Karimabad (Gilgit Baltistan)
Karimabad, also known as Baltit, is the capital of Hunza Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan, located at the distance of 100 km from Gilgit main city on the west bank of the Hunza River. It is the best tourist spot in Pakistan especially Baltiti Fort and Karimabad village are the main attraction of this area.
Karimabad town, located on the west bank of the Hunza River, the landscape of Karimabad is made up of huge steep sloping terraces.
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.
Queen Victoria Monument
At end of Karimabad, The Queen Victoria Monument is erected on a rock, the location is accessible by trekking for about one hour.
It is an irrigation system on Ultar Nala, and attracts tourist to enjoy a walk along the channel with beautiful secenery views around it. The velvety color of channel also adds more attraction in the beauty of the area.
Hunza, a mountainous valley in Gilgit Baltistan, is situated at a distance of 98 km from Gilgit city. There are several high peaks above 20,000 feet in Hunza Valley and provides a splendid view of many high mountains such Rakaposhi (25,551 ft), Bojahagur Duanasir II (24,045 ft), Ghenta Sar (19, 980 ft), and Hunza Peak (20, 571 ft).
Hunza valley has a number of important and popular tourist places such as Larimabad, Baltit Fort, and Altit Fort.
The climate of Hunza is cold, in winter, heavy snow blocks every access to the valley whereas summer is cool and pleasant and attracts tourists in this area.