Baltit Fort is the main historic fort of the Hunza valley and sits high above the town of Karimabad giving great views across the valley and to Rakaposhi Mountain.

The fort dates back 700 years and was used by the feudal Hunza rulers to protect their territory from rival states.

Nowadays it is a museum having been abandonded in 1945 and later restored.

 


 

 

Baltit Fort

 

 


 

Walking up to Baltit Fort only takes a few minutes along a winding stone path from the main road of Karimabad.

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The first view of the fort at the end of the path.

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Old bows and arrows on the wall inside the fort.

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Tapestry inside the fort.

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The kitchen area.

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On the rooftop of Baltit Fort.

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Ram skull.

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On the rooftop with views to Diran Mountain.

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Ultar Mountain soars above the top of the fort.

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Sitting area inside used a century ago.

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Old woodwork with drinking accessories.

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Pictures of past royals and important figures align the walls.

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View out of the fort.

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You will get great views from on top of the fort to the surrounding Hunza valley.

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An old canon looks down from the fort across the Hunza valley.

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A security guide for Baltit Fort looks on.

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Practical Information For Baltit Fort

 

 

Getting to Baltit Fort is easy as it is situated above the town of Karimabad and only takes a few minutes to walk up to.

To enter inside the fort itself costs 1000 rupees for foreigners, which may seem a bit pricey, but you get a guide included in the price who will be very informative and give you a much more immersive experience for a visit.

For a good book to read to get to know more about the Hunza valley and Pakistan as a whole take a look at this guidebook for Pakistan.

For more guides on Pakistan on Backpackingman check out the Pakistan destinations guides.

 

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