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Address: Karimabad, Pakistan
Phone Number: +92-5821-57640
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This palace/fortress is over seven centuries old.

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Baltit fort

Some 10, 15 minutes walk from Karimabad, it is some 800 years old fort built by the local rulers (Mirs), a great architecture and viewpoint.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2015
Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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63 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Some 10, 15 minutes walk from Karimabad, it is some 800 years old fort built by the local rulers (Mirs), a great architecture and viewpoint.

1 Thank chitralimran
Karachi, Pakistán
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63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Altit Fort, located higher than the rest of Karimabad is an iconic structure, and has been beautifully restored. Overlooking the valley, it offers magnificent views Rakaposhi. The steep climb to the fort through an interesting cobblestone paved street lined with shops selling local handicrafts, gemstones, jewelry and dry fruit is both enjoyable an physically challenging. The fort offers an excellent... More 

Thank arshadsiraj
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Well kept, amazing view and lovely people. Educated team of guides who will give you a tour of the facility.

Thank 263asimn
Lahore, Pakistan
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is an ancient fort and a museum. Its located on the top of a cliff, and one needs to walk to it, so comfortable shoes are recommended. The walking trail is amazing itself, there are several handicraft shops opening in the street. You get to see the local homes and local people performing there chores. Women doing embroidery, or... More 

Thank Waleed26
Karachi, Pakistan
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Museum/ fort is a scenic climb in the area of Karimabad, Hunza and can be virtually spotted from almost anywhere in the area. With its distinct red wooden tinge this is a magnificent piece of architecture that must be enjoyed. Our guide in the museum was very knowledgeable and had a sound grasp of English as well as Urdu.... More 

Thank IrshadAtaka
Winterthur, Switzerland
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Entry fee is a bit pricey but well worth it and the view from the upper terrace is great. You get an imagination how the nobel people used to live there.

Thank PK-Chris
Islamabad, Pakistan
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11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Kingdom of Hunza and karakuram Highway Hunza, a remote mountain kingdom, may have been the inspiration behind James Hilton's "Shangri-La." The area opened up in the 1970s following the completion of the Karakoram Highway (KKH); an engineering marvel tracing the old silk route from Pakistan into China. The fair skinned and light-eyed Hunzakuts claim to be descendants of soldiers lost... More 

Thank nasirkke
Karachi, Pakistan
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

If you want to know about the history of hunza past life baltit Fort is the place for you it has all the stuff which was used in the past in hunza

1 Thank OmairShahid
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

It give us an idea of tibet infulence in pakistan and the background of the mountain makes it beautiful

Thank Rukh N
Kathmandu, Nepal
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262 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This old fort has been converted into a museum. The historical information is interesting and well delivered by well trained staff.

Thank Kciff

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