisine


Tibet Motel Skardu


Tibet Motel Skardu


Tibet motel is located ahead of Shangrila lake Skardu which is a 30-minute drive from Skardu city and a 20-minute drive from the airport. The hotel is in close proximity to other tourist destinations. 

The serenity and peace of mind and soul can be felt at night. Boats are also available for sailing purposes.



Tibet Motel has several well-furnished rooms with an amazing view of Shangrila lake. Currently, the hotel has only one option of standard rooms.


Nearby Locations

  • Upper Lake Kachura
  • Shangrila Lake



  • Restaurant offers a variety of continental, Chinese and local dishes
  • Transportation navigation services for tourists
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry service 
  • On-call doctors or medicines
  • Internet services 
  • Parking


PTDC Motel Khaplu


PTDC Motel Skardu


Due to its architecture and extraordinary accommodation services, PTDC Motel is one of the best hotels to stay in Skardu. It is among one of the best designed PTDC hotels in Pakistan. It lies in the beautiful valley of the Shyok river. Many famous mountains such as Masher Brum, Saltoro, Sia Gangri, K-6 and K-7 are located here. The motel also offers a special discount for group reservations.



The motel has 16 rooms with a beautiful wooden interior. Every room has a balcony where you can enjoy the natural scenery and exceptional view of the mountains.


Nearby Locations

Mentioned below are the nearby tourist areas near PTDC Motel Khaplu

  • Chaqchan Mosque
  • Khaplu Palace
  • Soga Lake Khaplu
  • Kharfaq Lake 
  • Mashroom Peak, K-6 and K-7 



  •  Laundry
  •  TV
  •  Telephones    
  •  Parking
  •  Satellite
  •  Rent a Car


If you want some of the best amenities for your trip, we have mentioned a number of luxury options to choose from where you can rest in between your adventures. Most of these upscale hotel choices are of 4 star and 5-star ratings with guest rooms and suites with some of the finest furnishings and decor.

This article is a complete overview of all categories of hotels in Skardu. If you’re looking for more information about hotels in the Northern areas such as Top Hotels in Murree, visit the Graana blog.

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