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Baltit Fort, Karimabad
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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. To visit Baltit Fort and get the most from your holiday in Karimabad, create itinerary details personal to you using our Karimabad itinerary builder.
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  • A good walk up the cobblestone road up to the fort. I got a nice view of Hunza Valley and Karimabad and the villages below. And you get to take a photo with the famous guard at the fort. You won't mis...  more »
  • A class attraction site to visit where the tour guide will tell you wonderful stories related to fort, the path leading to fort is well constructed and beautifully built . It's bigger than Altit fort ...  more »
  • There were guards who is on the Globe-Trotter.  Please feel free to get according to the photo shoot. After buying tickets, waiting in the square under the stairs in the Guide and with the number of people who will lead.  When I was the only English and Urdu commentary. Will be lit up at night.
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  • The 750+ years old fort depicts the traditional Tibetan and Balti architectural heritage. The fort is now a museum open for all for visiting. Traditional events like Bofao and Ginani are also held at the fort. The best thing about the fort is that unlike many other forts in the regions, it has a great variety of antiques and equipment of olden days displayed inside the fort.
  • It gives you best view of Hunza. A must visit destination
  • Wonderfully restored and maintained, the guided tours are great. You learn so much history about the fort, the area and the people.
  • The beauty of Baltit Fort can be traced to over seven hundred 700 years ago. 2800 meters above see level. Built in eleventh century on smit of a mountain, made of stones, wood and clay .
  • almost 800 years old historic fort. must visit place