Baltit Fort (Gilgit Baltistan)
Baltit Fort is situated on Old Fort Road in Karamiabad, Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan just at the distance of one kilometre on a big rock. It was constructed in 17th century for the daughter of the balti ruler on the top of hill. Fort is presenting in Balti-style with balconies, windows, fireplaces, etc. Tourists can have beautiful scenery view of the fort with broader view of background mountain ranges.
The beautiful view of Ultar Peak can be seen from the backside of the Baltit Fort.
About Gojal Upper Hunza
Gojal is the largest city in Baltistan next to Hunza, having a border with China and Afghanistan. It connects with China through the Khunjerab Pass and with Afghanistan through the Chapursan Valley. Gojal, also known as Upper Hunza, is the highest mountains area in the Karakoram and Pamir mountain ranges, at an average elevation of 4,000 meters.
Gojal is the largest district of the Gilgit-Baltistan and its the homeland of highest mountain valleys and hills. Shimshal valley is the largest and highest valley in the region, at the altitude of 10,170 feet above the sea level. Shimshal is the most favorite place for tourists. Distaghil Sar in the Karakorum Range, the seventh highest mountain in Pakistan, is the highest hill in the Shimshal Valley. Other prominent hills in the Shimshal Valley are Kunjut Sar, Trivor, Pumari Chhish, and Yukshin Gardan Sar. It is also known as the Valley of Mountaineers.
Gulmit is another most important tourist spot in the Upper Hunza at the altitude of 7,900 feet above the sea level. It has number of facilities like hotels and shops for tourists. There are number of beautiful lakes in the Gulmit valley.
Passu is situated on the Karakorum Highway in the Karakoram Range. It is the most dangerous place due landsliding and flood in rivers. It is also known the most ancient village in the region. Two gigantic glaciers, Batura and Passu Glacier, are also located in Passu. Batura Glacier, 56 km long, is the third longest glacier of Pakistan. Passu Cones, the most beautiful range of mountains, are also located in Passu. A magnificient and beautiful view of Passu Cones is clearly visible from the Karakoram Highway.
Shishkat is a beautiful place in the Gojal district that attracts number of tourists. Attabad Lake is also located in the Shishkat that is formed accidentally in 2010 due to massive landslide in the Hunza River.
Sost, the village on the Pakistan - China Border, is an important town in the Gojal. The importance of this town is due to the dry port which is the main hub of trade between China and Pakistan. The highest Khunjerab Pass, a gateway to China, is also located there. The Khunjerab Pass has its international importance, as it is a trade gateway between Pakistan and China.
The Karakoram Highway is the most wonderful adventure while traveling toward Khunjerab Pass from Hunza. One can see number of beautiful and attractive peaks and scenic valleys while traveling among the highest peaks in the Karakoram Range. One can also enjoyed the scenic views of the Hunza River that is fed by number of small rivers and streams in the region. Then finally, it merges with the Gilgit River in Gilgit.
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Hunza Valley from Baltit Fort
From the top of Baltit Fort, you can have an eye catching view of lush green valley of Hunza, with snow-capped peak in background.
Splendid View of Baltit Fort
Baltit Fort is situated on the highest rock in this area of Hunza, that marks it as splendid and royal landmark in this area. From the fort, you can easy get a view of whole Hunza valley and surrounding areas.
Crossing Streets Baltit Fort
Crossing through the beautiful steep streets toward Baltit Fort will be the memorable part of your tour. There are number of eye catching point in the passage, which finally lead toward the splendid Baltit Fort.
Passage to Baltit Fort
Baltit Fort can be accessed by crossing the steep streets of the town around it. You can view the beautiful site of the fort from the nearby streets and those also provide fantastic view within the shades of trees.
Ultar Peak from Baltit Fort
Ultar Peak in Hunza, gives a fantastic and magnificent view from the backside of Baltit Fort in Karimabad. Ultar Peak, one of the beautiful peak in Hunza Valley, is situated in the Karakoram Range in the Batura mountains.