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The Kachura hamlet in Northern Pakistan is home to the Shangri-La resort, which is close to Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan. A resort named Lost Horizon was built on the edge of Lower Kachura Lake after James Hilton’s 1933 book of the same name. 

Muhammad Aslam Khan Brig (Retd), the original Northern Scouts commander, built the Shangri-La resort. because of its breathtaking beauty, breathtaking views, and tranquil surroundings.

The Shangri-La resort is currently one of Pakistan’s most well-liked tourist destinations. The word Shangri-La originates from the Tibetan language. Where “ri” stands for mountains and “la” for a pass is called Shang in Tibet. 

The name was first used by James Hilton in his novel The Lost Horizon. James Hilton, a British novelist, wrote a book titled The Lost Horizon, which was released in 1933. 

The account of an aircraft accident near a riverbed in the 1920s is told by James Hilton.

Then the Buddhist monks took the rest of the travelers to a beautiful place full of fruits and flowers. Despite their claims to be 100 years old, the monks appeared youthful. The name of this place was Shangrila.
The late Brig (Retd) Aslam took this concept from this book and utilized it to build a resort in Skardu’s Kachura Lake.

Lower and Upper Kachura lakes can be accessed while moving from Jaglot to Skardu. 

Lower Kachura Or Shangrila is at 30 minutes drive from Skardu. Upper Kachura Lake, a natural lake about 60 meters deep, is within walking distance from Lower Kachura and Shangrila and you can reach it after 30 minutes of an uphill hike. 

Undoubtedly, Shangrila and Kachura Lakes make the most beautiful and magnetizing pieces of natural attraction in the area.

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