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Serena Shigar Fort, known as Fong-Khar, which means the “Palace on the Rock,” in the local language, consists in a 450-year-old Fort and 17th century Raja Palace nestled in the mountainous landscape of Baltistan, Pakistan. Here the magnificent Karakoram and Himalayan ranges meet, an intersection which results in the most extensively glaciated mountain terrain on the planet and includes seven of the world’s 25 highest peaks (including K2, 28,251 ft).  Shigar Fort is an important conservation project of cultural tourism in Pakistan, combining international standard services to the architectural, cultural and natural heritage of the Shigar Valley. Guests have  the opportunity to experience the original architecture of a 17th century fort palace. All rooms were crafted using building materials and techniques faithful to the historical architecture of Shigar Fort.  The accommodation facility consists of 15 rooms and 5 suites:  13 traditional guest rooms are located in the 400-year-old Fort-Palace, perfectly restored with antiques and wooden architecture while the Garden House offers seven conventional rooms with private terraces. The dining experience at Serena Shigar Fort is based on local ingredients from Shigar Valley farms and providers. The Fong Khar Restaurant offers innovative menus of Pakistani, Balti, Chinese and Continental specialties. Within driving distance, there are many places to discover the captivating beauty of the Shigar Valley like the Katpana Desert, known as the Cold Desert which is the highest desert in the world. Hotel guests can visit also famous glaciers and five nearby lakes offering boating facilities for charters and cruises. Cultural visits include the historic villages of Chinpa, Halpapa, and Shigar with  some of the most ancient mosques in the area, like the 14th century Amburiq Mosque in Shigar Village, a UNESCO award-winning site.


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Fong Khar Restaurant

La filosofia gastronomica del Serena Shigar Fort si basa su prelibata prodotti stagionali e, per quanto possibile, provenienti dalle vicine fattorie della Shigar Valley. Tutti i pasti si compongono inoltre dei prodotti freschi della serra e dell'orto dello Shigar Fort, incluso il prelibao gelato alla ciliegia che delizierà il vostro soggiorno. Il ristorante regala un'atmosfera intima grazie alla pietra e al legno dei propri arredi e serve prelibatezze provenienti dalla cucina Pakistana, Balti, Cinese e continentale. During the warmer months, the al fresco garden is the perfect setting for a meal beneath the grapevine with beautiful views of the Shigar stream and surrounding village. For private dining events, the first floor offers a Turkish-style seating area with an open veranda seating offering beautiful village and stream views.




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