Baltit Fort, Karimabad

#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Gilgit-Baltistan
Survey the scenery from the upper terrace of Baltit Fort, an ancient clifftop fortress. In 1996, the fort became a museum, exhibiting artifacts belonging to Mir of Hunza and providing an overview of the historical heritage and culture of Hunza. On the ground floor, see the fort's storage chambers, then proceed to the large open hall on the first floor. Continue to the second floor, which contains an audience hall the quarters of those who used to live here. From the fort's terrace you can enjoy sweeping views of Rakaposhi. You have to climb up to the fort by foot, taking a path which will lead you along cobbled streets lined with old houses and stores, giving you a taste of the local lifestyle. The shops sell local crafts, embroidery, jewelry, and handmade items. Put Baltit Fort into our Karimabad road trip planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Karimabad.
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  • Baltit Fort is a great historic place to visit when in beautiful city of Karimabad, Hunza. Built on a hill, Its a short but quite a steep walk of 10-15 minutes from Baltit Fort parking. If you cannot ...  more »
  • From this beautiful old fortress you have beautiful views. Fort has been partially restored. Drink Delicious Abrikozensap in the restaurant, from where you can take beautiful pictures.
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  • We have visited this place in July.They charge 400/- per head for guide and ticket service.You can see beautiful veiws of glaciers from one side entrance of fort.
  • This fort that is around 800 years old. You'll walk through an alley to reach this fort. The entrance fee will take you in. That fee include a guided tour. You might have to wait for that. But the guide is informative and can speak both Urdu and English. The architecture is 'relic' type and the history is rich. From the wooden carvings on doors and windows to the pottery and the views from top of the fort are worth watching.
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