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The Hunza Valley, nestled in the heart of the Karakoram Range in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, boasts a rich and unique culture that has captivated visitors for centuries.

The people of Hunza a
re known for their warm hospitality, traditional music, and vibrant festivals. Hunza is also renowned for its apricot orchards, and visitors can savor local delicacies like apricot-based sweets and organic produce.

The region is home to an ancient civilization with a history dating back thousands of years, evident in the architectural marvels like the Baltit Fort and Altit Fort.

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Baltit Fort in Karimbad

Baltit Fort is a historic fort located in the Hunza Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.


It was built around the 8th CE, but the current structure dates back to the 13th century, with subsequent renovations and expansions.

The fort served as the residence of the Mirs (rulers) of Hunza until the 20th century. It stands at an impressive altitude of 2,900 meters (9,500 feet) and offers panoramic views of the surrounding Karakoram Mountains.


The fort is renowned for its architectural beauty, with influences from Tibetan and Central Asian styles. In 2004, Baltit Fort was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the "Historic Properties of the Aga Khan in Hunza and Baltistan" group. Today, it serves as a museum and a cultural center, attracting tourists interested in history and architecture.

Altit Fort in Karimbad

Altit Fort is another prominent historical site in the Hunza Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, situated close to Baltit Fort. It is one of the oldest forts in the region, with origins dating back over a thousand years. Like Baltit Fort, it served as the residence of the ruling family of Hunza.


The fort underwent various renovations and expansions over the centuries, reflecting a blend of architectural styles influenced by Tibetan, Central Asian, and Mughal traditions. Altit Fort offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.


It has been meticulously restored and is open to visitors, offering insight into the history, culture, and heritage of the region. In recognition of its significance, Altit Fort, along with Baltit Fort, is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Historic Properties of the Aga Khan in Hunza and Baltistan."

Nomads Karakoram can arrange the visit and making your experience more stunning by the discovery of traditionnal foods !

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