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Khoj Resort Shigar is located conveniently about 40 minutes from Skardu Airport in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), Pakistan.  GB is home to all 5 of Pakistan's 8000 meter peaks - K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum I & II, and Nanga Parbat, but it also has beautiful green valleys, rushing rivers, alpine lakes and vast plains and deserts. Shigar makes a perfect base for your explorations, whether you want to spend your time relaxing in the beautiful weather, exploring the Sarfaranga Cold Desert, touring Deosai plains, seeing Buddhist carvings, or trekking to K2 basecamp.

Nearby Attractions
Reflections at Blind Lake

Blind Lake

Located just 15 minutes from Khoj Resort, Blind Lake is a beautiful spring-fed lake surrounded by mountains.


Cold Desert

The Sarfaranga Cold Desert is located at 7500 ft. altitude and is one of the highest cold deserts in the world.  You can book various adventures and excursions in the desert, including dune buggies and  motorbikes.

Woman walking on sand dunes at Sarfaranga Desert
Hiker on top of Marsur Rock

Marsur Rock

A strenuous 3-hour hike from Hussainabad will get you to the top of Marsur Rock and give you a birds-eye view of the entire Skardu valley.

Nansoq Organic Village

This small village keeps the very traditional Balti way of life for guests to visit.  It is about a one hour hike to reach here from the end of the road. 

Trees and pool of water at Nansoq Organic Village
Desert Sand Dunes

Katpana Cold Desert

Another high altitude desert near Skardu.  Overnight stays available.

Skardu Airport

Only 45 minutes away from Khoj Resort Shigar, with daily PIA flights from Islamabad.

PIA flight on the tarmac in front of mountains
Shangri-La Resort at Lower Kachura Lake

Lower & Upper Kachura Lake

Home to the famous "Shangri-La" resort, this man-made lake makes for a beautiful outing.

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