Shigar Fort

Shigar, Gilgit Baltistan

Shigar Fort

Shigar Fort Skardu or formally in Balti language called it Fong khar, which means a Rocky Fort is a heritage fort, located in the shigar fort, old road, near Shigar, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. It was built in 17th century, under the Raja of Amacha Dynasty of Shigar in a very creative way.

Similarly, nowadays, Shigar Fort has been under by Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan (AKCSP-P), it’s a Pakistan arm of the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programmed worked efficiently. Thus, the fort was converted into a boutique hotel. This newly comfortable luxurious hotel took process in between from 1999 to 2004.

Serena Shigar Fort Hotel is type of a boutique hotel, its positive point has a location is on the replace of Shigar fort. This hotel is giving marvelous facilities to their guest, families and visitors.

Shigar Fort Residence are offering variety of heritage rooms types, such as Standard Room, Garden House Standard Room, Garden Suite, Heritage Suite, Royal Suite. In dining section, Fong Khar Restaurant has served all the seasonal dishes which has bought by its own farms. Thus, Meeting and Conference Rooms which having huge space handmade period furniture, fabrics and antiques create welcoming spaces available for the business purpose. Now last but not the least is Wedding Halls, can you imagine on heritage location on old fort, there is a wedding hall, heritage wedding hall which would be decorated uniquely at the time of wedding functions.

For the visitor's info, they have made their own website "", in this website guest, visitors can get all the information regarding shigar fort rooms booking availability, online booking criteria, and their all abundant features as well.

From Shigar Fort to Skardu, it takes time to cover a distance about 44.4 km or 1 hr 30 min, from Islamabad to Skardu, it takes time to reach about 633 km or 14 hr 16min by car, and by plane it takes 1 hours only.

Alias Names

Fong Khar • فونگ کھر • Serena Shigar Fort Hotel

Established Built in 17th Century


Location Shigar, Gilgit Baltistan
City / Town Skardu
State Gilgit Baltistan
Country Pakistan

Shigar Fort, Old Road, Gilgit Baltistan

Contacts +92 (5815) 467107 | +92 (5815) 467108
Geo Coordinates 35.4228483 °N,    75.7422673999999 °E
Official Website

Shigar Fort Attractions

Serena Shigar Fort Hotel Features

  • Rooms & Suits
  • Dining & Resturants
  • Meeting & Conference Halls
  • Heritage Wedding Halls

Travelor Instructions

Serena Shigar Fort Hotel Visit Timings

  • 24 Hours Open

Shigar Fort Map